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4:39 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Cain Leads GOP In Poll, Still Lags Behind President Obama

A new independent poll finds Herman Cain surging and leading other contenders in Ohio for the Republican presidential nomination. That SAME poll, though, finds none of the G O P hopefuls strong enough to beat President Obama right now. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the numbers.

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8:22 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Right to Life board member files Ohio complaint

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A board member of Ohio Right to Life has filed a complaint with the state's top law enforcer alleging the group's executive director denied her access to organizational records.

The letter from Julie Busby to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine escalates an already tense feud between anti-abortion activists supporting a ban on abortions after the first fetal heartbeat, and the movement's oldest and largest state advocacy group.

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5:47 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Ohioans' Support For Union Law Falls As Vote Nears

A new poll ahead of next month's election finds growing opposition to an Ohio law limiting the bargaining
rights of 350,000 public sector workers.
    

A Quinnipiac University Poll taken Oct. 17-23 found 57 percent of registered voters support repealing Senate Bill
5, compared with 32 percent who support the law Republican Gov. John Kasich signed in March. The margin opposing the law has almost doubled since Quinnipiac's Sept. 27 poll.
  

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12:28 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Ohio AG backs Republican Mitt Romney for president

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's attorney general is backing Republican Mitt Romney's presidential bid, saying he's best suited to beat President Barack Obama in next year's election.

Mike DeWine said in a statement Tuesday that he's endorsing the former Massachusetts governor because he believes Romney will bring more jobs to the battleground state of Ohio.

The endorsement came as Romney made a campaign stop in Ohio, Tuesday.

Romney is steering clear of Ohio ballot campaigns on union bargaining and President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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12:04 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Washington may revive Ohio Turnpike leasing grant

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation says it's ready to revive an application for a $1.5 million grant to study the leasing of the Ohio Turnpike.

The agency says it will allow use of federal money for such a study if the application gets adjusted. Washington approved an earlier grant but backed off and said the application must be tailored to the turnpike study.

The quest for the federal money has become part of a political issue over leasing the turnpike.

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