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4:21 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Signatures In Ohio Redistricting Map Fight Refused

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Ohio's elections chief has rejected 1,000-plus signatures submitted by Democrats trying to get a repeal issue on the state's new congressional map on next year's ballot.

Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, says the redistricting legislation laying out the new U.S. House districts contained an appropriation and took effect immediately, so it isn't subject to referendum.

Statewide News
9:17 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Ohio group claims ad stole grandmother's image

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Groups on both sides of the push to repeal Ohio's collective bargaining law are taking shots at each other over a great-grandmother and a firefighter appearing in separate ads.

Union-backed We Are Ohio on Tuesday noted their ad featuring Marlene Quinn of Cincinnati thanking firefighters for saving her great-granddaughter. In the ad, Quinn asks voters to repeal the law. An ad by Republican- and business-backed Building a Better Ohio used the same footage cutting out Quinn's repeal request.

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Statewide News
9:12 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Crashes, truck traffic up on 70 mph Ohio Turnpike

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Data shows the number of crashes and the amount of commercial traffic reported along the Ohio Turnpike rose slightly during the first six months of its higher 70 mph speed limit compared with the same period last year.

The speed limit for the 241-mile toll road in northern Ohio increased from 65 mph to 70 mph in April. Supporters of the change hoped it would lure trucks back to the toll road from parallel routes that are less suited for large vehicle traffic. The Ohio Trucking Association opposed the change and said it might lead to more crashes.

Statewide News
9:09 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Ohio sees increase in unclaimed fund payouts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Department of Commerce says increased efforts to return unclaimed funds are working, with about 40 percent more claims paid at the start of this budget year than over the same period in 2010.

Unclaimed funds are dormant or forgotten monies reported to the state until owners can be found, such as uncollected rent or utility deposits, unused bank accounts or uncashed insurance policies.

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Politics
8:22 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Tuesday is Ohio voter registration deadline

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It's deadline time for Ohioans who need to register to vote in the November election.

Forms may be downloaded from the Ohio Secretary of State's website and must be postmarked Tuesday, if being turned in by mail. Or, they may be submitted in person at a variety of sites, including the Ohio Secretary of State's office, local elections boards, public high schools or public libraries.

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