State, Advocates Offer Different Reasons For Cash Assistance Drop

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7:32AM
October 14, 2014

The state’s cash welfare program has sent out half as many checks to Ohio families than it did three and a half years ago. The state and advocates for low-income Ohioans have very different explanations about why.

Think Tank Pushes Charter Report; State Says It’s Not Whole Story

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Dale Butland says the KnowYourCharter website was set up to give parents data and information about charter schools. But John Charlton says the KnowYourCharter website only picks certain data from the state’s website.
7:34AM
October
13, 2014

A progressive think tank and the state’s largest teachers’ union have released data they say shows mixed grades last year for Ohio’s students who need to pass a key elementary school test. But the state says that data may not tell the whole story.

Governor Unsure Of Future Of Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban

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Governor John Kasich maintains his support for gay marriage ban.
10:22AM
October
9, 2014

Gov. John Kasich says he continues to support the state’s ban on same sex marriage, even as similar prohibitions are being struck down by the courts.

Ohio AG Candidates Debate Heroin, Rape and Fraud

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Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine and his Democratic opponent David Pepper agree on some issues, but mostly disagree.
7:29AM
September 9, 2014

Republican incumbent Mike DeWine and Democratic challenger David Pepper have similar answers to the question of what is the most important mission of the Attorney General, whose office oversees law enforcement and consumer protection.

Dueling Think Tanks See Different Realities In Labor Day Report

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8:03AM
September
2, 2014

This Labor Day, there are a record low number of Ohioans in the labor force – fewer than there have been since October 1978. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to two economic experts who see that number – and others – in very different ways.

Supreme Court Sides With Kasich On Security Documents

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12:12PM
August 27, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed with Gov. John Kasich in a battle over releasing his public schedule.

Road Salt Prices Increasing Up To 300 Percent For Ohio Counties

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Salt companies are saying last year’s seemingly endless winter drained their inventories, so the high costs are simply reflect how high the demand is compared to the limited supply.
8:45AM
August
27, 2014

It may be in the upper 80s today, but the state and local communities are already thinking about the coming winter. And they’re looking at some bills for road salt that are stopping them cold.

Minor Parties Frustrated By Campaign For Governor

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Last year at this time, both the Tea Party and the Libertarian Party of Ohio were planning their options for the 2014 election for governor. Neither wanted Republican John Kasich re-elected, and neither wanted to support Democrat Ed FitzGerald, who had launched his campaign a few months earlier.
8:51AM
August 26, 2014

The campaign troubles of the Democratic candidate for governor have gotten the attention of not just the party faithful, but those who are undecided and frustrated with the major party candidates.

Two Top Aides Leave Fitzgerald Campaign, More Changes Possible

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A Fitzgerald campaign spokeswoman confirms that campaign manager Nick Buis and communications director Daniel McElhatton have left their day-to-day roles with the campaign, but will assist as consultants on an as needed basis.
8:29AM
August 19, 2014

After weeks of bad headlines, low poll numbers and disappointing fundraising, there’s a major shakeup rattling the campaign of the Democratic candidate for governor.