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Statewide News
7:35 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Ohio Lost More Residents Than It Gained Last Year

More people moved out of Ohio last year than moved into the state.

That's according to an analysis by the Dayton Daily News, which also reports that the state is losing fewer residents than it has in many years because the economy is improving.

According to U.S. Census data, Ohio lost over  14 thousand more people than it gained in 2011 - the lowest net loss since 2005.

Military
7:04 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Wright-Patt Seeks to Eliminate Obscene Material

U.S. Air Force officials say obscene material has no place in work areas and are taking steps this week to eliminate it from an Ohio base.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Air Force officials started hunting for obscene material in all work areas at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base .

The Air Force ordered the inspections at all of its installations in light of sexual misconduct complaints to the service's top military leader. Offensive material could include pictures of scantily clad women in calendars, posters and elsewhere.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Report: Expanding Medicaid in Ohio Would Reduce Uninsured Residents by Half

A new national report says expanding Medicaid eligibility in Ohio under the Affordable Care Act would reduce the number of uninsured residents by half.

It would also cost the state an additional $3.1 billion in the next decade.

The Dayton Daily News says the numbers come from a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a Washington-based nonpartisan health care policy research organization.

Politics
4:04 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Ohio Legislator Wants Tax Refunds on Debit Cards

An Ohio legislator thinks the state should offer taxpayers the option of getting their Ohio refunds on prepaid debit cards.

State Sen. Eric Kearney says his proposal could save the state money and benefit low-income residents who don't have bank accounts. The Cincinnati Democrat says the option would give them a safe and easy way to get their refunds, avoiding check-cashing fees.

A federal survey found that about 414,000 Ohio households didn't have a checking or savings account last year.

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Statewide News
8:05 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Ohio Food Banks See Increasing Demand

Ohio food banks are distributing more food these days than during the recession a few years ago.

The Ohio Association of Foodbanks says a difficult employment climate and increased costs for daily necessities are to blame.

The association says state food banks distributed 45 percent more food and supplies in fiscal year 2012 than they did just three years earlier at the height of the recession.

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