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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri September 9, 2011

4 more films, video game to be made in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The entertainment industry will make four more movies and a video game in Ohio, with all of the projects taking advantage of a state motion picture tax credit.

The Ohio Department of Development says the new film industry work will be worth more than $17.1 million for the state's economy.

The new movie projects include "Confession," a murder mystery with a cast that will include actor Danny Glover and Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo; and "The Yank," a romantic comedy that will shoot in the Cleveland area and may star comic actor Fred Willard.

Politics
11:08 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Swing state Ohio is second stop on Obama jobs tour

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will visit the politically important state of Ohio on Tuesday to continue selling his job-creation plan.

The White House announced Thursday, hours before Obama was to outline details in a nationally televised speech to Congress, that he would be making Columbus, Ohio, the second stop on a tour to rally the public behind his ideas to create jobs and boost the economy.

Politics
11:07 am
Fri September 9, 2011

County GOP to host Ohio's first-ever straw poll

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - County Republicans in central Ohio say they are making plans for the bellwether state's first-ever straw poll.

The Franklin County Republican Party event will take place Oct. 22 at the Ohio Union on the campus of Ohio State University.

Executive Committee Chairman Doug Preisse said the straw poll will give Ohio Republicans a chance to be heard in the increasingly competitive GOP presidential primary.

Politics
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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