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7:24 am
Tue September 6, 2011

New Ohio livestock rules widely praised

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State industry and animal welfare advocates say new rules on the handling of Ohio farm animals that take effect later this month will make the state a leader in setting standards for livestock care.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is midway through holding meetings around the state to introduce the new requirements. They cover the proper feeding, restraint, housing and health care for a full range of animals including poultry, cattle, pigs, horses and alpacas.

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Politics
7:17 am
Tue September 6, 2011

VP Biden says labor under direct assault

CINCINNATI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says this Labor Day finds unions under the most direct assault in generations and needing to fight to keep from losing hard-won rights.

Biden spoke Monday to a major labor gathering in Cincinnati, as Ohio unions are revving up a campaign to overturn a Republican-pushed law passed this year that restricts collective bargaining for the state's public employees. He says there is a battle across the country for "the heart and soul of the labor movement."

Politics
12:17 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

House Speaker to discuss jobs in Ohio appearance

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner will talk in his home state of Ohio about the House Republican approach to job creation and getting the economy moving, following the release of a weak U.S. employment report.

Boehner plans to discuss jobs Friday afternoon while at the grand opening of offices for a small company that provides payroll and other administrative services for businesses in his home area near Cincinnati.

The Republican plan on jobs and the economy focuses on reducing government spending and regulations and lowering tax rates.

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Politics
12:15 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Officials settle Ohio absentee applications dispute

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio's top election official says an agreement has been reached in a dispute with the state's largest county over absentee ballot applications.

Secretary of State Jon Husted said Friday that Cuyahoga County officials have agreed not to send out unsolicited mailings for the 2011 general election.

He says the secretary of state's office agreed to mail absentee ballot request forms to voters in all 88 counties for the 2012 presidential election.

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Statewide News
9:48 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Extreme heat and humidity making a return to Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Early September is bringing a return of July's extreme heat to Ohio.

Counties in about two-thirds of the state are under a heat advisory for Friday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service says high temperatures and humidity in western and southern Ohio will make it feel like 100 degrees or warmer.

The forecasters caution that heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses are possible, particularly for people who work outdoors or are sensitive to heat.

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