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Strickland Makes All Veterans Honorary Ohioans

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I have no idea if the governor is even allowed to do this, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a downright brilliant idea nevertheless: cantonrep.com wrote All veterans eligible for tuition break at Ohio colleges Tuesday, July 8, 2008 BY PAUL E. KOSTYU One university president called a new effort by the governor […]

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Columbus may add registry for gay couples

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The Dispatch wrote City may add registry for gay couples Saturday, June 28, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE Christopher Hoffman wasn’t surprised on Valentine’s Day 2004 when clerks refused to give him and his partner a marriage license at the Franklin County Courthouse. Those are the state’s rules. Ohio legislators had just banned gay marriage, and […]

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Columbus City Council back on the leash law

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The Dispatch wrote City Council back on the leash law Posted by Robert Vitale on June 17, 2008 With the approval last night of two new parks-within-parks where dogs can run free, Columbus City Council members hinted that the time is coming when pets will have to be on a leash most everywhere else. “I […]

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Bad economy may scare weary Columbus voters

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The Dispatch wrote Bad economy may scare weary voters Sunday, June 15, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE AND CHARLIE BOSS Gas stations and grocery stores don’t need your permission to raise their prices. Cities and schools do. And the ones that are planning tax requests for the Nov. 4 ballot are fretting that you’ll be carrying […]

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Strickland Rules Out VP Slot on Obama Ticket

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He made the announcement on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” as reported by FNC here: “If drafted, I will not run; nominated, I will not accept; and if elected, I will not serve,” Strickland said in the interview. “So, I don’t know how more crystal clear I can be.” So apparently he wants to stick right […]

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Columbus will once again be a political hotspot

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November seems like such a long way away when it’s 94 degrees and sunny outside. But that’s not stopping Ohio (and Columbus in particular) from shaping up once again to be a hotbed of political activity leading up to this year’s presidential election. According to a recent article on CentralOhio.com, Ohio suburbs are going to […]

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Casino As Possible Solution For Ohio’s Economy?

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nbc4i.com wrote Casino As Possible Solution For Ohio’s Economy? Monday, Jun 09, 2008 – 05:18 PM By Denise Yost As the Ohio economy struggles, will more Ohio voters be willing to place their bets on an Ohio casino? The proposed casino would cost $600 million and would bring 5,000 new jobs to Central Ohio. Those […]

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