A new poll by Quinnipiac University says Obama’s approval rating in Ohio has slipped to 36 percent. The same survey in May gave him a 39-percent approval rating.
There are problems with maggots, food shortages and contraband in state prisons, and the committee that inspects those facilities is blaming a private vendor hired by the prison system.
For the past 10 summers the Columbus Police have changed tactics to reduce violent crime and gang activity. It’s called the Community Safety Initiative. Special groups of police officers patrol high crime neighborhoods.
The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.
A television ad that supports same-sex marriage will begin running on stations across the state Wednesday. It’s the first marriage equality ad to be broadcast since Ohioans enacted a gay marriage ban ten years ago.
Ohio’s largest military base is under pressure to fill more beds in its hospital.
The Reynoldsburg City Schools district has received push back from teachers over its proposed contract. A federal mediator is expected to meet with both sides in August.
A Columbus City Schools teacher receives 500 free books for her classroom.
When Ohio expanded Medicaid last fall, Governor John Kasich estimated up to 330-thousand more people would get health coverage. A new survey says the numbers may not be far off.
School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core — which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards.