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Crime
4:47 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Suspect In Central State Athlete's Death In Custody

Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting a Central State University football player at a Dayton nightclub has turned himself in.

Police say 30-year-old Jason Shern turned himself in Tuesday. Police Sgt. Dan Mauch says an arrest warrant charging Shern with murder and felonious assault was issued last week. Court records do not list Shern's attorney.

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Environment
8:47 am
Tue September 27, 2011

C8 panel to release health findings by July 2012

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A science panel studying the possible health effects of a chemical known as C8 plans to release its findings by July 2012.

Media outlets report that the three-member C8 Science Panel discussed its studies of the chemical, also called perfluorooctanoic acid, during a public meeting Monday evening in Parkersburg.

Panel member David Savitz told the crowd of about 50 that the scientists recognize the financial and emotional stakes and public health consequences.

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Arts & Culture
7:55 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Brunner named to Cultural Facilities Commission

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gov. John Kasich on Monday appointed Ohio's former elections chief to a spot on the board that oversees repairs and improvements to the state's museums, historical buildings and sports stadiums.

The Republican governor named former Democratic secretary of state and one-time U.S. Senate hopeful Jennifer Brunner to the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission.

Brunner preceded current Secretary of State Jon Husted and was defeated in the 2010 Democratic primary where she ran for former-U.S. Sen. George Voinovich's vacant seat after his retirement.

Politics
4:39 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Voter Groups Say Ohio's Legislative Map Favors Republicans

Voter advocacy groups, including the League of Women Voters, have told a state panel that Republican-drawn boundaries for state legislative districts would further solidify the party's grip on the Ohio Legislature for years to come.  

The groups testified Monday at a hearing of the Ohio Apportionment Board. The panel is charged with redrawing Ohio's legislative districts every 10 years to reflect changes in population after each census.

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Business & Technology
8:28 am
Mon September 26, 2011

Ohio panel to take up video lottery contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Lottery Commission wants the state to waive its competitive bidding process and award an additional $9 million over two years to a company that already helps run the state's lottery games.

The state Controlling Board was to decide Monday whether to let Intralot Inc. develop the system that will operate slots-like video lottery terminals in the state. The system would track the machines' activity, including number of wins and payouts.

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