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U.S. Department of Defense

Ohio’s state lawmakers want to push U.S. lawmakers to put the three-and-a-half billion dollar Eastern U.S. Missile Defense Base at Camp Ravenna.  The location in Portage and Trumbull counties is one of three sites being considered

State Senator Sean O’Brien of Bazzeta is co-sponsor of a resolution that the Ohio legislature is voting on Wednesday asking for help from Congress in getting the big base for Ohio.  And he says, its impact would extend beyond Camp Ravenna and the immediate area.

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Mayor Dan Horrigan’s nominees to the new Akron Civil Rights Commission were approved this week by City Council. Now the group, with the authority to investigate and mediate complaints and enforce the city’s new anti-discrimination ordinance, has to organize itself. 

JENNIFER KOH

Violinist Jennifer Koh began her career at the age of 11 when she debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

She has since performed with the world’s major orchestras, recorded more than a dozen albums, and had over 50 original works written for her.

Last year Musical America named Jennifer Koh instrumentalist of the year.

As an Oberlin grad she comes back to Ohio periodically, and this week Koh is teaching master classes at the Kent Blossom Musical Festival, and performing a solo concert tonight at Kent State.

Just a few years ago, Koh came perilously close to losing all of this after suffering a concussion.

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The Ohio Senate passed a controversial bill that bans the abortion method most often used after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

The bill, which bans Dialation and Extraction abortions, passed along party lines with Majority Republicans, such as Senator Peggy Lehner, voting for it.

“It has no place for people who care about the sanctity of human life.”

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Just before state lawmakers started debating the budget, Gov. John Kasich wasn’t saying much, though he made it clear he was in the Statehouse waiting to get that spending plan.

Kasich invited reporters into his office to see he was meeting with leaders of Ohio’s auto, property and life insurance companies to talk about jobs in that industry – but he wouldn’t talk about the budget.

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