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Politics
7:27 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Republicans in swing Ohio so far undecided

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Ohio has been a swing state for decades, and recent polls indicate Republicans could take it back in 2012, after Barack Obama's 2008 win. But first Ohioans will have to rally around a common candidate.

Politics
7:23 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Cincinnati Wall Street protesters cited, fined

CINCINNATI(AP) - Cincinnati protesters who are part of the Occupy Wall Street movement say they've been fined for refusing to leave a city park.

A statement from leaders of Occupy Cincinnati say in 22 demonstrators were issued citations and each fined more than a hundred dollars late Sunday when they chose to stay in downtown's Piatt (PY'-at) Park after police told them to leave.

As in other states, the Cincinnati protesters say most of the nation's wealth is controlled by just 1 percent of the population and that they represent the other 99 percent.

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Politics
12:00 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

GOP Leader: Ohio Senate to Review 'Heartbeat Bill'

 The Ohio Senate's Republican leader says he's asking a group of state lawmakers to review legal questions related to a bill that would ban abortions at the first detectable fetal heartbeat.

President Tom Niehaus said Tuesday he wants the group to vet any legal issues and report back to him in November.

The measure called the "heartbeat bill" passed the Ohio House in June, but has stalled in the Senate.

Ohio Right to Life has taken issue with the bill, fearing a legal challenge could jeopardize other abortion limits in Ohio and expand access to legal abortions.

Politics
5:17 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Opponents Block Election Reform Law Temporarily

Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles for this week’s PoliticsOhio. Ingles reported this week on the latest efforts to put the newly adopted election reform law on the ballot. She says Ohio voters should not expect any changes next week from the year before. Ingles give updates on the poll numbers this week for President Obama in the state and touches on discussion regarding redistricting. 

Politics
5:15 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Democrats Files Lawsuit Over Congressional Map

The Ohio Democratic party is going to the Ohio Supreme Court over the recent congressional redistricting map approved by majority Republican lawmakers and signed into law by Governor Kasich. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.

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