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4 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

Toledo's Rios joins governor's race

Anita Rios has watched from a distance as the Democratic candidate for governor has seen his campaign flounder and wondered whether this could create an opening for her. The woman from Toledo's Old West End has more than a stake in the race.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Ohio, Abortion, Marijuana

17 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Gov. Kasich should move to abolish executions, not schedule them anew: editorial

Frost put a moratorium on Ohio executions -- a stay recently extended to Jan. 15, 2015 -- to give both sides in the legal challenge more time to obtain evidence and present arguments. Yet without waiting for a definitive ruling, Gov. John Kasich earlier this month approved new execution dates, starting Feb. 11, 2015 , apparently assuming the state's execution protocol will be upheld by Frost.

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22 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio's candidates for governor cite favorite statistics on economy

Gov. John Kasich, pictured at right at a 2012 JobsOhio board meeting with James Boland of the agency's board, says the agency's secrecy has been exaggerated. His opponent, Ed FitzGerald, doesn't necessarily criticize the private, nonprofit entity but says he'd restore transparency to it.

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

23 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

FitzGerald drops in for quick speech

As a small group of Ohio Young Democrats held its fall meeting Saturday morning, a speaker asked if there were any questions. As most of the approximately dozen men and women turned to see who the questioner was, the man continued, "Can I speak for a few minutes and get on the road?" The voice belonged to Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate for governor who made a quick stop at the county Democratic Party headquarters on North Ridge Road.

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Yesterday | Cleveland.com

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 Ohiosenate.gov 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.

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

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Cleveland.com

North-south tie-in to Opportunity Corridor gets prized TIGER grant, other projects nixed

A transit/bike/pedestrian project envisioned as spreading some of Opportunity Corridor's benefits to low-income neighborhoods landed a $400,000 federal grant Friday. The TIGER grant will pay for planning work on an eight-mile, north-south axis along East 105th and East 93rd streets, which intersect the 3.2-mile Opportunity Corridor being built, starting this fall, to connect Interstate 490 to University Circle.

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Plunderbund

Mark Kvamme Part Of Shady New Group Supporting Kasich's Presidential Run

It's no secret that John Kasich wants to run for president - again. He can't admit that now because he's running for re-election, and that's like asking Ohioans for their votes but telling them you have NO PLANS to serve the full term.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Ohio, Tax

The Columbus Dispatch

FitzGerald criticizes Gov. Kasich's food-stamps work rule

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald condemned Gov. John Kasich's new requirement that about 140,000 "able-bodied" food-stamp recipients work or lose their benefits, a sentiment echoed by a top official at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. "That decision ... was devastating to those individual families," FitzGerald said after touring the Grove City facility, where Kasich signed his latest budget bill in June.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Cuyahoga County, OH

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Toledo Blade

Prison staff questioned after escape

The escape by three inmates, including the killer of three students in the 2012 Chardon High School shooting rampage, from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution drew accusations from union officials about inadequate staffing levels and security problems at the facility. Christopher Mabe, president of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, said officials at the minimum-medium security prison had been warned by unionized correctional officers that an escape had been planned the day before, and the only action taken was to put an inmate in segregation.

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The Daily Record

Federal judge orders trial for Ohio Libertarians

Libertarians recently updated their lawsuit with what they say are Republicans' connections in the case. They say a GOP consultant and appointee of Gov. John Kasich was responsible for hiring the law firm whose challenge pushed two of their candidates off Ohio's ballot.

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The Plain Dealer

Escape by T.J. Lane, two other inmates, to spark reviews by two state agencies

Gov. John Kasich stopped short of calling for a special inquiry into the prison break by T.J. Lane and two other inmates at the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution, but a spokesman said Thursday two agencies will be investigating. "Obviously we never want to see an incident like this happen anywhere to anyone," Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols said Friday.

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Plunderbund

Remember In November: John Kasich Still Clueless On Health Care After All These Years

If the Wizard of Westerville is really the messiah of reform he claims to be, you would have thought by now, after a lifetime in and around government, he would have figured out what is really unbalancing America's budget. And contrary to accepted political folklore by the GOP and its candidates for office, like Gov. John Kasich, it's not spending on social safety net benefit programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

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Related Topix: US Governors, US News, Social Security, Medicare, Personal Finance, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Cleveland.com

Ed FitzGerald failed to disclose traffic violations

When a young Ed FitzGerald sought a vacant seat on the City Council here 15 years ago, the application asked if he had any traffic violations. FitzGerald, a lawyer and former FBI agent, disclosed none.

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The Review

Village comes together to combat drug abuse

Wellsville residents, area politicians and local law enforcement came together Wednesday night, taking the first steps toward reclaiming their community from the heroin epidemic that has hit the village hard in recent years The community improvement group "Eyes on Wellsville" used its monthly meeting Wednesday to host a townhall-style meeting in which all were invited to share experiences and make suggestions as to how the village can combat the drug problem. State Rep. Nick Barborak, who recently hosted a similar event at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center in Lisbon, was the evening's featured speaker.

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Related Topix: Wellsville, OH, Drugs, Columbiana County, OH, Lisbon, OH, US Governors

Thu Sep 11, 2014

News Journal

FitzGerald pushes to end Aramark prison contractFitzGerald pushes to...

FitzGerald pushes to end Aramark prison contract Democratic nominee for governor called the privatization of Ohio prisons 'a mistake' Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1rYG29y Ed FitzGerald would work to cancel Ohio prisons' food service contract with Aramark and undo the privatization of state prisons if he is elected governor in November. The Democratic nominee on Thursday spoke with editors for Gannett Ohio and called the privatization of state prisons "a mistake."

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Cleveland.com

Opportunity Corridor historic pact sets aside 20% of contract dollars for minority-owned...

Twenty percent of the $267 million in construction contracts on the Opportunity Corridor will go to minority and disadvantaged businesses, and at least 20 percent of the workforce on the roadway must be residents of Cleveland wards adjacent to the project. Gov. John Kasich announced the targets at a standing-room-only event at the Kenneth L. Johnson Recreation Center on Woodland Avenue, in the heart of one of the low-income neighborhoods that community activists are determined should reap economic benefits from the boulevard that will connect Interstate 490 and University Circle.

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Cleveland.com

Challenger files ethics complaint against Rep. Jim Renacci over Ben Suarez donations and mailer

Rep. Jim Renacci wasn't charged with any crimes for accepting $90,000 in campaign donations from employees of Canton direct marketer Ben Suarez and writing a letter to Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Suarez' behalf. And Suarez wasn't found guilty of anything but obstruction of justice this summer after a prolonged trial where prosecutors charged he violated campaign finance laws by reimbursing his workers for donations they made to Renacci and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio reduces spending on nursing homes

With demand for long-term-care services exploding as Ohioans are living longer, the state has hit a milestone in giving the elderly and disabled more choices in the care they receive while reining in costs. Ohio has surpassed a goal of using at least 50 percent of its Medicaid long-term-care budget on home- and community-based services as the percentage of spending on nursing homes and institutional care has fallen to new lows.

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Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, Ohio, Ohio Government, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Governors

The Columbus Dispatch

Pieces of history' displayed as central Ohio recalls 9/11

Jason Broughton was supposed to be cleaning the carpets. But he glanced out a window of Motts Military Museum and saw that the big double doors of a storage barn out back were wide open.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Groveport, OH, US Governors, Westerville, OH, Worthington, OH, Fire

Wed Sep 10, 2014

News Journal

Ed FitzGerald: Legalize medical marijuana in OhioEd FitzGerald:...

Ed FitzGerald: Legalize medical marijuana in Ohio Gubernatorial challenger Ed FitzGerald supports medical pot, while Gov. Kasich opposes it Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1tyIAau Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. If you're like 87 percent of Ohio voters , you think people should be able to use marijuana as medicine.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Ohio, Ohio Government, US Governors, US News

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