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Ganley to run for House?
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Thursday, 18 February 2010 07:01

Several outlets are reporting that current Republican Senate candidate Tom Ganley is likely to end his bid for the US Senate in favor of running against Democrat Betty Sutton in Ohio's 13th congressional district. This would pit the auto dealer against the author of the Cash for Clunkers bill. Sources told the Plain Dealer that the potential jump was brought on by internal polling that showed Ganley was trailing Senate candidate Rob Portman, but would be strong against Sutton. The filing deadline for both races is today. If Ganley does make the jump, it will make for an interesting race in Ohio 13...

Check back later for updates from CPAC!

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Wednesday's Word
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Wednesday, 17 February 2010 11:07

Here's a look at some of the stories we're following today:

RTA to lay off employees 219 employees will be out of jobs by April as a result of the transit authority's 12 percent cut in bus service. This amounts to about 9 percent of the workforce. RTA's budget is 12 million dollars lower than it was 1 year ago.

Toledo mall brawl Security will be beefed up at Westfield Franklin Mall in Toledo after a brawl last Saturday night involving 150 teenagers. Mall officials also say that they have adopted a zero tolerance policy for teenagers, meaning that they will be thrown out of the mall rather than given a warning if they misbehave. No word on if Westfield's malls in the Cleveland area will adopt the same policy.

Stow High paper returns The school newspaper was suspended after the administration refused to allow the paper to publish a picture of a student who committed suicide. The compromised reached allows students to have an appeals process if they believe the administration is restricting them unfairly.

Olympic Update Shaun White hit the extremely difficult McTwist 1260 in a practice run for the halfpipe competition, however there is no word on whether he will use it in the competition today. Both US hockey teams made short work of their opponents yesterday, with the men beating Switzerland 3-1 and the women destroying Russia 12-0. Kelli Stack of Brooklyn Heights scored a power play goal at 3:16 of the second period. Both US curling teams lost yesterday, with the men losing to Norway 6-5 and Germany 7-5, and the women losing a heartbreaker to Japan 9-7. Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis had a hard day as well, going off the course in the snowboard cross semifinals, dashing her hopes of redemption after blowing what was sure gold in Torino. Germany now leads the medal count with 9, but the US is right behind them with 8. Medals will be handed out today in women's downhill skiing, cross country individual sprint, men's doubles luge, men's halfpipe, and men's 1000m speed skating.

I'll be heading to Washington to cover the Conservative Political Action Conference tomorrow, so check this blog for updates throughout the weekend.

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Tuesday's Topics
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Tuesday, 16 February 2010 08:28

Here's a look at some of the stories we're following today:

50 car pileup The crash shut down 29 miles of I-71 southbound in Delaware County for 7 hours as crews cleared the wreckage. The highway has reopened, but if you're headed to Central Ohio, be sure to take it slow.

BGSU professor suspended Associate Professor Bruno Ullrich was suspended on January 22 for making threats against his colleagues. The suspension was not a response to the shooting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville last week. A BG spokesman declined to describe the exact nature of the threats.

Olympic Update The US team picked up two more medals yesterday, as Seth Wescott won gold in Snowboard Cross, and Bode Miller took home the bronze in men's downhill skiing. Both US hockey teams will be in action today, as the women play Russia and the men play Switzerland. In other action, medals will be given out in alpine skiing, biathlon, luge, snowboarding, and speed skating. But perhaps the most important event today is the beginning of the much-anticipated curling tournament, with the US men's rink taking on Germany and the women's rink taking on Japan.

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Monday's Musings
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Monday, 15 February 2010 10:57

Here's a look at some of the stories we're following today:

No NEO Dems on the statewide ballot It's the first time in over 70 years that no Cleveland-area politicians will be Democratic ticket. The party says they're not abandoning Cleveland, but that the party has gained strength in other areas, especially the Columbus area. Seems like a smart move by the Dems considering their recent trouble in this area.

Settlement for wrongly accused man Robert McClendon will get $1.1 million. He was convicted of rape and spent 18 years in prison before DNA tests cleared his name. McClendon says that he is grateful for the settlement but it doesn't make up for the time spent in prison.

Lorain number 1 in Spanish-Speakers About 1 in 7 Lorain residents speak Spanish, and that is the highest percentage of any city in Ohio, according to the US Census Bureau. The rest of the top 5 are Cleveland, Columbus, Lakewood, and Fairfield.

Olympic Update The US Women's Hockey Team got off to a hot start yesterday, making short work of the Chinese team 12-1. Brooklyn Heights native Kelli Stack scored a goal and had an assist, and Sheffield Village resident Brianne McLaughlin had one save and gave up one goal in 8 minutes of work in the net at the end of the game. The US leads the medal count going into Day 4 with 6. Medals will be handed out today in the men's 500m speed skating, men's halfpipe, pairs figure skating (free skate is tonight), cross country women's 10k and men's 15k, and men's downhill skiing.

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Sunday on Newspulse
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Saturday, 13 February 2010 13:13

This Sunday on Newspulse, WBWC News Director Jasen Sokol sits down with Barry Norris, the Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America's Greater Cleveland Council, to talk about what the Boy Scouts are doing to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Kadryn Goodwin will bring you the news from across the country and around the world, and Teresa Scrimenti will get you caught up on what's going on in entertainment. Newspulse airs Sunday at 5:30 PM on 88.3 FM The Sting!

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 February 2010 13:28
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