Singer Pushes Lawmakers To Make “Ohio” State Country Song

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Zach Paxson is a singer and songwriter from northeast Ohio. And he’s on a campaign of his own, for his song “Ohio”.
8:30AM
May 15, 2014

A northeast Ohio man is hitting the campaign trail to promote a cause that’s very personal to him: enshrining into state law a song he wrote about his home state.

Statehouse Holocaust Memorial Takes Shape

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The $2.3 million project, paid for with private funds and constructed with $300,000 worth of taxpayer funded work on the site, is set to be dedicated in what’s planned to be a large and elaborate ceremony on June 2.
10:14AM
May
8, 2014

The first new memorial in decades on the Statehouse grounds is just a few weeks away from being completed.

Fitzgerald Focuses On Kasich, Not Long-Shot Primary Opponent

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Larry Ealy is widely expected to lose big in Tuesday's race to be the Democratic candidate for governor.
8:57AM
May
5, 2014

There is a primary on Tuesday’s statewide Democratic primary ballot. But it’s not expected to be much of a contest.

RNC Chair Visits Historically Black College

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was in Wilberforce, Ohio on Wednesday to visit a new College Republicans chapter at Central State University.
8:45AM
May
1, 2014

Reince Priebus was in Ohio Wednesday for what some might call an unusual visit.

Kasich Outraises Opponent Fitzgerald In Campaign Dollars

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Governor Kasich is outraising his opponent Ed Fitzgerald in campaign money 5 to 1.
10:52AM
April 25, 2014

The money gap between the major party candidates for governor continues to grow. Governor Kasich is outraising his opponent Fitzgerald 5 to 1.

Contractors Worried About Funding For Road Projects

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The Obama administration has suggested a $300 billion plan to change corporate tax laws and close loopholes, but lawmakers could also dip into the treasury for short-term funding.
7:33AM
April
23, 2014

As road construction season gets underway in Ohio, some in the industry are worried about the flow of money from the federal government to help pay for the projects drivers will see next year.

Counties, College Athletes See Changes In Budget Update

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The budget update approved by the Ohio House Finance Committee approved several changes, including language on college athletes and whether counties that mail out unsolicited absentee ballot applications should see cuts to funding. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald led a push to approve mailing unsolicited applications.
8:02AM
April
9, 2014

An Ohio House committee on Tuesday made several changes to the next state budget, including language on college athletes and punishing counties for mailing out unsolicited absentee ballot applications.

Columbus Loses Bid To Host Republican National Convention

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Columbus has lost its bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
2:07PM
April 2, 2014

Ohio’s hopes for one of the two major party presidential conventions in 2016 have dwindled slightly. Columbus has been eliminated from consideration but Cleveland and Cincinnati remain in the running.

Bill To Allow Student Expulsions Without Convictions Clears House

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Current law allows for the expulsion of students who have committed crimes against other students or school staffers. This bill gives a superintendent the authority to expel a student who hasn’t committed a crime, but is thought to be a threat.
8:01AM
March
20, 2014

Lawmakers in the Ohio House have approved a new way for superintendents to deal with students they fear are a threat to others, to school staff or to the district.