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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sen. Portman votes 'yes' on training rebel forces, while Brown wants more debate
Ohio's two senators crossed party lines on Wednesday's vote

Ohio’s two Senators have voted across party lines on how the U.S. should fight ISIS. Democrat Sherrod Brown was one of 22 senators voting “no” Wednesday on a bill authorizing the training of Syrian rebels to fight Islamic militants. It was part of a larger bill to fund the government through early December. The measure passed, and one of the people voting yes was Ohio’s other Senator, Republican Rob Portman.  Kabir Bhatia reports

Gov. John Kasich (right) and challenger Ed FitzGerald also disagree on what will keep the job-growth-streak going in the future (WKSU)Manufacturing in Ohio seeing slow, steady growth
After losing 166,000 jobs in 2007-09, it's the first prolonged increase since the mid-90s

The health of manufacturing in Ohio still plays a big role in state politics even though it no longer dominates Ohio's economy.

Republican Gov. John Kasich is hoping that voters in November will look at the 50,000 manufacturing jobs regained over the past four years.

It's the first prolonged increase since the mid-1990s.

Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald is criticizing the governor's move to put a hold on Ohio's renewable energy targets. FitzGerald says that will cost the state jobs in clean energy manufacturing.

Kasich says his tax cuts and the state's budget surplus have made the state more attractive to manufacturers.

Ohio lost a staggering 166,000 manufacturing jobs during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 just before Kasich took office.  (more)

ACLU urges court to block Ohio from reducing vote
The NAACP and other voting rights groups want court to hear arguments in the case

Civil rights attorneys are urging a federal appeals court to uphold expanded early voting in Ohio.

The filing late Friday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says cutting same day registration, evening voting and Sunday voting would disproportionately burden black voters, in violation of federal law. The brief on behalf of the NAACP and other voting rights groups also asks the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments in the case.

Ohio officials told the court earlier that the state's early voting schedule exceeds the time allowed in most states and doesn't burden voters. They want the Cincinnati-based appeals court to overturn a federal judge's order that blocked trimming early voting and ordered the state's elections chief to set additional times, including evening hours.  (more)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Representative Anne Gonzalez (Ohio House of Representatives)Ohio lawmaker is fighting a private-property flag ban
The new Ohio House bill follows a dispute with a landlord

A House lawmaker is joining the call to make sure Ohio residents are never again banned from displaying the American flag. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the new bill comes on the heels of a controversial dispute between a woman and her landlord.  Andy Chow reports

One of the hundreds of fracking wells now operating in eastern Ohio. New research offers insights on fracking risks
Ohio State researchers develop a new way of tracking methane back to its source

Groundwater pollution has been at the heart of the debate over fracking. Now, a study led by an Ohio State researcher offers some insights about the risk. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Joanna Richards reports.  (more)

Angie Rinock with State Farm says the odds of having an encounter with a deer is about 1 in 127 this year. (Creative Commons: Stuart Bassil)State Farm analysts say drivers are more likely to hit deer this year
Government officials disagree with the insurance company's findings

Fall is mating season for deer, and prime time for car-deer collisions. State Farm Insurance forecasts Ohio motorists are 6 percent more likely to hit a deer this year than last. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Joanna Richards reports.  (more)

Huntington Spokeswoman Maureen Brown says the bank is notifying customers whose accounts have a high likelihood of being impacted. (Greenville Daily News/Cory Smith)Huntington says it will protect customers from Home Depot data breach
Huntington spokeswoman says the bank is replacing cards free of charge

Huntington is one of many banks trying to protect customers from the recent cyber-hack of Home Depot.

The company says 56 million cards may have been compromised over five months. Huntington spokeswoman Maureen Brown says the security of its customers’ accounts is a high priority.

She says Huntington is actively monitoring the Home Depot data breach and notifying customers whose accounts have a high likelihood of being impacted. Home Depot says it was first notified of the breach on Sept. 2. The company’s CEO says customers will not be liable for the fraudulent charges.  (more)

Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom following this week's vote. Northeast Ohio Scots probably would have voted the same way.  ( Ohio Scots reflect the outcome of the independence vote
Conflicts arise between head and heart

The sentiment in Northeast Ohio over Scottish independence seems to reflect the failed vote in Scotland. Fifty-five percent of Scottish voters rejected breaking away from the United Kingdom.

Margaret Frost, head of the Scottish-American Society in Akron, says members of her group were split about 50/50.  Kevin Niedermier reports

Brian Davis says poverty is the most extreme he's seen it in Cleveland in two decades. (Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless)Poverty climbs in Cleveland
Census figures show Cleveland remains among the nation's most impoverished

The percentage of Clevelanders living in poverty is higher today than a decade ago, when it was ranked the most impoverished city in America. 

New U.S. Census figures show Cleveland’s poverty rate at nearly 37 percent. That’s about 6 percentage points higher than 10 years ago. The rate for Cleveland children is more than 54 percent, which is also a big increase.

Brian Davis of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, says the situation is the worst he’s seen in 20 years, with families being hit the hardest -- especially over the summer.  Kevin Niedermier reports

Montague headed the Cleveland VA for 15 years before retiring, then being hired by Dayton.  (Dayton VA)Ex-Cleveland head Montague agrees to cooperate in wider VA investigation
His sentence will likely be reduced by a year as a result

The former head of the Cleveland and Dayton VA medical centers has agreed to cooperate in a wider ranging investigation into bid-rigging on VA construction projects nationwide. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that, as a result, William Montague remains free for now and faces a lot less time when he is sentenced.

   M.L. Schultze reports

SEC charges eight in pump-and-dump stock scheme
Other headlines:  Kent State ethics workshop gets ISIS tweet, prominent civil rights activist calls for release of Walmart shooting video, Prescription costs could go up for Ohio seniors, Toledo's blight app, Cincinnati appoints 'fun' commissioner&nb

  • SEC charges eight in pump-and-dump scheme
  • Kent State ethics workshop gets ISIS tweet
  • Sharpton calls for release of Walmart shooting video
  • Prescription drug costs going up for Ohio seniors
  • Toledo rolls out blight app
  • Cincy just wants to have fun
  •    (more)

    Sherrod Brown among 22 U.S. senators who voted against arming Syrian rebels
    Other morning headlines: ISIS tweet uses Kent State conference hashtag; State jobless rate unchanged for August

    WKSU morning news headlines for Friday, September 19th   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Ohio is expecting a record corn crop, but the good news comes with some challenges. (Michael Dorausch)Midwestern farmers are harvesting what could be a record corn crop
    High yields could lead to trouble finding enough storage and transportation for the crops

    The Midwestern corn harvest is just getting underway, and the region is predicting record crops. For Ohio Public Radio, WYSO’s Lewis Wallace reports that means depressed prices for producers and, possibly, trouble getting that corn where it needs to go.  (more)

    For ten centuries hops have been used as a flavoring agent in beer. Today hoppy beers are more popular than ever and Ohio farmers are growing them for the booming craft beer market. (Courtesy Schneider's Hop Haus)Hoppin' to it: Craft beer needs the hops that local farmers can provide
    An Aurora farm family hopes for a share of a rapidly expanding market

    Tomorrow’s a good day to down a good hoppy beer. Several craft beer festivals are going on around the region, including Akron’s Ballpark Festival of Beers.

    The state boasts nearly 100 craft brewers now, a number that has doubled in the last three years.  And they all need hops.

    In today’s Quick Bite, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports on the opportunity that presents for Ohio’s small family farms.  Vivian Goodman reports

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Northeast Ohio’s top health care executives gathered at Crain’s Health Care Forum. From left to right: MetroHealth System’s Dr. Akram Boutros; Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Toby Cosgrove; Sisters of Charity’s Terrence Kessler; Akron General’s Tim Stover; University Hospital’s Tom Zenty. (Sarah Jane Tribble)Northeast Ohio’s top health executives talk costs
    The discussion about the cost of health care highlights some differences of opinion

    It's not often that the leaders of Northeast Ohio's largest health care systems all take to the same stage during an event, but that's what happened today at the annual Crain's Health Care Summit. The cost of health care generated a lot of discussion and highlighted some differences of opinion. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Sarah Jane Tribble reports.  (more)

    Starting next spring, a second ship will be added to the Cleveland-Europe Express service. (Port of Cleveland)Cleveland's freighter service to Europe loses money but is expanding
    Officials believe launching a second ship will will attract more exporters and help the service break even

    The Port of Cleveland is losing much more money than expected on its non-stop freighter service to Europe. But despite the losses, the Cleveland-Europe Express is being expanded.  Kevin Niedermier reports

    The Class II wells that accept brine waste stretch from Ohio's Northeast to southeast corners. (ODNR)Ohio says one drilling-waste disposal well did not trigger an earthquake
    But the other remains suspended and under investigation

    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has concluded that at least one well used to dispose of fracking wastewater had nothing to do with an earthquake in the Youngstown area last month. But, as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, the second well is not yet in the clear.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Democratic Sen. Nina Turner says it's vital for the law to protect victims of domestic violence. (The Ohio Senate)Ohio lawmakers renew call to protect information on domestic violence victims
    The program would allow victims of domestic abuse to vote and keep their addresses confidential

    State leaders are reviving their call to protect victims of domestic abuse by allowing them to keep their addresses confidential. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, they believe the current national spotlight on domestic violence could help their cause.  Andy Chow reports

    No mechanical issues with school bus in deadly Akron accident
    Other headlines:  Port Authority to add second monthly route despite losses, authorities looking for escapee from Bowling Green facility, city manager says Dayton police chief justified in pepper-spraying a 15-year-old girl

  • Highway patrol says no mechanical issues with bus in deadly accident
  • Port Authority adds second monthly route despite losses
  • Another jail escape in Ohio
  • Dayton city manager says pepper-spraying of 15-year-old justified 
  •   (more)

    William Montague retired from the Cleveland VA, then headed the Dayton VA before he was indicted. (Dayton VA)Ex-chief of the Cleveland VA is to be sentenced tomorrow
    William Montague admitted he passed insider info to contractors, costing the Veterans Administration millions of dollars

    The former head of the Cleveland VA medical centers is to be sentenced tomorrow morning in Akron on dozens of corruption charges. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on a case that's already cost the VA $20 million in padded construction costs – and will end up costing it far more.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Ohio's poverty rate improves slightly
    Other morning news headlines: Port of Cleveland adds second freighter; Inmate escapes in Bowling Green

    WKSU morning news headlines for Thursday, September 18th   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    The Goodtime lll heads up the Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's tour of waterfront developments. (KEVIN NIEDERMIER)Mayor's boat tour highlights Cleveland's waterfront development efforts
    New and future hotels, apartments, office and entertainment space link Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River

    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson took a couple hundred people on a boat ride along the Lake Erie shore and Cuyahoga River to show progress on the downtown waterfront development plan.

    WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier was on the Wednesday evening cruise aboard the “Goodtime lll” and filed this report.  Kevin Niedermier reports

    Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities questions whether venture capitalism helps mostly the wealthy. (U.S. Senate)Start-ups hungry for more venture capital than is available in the region
    State support leads to questions as to how much these businesses help Ohioans

    The state of Ohio has programs to attract and distribute capital to local start-ups. However, some experts say there is simply not enough, while others question whether investing in start-ups really does much for the average Ohioan.  Karen Kasler reports

    Members of one of Akron's most influential bands, Tin Huey, will perform Saturday at the Highland Square Neighborhood Association's PorchRockr. (Tin Huey)The Akron Sound rocks the porches
    Highland Square's PorchRockr includes emerging artists along with blasts from the past

    A whole lotta shakin’ will rock the porches of Akron’s Highland Square this weekend. WKSU's Vivian Goodman reports that PorchRockr, a neighborhood music festival, will feature more than 100 bands, including figures from Akron rock history.  Vivian Goodman reports

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern (ANDY CHOW)Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
    Chris Redfern says the governor's counsel was told to to claim he acted alone when he interceded in a case involving a top GOP donor

    The head of Ohio’s Democratic Party says the administration of Gov. Kasich is lying about its involvement with a case against a North Canton millionaire. 

    It has to do with consumer protection complaints filed in California three years ago against Ben Suarez, a direct marketer and major GOP donor.

    At the time, Kasich’s chief legal counsel, Michael Grodhaus, wrote California’s attorney general asking her to review the case to ensure county D.A.’s were acting properly. When questions arose about connections between the letter and political contributions from Suarez employees, the governor's spokesperson said the lawyer had acted on his own. 

    Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern now says Grodhaus was directed by either the governor or his chief of staff to write an email claiming he acted alone.  Andy Chow reports

    Kent State is moving forward on a new alumni center, on the site of the abandoned DuBois book store (Kent State)More new buildings are coming to Kent State campus
    New architecture, alumni buildings move ahead, while the school sells land to the City of Kent for a new police station

    Kent State University is adding new buildings on campus, one of which is replacing a decades-old standby. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on today’s board of trustees meeting.  Kabir Bhatia reports

    Some low-income people are choosing between food and phones. (Flickr)Ohio survey shows low-income people are choosing phones over food
    Ohio University professor suggests landlines may help alleviate the burden to poverty-stricken consumers

    Low income consumers are always choosing where to spend their limited funds. But one Ohio University professor has uncovered a trend that suggests those in poverty may be choosing their wireless phone service over food purchases. For Ohio Public Radio, WOUB’s Tim Sharp reports.  (more)

    Jim Cossler of the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI)Northeast Ohio business incubator ranked best in its class worldwide
    The Youngstown Business Incubator beats out those in London, Boston, Beijing and hundreds of other cities on performance

    The most effective university-based business incubator in the world is in Northeast Ohio.

    That’s according to the University Business Incubator Index headquartered in Stockholm. The organization ranks the Youngstown Business Incubator No. 1 based on many factors, including job creation and sales revenues of the start-up companies it’s generated.

    Youngstown Business Incubator CEO Jim Cossler says the index was also impressed that these numbers came from a small economically depressed city.  Kevin Niedermier reports

    People jailed the weekend before election day will still be allowed to vote. (Michael Coghlan)Judge rules late jailed voters must be allowed to cast balllots
    Advocate says policy upholds the law and mirrors allowances for illnesses

    Boards of elections are getting ready for early voting a week earlier than they expected, after a federal judge moved back the start date. Now there is another ruling affecting elections workers and a very small number of would-be voters.  Karen Kasler reports

    Prosecutors review Bay Village ice bucket challenge case
    Other headlines:  more Ohioans have health coverage, court settlement in wrongful imprisonment case

  • Cuyahoga County prosecutors review Bay Village case
  • Number of uninsured in Ohio falls
  • Court awards 82k in wrongful imprisonment case 
  •   (more)

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Vice President of Procurement David Williams and U.S. Rep. Mike Turner speak at the Airbus Supplier Summit. ( Jerry Kenney)Ohio leaders push to increase partnerships between businesses and Airbus
    The aerospace manufacturer spends more on parts from Ohio than any other state

    State leaders are making a push to increase business between the state’s aerospace industry and aircraft manufacturer Airbus. For Ohio Public Radio, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports state officials met with business owners about the effort this week in Dayton.  - none - reports

    Judge: Ohioans arrested and jailed weekend before Election Day can vote
    Other morning headlines: Akron bus driver dies saving child during drill; Ohio sends more samples to test for enterovirus 68

    WKSU morning news headlines for Wednesday, September 17th   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

     (Ohio Department of Natural Resources)Ohio Supreme Court says the state can't unilaterally block strip mining
    The decision opens a wildlife area in eastern Ohio to strip mining for coal

    A ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court this morning opens some of the state’s public recreation areas to strip mining – over the objections of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on today’s (Wednesday’s) decision.   M.L. Schultze reports

    Brian Hoyer has been cut from three teams, undergone major surgery and challenged a star rookie to go on to win some games for Cleveland (Cleveland Browns )Pluto: Hoyer's long road home to a starting quarterback job in Cleveland
    Brian Hoyer has been cut from three teams, undergone major surgery and challenged a star rookie to go on to win some games for Cleveland

    The newest hero in Cleveland’s pro sports scene is someone who’s overcome a lot of adversity.  Quarterback Brian Hoyer is a Northeast Ohio native who may be starting to prove he can win for the Browns. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks about Brian Hoyer, who played in high school for Cleveland St. Ignatius but didn’t have an easy path to become an NFL starter.  Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Supporters of Horizon schools say the allegations and investigation are a distraction (ANDY CHOW)Parents, other supporters rally for Ohio charter schools under fire
    Horizon and Concept schools say they're being unfairly attacked

    CLARIFICATION: Publicly funded charter schools in Ohio are subject to audits. Brian Rothenberg with Progress Ohio maintains the financial reviews need to be more transparent. This story incorrectly implied that the schools are unaudited. 

    The state education department is looking further into complaints of testing irregularities at two charter schools -- the Horizon science academies in Cincinnati and Columbus. They've been added to the ongoing scrutiny of Horizon’s Dayton academy. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was in downtown Columbus as hundreds of people countered with support of the Horizon schools.  Andy Chow reports

    CoreLogic reviewed decades of data tied to nine natural disasters, including hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.  (Robert Sustersic)Ohio ranks among the safest states to live
    Real estate tracker CoreLogic ranked Ohio in the bottom 10 for states at risk of natural disaster

    If you’re afraid of natural disasters, there’s good news: Ohio ranks in the bottom 10 for states at risk of them. Real estate tracker CoreLogic reviewed decades of data tied to nine natural disasters to generate each state’s “Hazard Risk Score.” For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Brian Bull reports.  (more)

    Public Square with a $32.5 million facelift. (James Corner Field Operations)Cleveland Public Square's redo should be done by June 1, 2016
    City puts Higbee tax money into the overhaul

    About two thirds of the money needed to revamp Cleveland’s Public Square has now been committed, and backers say they expect the work to begin by the end of the year. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the overhaul of one of Cleveland’s most significant public spaces.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Mindy Farmer, director of Kent State's May 4 Visitors Center, says if people took the time to understand the significance of May 4, 1970, one wouldn't make this mistake again. (Urban Outfitters/BuzzFeed)May 4 Visitors Center director reacts to "vintage sweatshirt"
    Mindy Farmer says some good can come from Urban Outfitters' decision to sell the sweatshirt

    The head of the May 4 Visitors Center at Kent State University, a museum commemorating the shooting deaths of four students by National Guardsmen, is weighing in on Urban Outfitters controversial sweatshirt.

    The faded, vintage sweatshirt has holes and appears to be stained with blood. Center Director Mindy Farmer is among those who believe the company’s marketing was in poor taste. However, she believes some good can come of it.  (more)

    Adam H. praises those who helped with his recovery. (JO INGLES)Ohio Statehouse rally marks Recovery Month
    Ohio holds its 25th celebratoinof those who work with abusers and those in recovery

    Hundreds of recovering drug and alcohol addicts took part in a rally Tuesday at the Ohio Statehouse. The event was to mark the 25th anniversary of Recovery Month.

    Every year, those who work with substance abusers are recognized alongside with those who have kicked substance abuse habits.

    At the rally, a man from Dublin, who goes by the name Adam H. credited the people who take part in the event for playing a critical role in turning his life around.  Jo Ingles reports

    University of Toledo Law School dean Daniel Steinbock (University of Toledo Law School)Toledo law school drops tuiton
    The move comes after a plunge in applications

    Trustees at the University of Toledo have approved a plan to cut tuition at its law school by 13 percent. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen reports the move comes after the number of applicants declined by two-thirds in just the last three years.  (more)

    Interceptor missile test (Missile Defense Agency)Comment period ends for Ravenna as an interceptor missile site
    A draft environmental study for it and three other sites could take a year

    Thousands of written and oral comments are on their way to Alabama – the next step in a process that could transform the old Ravenna arsenal into one of three sites in the country designed to protect the U.S. from intercontinental ballistic missiles. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.  M.L. Schultze reports

     (Petermann Bus)Akron school bus driver killed after saving a student
    Bus rolled as charter-school students were doing an emergency drill

    Update: The bus driver has been identified as Laura Zborowski of Akron. She was pronounced dead at Akron City Hospital about two hours after the accident, which occurred shortly after 8 a.m.

    A school bus driver in Akron was killed this morning after she pulled a 10-year-old girl from the path of her rolling bus.

    Akron police and the Ohio Highway Patrol are investigating the accident, which happened outside the Middlebury charter school as the driver was conducting a safety drill.

    Akron Lt. Rick Edwards  says the 51-year-old woman had directed the 40 children to exit the rear of the bus as part of the drill. As the last child was getting ready to jump, the bus began to roll.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Akron school bus driver killed in accident
    Other headlines:  new charges against troubled charters, state appeals federal early voting ruling, Cedar Point decides not to name one of its roller coasters after Lebron James

  • Akron school bus driver killed in accident
  • New charges against embattled charter operator
  • Ohio appeals federal early voting decision
  • Cedar Point won't rename roller coaster after LeBron 
  •   (more)

    The end of the first -- and perhaps only statewide candidates' debate in Ohio. Dan Moulthrop and moderator Nick Castele close out with candidates Bob Bridges, John Patrick Carney and Dave Yost. (M.L. SCHULTZE)Why aren't Ohio's statewide candidates debating?
    Incumbency, social media and voters all play a role in the lack of interest in political debates

    The debate yesterday at the City Club of Cleveland was among the three men running for state auditor – not the highest profile of races. But it may be the only debate anywhere in Ohio this fall among the dozen-and-a-half statewide candidates. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze takes a closer look at the debate over debates.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Jeff Taylor of Event 38 prepares to launch one of the Akron company's fixed-wing drones (WKSU)Drones join pickups and tractors on Ohio farms
    Precision drones featured at Ohio's annual Farm Science Review

    Ohio farmers are getting a look this week at a relatively new use for unmanned aircraft – or drones. The 51st annual Farm Science Review  trade show is underway in Madison County. and new aerial imaging devices to support the growing “precision agriculture” movement have top billing. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.  Tim Rudell reports

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    At the time of the events, WKSU reporters caught many of the key developments leading up to the shooting, the day of the tragedy and of the aftermath. The original audio, as well as photographs, reports and other text, has been gathered on a special web site:

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    On May 4th, 1970, Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on Kent State students protesting the invasion of Cambodia, the escalation of the Vietnam War - and the presence of the guard on campus. Four students died; nine were wounded. The scene became an icon for the Baby Boom generation. And this year, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, as a site that contributed significantly to the understanding of the nation's history and culture. But for many, the history is not national. It's personal. And while it's fading out of many textbooks and memories, it's fresh in the lives of many others. WKSU is taking a look at the personal stories and larger lessons that grew from May 4, 1970.

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