Latest Common Core Repeal Effort To Bypass Supporter

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Republincan State Rep. Gerald Stebelton of Lancaster.
9:01AM
August 1, 2014

A new bill that seeks to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio will try a new path through the legislature, after a previous repeal attempt stalled in committee. That committee chair isn’t happy about this new move.

Prison Guards Blame Food Vendor For Maggots, Security Problems

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7:29AM
July
31, 2014

There are problems with maggots, food shortages and contraband in state prisons, and the committee that inspects those facilities is blaming a private vendor hired by the prison system.

Businesses, Workers Fear They’ll Pay State’s Unemployment Debt

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In 2013, Ohio employers started paying more in federal unemployment taxes because the state still owes a huge debt to the feds.
7:32AM
July 18, 2014

The recession may be over, but the state of Ohio still owes the federal government $1.4 billion for the money it borrowed to pay jobless benefits to unemployed Ohioans. That debt is looming large over Ohio employers, and could affect people who might get jobless benefits in the future.

Ohio Stands To Benefit From Growing Aviation Industry

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An employee at the Union County Airport works on a small airplane. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing says half a million pilots will be needed around the world in the next twenty years
7:31AM
July 7, 2014

Half a million pilots are expected to be needed around the world in the next twenty years, and that could be great news for “The Birthplace of Aviation.”

Libertarian National Convention Comes To Columbus This Weekend

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Libertarians expects 600 delegates and 30 speakers at the convention that runs through Sunday at the downtown Hyatt Regency.
7:32AM
June
27, 2014

Democrats and Republicans get most of the attention for their national conventions, but Libertarians are hoping to get a jump-start on both parties with their convention in downtown Columbus.

Ohio Supreme Court Asked To Weigh ‘Speculative’ Terrorist Threat

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Ohio Supreme Court justices are being asked to decide whether 'speculative' thoughts constitute a terrorist threat.
7:26AM
June
26, 2014

Threats in the workplace, in schools, and in public places are taken very seriously, and those who make them face serious criminal penalties. But one man in prison is appealing to the Ohio Supreme Court, saying he was unfairly convicted of violating the state’s terrorist threat law.

Columbus, Other Ohio Cities Await Decision On Red Light Cameras

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A case before the Ohio Supreme Court could determine future use of red light cameras
8:02AM
June
12, 2014

A case that tests how cities can use automated cameras to catch and fine those who speed and run red lights went before the Ohio Supreme Court today.

Ohio Businesses Sue BWC For Insurance Overcharges

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Thousands of Ohio businesses take the Bureau of Workers Compensation to court for charging too much for insurance.
9:20AM
June
10, 2014

Nearly a billion dollars is on the line in a lawsuit filed by 270,000 Ohio businesses against the state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Proposed Concealed Carry Changes Denounced By FOP

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The bill would lower the amount of training time required for a concealed weapons permit, and have Ohio recognize concealed carry permits from other states.
7:49AM
May 28, 2014

An Ohio Senate committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the bill to lower the amount of training time required for a concealed weapons permit. It would also have Ohio recognize concealed carry permits from other states.