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Drug Addicted Pregnant Women In Columbus Get More State Aid

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A Columbus non-profit aims to double the number of drug addicted pregnant women it can help through a new state grant.
10:44AM
May 30, 2014

A Columbus non-profit agency operates one of 4 programs in Ohio helping pregnant women addicted to drugs that will receive a share of more than $4 million in grant money.

Ohio Supreme Court Reschedules Executions of Two Condemned Killers

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8:50AM
May 30, 2014

A Columbus federal judge had postponed the execution of Ronald Phillips and William Montgomery to allowe debate over the state’s new lethal injection procedures.

Delayed Renewable Energy Mandates Could Hurt Investment

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Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy, says delaying changes to Ohio's renewable energy mandates will create a "lobbying frenzy" in the state.
7:50AM
May
30, 2014

Jereme Kent, the general manager of Findlay-based wind energy company One Energy, says delaying incoming renewable energy mandates will create a “lobbying frenzy” and scare away renewable energy investors.

Ohio Extends Deadline For Counties to Use $75M of Demolition Funds

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There are several thousand vacant homes in Columbus alone.
10:35AM
May 29, 2014

Ohio counties will have extra time to demolish and clean up thousands of vacant and nuisance properties.

Ohio’s Black Infant Mortality Rate Second Worst In U.S.

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Dr. Patricia Gabbe (right) founded Moms2B, a support group that connects disadvantaged pregnant women with social services. Amber Broadus was one of the first women in the program.
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May
29, 2014

Ohio’s African American mortality rate is the second worst in the country. And in some of Columbus’ poor, black communities, the numbers are the same as rates in third world countries.

Columbus Veteran Lobbies To Expedite Veterans Affairs Claims

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Ex Navy corpsman Michael Fairman helped develop an online reporting method for veterans who suffered possible brain injuries. He's traveling the state with Democratic US Senator Sherrod Brown to build legislative support for adoption by the VA.
4:30PM
May
28, 2014

A Columbus veteran says he’s found a way to more accurately document brain injuries in combat service. The new way of tracking invisible injuries could speed claims for medical help and compensation at Veterans Affairs.

Proposed Concealed Carry Changes Denounced By FOP

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The bill would lower the amount of training time required for a concealed weapons permit, and have Ohio recognize concealed carry permits from other states.
7:49AM
May 28, 2014

An Ohio Senate committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the bill to lower the amount of training time required for a concealed weapons permit. It would also have Ohio recognize concealed carry permits from other states.

Dismembered Body Found Inside Closet Of Franklinton Boarding House

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10:45AM
May
23, 2014

A Columbus police spokeswoman says the owner and a maintenance person were at the house for a routine check late Thursday morning when they smelled something odd and found a human leg.

Portman Calls For Veteran’s Administration Transparency

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Ohio Senator Rob Portman says veterans should be at the front of the line to receive the best treatment not at the back of the line to receive mediocre treatment.
2:21PM
May 22, 2014

According to a report in the Dayton Daily News the Veteran’s Administration has admitted that 23 people across the country have died because of delayed care.

Ohio Settles With D.O.J. Over Isolating Youth Inmates

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Ohio's four youth prisons now house more than 400 boys and girls.
12:29PM
May
21, 2014

The state of Ohio has settled with the federal government in a dispute over the use of solitary confinement as discipline for juvenile inmates with mental health disorders.