WOSU News Archives For: March 11, 2014

Governor Kasich Signs Anti-Drug Overdose Bill

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Columbus Fire medics administer Narcan about 5 times a day. It can reverse a heroin or prescription opioid overdose in minutes.
2:22PM
March
11, 2014

Governor Kasich today signed a bill to allow greater access to Nalozone used to fight drug overdoses.

Ohio Gov. Kasich Proposes Tax, Education Changes

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Governor Kasich today rolled out his mid-year budget update that cuts state income taxes by increasing taxes on drilling and tobacco.
2:10PM
March
11, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has rolled out an ambitious election-year policy document that cuts Ohio’s income tax through increases in drilling and tobacco taxes and streamlines government services for the poor and unemployed.

Ohio Calamity-Day Bill Clears Conference Committee

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State lawmakers reach a compromise on what to do about calamity days.
12:58PM
March
11, 2014

State lawmakers have struck a compromise on what to do about missed school days around Ohio brought on by the season’s extreme winter weather.

Ohio Bill Allowing Firearms Silencers Clears Panel

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An Ohio House committee has approved a measure to allow Ohio hunters to use silencers. The measure now goes to the full House.
12:40PM
March
11, 2014

A state legislative committee has approved a bill that would let Ohio hunters use firearms silencers, sending the measure to the full Ohio House.

Instructor Charged In Ohio Gun Class Shooting

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A firearms instructor faces misdemeanor charges for accidentally firing his weapon during a class.
12:18PM
March 11, 2014

A central Ohio instructor who accidentally shot an adult student in the arm during a concealed-carry firearms class has been charged with misdemeanor negligent assault.

Dublin, Ohio Lawyer Pleads Guilty In Pain Clinic Case

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A Columbus area lawyer pleads guilty to tax evasion in a case involving pain pill clinics.
10:42AM
March
11, 2014

A lawyer has pleaded guilty to a single count of tax evasion after authorities decided not to retry him following a hung jury last year on more serious charges related to alleged Ohio pill mills.

Updated Budget Bill May Include Tax Hike and Tax Cut

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Governor John Kasich is expected to update his budget bill with a tax hike and tax cut.
9:52AM
March
11, 2014

Republican Gov. John Kasich’s budget update bill comes out today, and it could include a tax hike to pay for a tax cut.

Provision In Reading Requirement Gives Pass To Voucher Students

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Innovation Ohio's Dale Butland says the disparity between public school students and private school students with vouchers is just one glitch in the overall problem with the reading guarantee.
8:21AM
March
11, 2014

A liberal think tank is pointing out a discrepancy in the laws that lay out Ohio’s third grade reading guarantee.