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Homeland Security app: ‘See something, send something’

Ohio Homeland Security officials are asking smartphone users to “see something, send something” with the release of an app to…

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‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting

The attorney for one Ohio local government body — the Cuyahoga Falls City Council — said the Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a threatening letter over prayers led by the local chaplain that end…

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Fracking foes pump out votes in Colorado and Ohio where wells are dry

DENVER — The four local anti-fracking initiatives approved last week by voters in Colorado and Ohio should have roughly the same impact as outlawing surfing in Denver or cliff-diving in Cleveland.
That’s because there’s virtually…

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Ohio town readies for battle over weapons in parks law

The small town of Oberlin, Ohio is preparing for a big fight over a change in its law that would permit people to carry weapons in local parks, in accordance with a state statute.
The…

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Ohio: Health Premiums to Soar

The fight over Obamacare premiums has a new home base: Ohio.
Customers in the key swing state can expect to pay 41 percent more on average for individual health insurance coverage next year because of…

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Ohio’s Most Vulnerable House Republican Raises Big Bucks

Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, raised a strong $406,000 in the second quarter of this year as he gears up for what will likely be a tough re-election race.
National Democrats have already said they see…

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Judge orders Ohio village’s speed cameras seized, fines reimbursed

CINCINNATI – A judge on Thursday found a southwest Ohio village in contempt of court, saying it violated his order against using traffic cameras to catch speeders.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman also…

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GOP’s Rob Portman now supports same sex marriage, has homosexual son

Sen. Rob Portman, a longtime opponent of gay marriage, has changed his views on the issue after his son came out to him and his wife two years ago.
“My son came to Jane, my…

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Ohio’s Gov. Kasich takes heat from conservatives for growing Medicaid

Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, is taking heat from fellow party members for announcing Monday he will take federal money to expand Medicaid.
“It’s definitely going to weaken him with the conservative base,” said Chris…

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Ohio: Boccieri Plots Comeback to Congress

Former Rep. John Boccieri, a Democrat from north-central Ohio, will attempt to return to Congress in 2014.
Boccieri filed paperwork to challenge Republican Rep. Bob Gibbs in the 7th District. But he told the Cleveland…

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Ohioans’ food stamp aid to be reduced

ToledoBlaze.com
Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance.
For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to…

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Josh Mandel Loses Ohio Senate Bid

By Josh Nathan-Kazis, The Jewish Daily Forward
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, a Republican Jew, lost his Senate bid tonight to Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown, NBC is reporting.
Mandel was never a favorite, but Republican strategists…

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Ohio recount plan could take election into overtime

By Barry M. Horstman, The Cincinnati Enquirer
CINCINNATI — Election Day could launch election month in Ohio, a weeks-long period in which deadlines for counting provisional or absentee votes and, if necessary, for a recount…

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