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Hundreds of poll workers retrained and retired
Other headlines: Port of Cleveland bustling with steel imports; Zanesville exotic animal farm auction
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Port of Cleveland bustling with steel imports
  • Zanesville exotic animal farm auction
  • Inmates raise fish for penguins and polar bears
  • Poll workers retrained and retired
    Hundreds of poll workers in Southwest Ohio are being retrained and some are being let-go because of voting-related problems in last year's election. 

    Hamilton County which includes Cincinnati is retiring about a third of worked at 16 precincts that allowed too many voters to be cast ballots at wrong locations or precincts. Other workers didn't vote or didn't meet performance standards.

    Poll worker training is getting extra attention after a Hamilton County precinct judge who presided at one polling site was sentenced to five years in prison for voter fraud.


    Port of Cleveland bustling with steel imports 
    The Port of Cleveland is having a busy season.  Cargo from ships arriving in Cleveland jumped 77 percent last month.  Most of the jump is attributed to imports of European steel.

    The Plain Dealer reports overall port traffic this year is expected to rise about 5 percent over 2012.

    Specialty steel from the Netherlands and England boosted activity.

    The Port of Cleveland last fall completed a $4.5 million rail project to speed offloading of ships.

     
    Zanesville exotic animal farm auction
    Petting zoo equipment and ponies are among the items up for auction today from the estate of a suicidal man who released dozens of exotic animals in eastern Ohio almost two years ago.

    Terry Thompson set 56 of his exotic animals free before shooting himself at his farm in Zanesville, 48 were killed by the local police.

    Thompson also collected vintage cars.  More than 60 will be up for bid today, along with motorcycles, car parts and an Amish buggy.


    Inmates raise fish for penguins and polar bears
    Inmates at a southeastern Ohio prison are taking on a fishy assignment as they prepare to raise trout for penguins, bears and otters at the Columbus Zoo.

    The partnership being announced today between the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Lancaster and the zoo will provide about 300 pounds of frozen trout a month for the zoo's dozen-plus penguins.

    The inmates will also provide about 100 pounds of trout a month for the zoo's polar bears and brown bears and otters.

    A Zoo spokeswoman says the frozen trout will replace fish the zoo currently gets from Idaho.

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