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Columbus Dispatch

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:22:33 +0000
Another part of Gov. John Kasich's budget has been shot from the sky.That means Ohio teachers apparently won’t have to worry about Kasich’s push to require them to complete business "externships" as part of their license renewals and continuing professional development.Republican leaders of the state House and Senate expressed opposition Wednesday to the plan, which Kasich proposed as part of his two-year operating budget as a way to strengthen ties between [...]
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:55:40 +0000
The bills lawmakers rushed to pass during the lame-duck session late last year included one that mistakenly turned red lights in Ohio into stop signs that drivers could ignore if they felt enough time passed.Now lawmakers are rushing to fix the issue.As the last General Assembly drew to a close, lawmakers amended and passed House Bill 154 as a way to allow both vehicles and bicycles to go through red lights if the signal fails to recognize the vehicle and activate. [...]
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:42:37 +0000
In the continued legislative push favoring school choice in Ohio, a lawmaker introduced a plan on Tuesday designed to help middle-class parents afford to send their kids to the private school of their choice.Three voucher scholarship programs already exist, but state Sen. Matt Huffman wants to consolidate and streamline the system by creating the Ohio Opportunity Scholarship. [...]
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:37:59 +0000
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling by a lower court that levied legal sanctions against an attorney for failing to turn over a complete inventory of treasure from a sunken ship recovered by a company he represented.Tuesday, the justices, without comment, appear to have cleared the way for the Dispatch Printing Co., which formerly published The Dispatch, to collect the disputed $224,850.The Dispatch had invested $1 million to help finance [...]
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:12:28 +0000
Gas taxes may not go up, but the new state transportation budget could require Ohio drivers to pay more to get a new driver’s license or license plates.Service fees paid to deputy registrars would rise from $3.50 to $5.25 as part of the changes House Republicans made Tuesday to Gov. John Kasich’s two-year, $7.8 billion transportation budget, which includes $5.6 billion for highways and $1.2 billion for the Department of Public Safety.The changes also would [...]
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:04:43 +0000
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.At issue is whether a contested sedative, midazolam, is powerful enough to put inmates into a deep state of unconsciousness before two subsequent drugs paralyze them and stop their hearts.A related issue is whether Ohio has a realistic chance of finding an alternative drug [...]
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:26:14 +0000
Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to redirect state funding to local-government entities with less taxing capacity is creating a set of winners and losers that is drawing fire.Kasich and his budget team have argued that the current local-government funding formula drives too much money to larger cities, and does not take into account whether areas have the ability to fund their own services.But the Ohio Municipal League says that kind of talk sounds like a push for some [...]
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:29:54 +0000
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, supported the nomination of former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency while Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, opposed him.After the Senate confirmed Pruitt today, 52-46, Portman said Pruitt is “committed to finding the appropriate balance to both protect the environment and protect Ohio jobs and our economy."“That balance was often absent in the previous administration when the EPA proposed [...]
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:52:17 +0000
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn's widow says she misses her husband "terribly" and was touched by the outpouring of love and support when he died two months ago.Annie Glenn turns 97 on Friday. On Thursday, she made her first public appearance since her husband's memorial service, a reception at Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs.John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, died Dec. 8 at the age of 95.Annie Glenn told The [...]
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:49:41 +0000
Gov. John Kasich’s education budget impacts districts in a variety of ways and, like nearly every school-funding plan, is complicated.The two-year proposal includes additional operating funds for schools, but not much, as tightening state revenue has limited available resources. Kasich says the plan drives money to schools with less capacity, but it also means less money for most districts.So what is going on with this plan? Using Dispatch research and figures [...]
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:23:22 +0000
Ohio State Highway Patrol is joining forces with troopers in two neighboring states to crack [...]
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:18:16 +0000
CLEVELAND — Assistant prosecutors in Cleveland "ignored" about 70 rape and sexual assault cases involving juvenile suspects and victims and failed to determine if criminal charges should be filed, the new Cuyahoga County prosecutor said Tuesday.Prosecutor Michael O'Malley said additional sexual assault complaints involving juveniles are expected to be found in the coming weeks as his office continues reviewing more than 1,900 cases marked inactive in a computer system used by [...]
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:16:04 +0000
CLEVELAND — A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas.Thirty-four-year-old Rodney Cannon claimed in the report filed Tuesday with Cleveland police that the pop star took Cannon's sunglasses inside a hotel after a Cleveland Cavaliers playoff game on June 8. He said in the report that Bieber and possibly a bodyguard punched him and that he wrestled Bieber to the ground to restrain him. [...]
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:13:51 +0000
TOLEDO — Police have charged a man with criminal damaging in the spray-painting of a swastika and message cursing Arabs on a Lebanese family's garage door in suburban Toledo.Sylvania Township police said 28-year-old Osama Nazzal of Toledo has a March 1 court appearance to face the second-degree misdemeanor count. Police said he told them the message wasn't a matter of ethnic intimidation, but they declined to discuss his possible motive.Court records don't list an [...]
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:09:14 +0000
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 23-year-old University of Akron accounting student has been named the nation's top grocery bagger after claiming the Ohio title two years in a row.The Medina Gazette ( reports Brady Long returns to Wadsworth with a $10,000 prize after winning the National Grocers Association's Best [...]
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:52:30 +0000
CINCINNATI (AP) — A bridge that carries highway traffic across the Ohio River near Cincinnati has been serving tens of thousands more vehicles a day than it was designed to handle.Time and traffic are wearing on the Brent Spence Bridge, which is frequently cited as a location where major infrastructure upgrades are needed, The Cincinnati Enquirer ( [...]
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:01:44 +0000
Arguing that hospitals put patient care at risk by overworking essential front-line caregivers, nurses across Ohio are pushing lawmakers to limit the number of patients for whom they are responsible.“I’ve had as many as nine patients in my care. I have left in tears because I don’t feel I can give the best possible care for my patients,” said Stephanie Still, who has worked 10 years in nursing in Akron and currently is at Affinity Medical Center in [...]
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:23:02 +0000
Even if your eyes glaze at the mere mention of Medicaid, this might widen your peepers: Ohio's revamped setup is saving taxpayers $1 billion annually — and the amount is growing.And a new study shows it's providing better, more-comprehensive care to 2.5 millions Ohioans — roughly [...]
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:23:54 +0000
NEWARK — The Ice Age is the gift that keeps on giving in Licking County. The glaciers that moved through the area thousands of years ago are long gone, but their effects remain, visible in the county's rolling hills and geological character. Also remaining, unfortunately, are the county's high radon levels.  Licking County has the highest average radon level in Ohio: About 75 percent of homes in the county have a level that's higher [...]
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:10:42 +0000
Like Ohio's libraries and K-12 school districts, vocational schools soon could be feeling the squeeze of Ohio's tightening purse strings. Of the state's 49 career-technical schools, 35 would receive less state funding next year under Gov. John Kasich's proposed 2018-19 budget. That includes Tolles in Plain City, Tri-Rivers in Marion, C-TEC in Newark and Eastland-Fairfield schools in Groveport and Carroll. The funding loss in [...]