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BITE-SIZED NEWS: 12/7/12

STATE Ohio shoots down conservative  “heartbeat bill” On Nov. 27, House Bill 125, otherwise known as Ohio’s “heartbeat bill,” was dropped after a decision was made by Republican Senate President Tom Niehaus to keep the bill from going to a vote on the floor of the Ohio State Senate. The bill proposed to ban abortions […]

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BITE-SIZED NEWS: 9/21/12

NATIONAL 2012 Hottest Year on Record for the United States The past eight months of this year have been the warmest recorded of any in the US. Since record-keeping began in 1895, this year rated as the third-hottest summer, according to the U.S. National Climate Data Center’s report Monday. While the average temperature in August […]

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RENOVATIONS FOR ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is undergoing renovations. The goal is to have the renovations completed before the induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next year. The first phase of construction is scheduled to be done by this summer. Enhancements include repainting the Hall of Fame chamber red in order to make it easier […]

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OHIO TO PARTICIPATE IN MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE DRILL

On April 28, Ohio will join at least 11 other states in the largest earthquake drill ever held in this region of the country. At 10:15 a.m., more than 2 million people will “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. The eight states that were impacted by the large series of […]

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MAN GETS LIFE FOR 1993 MURDER

A convicted rapist already serving prison time in Ohio has been sentenced to life in prison in Florida for killing a woman in Orlando nearly 18 years ago. An Orange County judge sentenced 39-year-old Dennis McCroskey on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder last month in exchange for prosecutors agreeing not to pursue the […]

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Ohio teachers take center stages in battle over union rights

Ohio teachers are becoming the front line fighters against Ohio bill that is looking to slash a $8 million deficit by curbing union negotiation rights. Republican law makers are hoping this bill will give state and local law makers more discretion in establishing pay scales and handling internal conflicts. (Fox News)

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