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Quinnipiac poll: Ohio’s support for gay marriage at 50% for first time
Other morning headlines: Flooding leads to evacuations, rescues; Columbus company gets $70 million federal contract
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 
  • Quinnipiac poll: Ohio’s support for gay marriage at 50% for first time
  • Flooding leads to evacuations, rescues
  • Columbus company gets $70 million federal contract
  • Village turns to new traffic system after mayor’s court shuts down
  • Maple Heights man files lawsuit after he was shot by officer
  • Kasich set for State of the State in Medina
  • Wright-Patterson base gets supercomputer
  • Bankruptcy filings down in Ohio
  • Gas prices up
  • Quinnipiac poll: Ohio’s support for gay marriage at 50% for first time
    Support for gay marriage in Ohio has reached the 50 percent mark for the first time. A new survey from Quinnipiac University released today shows exactly half of Ohioans back same-sex marriage, compared to 44 percent who oppose it. In the last poll in December, 47 percent opposed gay marriage while 45 percent support it. The same poll shows 87 percent of Ohio voters support the use of medical marijuana and 47 percent of Ohioans say alcohol is as dangerous as marijuana.

    Flooding leads to evacuations, rescues
    Residents from six Lorain County homes had to be rescued by boat over the weekend when ice jams caused river flooding. No one was hurt as the Vermilion River crested Saturday following a text alert to residents on Friday warning of an ice jam. Vermilion’s fire chief told the Chronicle-Telegram that the rescued residents failed to heed evacuation warnings. Water receded enough Sunday for some residents to gain access to their homes and cleanup is underway.

    Columbus company to get $70 million federal contract
    A Columbus company is getting a $70 million federal contract that the White House says will create up to 10,000 jobs in the Midwest. President Barack Obama will formally announce the contract award to EWI this week as part of his initiative to establish manufacturing innovation centers. EWI will team up with Ohio State University and the University of Michigan to create the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, whose offices will be in Detroit. Some of the projects could include developing lightweight metals for hulls of Navy ships and lighter, safer cars that are more energy-efficient. Read more

    Village turns to new traffic system after mayor’s court shuts down
    A central Ohio village that lost a major part of its revenue stream when the state abolished mayor's courts for some small villages has a new system for collecting money from traffic fines. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the village of Brice in Franklin County has installed a "civil-violations system," in which fines are meant to be paid directly to the village. Police in the village of roughly 100 residents have written more than 1,000 traffic citations, some for as much as $1,500 under the new system. The newspaper reports that some drivers and others are questioning the system adopted a few months after state lawmakers stripped mayor's courts from Brice and six other Ohio villages.

    Maple Heights man files lawsuit after he was shot by officer
    An unarmed Northeast Ohio man who says he had his hands in the air when a Cleveland police officer shot him in the chest over a traffic violation last year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the matter. Greg Love of Maple Heights and two others involved in the June 23 shooting have filed the action in federal court. The 29-year-old Love says Officer Vincent Montague Jr.'s actions were "extreme and outrageous" and that department leaders have fostered an atmosphere ripe for constitutional violations. Montague returned to full duty this month. A police document shows Montague was suspended for three days for putting himself in "a position of imminent danger" by reaching into Love's vehicle during the traffic stop.

    Kasich set for State of the State in Medina
    Gov. John Kasich is set to deliver the State of the State speech tonight. The Republican governor is expected to focus heavily on new education, investment and job training ideas aimed at benefiting Ohio's economy. Kasich will deliver the speech in Medina, turf of his rival for the governor's face, Democrat Ed FitzGerald. FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, kicked off a tour across the state on Saturday in Cleveland and nearby Medina. Kasich has not drawn any GOP challengers in the race. Democrat Larry Ealy also is seeking the office, as is Libertarian Charlie Earl.

    Wright-Patterson base gets supercomputer
    The U.S. Air Force says a new $21 million supercomputer will nearly double the computing power at Ohio's largest military base. The latest supercomputer is expected to arrive in May at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. The Dayton Daily News reports that the computer will have the capability to calculate one quadrillion calculations per second. Officials say that should put it among the top 20 fastest computers in the world. Officials said the water-cooled computer is expected to reduce a backlog of data for test simulations.

    Bankruptcy filings down in Ohio
    Bankruptcy filings in Ohio and the country dropped for the third straight year in 2013. Filings were down about 5 percent in the state last year and down by about one-third since 2010. Ohio recorded nearly 48,000 filings last year. Experts have credited the drop to consumers who have been more reluctant to take on debt since the Great Recession officially ended in 2009. Nationally, filings dropped about 12 percent in 2013.

    Gas prices up
    The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio is averaging $3.53 in today’s survey from AAA and its partners. That's 9 cents higher than last Monday — and 24 cents higher than a month ago.

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