Statewide News

Statewide News
6:47 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Voter Frustration Grows as Debt Deadline Looms

Americans are growing anxious as Congress continues debating whether to raise the government's debt ceiling and under what conditions.

Thousands of voters have been contacting their representatives locally and on Capitol Hill. The Associated Press is reporting that most of those voters say they want Congress to strike a deal ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

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Statewide News
6:36 am
Wed July 27, 2011

120 Ohio Post Offices Studied for Possible Closing

About 120 post offices in the state are among those being considered for closure by the U.S. Postal Service to save money. The list of offices facing a review includes 11 in Cleveland, six each in Columbus and Dayton, five in Toledo, three in Akron and one in Cincinnati.

Statehouse News
7:33 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Central Ohio Miracle League Hopes to Expand

Officials in a league that offers baseball for kids with special mental and physical needs hope to expand and include more children from central Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the players in the Central Ohio Miracle League are assisted by student volunteers, and they play on a field that's designed to accommodate wheelchairs in Dublin.

League director Joe Fox says everyone gets to bat and no one is called out in the two-inning games, which always end up "magically tied."

Statehouse News
6:33 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Ohio Federal Judges to Test Video Cameras in Court

Video cameras will be used in some U.S. district courts in Ohio in a national test to determine whether changes should be made to the long-standing ban on cameras in federal courts.

Three judges in the Southern District and four in the Northern District are participating. They're among more than 100 judges from 14 courts nationwide volunteering for the three-year digital video experiment.

Statehouse News
5:00 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Quinnipiac Poll on Voter Photo ID Requirement

A new poll shows voters think it's ok to require Ohioans to show a photo ID when casting ballots.

In the latest Quinnipiac University poll, 93 percent of republicans, 77 percent of independents and 66 percent of Democrats said they'd support a law that requires voters to show photo id to vote. However, some lawmakers, including Ohio's Secretary of State Jon Husted, who support the bill don't like the way it was written and question its constitutionality.

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