The Ohio Legislature has passed a bill to create a new oversight committee for Medicaid and take steps to limit the cost growth of the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled.
The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, State Senator Eric Kearney took on his tax problems head-on in a conference call with reporters Wednesday. He vows to stay in the race. But, the call raised as many questions as answers.
A proposal to adjust Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency mandates has stalled for a second time amid opposition from environmental and consumer interests and some majority Republican lawmakers.
Cincinnati’s city council has voted to immediately halt spending on a $133 million streetcar that has been under construction for months. The sharply divided council voted 5-4 Wednesday to stop spending pending a financial analysis of whether it would be more expensive to stop the project in its tracks or finish it.
A bill reducing the number of state-mandated evaluations required for well-rated public school teachers has unanimously cleared the Ohio Senate.
A homeless man who fatally stabbed a stranger outside a downtown Columbus hotel last year has been committed to a mental hospital.
Ohio State University has drained iconic Mirror Lake near the center of campus to try to figure out how to lessen its economic and environmental impact.
Franklin County Commissioners have cleared the way for demolition of Vet’s Memorial. It’s part of a project to spruce up the west side of the Scioto River. But some veterans are not happy, and at least one group may still try to stop it.
Ohio’s largest military base is expected to privatize more energy and utility operations as it tries to offset steep cuts in the federal defense budget.
Two corrections consultants have concluded that Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide in his prison cell and didn’t die by accidentally killing himself while attempting to achieve a sexual thrill.