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Governor pushes for high-speed Internet in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Governor pushes for high-speed Internet Friday, April 25, 2008 BY MARK NIQUETTE Strickland spoke yesterday in Columbus at the first of six events planned nationwide by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the nonprofit Connected Nation to promote the importance of broadband access. The first step in Ohio has been to map […]


Governor Strickland rejects cigarette surcharge

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The Dispatch wrote Governor rejects cigarette surcharge Thursday, April 24, 2008 By James Nash A Washington-based anti-smoking group wants Gov. Ted Strickland and legislative leaders to slap a 75-cent surcharge on packs of cigarettes in order to save an Ohio foundation that discourages youth from smoking and runs a smoking quit line. Legislative leaders and […]


Is Marc Dann the Columbus Version of Elliot Spitzer?


So a while ago it was reported (on a less than credible blog) that Marc Dann’s scheduler, Jessica Utovich, had on her MySpace page that she was in a sexual relationship with Dann. Looks like the rumors are starting to get more validity behind them. This Plain Dealer article is one of the funniest news […]


Your party preference should be private

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Other Paper wrote Your party preference should be private BY DAN WILLIAMSON / APRIL 3, 2008 Ever wonder whether your neighbors are Democrats or Republicans? You don’t have to. Just hop online, visit the Franklin County Board of Elections website and look them up. It’s crazy that the government—not to mention your friends and […]


Strickland gives Spitzer cash to food bank

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The Dispatch wrote Strickland gives Spitzer cash to food bank Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Gov. Ted Strickland is giving a food bank $10,000 in campaign cash he got from former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer resigned last week in a prostitution scandal. He gave Strickland the contribution for the Ohio governor’s 2006 campaign. It […]


Lack of health insurance is killing Ohioans


The Columbus Dispatch wrote Lack of insurance is killing Ohioans, group says By Jonathan Riskind Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Families USA, which advocates universal health coverage, said that a lack of health insurance kills about two working-age adults each day in Ohio, or about 750 people in 2006. Uninsured adults were more likely to find […]


Ohio seizes voting machines in criminal investigation


ars technica wrote Ohio seizes voting machines in criminal investigation By Ryan Paul | Published: March 18, 2008 At the request of election officials, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation has seized voting machines for forensic analysis and has launched a criminal investigation into the Franklin County Board of Elections. Related Stories The […]


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