Kasich Begins Second Term with Midnight Inauguration

Reenactor Chris Matheney fired his vintage musket as part of Gov. John Kasich's inaugural festivities.
12, 2015

When the clock struck midnight — John Kasich’s first term as governor expired and his second term began.

Lawmakers Take Aim At Ohio’s High Infant Mortality Rate

File Photo at University Hospitals.
20, 2014

Ohio ranks near the bottom among states with poor infant mortality rates. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports — lawmakers are working with each other — across the aisle — to try and stem the crisis.

Merit Pay For Ohio Teachers Moving Closer To Reality

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18, 2014

The state is one step closer towards repealing the law that mandates a minimum salary schedule for teachers — opening the door to a merit-based pay system.

State School Board Considers Lifting Specialist Requirement

A board committee has been trying to find ways of revising the language, and this proposed change comes out of that process.
12, 2014

A proposal to change how many guidance counselors, nurses, and other specialists are required in Ohio elementary schools is drawing the ire of many of the state’s teachers.

House Holds Evening Hearing To Hear From Teachers On Common Core

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Several teacher attended the Tuesday evening hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core education standards in Ohio.
15, 2014

An Ohio House committee took an odd step Tuesday in hosting an evening hearing to allow teachers to testify about a bill to repeal the new education standards known as Common Core.

Will Ohio Delaying Renewable Mandates Push Away Tech Companies?

Rep. Ohio Senator Bill Seitz is among those defending the stance of the American Legislative Exchange Council and denouncing the comment of Google's Eric Schmidt.
10, 2014

Google and Facebook are among the tech giants cutting ties with a well-known legislative organization over its stance on climate change.

Protesters Call For Changes In Ohio Prisons

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Protesters make their case Monday for prison changes in front of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections on West Broad Street.
6, 2014

Prison breaks and inmate suicides are two major problems in the Ohio prison system, according to a group of protesters who rallied in Columbus Monday.

FirstEnergy Moves To Suspend Energy Efficiency Program

FirstEnergy is the first utility in Ohio to seek approval from state regulators to suspend its energy efficiency programs.
30, 2014

FirstEnergy has become the first Ohio utility company to make a big move since state lawmakers voted to delay incoming renewable energy mandates.

Charter School Supporters Rally at Statehouse

Hundreds of supporters of Horizon and Noble Academies gathered at the Ohio Statehouse to support the Horizon schools.
Hundreds of supporters of Horizon and Noble Academies gathered at the Ohio Statehouse to support the Horizon schools.
September 17, 2014

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Columbus to support Horizon Science Academies. The state education department is looking further into complaints of testing irregularities at at Horizon schools in Cincinnati and Columbus.