Harris, Others Subpoenaed In Attendance Rigging Probe

The subpoenas come about a week after state education officials said about 60 district educators could have their teaching licenses revoked because of the district’s attendance rigging scandal.
July 1, 2014

The Ohio Department of Education has subpoenaed records on former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris. It marks the first time that any investigator has publicly sought records related to Harris’ role in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.

Zanesville Nursing Home Owner Faces 39 Charges

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27, 2014

A grand jury has indicted the owner of a Zanesville nursing home on 39 charges, including forgery, tampering with evidence, and Medicaid fraud.

Kasich Denies Any Involvement In Suarez Case

Kasich says he "may have had a meeting with (Suarez) a long time ago", but he denies any involvement in the case against Suarez.
June 25, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he “may have had a meeting” with embattled businessman Benjamin Suarez, but he says he’s not involved in the campaign finance case and Kasich’s testimony would serve no purpose.

Report: Just Six Percent Of Columbus Could Be Uninsured By 2016

The survey says cities in states that opted to expand Medicaid programs will see the most progress in insuring residents.
20, 2014

The report says the Affordable Care Act will help reduce the number of uninsured in Columbus by about two-thirds over the next two years, down to about 35,000 people.

U.S. Senator Portman Wants Action On Prisoner Swap

U.S. Senator Rob Portman wants a resolution stating Congress' opposition to the prisoner swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
June 19, 2014

Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is pushing a resolution to say Congress is officially opposed to the recent prisoner swap that freed five Al-Qaeda operatives in exchange for Army Sergeant Bo Bergdahl.

Columbus Launches Energy Saving Program

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the program is voluntary, and administrators hope to get downtown building owners to participate.
19, 2014

The new program hopes to cut energy usage in commercial buildings by as much as 20 percent, with an extra emphasis on downtown buildings.

U.S. Supreme Court Says Challenge To Ohio Law Must Be Heard

A billboard campaign against Democratic former U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus was abandoned before any ads went up.
16, 2014

The case was brought by the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, which wrongly claimed former Congressman Steve Driehaus’ vote from the Affordable Care Act was tantamount to supporting taxpayer-funded abortion.

Local World War II Veteran Remembers D-Day

Wendell Ellenwood poses with his Army picture and several of his medals. They include, clockwise from top left: the French WWII Croix de Guerre, the Army Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the French WWII Croix de Guerre, the WWII Victory Medal,the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Euro-African-Middle East Campaign Medal.
6, 2014

Wendell Ellenwood grew up in southern Ohio and attended Ohio State University before enlisting in the Army. After returning from Europe he earned a Master’s degree, worked for the federal government, and returned home to run the OSU student union for 25 years.

Delayed Renewable Energy Mandates Could Hurt Investment

Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy, says delaying changes to Ohio's renewable energy mandates will create a "lobbying frenzy" in the state.
30, 2014

Jereme Kent, the general manager of Findlay-based wind energy company One Energy, says delaying incoming renewable energy mandates will create a “lobbying frenzy” and scare away renewable energy investors.