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Ballot Board Sets Language For November Issues.

The Ohio agency that determines wording for statewide ballot issues has come up wtih summaries for two measures that are likely to face voters this November. And, opponents of a fall ballot initiative that expands gambling in Ohio and spends the proceeds on college scholarships say they scored a key victory.

The state ballot board is opting to highlight slots and casinos, not money for college, in the wording voters see on Election Day. Proponents of the "Learn and Earn" initiative still will have a chance to make their case in the "pros and cons" section of the ballot. But that will be different than having a ballot explanation of their plan. The plan would distribute money from slot machines at seven horse racing tracks and a pair of Cleveland casinos back to Ohio kids who attend in-state colleges.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.