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69% of Ohio consumers favor collecting online sales taxes at the register, survey says

Michelle Sahr, owner of My Little Red Wagon toy store in Hudson, says she offers free giftwrap and personalized customer service, but can't compete with online-only stores that don't charge sales tax in Ohio. She is among the thousands of Ohio small businesses hoping Congress passes the Marketplace Fairness Act before the end of the year.


Related Topix: Ohio, Small Business, Personal Finance, Cleveland, OH

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Toledo Blade

Ohio auditor candidates argue JobsOhio, schools

The three candidates to be Ohio's top fiscal watchdog clashed Monday over the state's private job-creation entity and troubled charter schools in what was to date the sole debate among candidates for statewide office. "JobsOhio, that's your money.


Related Topix: Ohio, Representative John Carney, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Columbus, OH, Delaware County, OH


Kasich 'Ohio Is Coming Back' Ad Passes Truth Test

A new ad from the Kasich campaign makes several statements about the Ohio economy and 10TV finds all of them to be accurate - with a couple caveats. Ohio's unemployment rate has dropped from 9.1 percent in January, 2011, when Kasich took office, to 5.7 percent in August.


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

Capital Beat Another day, another knucklehead texting while driving

I was driving across town from the Statehouse to a press conference promoting a new initiative to convince teens to stop texting while behind the wheel when I ended behind some knucklehead who was texting behind the wheel. I couldn't tell his age -- I maneuvered around him as quickly and safely as possible to get away from his zigzagging vehicle.


Related Topix: Ohio, Cell Phones, Electronics, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Jon Husted, Secretary Of Suppression, Regressing Ohio To The "Good Ol' Days"

In 2004, Ohio was the poster child for voter suppression. Secretary of State Ken Blackwell wowed America with his tactics.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Ohio, Mitt Romney

Ohio GOP could hit high-water mark of 62 seats in Ohio's 99-seat House: Thomas Suddes

Republican state Sen. Shannon Jones of the Cincinnati area, in a photo taken from Feb. 23, 2012. Jones, the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 5 on public employee unions whose demise at the ballot box in 2011 was supposed to signal trouble ahead for Republicans, will be re-elected by default Nov. 4 because her Democratic opponent has withdrawn.


Related Topix: US News, Ohio, Cincinnati, OH, US Governors, John Kasich, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Another chance at Medicaid expansion

Pennsylvania has reached agreement with the federal government on a plan to expand that state's Medicaid program to provide needed health coverage for half a million uninsured people. In reaching this agreement, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett joins Republican governors in Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and Ohio.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Ohio, Virginia, Virginia Government


Bipartisan House of Rep. majority urges House leaders to preserve cash method of accounting

In an effort to maintain the cash method over the accrual method as the standard means of accounting for tax purposes, a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives--comprised of 233 members-- issued a letter to House leader John Boehner and other House leaders on Tuesday, stating that the accrual method "will have a severely detrimental impact on thousands of businesses in our districts." 'Those who use the cash method of accounting include many of our local job creators and professionals including accountants, architects, attorneys, dentists, engineers, farmers, physicians and financial service professionals,' the letter explained.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, Ohio, Democrat, Representative Mike Quigley

Marietta Times

Garrison misleads voters with her version of facts

Jennifer Garrison's recent attacks on Bill Johnson are as disappointing as they are deceiving. She knows that Johnson has returned $200,000 of his office budget to the taxpayers.


Related Topix: Representative Bill Johnson, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Toledo Blade

Farm Bureau adds $1M to water plan

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation said today it is committing $1 million toward a statewide water quality action plan that will keep Ohio's farming industry sustainable while showing where improvements can be made to reduce excessive soil nutrients that feed algae. Through the plan, the Farm Bureau said it will help all qualifying farmers in the western Lake Erie basin obtain fertilizer certification by Earth Day 2015, which is next April 22. That would bring farmers into compliance 29 months ahead of a state-required deadline under a new law that was approved by the Ohio General Assembly earlier this year.


Related Topix: Ohio, Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Holidays, Earth Day

DeWine refusal to release shooting video raises conduct and training questions

Did training of Ohio police on open carry legality, and AG DeWine's refusal to ensure it, have any bearing on fatal shooting of Crawford? Did training of Ohio police on open carry legality, and AG DeWine's refusal to ensure it, have any bearing on fatal shooting of Crawford? Calling it "Playing with dynamite," and raising concerns over compromising the investigation and tainting the jury pool, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected victim family requests for the release of an in-store surveillance video showing police shooting a man who had taken a pellet rifle off the shelf at a Beavercreek Walmart , the Dayton Daily News reported Monday .


Related Topix: Ohio, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Police: Escaped school shooter captured

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, file photo, T.J. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says 19-year-old T.J. Lane was captured at 1:20 a.m. Friday by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers. Lane and two other inmates escaped from a state prison in Lima about 80 miles south of Toledo at 7:40 p.m. Thursday.


Related Topix: Ohio, State Prisons, Prison

News Times

Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison

This undated file photo released by the Ohio Department of Corrections shows T. J. Lane. Ohio police said Thursday, Sept.


Related Topix: Ohio, Prison

CBS 3 Springfield

Report: Concerns over unit housing escaped killer

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, file photo, T.J. LIMA, Ohio - An Ohio prisons oversight committee says security management and inmate discipline are concerns at the unit that housed a killer of three who escaped and was recaptured. The report by the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee says conditions have improved on the protective control unit that housed inmate T.J. Lane but the committee has ongoing concerns about it.


Related Topix: Ohio, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

CBS News

Obamacare repeal still atop Senate Republicans' to-do list

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, talks to reporters after the weekly Senate Republican Caucus policy luncheon July 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said Thursday that if Republicans take the Senate in November , he suspects that repealing President Obama's signature Affordable Care Act will be a policy priority.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, Republican, Ohio, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

The Daily Record

Commentary: If you like your health plan, you should be able to keep it

As I meet with individuals and small businesses across Ohio's 16th District, I continue to hear about the negative effects of the president's health care law. Whether it's a hardworking family forced to pay higher premiums or an individual whose hours were reduced as a direct result of the law's employer mandate, the people of Ohio's 16th District are suffering from the law's unintended consequences.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Ohio, Opinion

CBS Local

Ex-Florida Prison Chief Monitors Michigan Troubled Contract

Gov. Rick Snyder's administration has hired the former chief of prisons in Florida and Indiana to oversee Michigan's troubled three-year, $145 million contract with a company supplying inmates with food. Edwin Buss began work Sept.


Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Florida, Florida Government, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Indiana, Indiana Government, Ohio


Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes

In this March 19, 2013 file photo, T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during his sentencing in Chardon, Ohio. Ohio police said Thursday, Sept.


Related Topix: Ohio, Chardon, OH

Thu Sep 11, 2014


Ohio High School Gunman Escapes Prison

Convicted high school shooter T.J. Lane is on the run in western Ohio after escaping from a state prison. Ohio Department of Corrections officials say Lane and at least one other inmate slipped out of the Allen Correctional Institution in Lima around 8 p.m. Lane was convicted of killing three students at Chardon High School in 2012.


Related Topix: Ohio, State Prisons, Prison, Allen Correctional Institution


Ten Car Myths That Are Totally Untrue

There's a lot of misinformation about cars floating around, and periodically it's good to really evaluate what you're hearing and really get to the bottom of it. That's why we ran hundreds of thousands of car "facts" through the Jalopnik Truthinferectominatorizer and found the ten least true car facts.


Related Topix: Ohio, Oldsmobile, Oldsmobile Delta 88, Autos