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The number of people without health insurance fell by 47,000 during the past year in Ohio, one of 15 states that saw a decline in its pool of uninsured from 2012 through 2013, the federal government reported yesterday. In a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the government concluded that 1.258 million in Ohio, or 11a The decline in the number of those without health insurance in Ohio - a trend that started in 2010 - can be attributed to the gradually expanding state economy and some sections of the 2010 federal health-care law that have been phased in, such as allowing people as old as 26 to remain on their parents' insurance policies.
In a turn of events unprecedented in recent years, Ohio's governor and his Democratic challenger won't face each other in debates ahead of Election Day. Republican Gov. John Kasich's campaign said Tuesday that he is seeking other opportunities to discuss his plans for Ohio's future.
As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine. Concerns raised about dangers of powdered caffeine As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine.
The state department of education has expanded its review of an embattled charter school chain to include two additional cities amid additional complaints, a spokesman said Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Education was already investigating a Dayton-area Horizon Academy after teachers there shared accounts in July of sex games, test tampering and other potentially criminal misdeeds.
Ohioans have a greater chance of running into a deer on the road over the next year. That's according to State Farm, the state's largest insurer, which says motorists in the Buckeye State have a 1-in-127 chance of hitting a deer in the one-year period that began Aug. 1. Last year, chances were 1-in-135.
The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.
Authorities say a man who stepped into traffic and set himself on fire on a northeast Ohio highway has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home. Cleveland police said Tuesday that Hugo Ramos, 28, is a suspect in the slaying of the woman, whose name and cause of death haven't been released.
A 20-year-old central Ohio woman has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in a weekend crash that left a motorcyclist dead and his 7-year-old passenger with serious injuries. Police say Devin Downour of Rushville failed to stop at a red light in Lancaster, southeast of Columbus, and hit a Honda Shadow motorcycle on Saturday night.
The 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly banned from entering her parents' home, slipped a note to a neighbor asking for help, leading to her parents' arrest Thursday. Kim Eng Sherman, 60, who faces felony charges with her husband, Douglas Lyle Sherman, 64, called it an 'only sometimes discipline.'
Ohio's elections chief has set new early voting hours ahead of the Nov. 4 election after a federal judge's order called for an expanded schedule in the swing state. Court records show that Secretary of State Jon Husted issued a directive late Friday to county boards of elections containing the new schedule, which includes evening hours and another Sunday to cast an early ballot.
State troopers say the convicted Ohio school shooter who briefly escaped from prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured. State Highway Patrol spokesman Lt.
A Manhattan judge must decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with murder in the death of a 1979 missing boy. A man charged with killing a boy who disappeared in 1979 speaks calmly about strangling the child in a confession video that's the focus of a New York City hearing.
Officials of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus planned to meet Monday with representatives of nearly 100 Ohio companies to talk about doing more business with them. Airbus officials arranged the meeting with companies at a procurement conference in suburban Dayton to promote and facilitate increased business between the state's aerospace manufacturers and Airbus.
Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity." Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."
When Ohio voters finally agreed a few years ago to allow casino gambling in their state, many did so with reservations. The referendum's numbers - 53 percent voting in favor of casinos and 47 percent against - were not exactly a landslide.
Ohio Supreme Court heads to Ravenna High School Students from 11 high schools will attend arguments before the court at Ravenna High School on Sept. 24. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1s2rbuM RAVENNA -- The state Supreme Court will hear a set of cases in a northeastern Ohio high school as justices conduct one of their biannual off-site sessions.
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