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Sunday, 23 March 2014 08:52

College Basketball: Third Round Results

 Flyers, Gators and Cardinals win
Sunday, 23 March 2014 08:42

Lake Erie Wind Turbines Proposed

Ohio's wind turbine programs gets much needed support
 

 One injured as fire sweeps through historic Ohio village
Friday, 21 March 2014 23:22

Ohio Man to Appeal Slave Labor Charges

Attorney says Judge's Sentence too Harsh

Former OSU Coach puts in for President's Post

Friday, 21 March 2014 10:34

Transparency Takes Center Stage

   CINCINNATI (AP) - While Ohio law calls for government that is open to the public, shadowy decision-making has led to recent court battles and a legislative effort to shed more light.
 
   So-called "Sunshine Laws" being highlighted across the nation this week go back decades in promoting access to governments and their records. Ohio's Open Meetings Act declares that public bodies should take actions in meetings open to the public. Some exceptions are allowed, but disputes continue.
 
   A Warren County judge ruled this month against township trustees meeting informally to discuss upcoming agenda items. Newspapers have challenged school boards, city councils and universities for secretive decision-making around the state.
 
   Legislation by state Sen. Shannon Jones is meant to close loopholes. The Springboro Republican says the public has more trust in government that is open.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Famously reclusive "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoonist Bill Watterson is speaking out on the occasion of an exhibit of his work opening at the cartoon library and museum at Ohio State University.
 
   Watterson, an Ohio native, has granted few interviews since retiring his hugely popular "Calvin and Hobbes" strip in 1995. Recently he agreed to answer some questions from Jenny Robb, the curator at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. 
 
The museum released a transcript Thursday, and parts were published by The Columbus Dispatch.
 
   Watterson says declining newspaper readership could keep people from building a relationship with new comics as readers did with "Calvin and Hobbes" which, at its peak, ran in 2,400 papers worldwide.
 
   The exhibit opens Saturday.

Friday, 21 March 2014 10:25

Ohio Unemployment Lowest in Six Years

 

 State rate dips below national average
 
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 11:18

Rock Throwers on I-70 Damage Cars

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Columbus police are trying to find out who threw rocks that hit as many as a dozen vehicles along an Ohio interstate.
 
   No injuries were reported but some cars were damaged so severely they had to be towed.
 
   WBNS-TV reports one witness saw two boys throwing the rocks onto Interstate 70 Monday night.
 
   The station says police searched the area with a helicopter but couldn't find any suspects.
 
   Motorist Dennis DeYoung tells the station he was concerned about seeing two boys so close to the highway until he saw one of them throw a rock and hit his windshield.
 
   Highway rock throwers have caused serious injuries in past incidents in Ohio, including a minister blinded by a rock thrown from an I-70 overpass in 2001.

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:59

Animal Shelter Reopens

HEATH, Ohio (AP) - Officials are ready to reopen a central Ohio animal shelter that closed after a litter of puppies contracted a contagious viral disease and died.
 
   The Licking County Humane Society closed to the public in early March to quarantine and clean the facility in Heath to rid it of any traces of parvovirus.
 
   It says no more animals showed symptoms or tested positive for the virus since the initial outbreak.
 
   The disease spreads through animal waste and direct contact between dogs. It can create intestinal and heart problems for the animals.
 
   The shelter says it will reopen Monday. To celebrate the reopening on St. Patrick's Day, it plans to offer drastically reduced adoption fees that day for dogs and cats that have been awaiting permanent homes for at least three months.

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