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Kasich vs. Trump Starts to Take Shape in Ads and in Ohio Voters' Minds

After John Kasich surged to second place in the New Hampshire presidential primary, frontrunner Donald Trump declared he may have to get tougher on the Ohio governor in the next phase of the campaign – in part because of Kasich’s attacks on him. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze takes a closer look what’s shaping perceptions back in Ohio as the battle between two of the Republican hopefuls heats up. Donald Trump got about 35 percent of the vote in New Hampshire, compared to John Kasich’s 16. But Kasich’s...
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Top headlines: Heavy snow creates whiteout conditions, causes major accidents in Northeast Ohio; Barberton man sentenced for helping woman obtain heroin that led to her death; New York governor urges federal regulators to reject Key Corp. buyout of First Niagara Financial Group

 

Morning headlines for Thursday, February 11, 2016:

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A ceramic art show at the Canton Museum of Art evokes bitter memories of shuttered plants and lost jobs.

It also celebrates the courage of those who lived through the decline of manufacturing throughout the Midwest.

“Blue Collar” is the work of two sculptors who grew up in a small Indiana factory town.  

Kelly Phelps chairs the art department at Xavier University in Cincinnati, and Kyle Phelps is on the arts faculty at the University of Dayton.

They are identical twins.

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ADI

The specialty airline that wants to return regularly scheduled passenger service to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is shooting for a Spring start. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports. 

Aerodynamics Inc. wants to offer four round-trip flights daily from Youngstown to Chicago. 

There’s been no regular passenger service from the airport in Vienna Township since 2002.

Last month the U.S. Department of Transportation gave ADI a conditional “go-ahead.”  And airline Vice President Mickey Bowman says the conditions can be met in time for a May 1st service launch. 

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The bill to defund Planned Parenthood is on its way to Gov. John Kasich’s desk, and he’s expected to sign it before the primary in South Carolina on Feb.  20.

The Ohio House voted 59-32 Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill now awaits Gov. Kasich’s signature.

The bill strips from the organization more than $1.3 million earmarked for cancer screenings, HIV testing and services other than abortions. But backers of this bill say the money would be better spent at community health clinics throughout the state. Opponents of the bill say there are not enough clinics throughout Ohio that can provide those services.

John Kasich in New Hampshire
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After John Kasich surged to second place in the New Hampshire presidential primary, frontrunner Donald Trump declared he may have to get tougher on the Ohio governor in the next phase of the campaign – in part because of Kasich’s attacks on him. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze takes a closer look what’s shaping perceptions back in Ohio as the battle between two of the Republican hopefuls heats up.  

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The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees faced a packed house today for its first meeting since the school’s Faculty Senate overwhelmingly voted “no confidence” in President Scott Scarborough.

The mostly uneventful meeting saw about two dozen students and faculty show up a day after 26 of the school’s academic chairs and directors asked Ohio’s Chancellor for a change in university leadership, and a week after the faculty senate vote.

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Top headlines: State of Ohio confirms two cases of Zika virus in Northeast Ohio; Portage County prosecutors want teen accused in death of a Kent State freshman be tried as an adult; Ohio EPA: Sebring failed to communicate updated water test results to residents

 

Morning headlines for Wednesday, January 10, 2016:

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The Cleveland Browns are getting a backlash over their plans to eventually move training camp to Columbus, and seeking public money to do it. The Browns have opened the late-summer practice sessions at the team’s headquarters in Berea to fans for nearly 25 years. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks about the move and why he doesn't like it:

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Gov. John Kasich came in a strong second in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary with about 16 percent of the overall Republican vote.

Donald Trump was the first place winner, but Kasich gave what sounded like a victory speech…

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Deep in the heart of the arcane laws that give farmers a helping hand, there's something called "crop insurance." It's a huge program, costing taxpayers anywhere from $5 billion to $10 billion each year.

It's called an insurance program, and it looks like insurance. Farmers buy policies from private companies and pay premiums (which are cheap because of government subsidies) to insure themselves against crop failures and falling prices. It's mainly used by corn, soybean, cotton and wheat farmers. Defenders of the program call it a safety net.

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