Statewide News

Statewide News
9:17 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Ohio group claims ad stole grandmother's image

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Groups on both sides of the push to repeal Ohio's collective bargaining law are taking shots at each other over a great-grandmother and a firefighter appearing in separate ads.

Union-backed We Are Ohio on Tuesday noted their ad featuring Marlene Quinn of Cincinnati thanking firefighters for saving her great-granddaughter. In the ad, Quinn asks voters to repeal the law. An ad by Republican- and business-backed Building a Better Ohio used the same footage cutting out Quinn's repeal request.

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Statewide News
9:12 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Crashes, truck traffic up on 70 mph Ohio Turnpike

josephleenovak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Data shows the number of crashes and the amount of commercial traffic reported along the Ohio Turnpike rose slightly during the first six months of its higher 70 mph speed limit compared with the same period last year.

The speed limit for the 241-mile toll road in northern Ohio increased from 65 mph to 70 mph in April. Supporters of the change hoped it would lure trucks back to the toll road from parallel routes that are less suited for large vehicle traffic. The Ohio Trucking Association opposed the change and said it might lead to more crashes.

Statewide News
9:09 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Ohio sees increase in unclaimed fund payouts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Department of Commerce says increased efforts to return unclaimed funds are working, with about 40 percent more claims paid at the start of this budget year than over the same period in 2010.

Unclaimed funds are dormant or forgotten monies reported to the state until owners can be found, such as uncollected rent or utility deposits, unused bank accounts or uncashed insurance policies.

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Statewide News
5:14 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Movement Gains Traction In Ohio

Protesters Gather Monday At Ohio Statehouse
Jo Ingles

Protests against Wall Street bailouts and budget cuts to social programs continue throughout Ohio today in several cities including Columbus. Susan Gellman was at one of them. She says she supports President Obama’s plan to create jobs and she’s in favor of the tax cuts on the nation’s wealthiest citizens to help pay for it.

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Agriculture
4:38 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Ohio Harvest OK, Despite Many Weather Challenges

Ohio farmers say they're enjoying a better than expected harvest following a growing season with one challenge after another.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation spokesman Joe Cornely says corn and soybeans yields should be fairly normal, despite conditions he says could have spelled "out and out disaster."

The Columbus Dispatch reports farmers first had to deal with a rainy spring that hampered planting. Then, a sizzling summer was hard on crops, and that was followed by a cool and wet September that fostered disease.

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