WOSU News Archives For: February 14, 2014

Roughly 23,000 Ohioans Enroll In Expanded Medicaid

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Thousands of newly eligible, low income Ohioans sign up for Medicaid.
12:50PM
February
14, 2014

A new state report shows that more than 23,000 low-income Ohioans have enrolled in Medicaid under an expansion of the taxpayer-funded program.

A.G. Strikes Down “Voter Bill Of Rights” Over Ballot Language

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The proposed amendment would expand early voting times on weekends and make other changes to election rules. It is supported by a coalition of black lawmakers, clergy and civil rights leaders.
9:48AM
February 14, 2014

Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected the petition for the proposed “Ohio Voters Bill of Rights” on Thursday, saying its summary was not a fair and truthful statement of the proposal.

E-Cig Ban For Minors Clears Legislature Despite Objections

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More than two dozen Democrats in the House voted against the bill, saying it didn’t go far enough.
8:28AM
February
14, 2014

State lawmakers have approved a ban on electronic cigarettes for Ohio minors, but not without the objection of many Democrats, who say the ban doesn’t go far enough.

Columbus Hockey Fans Keep Eye On Russian Team

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The Columbus Blue Jackets are well represented on Team Russia by Fedor Tyutin, Artem Anisimov, Sergei Bobrovsky and Nikita Nikitin.
7:31AM
February
14, 2014

The Olympic men’s hockey tournament is underway, with the U.S. routing Slovakia 7-1 on Thursday. But Columbus may be keeping a closer eye on the Russian team: four players from the Columbus Blue jackets are representing Team Russia, headlined by star goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.