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Federal court to rule on Ohio same-sex marriage ban
Democrats consider Columbus' bid to host 2016 convention; Prison inmates dump dinner after maggots found

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  • Democrats consider Columbus' bid to host 2016 convention
  • Prison inmates dump dinner after maggots found
  • NRC holds public meeting Thursday on Davis-Besse safety
  • Portage County man struck by Amtrak train
  • Federal court to rule on Ohio same-sex marriage ban
    A ban on same-sex marriage passed by Ohio voters a decade ago is on the line in arguments before federal appeals court judges today in Cincinnati.

    Two Ohio cases involving marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples are among six cases from four states being decided by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    One involves two gay men whose spouses were dying. They sued to be listed as surviving spouses on their husbands' death certificates.

    In the other case, four couples sued to have both spouses listed on children's birth certificates.

    Attorney General Mike DeWine says voters decided in 2004 that marriage is between a man and a woman, and he'll continue to defend that decision.

    Democrats consider Columbus' bid to host 2016 convention
    State Democratic leaders are showing off Ohio’s capital today to national party delegates considering Columbus as the site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

    The selection committee is touring Nationwide the arena today, along with the Columbus convention center, hotels and restaurants, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

    Columbus is one of five cities vying to host the convention, competing with Birmingham, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.

    If Columbus is selected it would be the first time both parties host conventions in different cities in the same year in the same state. 

    Prison inmates dump dinner after maggots found
    Inmates at the Ohio Reformatory for Women at Marysville got rid of their meals Tuesday after a report circulated about fly larvae found in the food line. 

    The report of maggots was the second in the Marysville prison and the eighth confirmed case in a state prison this year. 

    The state has twice fined the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year for violations ranging from staffing shortages to sanitation issues. 

    A prison spokeswoman said no food containing maggots was served to prisoners.

    NRC holds public meeting Thursday on Davis-Besse safety
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public open house tomorrow to review the safety performance of FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station near Toledo. 

    The Akron-based utility is trying to get a 20-year renewal of the plant’s operating license.

    Davis-Besse began work early this year on a $600 million upgrade.

    An NRC report last fall showed the plant has the most high-level violations per reactor in the country since 2001.

    Portage County man struck by Amtrak train
    A Portage County man was struck and killed by a passenger train early this morning in Rootstown.

    The Beacon Journal reports that 53-year-old Tim Freeland was walking along the tracks near his home when he was struck by an Amtrak train.


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