WOSU News Archives For August 2013

Ohio Hospital Group Seeks To Take Medicaid Expansion To Voters

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With Medicaid expansion stalled, an Ohio hospital group seeks to take the issue to the ballot.
30, 2013

The debate over Medicaid expansion in Ohio continues, but now there’s word one group wants to try to take the issue to the ballot.

State Starting Program For Drug-Addicted Babies

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August 30, 2013

It’s the latest effort by officials to address prescription drug abuse and opiate addiction in the state.

Advocates For Poor Push Back Against Welfare Drug Test Bill

Sen. Tim Schaeffer (Rep.) from Lancaster wants to create a pilot program that would implement a drug screening for applicants of the state’s welfare program.
August 30, 2013

Advocates for poor Ohioans say they’re unfairly targeted by a proposal to require applicants to Ohio’s welfare program to pass drug tests.

Ohioans Will See Tax Changes Over The Weekend

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30, 2013

The state’s tax commissioner says most Ohioans won’t notice the increase in sales tax and will benefit from the income tax cut. But advocates for the poor say the plan unfairly benefits top-earners.

OSU Ready To Open Season Of Big Expectations

OSU is once again eligible for postseason play after being forced to watch last year's bowl season from home.
30, 2013

The OSU football team opens the 2013 season Saturday against Buffalo with the number two ranking in the country and a quarterback who’s among the preseason favorites to win the Heisman Trophy.

Feed Ohio Effort Aimed At Reducing Federal Food Program Cuts

Ohio's largest resonse to hunger
Ohio Association of Food Banks is working with the Governor's Office to raise awareness and money to help fight hunger.
August 29, 2013

A statewide effort underway called Feed Ohio is aimed at reducing potential cuts to a federal program that serves about 850,000 Ohioans.

Judge Sides With Columbus Church, Bans Protesters

A Columbus judge has banned members of Minutemen United in front of Vineyard Columbus.
August 29, 2013

A Franklin County judge has ruled that members of a national conservative Christian group cannot protest in the land in front of one of the region’s largest churches.

Dayton Passes Resolution Opposing “Stand Your Ground” Bill

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29, 2013

The city has become the first in the state to officially oppose “stand your ground” legislation being considered at the Ohio house.

Mandel Car Crash Raises Questions About Campaign Finance Laws

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.
29, 2013

A car crash involving the Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel that was kept quiet until now is raising questions about campaign finance laws and his transportation.

Ohio Democrats Express Frustration Over Health Care

Medicaid expansion is a divisive issue in the Ohio legislature.
August 29, 2013

Democrats in the Ohio House are accusing Republican legislative leaders of stalling on a decision on whether to expand the Medicaid health program to cover more low-income residents.