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5:12 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Renamed For Holbrooke

DAYTON, Ohio  – The Dayton award celebrating the power of literature to promote peace has been renamed in honor of the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, and author Barbara Kingsolver will be this year's recipient.

 The Dayton Literary Peace Prize's lifetime achievement award was first given in 2006. It was inspired by the Dayton peace accords on Bosnia brokered by Holbrooke in 1995 negotiations at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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Statewide News
11:28 am
Tue August 2, 2011

'00 Dodge Caravan again Ohio's most stolen vehicle

Loulair Harton

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An insurance industry group says a very specific Chrysler minivan is Ohio's most stolen vehicle for the third year in a row.

Once again, the 2000 model Dodge Caravan tops the annual report from the Ohio Insurance Institute. Second on the state list released Tuesday is the 1994 Honda Accord, the vehicle most reported stolen nationwide during 2010.  The No. 3 vehicle in Ohio last year was the 1994 Chevrolet full-size pickup truck.

Education
8:16 am
Tue August 2, 2011

School taxes on ballot in Ohio special election

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio voters are being asked to approve school taxes that, in several cases, they've already rejected at least once.

The Ohio Secretary of State's office says school issues make up the majority of the 37 questions on the ballot Tuesday in 26 of the state's 88 counties.

Politics
8:13 am
Tue August 2, 2011

Most Ohio US House members approve debt deal

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Ohio's U.S. House delegation has voted 11-7 to give the government more borrowing power, with all five Democrats and two Ohio Republicans voting no.

The emergency legislation easily passed the House on Monday and is expected to clear the Senate on Tuesday.

In a statement explaining his no vote, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (koo-SIN'-ich) calls the bill "a fake solution to a phony crisis." Fellow northeast Ohio Democrat Marcia Fudge says the debt ceiling deal puts Medicare, Social Security and other programs at risk.

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Politics
7:26 am
Tue August 2, 2011

OH election law foes fail hurdle in repeal effort

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's attorney general has rejected language that opponents of the state's new election law had wanted to use in their effort to have parts of the measure overturned.

The decision is a setback for opponents. They need Attorney General Mike DeWine's approval before they can begin gathering the roughly 231,000 valid signatures needed by Sept. 29 to suspend the parts of the law until voters can decide in 2012 whether to keep or repeal them.

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