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Election 2014
7:41 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Exit Poll: Half of Ohioans Give Obama Failing Mark

Preliminary results of exit polls have found that about half of the voters in Ohio are giving President Barack Obama a failing grade for his job performance.

Also, about half of Ohioans say they think Obama's federal health care law went too far while just 2 in 5 thought it didn't do enough.

But about half say Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich has done a good job of handling implementation of the law. The governor has been criticized by some conservatives over his decision to expand Medicaid under the new law. He faced Democrat Ed FitzGerald.

International Affairs
10:40 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Ohio Man Detained In North Korea Returning To Work

Jeffrey Fowle returned home in late October after nearly six weeks in North Korea.
Credit Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and detained in North Korea is headed back to the job he lost while abroad.

The city of Moraine in suburban Dayton agreed to give Jeffrey Fowle his street department job back beginning Monday, but said risky travel in the future would result in his firing.

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Education
2:40 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Construction Money Approved For 3 Ohio Districts

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The state's school construction agency has approved $164 million in construction and renovation projects for three Ohio districts.

The funding includes $106 million in state dollars and $58 million in local funding under the state school construction formula.

The Ohio School Facilities Commission approval of the projects Thursday marks the second set of school projects to receive funding in the current business year.

The commission was created in 1997 as part of Ohio's response to court rulings that found the state's school funding system unconstitutional.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:43 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

North Korean Ex-Detainee Likely To Get Job Back

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) The mayor of Moraine says an American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub will likely get his job back.

The city of Moraine in suburban Dayton terminated Jeffrey Fowle earlier this year but worked closely with his lawyer to make sure his family was provided for.

Moraine Mayor Elaine Allison said Wednesday the job in the city's streets department is available for Fowle. Fowle's attorney Tim Tepe says Fowle would like to return to the city.

Health, Science & The Environment
10:05 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Ebola Monitoring Continues In Ohio As Lawmakers Call On Feds To Step Up Assistance

Credit Public Library of Science

  The state is continuing to monitor residents who may have had contact with a Texas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus after returning home following a trip to northeastern Ohio. The Ebola incubation period can be as long as three weeks, meaning local residents who spent time with Amber Vinson during her Ohio trip will continue to be monitored for 21 days after last contact. For those who had contact with the nurse on her last day in the area, the incubation period runs through about Nov. 3.

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