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Columbus Dispatch

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:33:15 +0000
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, called the tax overhaul package unveiled Wednesday by the White House as “exciting because we’re talking about pro-growth tax reform.”“This is the way to get wages up,” Portman said Thursday during an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box. “This is not about the businesses and the board room. This is about the workers. All the studies have shown the same thing . . . the benefits (are) going to be higher wages, more [...]
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:12:15 +0000
Facing the loss of more than $200 million in annual sales-tax revenue, and needing to replace aging voting equipment, county officials urged lawmakers to send help their way before making final changes to the new two-year state budget.House Republicans added more than 300 amendments to the two-year budget on Tuesday, but none dealt with the sales-tax loss that will affect counties and regional transit authorities. But there's still time — the House will make [...]
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:19:32 +0000
WASHINGTON — For a few brief moments today, the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives became the Steve Stivers show.In a surprise for Stivers, R-Upper Arlington, a handful of his colleagues in the Ohio congressional delegation paid tribute to the four-term lawmaker for his recent promotion from colonel to brigadier general in the Ohio National Guard.Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Genoa Township; Joyce Beatty, D-Jefferson Township; Brad Wenstrup, R-Cincinnati; Jim [...]
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:14:20 +0000
BLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A man with mental health problems kidnapped a neighbor and kept her trapped in a small grave-like pit in his backyard shed, where her cries for help alerted other people living nearby and led to her rescue, police said.Police in Blanchester, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati, said the owner of the shed, Dennis Dunn, was arrested on Wednesday and was taken to a hospital. They said Dunn has a history of mental health issues. [...]
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:42:01 +0000
Franklin County Court of Appeals Judge Gary Tyack defends his questioning while saying removing him from the lawsuit involving the state’s largest online charter school would set a dangerous precedent.Legal counsel for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, which is suing to block the state from using student log-in durations as a basis to determine state funding, asked Ohio’s chief justice to disqualify Tyack following oral arguments earlier this month. [...]
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:36:31 +0000
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio are still trying to identify and locate the owner of a pit bull that mauled a man to death.They say no one has come forward as the caretaker of the dog that police killed early Tuesday in Dayton. Three other dogs were removed from the same residence by animal resource officials.Police say the pit bull broke away from a chain and attacked the man as he screamed for help.Authorities identified the victim as 60- [...]
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:29:11 +0000
Unhappy with Gov. John Kasich flat-funding the fight against Ohio’s killer opioid epidemic, House Republicans want to pump another $170.6 million over the next two years into drug prevention and treatment."The driving force in this budget is the HOPES agenda. HOPES stands for heroin, opioid, prevention, education and safety. We are very much in the middle of a crisis right now with the heroin situation," said House Finance Chairman Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, as GOP leaders [...]
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:22:29 +0000
In addition to more money to battle the drug epidemic and fund schools, Ohio House Republicans are proposing hundreds of amendments to the budget proposed by Gov. John Kasich, including ones that would expand racino gambling, lower property-tax bills for farmers and soften charter-sponsor evaluations.As is traditional, the two-year state budget bill also is crammed full of various law changes designed to fix problems, reward friends and alter spending.Kasich’s [...]
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:27:40 +0000
Columbus-area state Rep. Heather Bishoff is stepping down from the Ohio House, effective immediately, and is preparing to head west.The Blacklick Democrat was in her third term in the House, representing the 20th House District, which includes Whitehall, Groveport, Canal Winchester, Obetz and Hamilton Township.Bishoff said she and her husband, who together run the Bishoff Financial Group, decided to begin transitioning to a move to the San Diego area, where they and [...]
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:47:28 +0000
Despite $800 million less to spend due to declining tax revenue, House Republicans plan to pump an additional $170 million over two years into battling the state’s growing drug crisis.Also, say goodbye to Gov. John Kasich’s proposed income tax cuts. Say hello to tuition increases. And those cuts that local school districts were facing under Kasich’s proposal? For some, they’ll still be there, though not as deep.House Republicans will roll out [...]
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:27:15 +0000
A trio of nonprofits filed an initial batch of 1,000 signatures Monday to kick-off an effort to place congressional redistricting reform on the November 2017 or 2018 ballot.The proposed ballot issue would closely follow a legislative redistricting proposal that voters overwhelmingly supported in 2015. The goal is to dampen the political gerrymandering that allows the political party in control to draw districts to its benefit, creating few competitive seats and securing the [...]
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Tony Good couldn’t bring himself to vote for either major party presidential candidate in November, and so far he has mixed feelings about President Donald Trump’s performance.For Good, it isn’t just about political preferences. It could be life or death.As he stands next to his motorcycle outside the barbershop where he cuts hair in downtown Obetz, Good, 36, said he voted for Barack Obama in 2008. But like a number of former Obama voters in this town, [...]
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000
After we posted details about Gov. John Kasich's coast-to-coast book tour scheduled for the next couple of weeks, a reader emailed to ask who would pick up the tab. Kasich political spokesman Chris Schrimpf said the book publisher is footing the bill for the tour.But what about the State Highway Patrol troopers who accompany the governor? [...]
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:16:34 +0000
Ohio won't need nearly $22 million of a $71 million federal charter-school grant because state education officials don't think there are enough potential new schools that will meet tougher performance criteria."Our rigorous school sponsor evaluation system has limited the number of eligible grantees in our community school pipeline. While these numbers are lower than originally projected, we think the increased level of accountability will bolster the [...]
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:30:10 +0000
CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a concertgoer believed to have fallen five-stories to his death through a garbage chute at Progressive Field alleges the Cleveland Indians had been repeatedly warned about faulty locks and doors leading to trash chutes at the ballpark.Attorneys for Cory Barron's family raise those allegations in documents filed this week in their lawsuit against more than a dozen entities, including the Indians and a concert promoter.Those named in [...]
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:08:26 +0000
The chairman of the Ohio House Education Committee wants to change the state’s new charter-sponsor evaluation system in a way that would lessen the impact of poor academic ratings on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and other large e-schools.Rep. Andrew Brenner, R-Powell, is crafting amendments to the two-year budget to change how much each charter school counts toward a sponsor’s overall academic-performance rating.Without the change, ECOT, the state’s [...]
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:18:31 +0000
If Ohio cut its smoking rate, it would save lives and potentially millions in health-care costs.There's a lot of room for improvement, according to a new report from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio.Nearly 22 percent of adults in Ohio smoke, ranking 43rd out of 50 states and the District of Columbia.Even worse, more than 1 in 10 children live in homes with tobacco users and are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke, 49th highest in the nation. [...]
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:28:17 +0000
Ohio Senate Democrats have a new leader.Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, resigned as minority leader, effective next week, as he focuses on his campaign for governor. The nine-member Senate caucus has selected Sen. Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, a veteran lawmaker who battled metastatic cancer in lymph nodes in his neck, before declaring in February that he was cancer-free."We have a great team and we’ll work hard every day to protect working families, promote [...]
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:02:31 +0000
Four Ohio governor wanna-be’s each made their pitch Tuesday night to more than 500 Franklin County Republicans, but two people who weren’t in the Italian restaurant's banquet room overshadowed the proceedings.President Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich.How to deal with those dominant figures will be a key decision over the next several months in the probable GOP gubernatorial campaigns of Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Husted, U.S. Rep. [...]
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:25:21 +0000
The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is asking Ohio's chief justice to remove of one of three appeals court judges hearing its case, arguing he is biased and made comments that “denigrated” Bill Lager, the founder of the school.ECOT and the Ohio Department of Education dueled in oral arguments last week before the Franklin County Court of Appeals. The state’s largest online charter school is attempting to overturn a trial court ruling that would allow the [...]