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Government shutdown looming over healthcare law
Other headlines: Lawmakers call for civility; Kidnapper kills self following police chase
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Government shutdown looming over healthcare law
  • Lawmakers call for civility
  • Kidnapper kills self following police chase
  • 'Calamityville' ready for emergency training
  • Pit bulls hard to place 
  • Government shutdown looming over healthcare law
    Local congressmen are predicting a legislative shutdown this fall as national healthcare reform under the Affordable Care Act gets underway.

    Republican Bill Johnson in Eastern Ohio’s 6th district tells the Youngstown Business Journal that he’s voted 40 times to repeal what Obamacare.

    Conservative leaders are hinting they may force a shutdown ahead of the launch of state health insurance exchanges in October.

    Democrat Tim Ryan says a vote to shut-down the government is likely, along with a vote to defund implementation of new healthcare programs under the Affordable Care Act.    


    Lawmakers call for civility
    A Republican state senator and a former Democratic Ohio lawmaker are working together in an effort to foster more civility among legislators.

    The Beacon Journal reports Republican Sen. Frank LaRose of Copley and Democrat Ted Celeste of Lakewood are inviting lawmakers to a September meeting to share ideas on how they might better cooperate.

    LaRose says he thinks people are less likely to dismiss opposing views if they know more about the colleagues who have perspectives different than theirs.

    He and Celeste will talk about that topic at a Sept. 6 meeting sponsored by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.


    Kidnapper kills self following police chase
    Police in Cleveland say an ex-con who kidnapped a former girlfriend shot and killed himself as officers approached a car he was in with the woman.

    A police spokesman says the woman is being checked out at a hospital, but her condition is unknown.

    Officers got a tip that the car they were looking for was on Cleveland's west side this morning.

    Police had been searching for 35-year-old Derrick Hudson since Saturday.

    That's when they say he kidnapped his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint after shooting and injuring his aunt and uncle, who live in the same building.

    Police say Hudson had been released from prison recently after serving 10 years for manslaughter in the killing of the woman's boyfriend at the time.

    'Calamityville' ready for emergency training
    A former brownfield in Southern Ohio is set to become a national training center for emergency response workers.

    The site near Dayton known as “Calamityville”  is home to the National Center for Medical Readiness.

    The EPA has cleared the former cement plant property as safe for training of first responders and civilian and military medical staff for disasters.


    Pit bulls hard to place 
    Dog shelter officials say it's still difficult to find homes for pit bulls more than a year after Ohio stopped labeling them as "vicious."

    Pit bulls now aren't automatically considered vicious without proof of that characterization.

    Shelter officials say dogs considered part pit bull take three times as long as other dogs to be adopted. 

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