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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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Battelle wins U.S. Air Force contract

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Business First wrote Battelle nabs Air Force contract for chemical, biological attack assessment Friday, June 6, 2008 – 11:23 AM EDT Battelle has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop technology for assessing the impact of chemical or biological terrorist attacks. An Air Education and Training Command squadron in Offutt, Neb., is the […]

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Strickland Endorses Obama

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MSNBC wrote Ohio Gov. Strickland Endorses Obama Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008 by Domenico Montanaro Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, one of the most ardent Hillary Clinton backers, has now thrown his support to Barack Obama. Strickland has been mentioned as a potential vice president for Obama, as he is the governor of what has been […]

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Strickland signs payday-lending bill in Ohio law

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The Dispatch wrote Strickland signs payday-lending bill Tuesday, June 3, 2008 By Jim Siegel Gov. Ted Strickland yesterday signed tough new restrictions on short-term lending in Ohio that supporters say will put an end to a payday loan industry that does far more harm than good for Ohioans in financial trouble. When the law takes […]

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