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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.
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.
In 2004, Ohio was the poster child for voter suppression. Secretary of State Ken Blackwell wowed America with his tactics.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
This undated file photo released by the Ohio Department of Corrections shows T. J. Lane. Ohio police said Thursday, Sept.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:26 am
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