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Ohio Lottery Prepares For Keno Game

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 5:26 PM
Updated: Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 12:31 PM

The Ohio Lottery plans to unveil its biggest change since the addition of the multi-state game, Mega Millions.

Keno is about to hit Ohio bars, restaurants, and bowling allies on Monday. Players can wager $1 to $20, choosing 1 to 10 numbers from a pool of 80.

Drawings are held every four minutes between 11:04 am and 1:44 am. Winners can claim prizes of up to $100,000.

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced the new game earlier this year in an effort to raise more money to help balance the state budget.

Ironically, it came as Strickland moved to crack down on bars and restaurants that had gaming devices that were designated by the state as illegal games of chance, promising large payoffs to players.

Some of the same establishments that lost their video games months ago were quick to sign up for the state-approved Keno game.

While gambling opponents put up a fight over the start of Keno, Strickland won the battle and moved forward with the new game.

So far, more than 1,000 retailers statewide have signed up to be Keno outlets.

The first Keno drawings begin Monday morning.

Below are a list of local establishments that will be offering KENO:

MILTON-UNION FOE AERIE 3621 2270 S MIAMI ST PO BOX 292 WEST MILTON OH 45383

ZENDERS OF OHIO 311 N MAIN ST PIQUA OH 45356

TAGGART'S PUB 970 PATTERSON RD DAYTON OH 45419

CLUB 55 845 W MARKET STREET TROY OH 45373

AIRWAY BILLIARS BAR & GRILL 2611 NEEDMORE RD DAYTON OH 45414

CHARLES CASERTA RESTAURANT 331 S ROOSEVELT AVE PIQUA OH 45356

SPORTS-N-SPIRITS PUB 1725 WOODMAN DR KETTERING OH 45420

WOODEN SHOE BAR 125 SOUTH MAIN ST WOODSFIELD OH 43793

CHRISTY CLUB 2623 VALLEY ST RIVERSIDE OH 45404

MIAMI VALLEY SPORTS BAR 930 WATERTOWER LANE WEST CARROLLTON OH 45449

MAGGIE'S PLACE 6515 N DIXIE DR DAYTON OH 45414

TAYLORSVILLE TAVERN 7113-15 TAYLORSVILLE RD HUBER HEIGHTS OH 45424

MILANOS 6129 N DIXIE DR DAYTON OH 45414

A17717 CADILLAC JACK' S 7720 OLD TROY PIKE HUBER HEIGHTS OH 45424

HOSKINS AL RANCHO 1350 N KEOWEE ST 1ST FLOOR & PATIO DAYTON OH 54504

BROWNIES TRAVERN 4464 POWELL RD HUBER HEIGHTS OH 45424

JACKASS FLATS 6024 RIP RAP RD DAYTON OH 45424

OSCARS SPORTS BAR & GRILL 320 N DIXIE RD VANDALIA OH 45377

THE UPPER DECK TAVERN 2651 BLANCHARD AVE MORAINE OH 45439

SPORTS DECK 3808 WILMINGTON PIKE KETTERING OH 45429

TOBYS TAVERN 3601 LINDEN AVE DAYTON OH 45410

SURE SHOTS 3121 E DOROTHY LANE KETTERING OH 45420

BOLTS SPORTS CAFE 910 S MAIN ST ENGLEWOOD OH 45322

BARGOS GRILL & TAP 588 MIAMISBURG-CENTERVILLE RD DAYTON OH 45459

BARGOS GRILL & TAP 1151 BROWN ST DAYTON OH 45409

KRICKETS TAVERN 5478 BRANDT PIKE HUBER HEIGHTS OH 45424

STUBBIES SPORTS GRILL 722 W NATIONAL RD VANDALIA OH 45377

STAGE DOOR 44 N JEFFERSON ST DAYTON OH 45402

DIZZY'S LOUNGE 10 WOODMAN DR RIVERSIDE OH 45431

O'RILEY'S 10 MARKET STREET BROOKVILLE OH 45309

RUTS EATERY 100 N JAMES H MCGHEE BLVD DAYTON OH 45402

MUSTANG SALLY'S 3522 S KETTERING BLVD WEST CARROLLTON OH 45439

TRISH'S CAFE' AND CATERING 112 S MAIN ST UNION OH 45322

G & J HIGH SPOT 2285 E CENTRAL AVE MIAMISBURG OH 45342

THE CUBBY HOLE 8011 MCEWEN RD DAYTON OH 45458

ROOSTERS 3501 N MAIN ST DAYTON OH 45405

SHROYER INN 1028 SHROYER RD DAYTON OH 45419

ROOSTERS 103 N SPRINGBORO PIKE WEST CARROLLTON OH 45449

POELKING LANES INC 1403 WILMINGTON AVE KETTERING OH 45420

VINNY'S 2205 DRYDEN RD MORAINE OH 45439

FRICKER'S 1383 MIAMISBURG-CENTERVILLE RD DAYTON OH 45459

FRICKER'S 6280 CHAMBERSBURG RD HUBER HEIGHTS OH 45424

FRICKER'S 22 FOLEY DR VANDALIA OH 45377

FRICKER'S 1818 WOODMAN DR DAYTON OH 45420

FRICKER'S 4963 SPRINGBORO PIKE WEST CARROLLTON OH 45439

CLANCY'S TAVERN 5514 BURKHARDT RD DAYTON OH 45431

BUCHOLZ CAFE 752 E HUFFMAN AVE 1ST FL & BSMT DAYTON OH 45403

POELKING WOODMAN LANES 3200 WOODMAN DR KETTERING OH 45420

MARIAN LANES 6170 BRANDT PIKE HUBER HEIGHTS OH 45424

POELKING LANES SOUTH 8871 KINGSRIDGE DR CENTERVILLE OH 45458

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Husted bucks GOP, is against voter photo ID push

Published: Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 6:11 AM
Updated: Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 6:11 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The official who oversees Ohio's elections says he doesn't agree with a measure proposed by some fellow Republicans to require voters to show photo IDs at the polls.   

Secretary of State John Husted tells The Columbus Dispatch on Thursday that he would not change current policy that allows voters to prove their identities with photo IDs or other documents, such as utility bills or paychecks.   

A bill approved by the Ohio House would require voters to show the photo ID before casting an in-person ballot. It is now being reviewed by the Senate.   

Husted instead proposes changes for voters casting early ballots or provisional ballots. He says those voters should be required to give their full Social Security numbers instead of the currently required last four digits.

Election Board Moves Carefully On Husted Investigation

Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 5:35 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 5:35 AM

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Montgomery County Board of Elections attorney will review voting residency laws before the board decides if it will move forward on an investigation of Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering.

The four-person board has asked for the legal review after member Dennis Lieberman, a Democrat, said an Oct. 18 Dayton Daily News article raised questions about Husted's residency and voter registration.

"I think we have an obligation to look into it," Lieberman said.

Republican board members Jim Nathanson and Greg Gantt, county party chairman and chairman of the board, both referred to an investigation of Husted as a "witch hunt." Nathanson said he does not think it "serves anyone" to look into Husted's residency this close to the election.

Husted, elected to the House in 2000, said, "if they haven't filed a complaint (then) they must not think there is a problem."

He is running for a Senate seat from the 6th District against Centerville School Board member John Doll, a Democrat.

The deadline to remove names from the ballot has passed, but the board can review the validity of Husted's voter registration.

A legislator must be a legal resident of his district and can be forced to forfeit the seat if he is not.

Ohio law on residency for voting purposes says a person's residence is the "place where the family of a married person resides."

Husted has been dogged by questions about his residency for several years because he stays with his wife and children in Upper Arlington and is rarely seen at his home in Kettering, 148 Sherbrooke Drive.

He is registered to vote in Montgomery County. His wife, Tina, is registered in Upper Arlington. Jon Husted voted absentee every time he cast a ballot since 2005 and voted in person every time prior to that, according to Montgomery County board of elections records.

Since their marriage in 2005, the Husteds have simultaneously owned or co-owned properties that they've called "principal residences" and received 2.5 percent property tax reductions allowed for owner-occupied homes. The law states that a couple can take the tax break on only one house. Neither Husted applied for an exception.

On Friday, Franklin County Auditor Joe Testa said Tina Husted should repay a tax break the Husteds claimed on the Columbus condominium she and Jon co-owned as a "principal residence" at the same time she got a $207.46 tax break on a different home she owned.

Husted said he and his wife have now repaid $27.22 to the auditor, who told him there are no other problems. Testa could not be reached for comment. Husted said Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith informed him "everything is fine" in this county.

However, Keith said he's only verified that the tax break was properly taken on the Kettering home since 1995 and that Husted is registered to vote there. He said it is up to Testa to review that information for possible conflicts with Tina's tax breaks. Keith said he will continue his inquiry.

As of last week, the couple was renting a home at 2672 Coventry Road in Upper Arlington. Husted would not directly say if they moved over the weekend to a house Tina owns at 2305 Haverford Road, Upper Arlington.

"We are no longer renting the Coventry and the only Columbus residence or Columbus property that we own, that my wife owns, is the property on Haverford," Husted said.

(Article courtesy of www.daytondailynews.com)

Husted Residency Still Questioned, To Appear Before Board

Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 7:27 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 7:27 AM

DAYTON, Ohio -- Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering, must appear on Jan. 7 before the Montgomery County Board of Elections, which is investigating whether he lives in his district at the Kettering address where he is registered to vote, the board decided on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

A letter will be sent to Husted outlining what documents the board is requesting he provide to prove his residency, said Steve Harsman, board director. Requests for an investigation came from a Kettering Republican and a liberal nonprofit group after an Oct. 18 Dayton Daily News story raised new questions about Husted's residency.

Husted, who could not be reached for comment, says his home is at 148 Sherbrooke Ave. in Kettering. However, he said he sometimes stays with his wife, Tina, in an Upper Arlington house she owns because the demands of his job as House Speaker frequently keep him in Columbus. Jon and Tina have one son and Jon has a son from his first marriage.

Husted took an apartment in Columbus shortly after becoming 37th District representative in 2001 and bought a Columbus condominium in 2003. He became speaker and married Tina in 2005. They co-owned a Columbus condominium they sold in 2007. Husted's wife is registered to vote at the Upper Arlington home.

Husted rarely had official business scheduled on his calendar after mid-August, when the House was not in session this year, according to a daily calendar provided by his office. It also shows few trips to his district. A travel expense report Husted signed for a 2005 trip to a conference in Las Vegas listed his home address as 911 Manor Lane, Columbus, which was the first condo he owned. A 2005 traffic citation handled in Upper Arlington Mayor's court also lists that as his home address.

In January Husted will take office as a sixth district senator. Ohio law requires that legislators live in their district.

In October the Daily News reported that Jon and Tina Husted had simultaneously claimed homes in Upper Arlington and Kettering as "principal" residences and taken property tax breaks for owner-occupied homes on them. They also claimed the condo they co-owned as a principal residence, while claiming the same tax break on homes in Kettering and Upper Arlington.

Tina was ordered by Franklin County Auditor Joe Testa to repay the tax break for the condominium. Testa said he considers the matter closed. Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith said he believes Husted qualifies for the tax break in Kettering, and he said state payroll records list it as Husted's home.

"If the board of elections determines that his voter registration is invalid at that address then I will have to take another look," Keith said.

(Article courtesy of www.daytondailynews.com)

Snake in bathroom saves woman from bedroom attacker

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 7:06 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 7:06 PM

Snake Saves Woman From Sexual Assault

A Florida woman is crediting a snake in her home with saving her from a sexual assault last week.

Police said the Lee County woman called deputies when she found the reptile in her bathroom, minutes before a man broke into her house, grabbed her and demanded sex, according to media reports

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Malcolm Porter, 28, allegedly sneaked up on the victim, choked her, then demanded she get condoms from another room. Once free, the woman fled from her home where deputies, who responded to the snake call, were waiting outside. 

Porter was arrested and is jailed without bond on charges of battery by strangulation.

The victim told police she knew the man and that he “may have been high" on drugs, local media reported. 

One of the victim's neighbors called the snake encounter "a blessing in disguise."

"The snake played a role in saving her," the neighbor said.

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