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June 19, 2017, 09:17:36 AM
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April 23, 2017, 09:32:38 PM
Steve.Deserved.Better, do you mean 'I am he as you are he as you are me
and we are all together"?



April 17, 2017, 09:25:21 AM
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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:28:46 +0000
 While his presidency is shaky on many fronts, Donald Trump easily defeats Ohio Gov. John Kasich in a hypothetical 2020 Republican primary matchup.A Marist Poll released Wednesday found Trump beat Kasich 64 to 23 percent among Republicans and GOP-leaning independents nationwide.Kasich fared best moderates (losing 49 to [...]
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:20:27 +0000
A state senator is calling for an ethics investigation into whether Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick DeWine Ohio violated ethics laws in helping his sons obtain internships with the Hamilton County prosecutor's office.Sen. Cecil Thomas, D-Cincinnati, called for the investigation Wednesday morning after CityBeat, a Cincinnati weekly newspaper, obtained an email from DeWine to Prosecutor Joseph Deters, a former state treasurer."Joe, can you find a spot in your internship [...]
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:42:12 +0000
Stand-your-ground legislation is making a comeback at the Statehouse.The proposal would allow gun owners to use deadly force against would-be assailants in self-defense and eliminate the duty under current law to retreat before using force."We want to eliminate your duty to retreat when you are under threat of violent attack," said Sen. Jay Hottinger, R-Newark, a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 180, which was introduced Tuesday. "It's difficult to defend yourself when you are [...]
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:36:03 +0000
CANTON — One of Stark County’s most respected swimming coaches never will coach again.Sam Seiple, longtime McKinley High School swimming and diving coach who also has coached many of the area’s elite swimmers, pleaded guilty Monday to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a misdemeanor charge.As part of a plea agreement with county prosecutors, Seiple admitted to engaging in sexual acts multiple times between May 2014 and November 2015 with a then-16-year- [...]
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:01:55 +0000
Most Ohio school districts will return to action during the next three weeks without much new state money to fund operations.Under the new two-year state budget that the legislature passed this summer, the state’s 55 urban districts generally fared the best as far as funding. Suburban districts, overall, saw cuts — although that generally was not true in Franklin County.Best is a relative term, however. School-funding increases average about 1 [...]
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:01:39 +0000
A Dayton-area man who made his billions in dog food has contributed $1 million to a super PAC supporting Jon Husted's campaign for the Republican nomination for governor.Clayton Mathile, a long-time major GOP contributor who sold his Iams pet food company for $2.3 billion in 1999, made the seven-figure donation to Ohio Conservatives for a Change.The federal super PAC, which is legally forbidden from coordinating its activities with Husted [...]
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:27:29 +0000
NEWARK — A Galloway man was killed late Sunday night in a one-car accident in Licking County.Bryan E. Lake, 25, was driving east on U.S. Route 62 near Johnstown just before midnight when he went left of center, overcorrected, drove off the road and hit a tree, according to the the State Highway Patrol's Granville post.Lake's 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo overturned several times, and he was thrown from the car, according to the Patrol.He was not wearing a [...]
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:56:09 +0000
He looks pretty much the same: boyish for 55 years old, glasses with thick rims, dark suits and colorful ties.But Marc Dann appears to have changed from the bull-in-a-china-shop Democrat who blazed through the political atmosphere as Ohio's attorney general for 17 months from 2007 to 2008.Nearly a decade after being forced to resign from a job he never expected to win, Dann has his law license back and runs a 10-person law firm with offices in six cities stretching [...]
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:30:00 +0000
President Donald Trump strongly endorsed Luther Strange last week in the GOP primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama. Does that make it more likely that Trump will jump into next year's Republican primary for Ohio governor — currently a four-way battle?Trump inserted himself into the January struggle over who should lead the Ohio Republican Party, making personal phone calls on behalf of eventual winner Jane Timken over incumbent Matt Borges — who got the [...]
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:13:58 +0000
The toxic consequences of Ohio’s opioid crisis have rippled out from the thousands killed or imprisoned. The growing scourge also has infected their families, their friends, their communities.And now employers and the economy are feeling the drag from an epidemic that has cost the Ohio workforce a big chunk of potential participants, say employers and state leaders."It’s a big issue," said Steve Staub, president of Staub [...]
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:18:09 +0000
The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow by far owes the most, but it is not the only Ohio online charter school being told to repay state money because of problems with verifying enrollment.The state is deducting $60 million over 24 months from ECOT, after the Department of Education determined that the school verified only 6,313 full-time students, not the 15,322 students for whom it was paid during the 2015-16 school year.According to the department, eight other online [...]
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:28:20 +0000
Some Democratic state legislators are leaning on Gov. John Kasich to declare a state emergency to combat the opioid epidemic after President Donald Trump vowed to do so on the federal level.Such a move by Kasich would allow the state to access previously unavailable federal funds and expand treatment for addicts in Ohio, Rep. Nickie Antonio said."When you have a crisis, you look for all options, anything," the Lakewood Democrat said.Asked if the administration [...]
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:29:05 +0000
CLEVELAND — A Lorain County driver accused of hitting a state trooper along a Cleveland highway, killing him, has been acquitted of vehicular homicide charges.Jurors also found on Thursday that Joshua Gaspar, 38, was not guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs in the Sept. 15 crash that killed Trooper Kenneth Velez.Gaspar, however, was found guilty of misdemeanors, including falsification and tampering with records. [...]
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:15:19 +0000
Ohioans were promised medical marijuana would be available by September 2018, but that legal deadline is in jeopardy because the state is taking so long to review the applications of potential cultivators.The Department of Commerce announced Thursday that it won't award licenses until November 2017, two months later than many cultivators expected.That means the nascent cannabis industry will have only about 10 months to build growing facilities, grow and process a crop, [...]
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:59:44 +0000
When the Ohio Senate returns on Aug. 23, it's likely to be only the third time in 38 years that the legislature voted to successfully override a governor's veto.The Senate is likely to override at least a handful of Gov. John Kasich’s budget vetoes. But the chamber also is expected to pass on some of the 11 veto overrides approved by the House on July 6, including one that would give lawmakers the authority to appoint members to a commission that approves permits to allow [...]
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:46:22 +0000
Big drug manufacturers opposing state Issue 2 were hit with a second election complaint Thursday, this one accusing them of making illegal, unreported contributions in 2016.The complaint filed with the Ohio Elections Commission by Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices, the group backing Issue 2, contends Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue broke Ohio election law by failing to report about $4.56 million in contributions made last year.The complaint was filed [...]
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:38:32 +0000
CAMBRIDGE — An alleged MS-13 gang member has been charged in connection with a recent overdose death in Cambridge.Isaiah A. “AJ” Groves, 25, Zanesville, faces one count each of corrupting another with drugs, a third-degree felony, and disrupting public services, a fourth-degree felony.Bond for Groves was set at $75,000 during a hearing Tuesday. As of press time, he remained incarcerated in the Guernsey County jail.Authorities are also looking for [...]
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:34:24 +0000
The clock is often left ticking when those in Ohio's disabled community are waiting for transportation services, a recent state government study concluded.The survey by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine and the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council found that transportation is the No. 1 unmet need of disabled people in Ohio. More than half of the 534 disabled respondents said they routinely wait 30 minutes or more for service."People want transportation so they can [...]
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:24:07 +0000
If a charter school must repay the state for unjustified enrollment figures, state Auditor Dave Yost wants the sponsor and for-profit companies that oversee and run the school to share the burden.Charter school boards, particularly the one running the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, which is in the process of repaying the state $60 million for inflated enrollment figures in the 2015-16 school year, need to recoup payments made to management companies, software developers and [...]
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:12:08 +0000
The state has taken a first step toward purchasing upward of 60,000 acres of outdoor recreational land in eastern Ohio from American Electric Power.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that the agency had signed a memorandum of understanding, beginning negotiations over a major portion of AEP’s 60,000-acre ReCreation Land property. [...]