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Shipwreck hunter reports find of Lake Huron ship lost in 1861
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 09 December 2013 08:16

HARRISVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A veteran Great Lakes shipwreck hunter says he and his crew found the wreck of a wooden steamer that sank in 1861 in Lake Huron.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/IWTFkj ) 72-year-old David Trotter of Wayne County's Canton Township says the Keystone State was found during a July search. It was heading from Detroit to Milwaukee when it sank during a powerful November storm, claiming 33 lives.

The wreck is in nearly 175 feet of water, about 25-30 miles northeast of Harrisville

The nearly 300-foot-long Keystone State was built in Buffalo, N.Y. It had paddle wheels on its sides nearly 40 feet in diameter.

Maritime historian C. Patrick Labadie says its discovery can shed light on ship construction methods of the era and how people once traveled.

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OSU trails Big Ten schools in research revenue
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 09 December 2013 08:14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University falls short of the other Big Ten schools in making money from research.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1gjhiSP ) reports that the university in Columbus spent $934 million on research in fiscal 2012 — the fourth-largest amount among the dozen Big Ten universities.

But Ohio State again came in last place for licensing income with $2.2 million. That's according to an annual listing by the Association of Technology Managers.

For a fifth year, Northwestern University tops the Big Ten and all other colleges with more than $122 million from inventions. Among Ohio schools, Ohio University in Athens earned $9.4 million — more than four times as much as Ohio State.

Ohio State officials said they're working hard at turning research into commercial products, but it takes time.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com


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Internet giants weigh in on cheerleader defamation lawsuit
Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press   
Monday, 09 December 2013 07:32

CINCINNATI (AP) — From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager.

In court briefs recently filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, the Internet giants warn that if upheld, the northern Kentucky judge's ruling to let the former cheerleader's lawsuit proceed has the potential to "significantly chill online speech" and undermine a law passed by Congress in 1996 that provides broad immunity to websites.

"If websites are subject to liability for failing to remove third-party content whenever someone objects, they will be subject to the 'heckler's veto,' giving anyone who complains unfettered power to censor speech," according to briefs filed Nov. 19 by lawyers for Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Amazon, Gawker and BuzzFeed, among others.

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State reminds Ohioans to check cable TV rates
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 09 December 2013 07:35

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's Department of Commerce says the end of the year is a good time for Ohioans to closely examine their cable television bills for any upcoming rate increases.

Commerce officials say many cable companies raise rates at the beginning of a year. Ohio law requires cable providers to give consumers written notice of any rate increase 30 days in advance. Those notifications could appear on November or December bills.

Commerce Director Andre (ahn-DRAY') Porter says some providers also may offer holiday or promotional pricing to attract new subscribers.

Department officials say Ohioans should not hesitate to contact their current cable companies to see if they can match or better another company's offer.

Ohioans with questions or concerns regarding their cable service can contact the department's consumer hotline at 1-800-686-7826.


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Ohioans can sign up online for Medicaid program
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 09 December 2013 07:29

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Low-income Ohioans can start signing up for Medicaid coverage online, along with those who are newly eligible under an expansion of the health program.

The online enrollment option being launched Monday is part of a new state system. Residents also can learn about what type of health coverage could be available to them through the new website, www.benefits.ohio.gov .

Ohioans who are newly eligible for Medicaid under an expansion of the program can apply for coverage that begins on Jan. 1.

Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) administration got approval in October to extend Medicaid eligibility to those with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level — or $15,856 for an individual.

Roughly 366,000 Ohioans would be newly eligible under the extension beginning next year.


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