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Political Conventions Bring A City Lots Of Attention, Not So Much Money

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Victor Matheson of Holy Cross College and two other economists have studied the economic impact of political conventions since 1972. They’ve matched the economies of host cities against similar cities. And overall, it’s a wash. “These national conventions are highly disruptive. So while it is absolutely true that the streets of the host city are… Read More

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AEP Floats Interesting Theory About Underground Columbus Fire

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American Electric Power has been working all day to restore electricity for many downtown Columbus businesses after an early morning fire and explosions. From Ohio public radio station WOSU, Steve Brown has more from power officials, including one interesting theory about what could have led to the fire. American Electric says they’re still working to… Read More

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Teachers’ Union President Thinks Kasich’s State of the State Missed Some Major Points

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A major portion of Governor John Kasich's State of the State speech focused on education. But the president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers told StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen the governor still may have missed some pretty big points. Melissa Cropper says Governor John Kasich outlined some nice ideas about how to keep kids from… Read More

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House Dems React To Being Placed On Fracking ‘Adversary’ List

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Two state lawmakers were listed as adversaries in a state agency’s plan to promote drilling in state parks. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow says those lawmakers are now speaking out about that controversial proposal. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources crafted a communications plan that drew clear lines between whom they considered allies and who they… Read More