Revenues Down At Ohio’s Four Casinos

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Revenues at Ohio four voter-approved gambling casinos dropped across the board in June.
2:51PM
July
7, 2014

Revenues for all four of Ohio’s voter approved casinos were down in June.

AG DeWine Certifies clean energy ballot issue

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The Ohio Attorney General today certified a clean energy ballot isse.
1:44PM
July
7, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today certified a petition for a proposed Ohio Clean Energy amendment to the Ohio Constitution.

Ohio Ends Fiscal Year With $800 Million Surplus

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Ohio's fiscal year ends with a bit of a surplus.
3:54PM
July
2, 2014

Ohio has ended its budget year as expected with a nearly $800 million surplus, money set aside to fund tax breaks and any unexpected Medicaid expenses coming from federal health care reform. State budget director Tim Keen said Wednesday Ohio beat projections for the fourth consecutive fiscal year through spending cuts and better-than-expected tax revenues. [...]

400,000 Expected Downtown for Red, White and Boom

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Red, White and BOOM! in downtown Columbus.
2:25PM
July
2, 2014

Planners expect 400-thousand people downtown tomorrow night for the 34th annual Red, White and Boom Celebration.

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Outnumbers Nation in 2013

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Columbus Public Health officials say Central Ohio's mumps outbreak now outnumbers cases nationwide in 2013.
2:37PM
June
24, 2014

The number of mumps cases in Central Ohio now outnumbers all of the cases nationwide last year.

City Auditor Warns of Possible Financial Trouble

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Columbus City Auditor Hugh Dorrian says state cuts and the elimination of certain tax revenues could have a negative effect on city finances.
2:21PM
June
24, 2014

Columbus City Auditor Hugh Dorrian says a letter he sent to Mayor Coleman and City Council two weeks ago about city finances was a warning not a condemnation.

State Begins Gypsy Moth Treatment Program

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The Ohio Department of Agriculture today began using low flying airplanes to spray gypsy moths living in Central Ohio.
3:59PM
June
23, 2014

The sounds of low-flying planes above Central Ohio today are part of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s attempt to reduce the gypsy moth population.

Columbus Recycle Program Hires Ex-Cons

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RecycleForce Columbus recently acquired a 26 foot long truck to haul recycled materials.
5:00AM
June
23, 2014

There is one a fledgling operation in Columbus that helps ex-offenders find work that often changes their lives and helps them stay out of prison.

Shining The Light On Public Records Requests In Ohio

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A recent audit exposes how the state of Ohio handles public record requests.
4:56PM
June
11, 2014

A recent survey showed small government agencies were highly responsive to public record requests.