Firefighters are battling a blaze that engulfed a house in Washington Courthouse, and authorities have been unable to locate a family of four that lives there. The Fayette County sheriff’s office says the fire is believed to be fatal. The fire was reported at about 4 a.m. Friday. Sheriff Vernon Stanforth told the Washington Court [...]
Ohio Veterans Groups Disregard Raffle Machines Ban
Ohio veterans and fraternal groups have continued to set up electronic raffle machines in posts and lodges disregarding a warning from the state’s attorney general that devices are illegal.
Several groups have installed more of the slots-like machines since April when Attorney General Mike DeWine set an Aug. 1 deadline for all the devices to be removed.
The machines’ $1 raffle tickets function like instant lottery tickets. Winners can earn up to $1,199 – just a dollar shy of the threshold for tax reporting.
A DeWine spokesman this week said DeWine decided to delay enforcing the ban after state Senate leaders notified him that they’re considering legalizing the devices.
A Senate leadership spokesman says lawmakers don’t have a definite timetable on the issue.