VA Secretary Robert McDonald Visits Columbus

V.A. Secretary Robert McDonald
April 7, 2015

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is continuing his visits to VA medical facilities across the country with a stop in Ohio’s capital.

Kasich Picks Minority Business Chief For Commerce Director

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Jacqueline Williams was selected by Governor Kasich to head the Ohio Commerce Department.
April 6, 2015

Ohio’s governor has named a new commerce director as the state agency’s current leader is set to return to a regulatory board.

Attorney: Officer Feared For Life In Deadly 137-Shot Barrage

Timothy Russell (left) and Malissa Williams were killed by Cleveland Police after a chase that ended with 137 shots fired by officers. Police claimed they were fired on first, although a gun was never recovered.
6, 2015

An attorney for a Cleveland police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects says the 13 officers who fired at a beat-up car after a high-speed chase in November 2012 feared for their lives when they fired 137 rounds at the vehicle.

Ohio County Judge Blocks New State Rules On Traffic Cameras

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Another Ohio judge has ruled that restrictions placed on red light cameras infringe on cities' right to 'home rule.'
3, 2015

A southwest Ohio judge has ruled new restrictions on traffic cameras violate the state’s constitution, granting the city of Dayton a permanent order blocking them.

Court Records: Treasure Hunter To Plead Guilty

Fugitive treasure hunter Tommy Thompson was arrested in Florida in January.
April 3, 2015

Court documents indicate a fugitive deep-sea treasure hunter plans to plead guilty to a contempt of court charge related to his refusal to testify in court about gold he discovered from a historic shipwreck.

Ohio Governor Vetoes Voter Item In Bill; Impact Unclear

Governor John Kasich
Governor Kasich today used his line item veto power to remove a provision in the state transportation budget tying voting to vehicle registration for new residents.
April 1, 2015

The governor has used his line-item-veto pen to strike a provision that Democrats claimed would discourage out-of-state college students from voting in Ohio.

Dayton Tries To Snag Businesses Upset About New Indiana Law

Sen. Brown wants city leaders around Ohio to "invite Indiana businesses to invest in Ohio's cities."
1, 2015

Officials in Columbus and Dayton Dayton are aiming to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.

New OSU Leader: Ohio State Commits $400M To Affordability Effort

Michael V. Drake, President, Ohio State University Photo by Kevin Fitzsimons
31, 2015

Ohio State University’s newest president says the institution is committing $400 million over five years to lower students’ costs and improve the value of their education.

Ohio Slashes Inmate Phone Expenses To 5 Cents A Minute

Prisoners in Ohio will now pay much less to make local phone calls out of prison.
31, 2015

The Ohio prisons agency has slashed the cost of inmate phone services and plans to install hundreds more phones.