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Statewide News
7:07 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Board decides ballot language of SB5 referendum

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio voters opposed to a new collective bargaining law that limits public employee unions will get to vote "no" at the ballot box this fall, following a decision Wednesday by the state Ballot Board.

 The decision followed hours of negotiation by Secretary of State Jon Husted, the board's Republican chairman. It echoes years of Ohio ballot tradition, but also counts as a victory for the law's opponents. Voters against or confused by an issue tend to vote against it.

Statewide News
5:11 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

State Chamber Of Commerce Supports Collective Bargaining Law In Ballot Fight

 COLUMBUS, Ohio  - The Ohio Chamber of Commerce has pledged to put money and the clout of its 6,000 business members behind the state's new collective bargaining law.

The board of the state's largest business advocacy group agreed today to help defend the law against a repeal effort on the November ballot. The board members did not decide how much money to spend on the campaign.

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Statewide News
4:28 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Elections Reform Referendum Still Alive

The group that wants to put the recently passed elections reform law on the statewide ballot will make another attempt to get petition language certified.

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Statewide News
11:28 am
Tue August 2, 2011

'00 Dodge Caravan again Ohio's most stolen vehicle

Loulair Harton

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An insurance industry group says a very specific Chrysler minivan is Ohio's most stolen vehicle for the third year in a row.

Once again, the 2000 model Dodge Caravan tops the annual report from the Ohio Insurance Institute. Second on the state list released Tuesday is the 1994 Honda Accord, the vehicle most reported stolen nationwide during 2010.  The No. 3 vehicle in Ohio last year was the 1994 Chevrolet full-size pickup truck.

Statewide News
7:22 am
Tue August 2, 2011

Ohio Lottery posts $2.6B in record sales last year

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Ohio Lottery had record sales last year, even as the state faced a sluggish recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression.

State officials said Monday the lottery pulled in its largest haul ever with $2.6 billion in sales during the budget year that ended June 30. The commission beat the previous year's sales by $108 million.

The boon marks the 10th year in a row that the lottery has seen sales increase.

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