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Statewide News, Health
7:27 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Ohio Finds more Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile

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DAYTON, Ohio - Health officials and pest controllers say Ohio weather patterns have caused an increase in mosquito populations this year, including more carrying West Nile virus.

Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman Shannon Libby says 248 pools of mosquitoes collected from traps have tested positive for the virus so far. That's up from 78 by this time in 2010.

Libby tells The Dayton Daily News that there have been no reports of human cases of West Nile in Ohio, which can lead to coma, paralysis and death.

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Statewide News, Politics
7:13 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Cleveland Council lets Flash Mobs Veto Stand

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Cleveland crackdown on flash mobs won't be enacted now that the city council has upheld the mayor's veto.

A measure that would have made it a crime to use social media or cell phones to pull together a crowd was approved unanimously by council members last month and then shot down by Mayor Frank Jackson. The Plain Dealer reports the council voted 14-2 on Wednesday not to override Jackson's first veto since he took office in 2006.

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Business & Technology
4:15 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Airport Body Scanners Allow More Modesty in Dayton

People flying out of some Ohio airports don't have worry anymore about security personnel seeing images of them without their clothes on.

The Transportation Security Administration has installed new technology in Dayton, Cleveland and Toledo that allows travelers to go through checkpoint security and have full-body scanners show a generic outline of the body instead of a naked image.

Statewide News, Education
10:43 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Test Shows Only 28% of Ohio Students College-Ready

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Results of ACT college-admission tests suggest that nearly three-quarters of Ohio high school graduates aren't completely prepared for college.

Test results released today show that only 28 percent of test-takers in the Class of 2011 at Ohio public and private high schools met college readiness standards in English, reading, math and science.

The state beat the national readiness score of 25 percent.

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Statewide News
8:43 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Sentencing for 2 Convicted in Ohio Pot Farm Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge is scheduled to sentence the final two defendants today in a marijuana case that state investigators have called an example of cartel-sponsored drug production. All 11 men arrested last September after a sweep of a growing operation in Muskingum County have pleaded guilty.

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