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4 hrs ago | Toledo Blade
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.
17 hrs ago | Cleveland.com
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.
22 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch
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.
23 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:43 pm
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