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Friday's Finds
Friday, 29 January 2010 10:35

Here's a look at the stories we're covering today:

One casino issue on the ropes... Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner announced that fell 27,065 signatures shy of the 241,366 needed to put Governor Strickland's plan to install slot machines at horse tracks across Ohio. The group now has 10 days to get those signatures.

...One headed for votes The Ohio House voted 71-26 on Wednesday to put an issue on the ballot that would change the location of the proposed Columbus casino. This was necessary because the specific locations of the four casinos were included in the original constitutional amendment that approved the casinos. If the measure fails, Penn National Gaming says that they will build on the original site.

More jobs at NASA Glenn? Senator Sherrod Brown predicted yesterday that there will be enough money in the White House budget due out on Monday to create new jobs at NASA Glenn Research Center. The majority of these jobs will be in new aerospace projects that should offset any losses in the space program. NASA has had no comment.

Obama, Brown related Genealogists in New England say that President Obama and newly elected Massachusetts senator Scott Brown are 10th cousins. That's right, the President lost his filibuster-proof majority in the Senate to his cousin! In other strange family history news, Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos learned this morning that he is related to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  

Tune into the AP Radio News at the top of every hour and local news updates at 6:03, 7:03, 8:03, 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30 on 88.3 FM The Sting!

Thursday's Thoughts
Thursday, 28 January 2010 09:26

Here's a look at the stories we're covering today:

State of the Union Address As expected, President Obama focused on jobs and the economy in his first State of the Union last night. He proposed a 3 year freeze on most government spending as well as a second stimulus bill. He also discussed higher education, proposing an increase in Pell Grants and a $10,000 higher education tax credit. 

High speed rail coming to Ohio Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Governor Strickland that Ohio will receive 400 million dollars to build a high speed rail line connecting Ohio's largest cities. The new Amtrak line will connect Cleveland with Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati.

Sowell update A judge threw out accused Imperial Avenue killer Anthony Sowell's request for a change of venue for his trial as well as a motion to remove the death penalty as a possible sentence in the case. Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold said that if an impartial jury could be found in Oklahoma for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, one could be found in Cleveland for Sowell.

Toyota recall The automaker is recalling millions of cars after it was discovered that a faulty part in the gas pedal could cause it to hang, making it difficult if not impossible to stop the car. The recall includes the Camry, Corolla, Avalon, Matrix, Highlander, Rav4, Sequoia, and Tundra.

Tune in for the AP Radio News at the top of every hour and local news updates at 6:03, 7:03, 8:03, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 today on 88.3 FM The Sting! 

State of the Union Address
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 10:14
Tune into 88.3 FM The Sting tonight for President Obama's first State of the Union Address. Join Sandy Kozel, Jerry Bodlander, and Mark Smith starting at 9:00 PM for the address followed by full analysis from the Associated Press. That's tonight at 9:00 on 88.3 FM The Sting!
Tuesday's Topics
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 09:17

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

State of the State Address Governor Strickland will make his State of the State Address at noon today. He's expected to focus on jobs, but he may branch out and talk about a wide range of other issues, especially considering that polls show that he is trailing John Kasich in his bid for re-election. 

Turnpike removes bike toll The Ohio Turnpike Commission has reversed its decision to toll passenger cars with bicycles on their roofs. Such cars were usually put in a classification intended for trucks because of a laser scanning system that determined the height of the vehicle, but toll collectors will now adjust the tolls when cars exit the turnpike.

West Side Explosion Natural gas is the suspected cause of a house explosion on West 83rd Street near Madison yesterday. The blast happened just after 3 PM after a West 83rd resident called Dominion East Ohio Gas to report a potential gas leak. There are reports that the gas leak had been going on for almost a week before the explosion. No one was seriously injured.

NASA coin headed to the Hall of Fame The coin that will be used in the coin toss in Super Bowl XLIV will be donated by the crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The coin was taken to the International Space Station in November along with several other pieces of football memorabilia.

Tune in for the AP Radio News at the top of every hour and local news updates at 6:03, 7:03, 8:03, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 on 88.3 FM The Sting! 

Monday's Musings
Monday, 25 January 2010 06:36

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

Strickland trails Kasich The Ohio Newspaper Poll released yesterday shows that Republican John Kasich has a narrow lead over Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland in the race for Governor. 51 percent of those polled said that they would vote for Kasich if the election was today, compared to 45 percent who would vote for Strickland. This comes on the heels of a report from the AP that national data doesn't back Kasich's assertion that phasing out the Ohio income tax will return money to Ohioans' pockets.

3 boys drown on the Sandusky River The boys, ages 8, 9, and 10, fell into the river near Fremont while they were collecting dead fish with a friend. Condolences to the families as well as the young man who survived. You definitely have to feel for them.

Court Issues Cell Phone Ban Erie County Common Pleas Court has issued a ban on all cell phones, laptops, iPods, and smart phones, saying that Twitter-happy juries could trigger mistrials. I thought these things were already banned in courts, but I guess not.

Plane crashes into Mediterranean The Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed just after taking off from Beirut. As of now, terrorism is not being considered a cause of the crash.

Tune in for the AP Radio News at the top of every hour and local news updates at 6:03, 7:03, 8:03, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 on 88.3 FM The Sting!

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