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Local News
7:55 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Ohio Senate passes bill essentially banning red light traffic cameras

Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

Republican Bill Seitz of Cincinnati has long crusaded against red light and speed cameras.

His bill to ban them outright passed the House and Senate in 2006 – only to be vetoed by Republican Gov. Bob Taft in his last days in office, with the reasoning that a statewide prohibition on the installation of those cameras by cities violated the principle of home rule.

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Economy
11:28 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Venture capitalists say Ohio economy great - others not so sure

There’s never been a better time to start a company in Ohio – especially a technology company. That’s the bottom line of a study done for VentureOhio, a group of venture capitalists. But VentureOhio chairman John McIlwraith of Allos Ventures of Cincinnati says there’s a problem with funding start-up entrepreneurs in Ohio.

“There’s about $520 million in need and about $260 million in capital available, and that capital is going to be deployed not just in Ohio but throughout the Midwest and potentially across the country,"  says McIlwraith.

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Transportation
5:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Why you should care about road salt prices in the middle of summer

A truck picks up a load of road salt last winter. Prices this year are skyrocketing.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Temperatures are soaring, and so too are road salt prices.

It may seem odd to think about snow and ice right now but transportation departments are buying now for the winter. They're finding steep prices.

Hamilton County Engineer Ted Hubbard says the county paid $45 per ton last year. This year the county is paying $104 per ton.

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Governor's Race
5:13 am
Tue August 19, 2014

FitzGerald's top aides leave campaign

Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

After weeks of bad headlines, low poll numbers and disappointing fundraising, there’s a major shakeup rattling the campaign of the Democratic candidate for governor.

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Ohio Constitution
4:00 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Changes could be coming to the Ohio Constitution Part 3

Ohio Constitution 1851
Credit Ohiohistorycentral.org

For 160 years, Ohio has had a public school system. Now, an appointed panel of lawmakers, former public officials and well-connected experts are examining how the Ohio constitution can resolve the debate over how to pay for it. The group is called the Constitutional Modernization Commission.  It could dramatically change language dealing with public education.

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