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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

5 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Employers should have a right to know about criminal past of potential employees: Sean...

Sean Chichelli is the Director of Labor & Human Resources Policy for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce .Guest columnist He previously served as a policy and legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio State University, Law, Employment / Labor Law

9 hrs ago | 101.5 The River

Is Ohio's Gubernatorial Race Already Over?

The Democrat running to unseat Republican Gov. John Kasich is trailing in the polls and in the bank, lacks widespread name recognition, and is now seeing some top campaign staffers leaving.

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

10 hrs ago | News Journal

Supreme Court hears Knox nursing home benefits caseSupreme Court...

Supreme Court hears Knox nursing home benefits case Can couple make unlimited transfers of assets before entering nursing home? Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1oRO8ij transfer of assets from a wife who is entering a nursing home to her husband, after she applies for Medicaid coverage, but before eligibility is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Ohio, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Long Term Care

11 hrs ago | Business Journal

Chart of the Day: A look at Cincinnati's job growth

According to this data, if you haven't gotten work yet this year, don't expect great things.

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Related Topix: Ohio

23 hrs ago | Salem News

Jobless rate up in July

The jobless rate last month was 6.5 percent, an increase of 0.3 percent, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cleveland.com

Former state employee accused of sexual battery against 14-year-old

A former state employee accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl had been fired from his Ohio Department of Transportation job for surfing pornography websites.

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Related Topix: Ohio

Business Journal

Dayton's top talent-seeker wants more college degrees

For much of the past year the company has had the most job openings posted online, according to numbers released monthly by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Military, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, Nursing, Medicine

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Cleveland.com

Food stamp discrimination alleged in civil rights complaint brought against Ohio

Advocates for the poor have filed a civil rights complaint against Ohio officials for failing to renew the state's food stamp waiver for all 88 Ohio counties, which resulted in thousands of Ohioans losing the federal benefits.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Nutrition

WKSU-FM Kent

Advice for those seeking their first jobs in Ohio

Here! Now! Imperative: not to be avoided: necessary. In a typical week, the show will cover not only all the big news stories, but also the stories behind the stories, or some of the less crucial but equally intriguing things happening in the world.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio State University

Cleveland.com

Common Core opponents take another whack at the education standards in House hearings...

The latest attempt to wipe out the Common Core in Ohio starts hearings in Columbus today, as legislators begin considering a bill that would eliminate the multi-state educational standards that Ohio is implememting as well as new tests scheduled to start in the spring.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Plunderbund

Husted's DOA Redistricting Ideas

Among the more aggressive political myths projected by the state's editorial writers and garden variety pundits is that Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, has earned a big gold merit badge for his concern about Ohio's scandalous congressional district lines.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich

Plunderbund

Common Core Opponents Bringing In "Paid Experts" To Testify

Ohio House Representatives Andy Thompson and Matt Huffman have introduced their latest version of a bill designed to prevent the Common Core curriculum from being implemented in Ohio.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

The Plain Dealer

Streamlining delivery of health care is critical for Ohio's disadvantaged: editorial

Ohio's range of welfare programs resembles a row of silos. Each caches valuable services.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich, Athens County, OH, Opinion

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Intelligencer

Kasich Has Control on Issues

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, making a swing through the area Friday, wouldn't discuss his election opponent's personal life.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Strickland, US News, Ohio, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, John Kasich

Toledo Blade

Caucus hears testimony on Lake Erie crisis

A special Lake Erie Legislative Caucus hearing called to discuss the Toledo water crisis drew a standing room only crowd at Maumee Bay State Park today, with 13 members of the Ohio General Assembly in attendance to hear testimony.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH, Ohio, Agriculture, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WVIZ-TV Cleveland

Regional News Stories: Ohio Lawmaker Explores Sales Tax-Free...

School's not quite yet started, but many parents at least are doing their math in figuring out costs for their kid's supplies.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Life, Holidays, Black Friday

WTVG-TV Toledo

8/15/14 Noon Weathercast

A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Perrysburg, OH, Grand Rapids, OH

WBNS

Ohio Unemployment Rate Climbs Slightly In July

Ohio's unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly after job reports for the last two months showed the rate at its lowest level since before the Great Recession.

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Cleveland.com

Ohio lost 12,400 jobs in July: Unemployment rate up to 5.7%

Ohio's unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7 percent in July, with the state losing 12,400 jobs, t he Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Cleveland, OH

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Cleveland.com

State employee collected incarcerated boyfriend's jobless benefits, state investigators...

An Ohio Department of Job and Family Services employee, accused of manipulating jobless compensation records for her own gain, has been indicted on two counts of theft and other crimes.

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Related Topix: Prison, Ohio

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