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4:00 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Voter supression in Ohio? It's up to the federal courts to decide

Ohio’s “Golden Week” of early voting – which Ohio Democrats love and Ohio Republicans hate – may make a comeback this fall.

When Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and his fellow Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly cut the number of early voting days in Ohio from 35 to 29 and restricted early voting hours, there was no doubt the issue would end up in federal court.

It was just a matter of which group would get to the federal courthouse first.

As it turned out, it was the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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John Dolibois
3:10 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Former Ambassador John Dolibois has died

John Dolibois speaks to a crowd at Miami University.
Credit Provided / Miami University

  UPDATE 5/09/14:  Miami University says a public memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, in the Oxford Presbyterian Church.

Former United States Ambassador John Dolibois has died. The Miami University graduate was 95.

Dolibois was born in Luxembourg and emigrated to the United States in 1931. He graduated from Miami University in 1942 and was fundamental in creating the school's Luxembourg campus which was later named in his honor.

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Belterra
4:21 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Get a glimpse of the now open Belterra (River Downs)

Belterra features 1,500 games.
Ann Thompson WVXU

After a year and a half of demolition and construction, Belterra Park, owned by Pinnacle Entertainment, is off to the races. The Anderson Township property, opening Thursday, sits on 122 acres. It features 1,500 games, six restaurants, the River Downs Club and a VIP lounge. The first day of live racing is scheduled for May 8. Here's the racing schedule:

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
2:57 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

WPAFB names new base commander

Col. John Devillier
Credit Provided / USAF

Col. John Devillier will be the next leader in charge at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He'll take command of the 88th Air Base Wing July 17.

Devillier replaces Col. Cassie Barlow who is retiring.

Devillier currently serves as the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations commander at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Here's his Air Force bio:

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Boone County
9:01 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Vigil held for woman shot by Boone County Sheriff's deputy

Friends hold a cross and candles during a roadside vigil for Samantha Ramsey who died after she was shot by a Boone County, KY Sheriff's deupty while allegedly trying to run him down.
Michael E. Keating

UPDATE 5/1/14 3:16pm

The Kentucky State Police has denied Boone County's request. In a release, the Boone County Sheriff's Department says the KSP cited policy and current protocol in denying the request.

UPDATE 5/1/14  Boone County Sheriff asks Kentucky State Police to investigate.  Here's the release: 

On Friday, May 1, 2014 Sheriff Michael A. Helmig officially requested the Kentucky State Police to investigate the shooting involving Deputy Tyler Brockman on River Road on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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