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6:02 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Red-light Camera Officer Requirement Clears Senate

Advocates say cameras increase safety.
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A police officer's presence would be required for tickets to be issued from red-light cameras around Ohio under a bill that's cleared the Ohio Senate.

The officer requirement was among new statewide restrictions placed on the traffic-monitoring devices in legislation approved Wednesday in a bipartisan 24-9 vote. It goes next to the Ohio House.

Republican Senator Bill Seitz, of Cincinnati said the bill addresses legal issues surrounding the use of cameras.

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8:36 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Same-sex Couples File Supreme Court Appeal

Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide. 

Appeals being filed Friday urge the justices to review last week's lower court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was the first appellate ruling to side with states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans since the Supreme Court struck down part of a federal anti-gay marriage law last year.

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7:12 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Sixth Circuit Appeals Court Upholds Gay Marriage Restrictions in Four States

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A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with lower courts that have considered the issue.

  In early August, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. In the ruling announced Thursday, the court split two to one on the decision with Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton writing the majority opinion.

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6:44 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Ohio Council Praises Dallas Nurse Who Had Ebola

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The city council in Amber Vinson's Ohio hometown is praising the nurse for demonstrating courage and professionalism in handling her Ebola diagnosis and treatment and the widespread attention it has brought her.
 
A resolution passed by Akron City Council says Vinson showed "extraordinary strength, bravery and grace" and wishes her well.
 
The 29-year-old had treated a Liberian man who died of Ebola. Vinson flew from Texas to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed. She was released Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital after tests showed she's virus-free.
 

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2:31 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

More Ohio Teens Are Delaying Driving

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Getting a driver’s license has traditionally been one of the things sixteen year olds look forward to doing once they blow out the candles on their birthday cakes. But a new study suggests more teens are waiting until they are a little older these days to get a license.

Delaware area resident Seamus O’Flaherty didn’t rush out to take driver’s ed classes when he turned sixteen.

“My brain wasn’t ready.”

O’Flaherty says he felt like he needed a little more time to learn everything he needed to know before getting behind the wheel.  So he waited a year.

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