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Columbus Dispatch

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:33:09 +0000
When the House rolled out its state budget changes last week, it included a $20 per pupil increase for charter schools and $6 more for private schools, compared to Gov. John Kasich’s initial plan.But for Olentangy Schools, which is adding students faster than any district in the state, the House changes meant only $5.50 more per pupil by 2019.Julie Wagner Feasel, a veteran Olentangy school board member, saw it as another kick to a district whose per-pupil state funding [...]
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:36:41 +0000
The state could sell more than 6,900 acres of prison farmland through "negotiated real-estate purchase agreements" rather than competitive bidding or public auctions under the budget bill pending in the Ohio House.Language permitting an unusual no-bid process for selling nearly 11 square miles of state land is built into the two-year state budget proposed by Gov. John Kasich's administration.State assets, including real estate, are typically sold by having interested [...]
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:50:55 +0000
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost is raising concerns about a budget proposal to divert thousands of low-level offenders from the state prison system.The program might keep out some offenders who ought to be in prison, Yost said in a Thursday letter to House Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell.Yost was objecting to the Targeted Community Alternatives to Prison program — which enjoys the support of House Republican leadership, Gov. John Kasich and some progressive [...]
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:19:00 +0000
Soon after the House released the breakdown of how its school-funding changes would impact individual districts, a key question arose.The House added nearly $90 million to Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget for schools, and it did almost nothing else to change the governor’s proposed funding formula.So it didn’t make sense that the spreadsheet showed 77 districts would get less under the House plan than what Kasich proposed. The losers included North Union [...]
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:18:05 +0000
OREGONIA — Officials say another attempt at imploding an old bridge in in southwestern Ohio will close a section of Interstate 71 for several hours Sunday.Four sections of a former span of the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in Oregonia, about 45 miles north of Cincinnati, were scheduled for detonation April 23. Technical issues left one section of steel supports standing. The Department of Transportation says another implosion is necessary to remove the final section.There [...]
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:05:59 +0000
Ohio Republican lawmakers quietly acknowledge that a measure in the GOP-revamped state budget is aimed at curbing taxpayer-funded advertising by Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel.An amendment to the budget released this week by House Republicans "requires Controlling Board approval of any advertising purchased by a state governmental entity for the same purpose that, in the aggregate, exceeds $50,000 during the fiscal year."Mandel, who is again running for U.S. [...]
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:48:54 +0000
Local government officials are panicked about the possible loss of a $3 billion federal program, but the official in charge tried to calm their fears this week.Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spent Wednesday and Thursday in Columbus touring facilities, speaking to housing groups and meeting with local officials.Many of those officials are worried about President Donald Trump’s proposal last month to eliminate the Community [...]
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:59:25 +0000
The Barrett Model 82A1 can pick off a target a mile away with a .50-caliber round.That's why a Youngstown gun-shop owner should have questioned why a group of buyers from Indiana wanted 62 of the military-grade sniper rifles, according to federal prosecutors in Columbus, who said the weapons were resold at the Mexican border."The 62 guns are gone. They're no longer in the country," Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Kelley said. "Sixty-two of [...]
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, [...]