VA Secretary Robert McDonald Visits Columbus

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V.A. Secretary Robert McDonald
9:53AM
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.
3:44PM
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

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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.
2:58PM
April
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.'
1:30PM
April
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

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Fugitive treasure hunter Tommy Thompson was arrested in Florida in January.
8:59AM
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

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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.
2:21PM
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

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Sen. Brown wants city leaders around Ohio to "invite Indiana businesses to invest in Ohio's cities."
9:05AM
April
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

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Michael V. Drake, President, Ohio State University Photo by Kevin Fitzsimons
4:34PM
March
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

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Prisoners in Ohio will now pay much less to make local phone calls out of prison.
12:02PM
March
31, 2015

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