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6:18 am
Thu December 12, 2013

New Racino Brings Cash To Local Government

About 20,000 people are expected to descend on Ohio’s newest racino Thursday.  The new gaming facility in Turtlecreek Township is expected to be a boon to the local economy.

Warren County Economic Development Director, Martin Russell, says Miami Valley Gaming’s new $175 million dollar racino means big revenue for the county.

“I think that when you talk about jobs, you talk about capital investment, you talk about bringing in more people inside of Warren County...this is going to really broaden our economic base," ​said Russell.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Conrad's Corner: November 11, 2013

Elizabeth Schmidt read her poem, "Public Speaking Attack."

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Politics
7:21 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Could Be Cut Off For 40,000 Ohioans

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke about unemployment insurance in Dayton last week.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The U.S. Congress is on its way to a budget deal a couple weeks ahead of the January 1, 2014 deadline, but the deal doesn’t include extending emergency unemployment benefits. That means around 40,000 Ohioans could see their payments end this month.

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Politics
7:35 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Kearney Drops Out of Lt. Governor's Race

Sen. Eric Kearney has stepped down from next year’s Democratic ticket after continuing criticism over hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid back taxes.

Sen. Kearney of Cincinnati told Ann Thompson with WVXU that he was stepping aside as Ed FitzGerald’s running mate, because he didn’t want to be a distraction to the campaign.

“I don’t want our business, the Cincinnati Herald, to be the focus of the campaign – rather, I want issues, so that’s why I made the decision,” said Kearney.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Wed December 11, 2013

State Unveils New Medicaid Application System

The state says it’s created a new system to connect Ohioans to Medicaid benefits, faster. This is just another step in the state’s project to better coordinate public assistance programs.

The new system received more than 1,100 applications in its first day of operation.  This was also the first time people under the expanded Medicaid program could sign-up online.  The digital application service replaces the old system which had been in place for 32 years.

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