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CSX terminal forecast to be a jobs magnet

BOWLING GREEN - While a planned CSX Transportation rail terminal near North Baltimore, Ohio, will employ only about 100 people, thousands more jobs will arrive when transportation-oriented businesses locate nearby, railroad representatives said yesterday during a briefing for Wood County and local officials.

Mammogram Assistance Program

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Wanted to spread the word about a free mammogram program.

The Mercy Mammogram Assistance Program is giving away 225 mammograms to women who meet the following criteria:

- 40 years of age or older
- No medical insurance; or
- Underinsured (have an insurance co-pay or deductible beyond your financial means
- No other resource s to pay for a mammogram

Maryland: 13-yr old Tries To Rape Assistant Principal

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Looks like we need to get Joe Clark back into schools.

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/16191772/detail.html

Ohio's top court to mull cities' worker residency rules

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday agreed to mull the issue of whether cities may require their employees to live within their borders.

The court agreed to hear appeals of rulings involving the cities of Lima and Akron that struck down a 2006 state law prohibiting residency mandates when it comes to most city employees.

Steel on Paid Sick days. Does this make sense?

Intermodal Comes To Wood County Along With 2-3,000 Jobs

I attended a meeting this afternoon at the Wood County offices to hear about the Intermodal facility being built in North Baltimore. This is not a dream, it is a reality. A big, fat, $80 million reality for Wood County. There were a number of Lucas County people there from the private sector, I saw none that I recognized from the Toledo administration or Lucas County.

NCAA reveals APR sanctions (University of Toledo made the list)

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Seventeen Division I-A football programs face penalties for failing to graduate enough players, the NCAA announced Tuesday with the release of its Academic Progress Rates.

TSK, TSK
Here's a list of the 17 Division I-A football programs that were hit with scholarship sanctions. The typical limit is 85.
Akron: Limit of 80 next year
Buffalo: 83
Central Michigan: 83
FAU: 82
FIU: 82

Scientists find something good about having a big butt :)

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A type of fat that accumulates around the hips and bottom may actually offer some protection against diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
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They said subcutaneous fat, or fat that collects under the skin, helped to improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar.

Conservatives Happier Than Liberals

Individuals with conservative ideologies are happier than liberal-leaners, and new research pinpoints the reason: Conservatives rationalize social and economic inequalities.

Toledo council delays sale of Erie Street Market

Toledo City Council agreed yesterday to keep the Erie Street Market operating for the rest of the year, but postponed a vote on a purchase agreement to sell the building and other city-owned land for a development that would drastically change the city's downtown and Warehouse District.

TV video shows Philly officers kicking, hitting 3 suspects

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PHILADELPHIA - A half-dozen police officers kicked and beat three men pulled from a car during a traffic stop as a TV helicopter taped the confrontation.

The video, shot by WTXF-TV, shows three police cars stopping a car Monday, two days after a city officer was shot to death responding to a bank robbery.

What McCain expects from federal judges

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- John McCain has long rankled social conservatives with his stance on issues such as campaign finance reform and support for some embryonic stem cell research. On Tuesday, he sought to reassure those voters of his conservative credentials as he outlined his philosophy for appointing judges to the federal bench.

Indiana denies 12 nuns the right to vote, due to lack of photo ID

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About 12 Indiana nuns were turned away Tuesday from a polling place by a fellow sister because they didn't have state or federal identification bearing a photograph.

Troy Neff Show: Ohio State Senator Mark Wagoner

In an exclusive interview, Mark sheds some light on the Marc Dann sex scandal, if impeachment will happen, and the future for the Ohio Democratic Party.

Mark Wagoner

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Troy Neff Show: Toledo City Councilman Mike Collins

Mike joins Troy to give an inside look into yesterday's City Council Committee meetings. The debate inside council took over two hours to complete.

Mike Collins

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Los Angeles man wins right to use wife's last name

OS ANGELES (Reuters) - All Michael Buday wanted to do was take the last name of his wife, Diana Bijon, when they married.
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But it took two years, a lawsuit alleging sex discrimination and a change in California law before he picked up his new drivers license in the name of Michael Bijon on Monday.

Study: Restaurant tobacco bans influence teen smoking

BOSTON - A Massachusetts study suggests that restaurant smoking bans may play a big role in persuading teens not to become smokers. Youths who lived in towns with strict bans were 40 percent less likely to become regular smokers than those in communities with no bans or weak ones, the researchers reported in the May issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

Ohio axes 554 jobs at agency for food stamps, unemployed

COLUMBUS - The state agency that oversees food stamps and health insurance for the poor is eliminating about 554 jobs to comply with Gov. Ted Strickland's order that the agency reduce spending by $67.5 million.

The cuts at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services aren't expected to hurt services or programs, said Michael Colbert, the agency's chief financial officer.

Illinois smoking ban tamps down puffing at pipe convention

ST CHARLES — There will be no indoor smoking at a large convention for pipe smokers in Illinois.

A new Illinois law bans smoking in public places. That's taken some of the steam out of this weekend's Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show in St. Charles.

Man jailed 123 times for domestic violence

WTVG -- According to police, this time around 29-year-old Deon Brown is charged with domestic violence, and accused of beating his baby's mother.

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