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EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - NOVEMBER 14, 2012

NEW LOCAL NEWS

1. HOSTESS STRIKE

Hostess says it will have to liquidate unless striking workers return to the job by the end of the day tomorrow. The CEO of the company says Hostess doesn't "have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike." Last week, thousands of union workers, including those at the Wonder Bread plant in Northwood, hit the picket lines. They're protesting wage and benefit cuts.

2. CITY COUNCIL: HELP WANTED

Toledo city councilman Tom Waniewski wants the clerk of council to place an ad to fill a vacancy on council. Fellow council member Phil Copeland is leaving at the end of the year after he was elected Lucas County Recorder last week. Waniewski says people with a background in business and finance are encourage to apply.

NEW STATE NEWS

3. OHIO MENINGITIS

(AP) - Ohio now has 16 fungal meningitis cases linked to a larger outbreak and recalled steroid injections because the state is counting a 55-year-old Kentucky woman who received an injection in Ohio. Health officials won't say where the woman lives. The other 15 cases are in Clermont, Crawford, Franklin, Hamilton, Marion, Morrow, Union and Warren counties.

4. PLANNED PARENTHOOD

(AP) - The chairman of an Ohio House committee says he expects the panel to approve a bill that would send Planned Parenthood to the back of the line for public family-planning money. The Health and Aging Committee is slated to vote this afternoon. The measure then would go to the full House.

NEW NATIONAL NEWS

5. PETRAEUS SCANDAL

(AP) - A federal law enforcement official says the biographer and lover of ex-CIA chief David Petraeus sent emails to other senior military officials besides Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. The official characterizes the correspondence as an attempt to undermine the reputation of Tampa socialite Jill Kelley who was friendly with Petraeus and Allen. The emails were traced to Paula Broadwell, the former CIA director's mistress.

6. FISCAL CLIFF

(AP) - President Barack Obama is calling on congressional Republicans to support an extension of existing tax rates for households earning $250,000 or less. In a news conference today in which he addressed the "fiscal cliff" the U.S. faces at the end of the year, Obama said he will not agree to any budget deal that extends current tax rates for the wealthiest taxpayers.

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