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Poll: Hillary Clinton Up 9 Points In Ohio If Election Were Held Today

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COLUMBUS, OH — A new poll of Ohio voters reveals a lot of things about their attitudes toward the presidential candidates. A lot of the same sentiments were reflected among the voters who were among the first to show up for early voting Wednesday morning. The Baldwin Wallace poll included the horse-race question: Hillary Clinton… Read More

AFL-CIO Endorses Clinton, Some Still Hear Trump’s Message

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As expected, the AFL-CIO has formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. But the head of the labor coalition in Ohio acknowledges Donald Trump’s message resonates with some union members. AFL-CIO head Tim Burga says Hillary Clinton has earned union support through her detailed economic platform, and support for a higher minimum wage, collective bargaining and… Read More

Groups Apply for Permits to Demonstrate at RNC Convention

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Groups applying for permits to demonstrate during the Republican National Convention include advocates tackling AIDS, racism and nuclear weapons. Fewer than a dozen groups have applied for permits. They include People Fight Back – who expects 500 people to join its March Against Racism — and Global Zero, which features a 48-foot inflatable rocket ship… Read More

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Key Piece Of Missile Defense Shield Could Be Located In Northeast Ohio

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In about 18 months, people in Portage County are likely to find out if an old World War II arsenal will become the third site in the nation to house interceptor missiles – the ground-based weapons designed to track and blow intercontinental ballistic missiles out of space. It’s a decision resting on everything from billion-dollar… Read More

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U.S. Justice Department May Get Involved In Ohio Voting Rights Suit

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The U.S. Justice Department may be joining other groups who have gone to court to challenge changes in Ohio’s voting laws. In an interview with ABC News Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder said he expects the Justice Department could be intervening in some way in voting rights lawsuits already filed in Ohio and Wisconsin. That… Read More

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Company Run By Browns Owner Settles Criminal Case

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The U.S. attorneys office has reached a deal to settle criminal charges against the truck-stop company run by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. The settlement in criminal charges is for nearly $150 million. The settlement is called a “criminal enforcement agreement,” and resolves questions of Pilot Flying J’s involvement in a massive diesel fuel fraud…. Read More

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Common Core, Tests, Safety Expected To Dominate National Education Conference

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The nation’s largest teachers’ union is meeting this week in Denver to focus on three main issues: Common core, standardized testing and school safety.  Becky Higgins spent 19 years as a first-grade teacher with Copley-Fairlawn schools. She’s seen the state adopt the national Common Core standards with little controversy. And she’s seen the second-guessing begin…. Read More

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Ohio Designates Nearly $38 Million For Historic Project Credits

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The latest round of Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits are devoted largely to turning old factories into new office space and old office space into new retail and residential space. The nearly $38 million in credits are expected to generate $250 million in private investments in 13 communities around the state. Perhaps the most unusual… Read More

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Judge Orders 3 Early Voting Days Restored

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Earlier this year, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted had directed the 88 county boards of elections to hold uniform voting hours – and they did not include the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before November’s gubernatorial election. Democrats challenged that, saying it disproportionately affects their voters, who dominate early-in person voting on those days. In… Read More