Ohio Governor’s Race Ads Pitched At Working Class

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Ohio Governor John Kasich and challenger Ed Fitzgerald appeal to working Ohioans in their early TV campaign ads
1:15PM
July 16, 2014

Working-class Ohioans: The candidates for Ohio governor want you.

Ohio Justices: Payday Loans Legal Despite 2008 Law

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the state's mortgage laws allowed an Ohio payday lender to charge an Elyria man 235-percent interest rate on a short term loan.
2:43PM
June
11, 2014

In a victory for payday lenders, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a two-week loan to an Elyria man that imposed more than 235-percent interest is not prohibited under Ohio’s mortgage lending laws.

Federal Court Won’t Rehear Ohio Libertarian’s Case For Ballot Spot

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A federal court in Cincinnati has refused to hear the Libertarian candidate for governor case for a place on the Ohio ballot.
3:30PM
June
4, 2014

A lawyer says the Libertarian Party of Ohio continues to seek a ballot position for its gubernatorial candidate despite a federal appeals court in Cincinnati declining to rehear an appeal.

Ohio Graduation, Testing Changes Set For Vote

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hio high-schoolers beginning with the class of 2018 will see new graduation requirement under a legislative compromise headed for approval.
2:40PM
June
4, 2014

Ohio high-schoolers beginning with the class of 2018 will see new graduation requirements and receive free college-admission testing under a legislative compromise heading toward approval.

Ohio Senate OKs Rerouted Teacher Evaluation Bill

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The Ohio Senate cleared legislation that would reduce the number of state-mandated evaluations for well-rated teachers.
3:32PM
June
3, 2014

Legislation reducing the number of state-mandated evaluations required for well-rated public school teachers has again cleared the Ohio Senate.

Ohio Watchdog Releases Investment Scandal Report

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Tom Noe was convicted on federal and state charges and remains in prison.
12:12PM
April 24, 2014

The state watchdog has released a much-anticipated investigative report on the investment scandal that engulfed Ohio in 2005 and resulted in 19 convictions.

Ohio School Board Debates Sexual Orientation Rule

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The State Board of Education is divided over a proposal to protect teachers from being fired because of their sexual orientation.
1:40PM
April
15, 2014

A proposal to protect Ohio school teachers from being fired on the basis of sexual orientation has divided the state school board.

Ohio Geologists Link Seismic Activity To Fracking

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Geologists have found evidence linking hydraulic fracturing with earthquake activity in the Youngstown area.
1:23PM
April
11, 2014

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.

Ohio Lawmakers Strike Funding Cut Tied To Ballots

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WOSU Archive
5:51PM
April
8, 2014

A committee in the Republican-led Ohio House is removing language from Gov. John Kasich’s midterm budget bill that would have stripped counties of a portion of their local government funding if they mailed out absentee ballots in violation of state law.