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2 hrs ago | Ohio.com

Ohio lawmakers want Common Core standards repealed

COLUMBUS: Republican lawmakers in the state House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year's end, citing widespread discontent they're hearing from parents, teachers and communities.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich

5 hrs ago | The Review

Ohio agency requests $80K to replace Smokey Bear

State officials are seeking to replace the 55-year-old Smokey Bear figure that greets visitors by name at the Ohio State Fair.

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9 hrs ago | Ohio.com

Bumper crop of Ohio corn drives down prices

The high corn yields from this year and last year are forcing a drop in prices not seen in the past five years.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

13 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Editorials from around Ohio

A recent Ohio appeals-court ruling that cruiser dash-camera videos are confidential "investigatory materials," rather than open public records, threatens Ohioans' ability to monitor police and defend against abuse.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

16 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Governor's race isn't only one facing Ohio voters

Top row: Secretary of State Jon Husted, left; State Sen. Nina Turner; second row: State Auditor Dave Yost, left; State Rep. John Patrick Carney; third row: Treasurer Josh Mandel, left; State Rep. Connie Pillich; bottom row: Attorney General Mike DeWine, left; County Commissioner David Pepper They're called down-ticket races, but Ohioans have a big ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Columbus, OH

Sun Jul 27, 2014

News Journal

100 days, 10 questions to election

Here are 10 we're asking. Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1mTiUjW In 100 days, Ohioans decide whether to elect a new governor or stick with Republican leaders in the Statehouse and other statewide offices.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hamilton County, OH, Representative John Carney, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Manchester Journal

Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders up to 125 feet in the air has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Public sculptures in central Ohio have stories to tell

"We're very happy to see an exciting image when .a <.a <. turn a corner - something that enlivens a space and makes us think a little bit about form and function," said Diane Nance, chairwoman of the Columbus Art Commission, which in recent months has kept tabs on a growing body of new outdoor installations.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Ohio State University, Italy, World News, Netherlands,

The Olympian

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

This July 24, 2014, file photo shows Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Mitch McConnell

The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio's welfare-to-work program ramping up

After a slow start, a $66 million state effort to help welfare recipients find jobs and move off public assistance is picking up steam.

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Related Topix: Ohio Government, Athens County, OH, Cuyahoga County, OH

WTVG-TV Toledo

Ohio man sentenced after grave vases, urns stolen

A 47-year-old northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after authorities said he stole vases and urns from gravesites.

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Related Topix: Akron, OH, Summit County, OH

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Plunderbund

Tea Party Activists Convene In Central Ohio, Talk 'Right To Work', Kasich And JobsOhio

A statewide meeting organized by the Ohio Liberty Coalition drew about 300 people to a church in Lewis Center, Ohio, Saturday.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Lewis Center, OH, US Governors, John Kasich, Healthcare Law, Law

Lexington Herald-Leader

Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

Teacher Maggie Maloney and students cheer for the Ohio State Marching Band as they march to the stage at Columbus Commons in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, July 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Ohio State University

WKYC-TV Cleveland

U.S. fighters escort jet back to Canada after threat

Two U.S. fighter jets escorted a Canada-to-Panama flight back to Toronto after a passenger threatened the plane Friday morning U.S. fighters escort jet back to Canada after threat Two U.S. fighter jets escorted a Canada-to-Panama flight back to Toronto after a passenger threatened the plane Friday morning Check out this story on WKYC.com: ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Lexington Herald-Leader

Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow

Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Strickland, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, John Kasich, Cuyahoga County, OH

Times Herald

Top reader photos: Concrete waves, Prince Charming, more

We asked for your photos, and you shared! Here's a roundup of your best reader photos today.

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The Review

Northwest Ohio mechanic killed in freak accident

A northwest Ohio auto mechanic has died after a fan blade broke off a car he was working on and struck him in the neck and face.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Aurora Advocate

Ohio charity wants to house immigrant children

A charity said it has applied for a federal grant aimed at bringing to Ohio some of the immigrant children who have flooded across the U.S. border recently.

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WWWZ-FM North Charleston

Ohio-Native Katie Holmes Talks About LeBron James's Return to Cleveland

LeBron James can count Katie Holmes as a fan. The actress, a Toledo native, may now live in New York City with her daughter, Suri Cruise, but she's excited that King James is returning to her home state.

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WMDT

Virginia Keeping Drug Used In Botched Executions

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, Ohio Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona Government

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