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Making potato latkes for Hanukkah: a Cleveland Heights family's tradition

When the sun sets one week from tomorrow, Jews will light the first candle of the Hanukkah menorah. The 8-day holiday celebrates a victory in 167 BC over Syrian Greeks. The "Festival of Lights" is a time for family gatherings and traditional delicacies, like crispy, savory, potato pancakes. WKSU's Vivian Goodman samples some in today's Quick Bite. WKSU's Vivian Goodman reports.

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Ohio House Bill would require welfare recipients to pass drug tests

An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require certain welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving aid. And H.B. 298 had its first hearing earlier this month. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Sarah Jane Tribble reports there's support for the measure. SARAH JANE TRIBBLE reports.

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Ohio prosecutors are turning away from the death penalty in favor of life in prison

Ohio prosecutors have filed 77 percent fewer death penalty indictments since 2010, preferring instead to seek life without parole. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.

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Is Ohio ready to re-form its Congressional districts?

Ohio voters passed a new plan for drawing boundaries for state lawmakers' districts earlier this month. But that didn't include congressional districts. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports some are pushing for lawmakers to take that next step soon. WKSU's Jo Ingles reports.

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Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency

Morning headlines for Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency GOP lawmakers want to slash unemployment benefits Ohio State moves to end Mirror Lake tradition; Drone sales taking off; Beefed up Statehouse security; Suarez loses bid to vacate his conviction; New Cleveland Catholic church is dedicated; Pettine says Manziel must earn the team's trust back WKSU's M.L. Schultze and BRIAN BULL report.

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Richfield's former Girl Scout camp seeks listing on the National Register of Historic Places

Richfield's former Girl Scout camp, Crowell Hilaka, is working to get listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Including the 336-acre park on the register would make it eligible for historic preservation grants, including tax credits. To help get the property listed, the Friends of Crowell Hilaka are starting a "Memories Project." Historian Lynn Richardson says the goal is to record former campers' stories and then include them in the application to the State Historic Preservation Office. WKSU's Michael Bratton reports.

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Ohio Farmers Union says growers get little for their holiday foods

A coalition of small family farmers says farmers will be getting just 19 cents of every dollar Ohioans spend on their Thanksgiving meals this year.Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. WKSU's Jo Ingles reports.

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Attorney General Mike DeWine warns Ohioans about holiday shopping scams

The state's top law enforcement official is warning that Ohio shoppers could find themselves duped out of lots of money this year if they're not careful. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles explains how. WKSU's Jo Ingles reports.

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The potluck push to end hunger spreads in Ohio

For many people, the church potluck is iconic - a symbol of faith, friendship, family and food. Church leaders in Ohio are hoping to use the common themes evoked by the church potluck and the holidays to remind people that there are those who go hungry all year long. Nick Bates is chair of the Southern Ohio Synod Advocacy Task Force, and he's working with a campaign called Potlucks to End World Hunger. WKSU's Karen Kasler reports.

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The state FOP wants Browns and Bengals to allow retired cops to bring guns to games

The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police wants the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and other NFL teams to allow retired and off-duty officers to carry firearms into the pro football games. State FOP president Jay McDonald says a ban that the NFL instituted a few years ago is short-sighted. WKSU's M.L. Schultze reports.

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