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Rep. Carney hits the ground running on healthcare

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From The Dispatch: Ill Ohioans might benefit from retired docs, nurses By Suzanne Hoholik A state legislator says Ohio doctors and nurses are too valuable to lose to retirement and wants to create a program in which they could volunteer care to those who can’t afford it. Rep. John Patrick Carney, a Democrat from Columbus […]

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Tonight’s City Council Meeting Postponed

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Just got word that tonight’s City Council meeting has been postponed due to lack of a quorum. This type of postponement normally wouldn’t be very newsworthy, but at tonight’s meeting it was to be decided who the two new incoming members of council would be. We’ll post more news at it comes in, but for […]

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Senator Voinovich (R-OH) will not seek a third term

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Official Press Release: Sen. Voinovich will not seek a third term After prayerful consideration and much thought, my wife Janet and I have decided that I will not seek a third term in the United States Senate. As I spent time with my family during the holidays and celebrated Janet’s birthday, I reflected on God’s […]

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Strickland Wants to Tolerate Gambling in Ohio

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After taking quite a few anti-gambling stances on past issues, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has recently announced that maybe some sort of new gambling proposal could actually help out the budget deficit in Ohio. Combined with the recent news that certain casino lobbying groups are already making plans to have a proposal on the 2009 […]

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Absentee balloting breaks Ohio record

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From The Dispatch: Absentee balloting breaks Ohio record BY MARK NIQUETTE Nearly half of all Franklin County voters in the Nov. 4 election — 45 percent — cast an early absentee ballot by mail or in person at Veterans Memorial, the highest number in the state, records show. Statewide, about a third of all Ohio […]

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65 City Council Applicants Whittled Down to 16

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The original list of 65 applicants for the two recently vacated Columbus City Council seats has been whittled down to the top 16 after an extensive interview process. The five sitting members of Council will be casting their votes on their final decisions at a public meeting at 5pm on Monday, January 12 at City […]

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Ken Blackwell gains support to head RNC

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From NBC4i.com: Blackwell Gaining Support For Leadership Job Ohio’s former Secretary of State has picked up some support in his effort to become chair of the Republican National Committee. Saturday, Cincinnati’s Ken Blackwell picked up endorsements from several prominent conservatives, including Dr. James Dobson who is founder of Focus on the Family. Other support was […]

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