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Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Traffic Cameras

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The high court stood by its 2008 ruling in a challenge to Akron cameras that cities have "home-rule authority" to use the cameras.
9:54AM
December
18, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state’s municipalities.

Map-Making Overhaul Goes To Ohio Voters Next Year

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A bipartisan proposal to change the way Ohio draws state legislative and congressional lines now goes to Ohio voters.
3:51PM
December 17, 2014

A bipartisan agreement to overhaul the way Ohio draws its legislative districts now goes to the voters.

Bill To Legalize Fireworks Fizzles

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A measure to legalize consumer grade fireworks in Ohio peters out after hitting a procedural snag.
2:50PM
December
17, 2014

An effort to legalize consumer grade fireworks in Ohio has hit a procedural snag.

Mayor Coleman Endorses Council President

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced he will back Council President Andrew Ginther in his run for the city's top job.
2:48PM
December
17, 2014

It comes as little surprise Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed City Council president Andrew Ginther in his bid for the city’s top job. As WOSU reports, the two elected leaders have worked closely during the years.

Democrats Elect Pepper New Party Chairman

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David Pepper is a Cincinnati-area Democrat who's lost two statewide races in the last four years.
8:01AM
December 17, 2014

Ohio Democrats have elected Cincinnati lawyer David Pepper as their next chairman as the party looks to rebuild after a year of political missteps and devastating losses.

Governor’s Mentoring Program Has Religious Requirement

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6:31AM
December
17, 2014

If you want to be part of Governor Kasich’s program to mentor for Ohio school children, you’ll have to have a religious affiliation.

County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien Says He Might Run For Mayor

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Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says he hasn't ruled out a run for mayor of Columbus.
1:53PM
December 16, 2014

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says he’s received multiple calls about a potential run for the office. He says he hasn’t made a decision yet.

Governor John Kasich Barely Registers in Poll of GOP Hopefuls

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11:39AM
December
16, 2014

A new national poll Republican voters indicates Governor John Kasich has some work to do to increase his name recognition; Kasich barely registers in the survey.

Proposal Would Create Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

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8:16AM
December
12, 2014

The bill’s sponsor expects the sales tax exemption to create a “Black Friday” type of excitement that would benefit retailers and shoppers.

Ohio Senate Approves “Historic” Redistricting Overhaul

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Backers say the new system would create more competitive districts.
7:57AM
December 12, 2014

The new proposal would create a seven-member panel to redraw lines. Two minority-party votes would be needed to adopt the boundaries for 10 years. Lacking those votes, the majority would draw them and they would be good for four years.