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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says investments in job training and infrastructure are needed to increase economic opportunity in the nation's cities. Speaking at the National Urban League conference in Cincinnati, Biden said the country needs to grow its skilled workforce to meet new business needs.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Family and friends of a Columbus teen slain earlier this week have held a candlelight vigil. The Columbus Dispatch reports the vigil last night came on the day Shevona Whitehead would have turned 18. Police say a 15-year-old boy has admitted killing the girl.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A public forum will be held in Waverly tonight about the potential layoffs of 675 workers decontaminating and decommissioning a Cold War-era uranium plant in neighboring Piketon. Officials say the layoffs may be needed because funding for the cleanup is largely funded by uranium transfers, which have seen recent price drops.

CINCINNATI (AP) - Hundreds of residents showed up at a Cincinnati convention center last night to sound off on a $331 million taxpayer-supported plan to fix up the city's Union Terminal and Music Hall. Officials are deciding whether to put a proposed sales tax to a public vote to support the project. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports most at last night's forum backed the plan.

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