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Politics
4:40 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Husted Release Ballot Issue Order

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's elections chief says the first of three statewide issues listed on the November ballot will be about whether to raise the age limit for judges.

Secretary of State Jon Husted says Issue 2 will be whether to keep Ohio's new law limiting collective bargaining rights for public workers. The third issue will let Ohioans vote on whether they want to participate in the national health care overhaul.

Health
3:32 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Error Costs SW Ohio Planned Parenthood $5.05 Million

DAYTON, OH - An incomplete application for federal funding means clients of an Ohio Planned Parenthood chapter will now pay for services that were free.

The Dayton Daily News reports the error will cost Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region more than $5 million dollars over the next five years.

The funding loss is expected to primarily affect low-income clients in four counties. They made up nearly 45 percent of Planned Parenthood visitors in 2010.

The Cincinnati-based chapter does not plan any layoffs and hopes to make up the shortfall with private fund raising.

Statehouse News
3:29 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Abandoned Cooler Causes Bomb Scare at Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, OH - An abandoned item at the Ohio State Fair led authorities to close the Skyway ride and a section of the fair on its opening day.

Multiple media outlets report that the Columbus fire department bomb squad was called Wednesday afternoon to detonate the item, a soft-sided cooler. The contents were found to be water bottles and food bars.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers pushed crowds back while firefighters used a device called a disrupter to detonate the cooler.

Military
3:16 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Reunion of Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Next April in Dayton

DAYTON, OH - A reunion of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who made a daring U.S. air strike on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor will be held next April in Dayton. Officials at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force say as many as five members of the group of 80 flyers are expected to attend.

Statewide News
3:09 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Governor Kasich says Ohio State Fair the "Best Darned Fair"

COLUMBUS, OH - Governor John Kasich has declared the Ohio State Fair "the best darned fair" in the country as he opened its 12-day run with a ribbon-cutting. The Columbus Dispatch reports Kasich said the fair's agricultural displays offer a chance to show that bread doesn't just appear in a grocery store.

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