Libertarians Fight Order To Remove Them From Ballot

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Charlie Earl (eft) and Steven Linnaberry say they have filed a legal challenge to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's ruling that both should be removed from the May primary ballot.
8:30AM
March
10, 2014

Two Libertarians being removed from Ohio’s May primary ballot have filed a legal challenge against the state.

Governor Touts Ohio Economy, Democrats See Trickle Down

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Ohio Governor John Kasich touted tax cuts during his fourth State of the State address in Medina.
5:13AM
February 25, 2014

Gov. John Kasich gave his fourth State of the State speech last night in Medina. Kasich touted his tax cuts, and said he wants the top income tax rate to be below 5 percent.

Kasich Heads To Medina For State Of The State Speech

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Kasich took his second State of the State on the road to Steubenville in 2012. He gave the 2013 address in Lima.
8:01AM
February
24, 2014

The Ohio media descends on the northeast Ohio city of Medina tonight as Governor John Kasich gives his fourth State of the State address.

E-Cig Ban For Minors Clears Legislature Despite Objections

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More than two dozen Democrats in the House voted against the bill, saying it didn’t go far enough.
8:28AM
February
14, 2014

State lawmakers have approved a ban on electronic cigarettes for Ohio minors, but not without the objection of many Democrats, who say the ban doesn’t go far enough.

Republicans Skeptical Of Bill To Save Aluminum Plant

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Ormet Corp. struggled in recent years because of down aluminum prices and increasing utility costs.
8:00AM
February
13, 2014

The bill would let Gov. John Kasich overrule state utility regulators, who recently ruled against an electric rate appeal by Ormet Corp. Some Statehouse Republicans say they’re worried about the bill’s possible long-term implications.

Airline Industry Delivers Another Blow To Ohio

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Passenger traffic at Port Columbus International Airport fell last year to its lowest level since 2009
9:00AM
February
6, 2014

The shutdown of the United hub is the latest in a series of bad aviation news in Ohio in the last decade or so.

Tea Party Won’t Challenge Kasich In May Primary

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Portgage Tea Party leader Tom Zawistowski, who's become a sort of spokesman for the nationwide Tea Party movement, says they will not present a challenger to Gov. John Kasich in the May Republican primary.
7:26AM
January 31, 2014

An Ohio Tea Party activist says they will not present a challenger for Gov. Kasich in the Republican primary because Tea Party candidates “are put under such scrutiny by the Republican Party.”

41 Years After Roe v. Wade, Abortion Debate Continues In Ohio

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The Ohio Department of Health has ordered the Women’s Med Center near Cincinnati to close down, because the facility doesn’t have a transfer agreement with a hospital in case of complications with patients.
8:04AM
January
22, 2014

State health officials have ordered the closure of a Cincinnati abortion clinic because it doesn’t comply with a new state law requiring agreements with hospitals.

Senate Leaders Look Ahead For 2014

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7:55AM
January
13, 2014

Lawmakers are back for the second year of the legislature’s two year session. And while they passed nearly 60 bills last year, there are hundreds more bills that have been introduced.