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Statewide News
12:04 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Lawsuit Seeks To Change The Way Married Gay Couples' Names List On Birth Certificates

If a same sex couple who is married in another state has a child together, only one parent’s name can be listed on an Ohio birth certificate. Now a lawsuit has been filed that would change that.

Cincinnati Attorney Al Gerhardstein says it is unfair that two heterosexual married parents of a child can have both of their names listed on a birth certificate yet two married homosexual parents have to choose just one name to put on that document.

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Statewide News
7:35 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Governor Delays Next Scheduled Execution

The controversial way in which a murderer was executed has sparked heavy scrutiny from groups around the country. Now Governor Kasich has delayed the next scheduled execution.

Convicted murderer Gregory Lott was slated for lethal injection on March 19, but the governor has moved that execution date to November 19.

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Statewide News
7:35 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Transportation Money Coming For Local Projects

Communities that need money for local transportation projects are in luck.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is providing 16 million dollars to local communities for transportation improvements.  During the next few months, ODOT will work with local communities to come up with funding needs for two programs – one for small cites, the other to replace local bridges.  About 8 million dollars will go to each program.

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Statewide News
6:35 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Ohio's Senators Want To Discuss Plant's Future

Ohio's senators want to meet with the U.S. energy secretary to promote a uranium enrichment project in southern Ohio.

Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican and Cleveland Democrat Sherrod Brown recently wrote jointly to Secretary Ernest Moniz, saying they'd like to get a project progress update, discuss its future, and ask how they can help the Department of Energy.

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Statewide News
6:35 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Reviews: No Changes Necessary After Ohio Execution

Initial reviews of a lengthy execution several weeks ago found no reason to change the way Ohio puts condemned prisoners to death.

The reviews, required by prison rules, found that the state execution policy was followed, and execution and medical team members did what they were supposed to.

The state is still planning a longer review of Dennis McGuire's Jan. 16 execution looking at specific things that happened during the procedure.

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