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12 hrs ago | Free Republic

Is Boehner heading for the exits?

And when it comes to the future of House Speaker John Boehner, political soothsayers are busy divining patterns in tea leaves, wine sediments and coffee grounds to determine whether the Ohio Republican will stick around for another term.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio

17 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Ohio releases coin investment scandal report

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio's watchdog released his much-anticipated investigative report Thursday on the investment scandal that engulfed the state in 2005, concluding the bureau where it started has become significantly more professional and accountable.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US News, US Governors, John Kasich

21 hrs ago | WKSU-FM Kent

Brown talks up Workforce Investment Act in Ohio

For Ohio Public Radio, WYSO's Lewis Wallace reports the Democratic senator spent time this week in Southwest Ohio pushing a bipartisan bill to fund workforce training.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, John Boehner, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio

Yesterday | The Heartland Institute

Ohio House Passes Bill to Make Farmers Take Fertilizer Courses

The Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate Bill 150 which would require farmers to take certification courses to apply fertilizer.

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Related Topix: Ohio

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Plain Dealer

Energy vigilance by Ohio voters needed when lawmakers return to Columbus: editorial

Efforts to stick Ohio utility ratepayers with costs of old manufactured gas-plant site cleanups may not be dead even though the provision was yanked from the Ohio House's final version of a mid-biennium budget bill.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Wind Power, Opinion

Toledo Blade

Execution panel labeled off course

A state task force created to examine the fairness of the application of the death penalty in Ohio veered off course, according to a draft report released Tuesday that objects to some of the panel's recommendations.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Ohio

This Week Community News

Incumbent Pelanda seeks second full term

Incumbent Dorothy Pelanda is seeking to retain her seat in the Ohio House of Representatives 86th District.

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Related Topix: Ohio, University of Akron, Small Business, Personal Finance

Marietta Times

Voters should support Dennis for Ohio House

The purpose of my letter is to encourage the voters to the 94th District to support the candidacy of Yolan Dennis as our next legislator in the Ohio House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Ohio

Toledo Blade

Unemployment drops across state

Unemployment rates fell in all 88 of Ohio's counties last month, according to data released by the state Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Ohio

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Thegatewaynews.com

Around Ohio

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in March was 6.1 percent, which was down from 6.5 percent in February.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Milford, OH, Mason, OH

Cleveland.com

Write-in candidates vie for Damschroder's Ohio House seat in 'very rare' scenario

When voters in Sandusky County and most of Seneca County cast ballots on May 6, there won't be any candidates listed for the Ohio House of Representatives 88th District primary race.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Sandusky County, OH, US News

WATE-TV Knoxville

Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's... Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ohio, Maine, Maine Government, Prison, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

KSWO

Ukraine orders new 'anti-terror' operation

An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue... An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Ohio, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, World News, Ukraine,

NBC12

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's... Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Maine, Maine Government, Ohio

Miami Student

Ballot stations: MU dems protest voting restriction

As part of the College Democrat's Progressive Week, Miami's College Democrats, in coalition with Brickwork, a progressive magazine, and other progressive groups will be holding a voting rights demonstration this Thursday near the seal.

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Related Topix: US News, Ohio

The Intelligencer

Safeguarding Older Ohioans

Older Ohioans know enough to recognize a useless government feel-good program when they see it.

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Related Topix: Ohio

Medical News

Ohio inmates getting Medicaid; Va. hospitals pushing legislature

As prison inmates in Ohio gain their freedom, state officials are trying to get many of them enrolled in health coverage for low-income people.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Ohio, Virginia, Virginia Government, US Governors, John Kasich, Health

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Cleveland.com

Lawmakers hold up casino money-laundering bill over Internet cafe language

Legislation to crack down on a key money laundering tactic at Ohio casinos is being held up because of a debate over the unrelated issue of Internet cafes, according to a state lawmaker.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Cleveland.com

State could raise severance taxes and remain competitive, study from Ohio Business Roundtable finds

A study by the professional services firm Ernst & Young found that even if Ohio increased the severance tax on oil and gas drilling as Gov. John Kasich has proposed, the state's tax burden would be small compared to other states.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich, Oklahoma, PA

Cleveland.com

RITA website problems cause Tax Day headaches: The Opinion Show preview

Taxpayers wait inside RITA offices earlier this week to resolve issues with their taxes.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Opinion

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