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Politics
8:04 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Certain JobsOhio Documents Not Public Record

The Ohio Supreme Court says JobsOhio can’t be compelled to produce certain documents by the state’s public records law, because state legislators specifically exempted most of JobsOhio's records from that law.

The Columbus lawyer who filed the complaint was hoping that it would result in the Ohio Supreme Court making a final ruling on the constitutionality of JobsOhio.  Victoria Ullman also worked on another suit filed by a coalition of liberal and conservative groups led by Progress Ohio. She’s a bit disappointed, but not discouraged.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Bill To Ban Death Penalty Introduced in Ohio House

There’s another bill in the Ohio House of Representatives to abolish the death penalty in the Buckeye State.

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The Economy & Business
6:24 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Small Business Incubator Clashes With City Over Lease

Food truck rally at Synergy Incubators

An incubator for food trucks and other small vendors in Dayton is getting evicted by the city following a controversial decision last week, and an online petition has gathered hundreds of signatures of protest.

Synergy Incubators has been throwing food truck rallies downtown since July, and was preparing to open a kitchen space in the Oregon district for food trucks, caterers and bakers to share.

But after quite a bit of back and forth, the city decided not to renew the lease for the building at 200 S Jefferson.

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Military
4:03 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Air Force Museum Moving Forward With New Hangar

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Douglas VC-54C "Sacred Cow" at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force says it’s ready to move ahead with a planned 224,000 square foot addition that will house the museum’s Presidential Aircraft Gallery and other exhibits.

Turner Construction Co. of Washington, D.C. landed the $35.4 million dollar contract to build the new hangar at Wright-Patt, though the non-profit Air Force Museum Foundation is privately financing the expansion.

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Jobs
10:06 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Ohio Insurance Companies Project A Job Gap, Encourage Veterans To Apply

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor speaks about "Insuring Ohio Futures" at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The State of Ohio and insurance industry advocates have launched an effort to urge veterans, students, and people changing careers to seek out insurance jobs. As baby-boomer employees begin to retire in droves, Ohio insurance companies expect to have 17,000 job openings in the next five years in all areas from claims to government relations.

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