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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

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Changes Proposed To Energy Efficient Building Standards

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Energy efficiency advocates are battling a resolution that could change the standards used when public buildings are designed. Some legislators believe the new standards are over-reaching their purpose. Right now public buildings, such as schools and government offices, are drawn up using what’s known as LEED requirements, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental… Read More

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Bill To Require Open Records Of Police Officers Working In Private Capacity

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There’s bipartisan support for a newly introduced bill that would make public any arrests made by a peace officer working for as part of a private security force. Republican State Representative Michael Henne says when state trained police officers make arrests, it should be a matter of public record. "These private police officers have gone… Read More

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Comment About ‘Deregulation’ In Schools Gets Scrutiny In Early Days Of Race For Governor

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The two major party candidates for governor disagree strongly on several issues related to public education – starting with the state’s funding of it. First, here’s Gov. John Kasich. “We had the most significant increase in K-12 funding that we’ve seen in a decade.” And now here’s his Democratic opponent this fall, Cuyahoga County Executive… Read More

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Race For Ohio’s Governor Highlights Major 2014 Election Season

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All five statewide executive offices are on this year’s ballot, along with the entire Ohio House, half the Ohio Senate, and the entire US House of Representatives, including Ohio’s 16 members of Congress. But arguably the marquee race will be the contest for governor. Incumbent Republican John Kasich hasn’t officially announced he’s running, but he’s… Read More

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Wendy’s Opens New ‘Flagship’ Restaurant

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Wendy’s has opened a new flagship restaurant across the street from its corporate headquarters in Dublin. The building’s design is ultra-modern but it’s also packed with memorabilia. When Wendy’s decided to open a new flagship restaurant it set out to make it state-of-the-art but with elements honoring its roots. Wendy’s spokesman Denny Lynch says there’s… Read More