COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 78-year-old grandmother who urged a repeal of Ohio's overhaul of collective bargaining rights is suddenly at the center of a high-stakes battle over the future of public labor unions in the state.

Marlene Quinn's great-granddaughter was saved from a house fire in November, and she told the story in a statewide television spot paid for by We Are Ohio, the union-backed coalition that's fighting the law signed in March.

Ohioans will vote Nov. 8 on whether the law should be tossed out. Quinn, of Cincinnati, urged repeal because she said the law jeopardizes firefighters' ability to negotiate for safe staffing levels.

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