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11:05 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Gov. Kasich appoints final JobsOhio board member

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed an Appalachia-area executive to the board of the newly created JobsOhio corporation that will oversee job creation and economic development in the state.

Kasich on Thursday named Lawrence Kidd to the board, completing his picks to the nine-member panel. The governor named the other members in July, including Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee and Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald.

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Statewide News
7:38 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Cleveland casino flooded with job applications

Adam Tinworth

CLEVELAND (AP) - Job seekers eager to cash in on a casino opening early next year in Cleveland are flooding its operator with applications.

The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland began taking applications on its website Wednesday. A spokeswoman said more than 1,000 applications were received by mid-afternoon for 500 dealer and supervisor openings. Dealers will earn up to $40,000 a year, and supervisors will make $40,000 or more.

The application deadline is Sept. 30. More openings will be filled starting in December.

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Politics
4:47 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Staffers In Ohio Senate Get Raises After State Cuts

State records show staffers for both Republicans and Democrats in the Ohio Senate got pay raises this summer in the aftermath of state budget cuts and the passage of a law limiting public employee unions.

Payroll data reviewed by The Associated Press show 19 Senate caucus employees got pay hikes since July. The raises were firstreported Tuesday on the liberal political blog Plunderbund.

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Statewide News
9:47 am
Wed September 7, 2011

First African-American woman on 6th Circuit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Bernice Donald as a judge on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Donald will be the first African-American woman confirmed for that court.

Donald has broken through racial barriers throughout her career.  She was the first African-American woman to be elected as a judge in Tennessee, serve on the federal bankruptcy court and sit as a U.S. district judge in her state.

The Cincinnati-based court serves Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Statewide News
8:13 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Ohio to start paying off loan for jobless aid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is ready to start making payments on a $2.6 billion federal loan taken out during the recession to replenish a fund that pays unemployment benefits.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state this month plans to pay $370 million, representing $70 million in interest and $300 million to pay down the principle.

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