On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
There appears to be movement in the Ohio legislature on a bill to effectively shut down hundreds of storefronts that advertise themselves as internet cafes or sweepstakes cafes.
Sponsors say a bill passed by the Ohio House would give school districts more flexibility in making up snow days and other lost time.
But Secretary of State Jon Husted says legislative leaders shouldn’t act on any changes to the swing state’s election rules until next year.
Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill requiring young football players and other athletes to be pulled from competition after suffering a head injury.
A coalition of tea party groups in Ohio is calling a tax proposal by the state’s Republican governor “unnecessary and unwise.”
Ohio legislators hold fund-raisers all the time, but one of them has scheduled an event with an unusual theme. It’s offering attendees the opportunity to shoot guns. Gun control activists are outraged. They say the event symbolizes an Ohio that’s let backers of gun owner rights run rampant.
Two identical plans to help ex-felons get jobs are slated for committee hearings this week in both the house and the senate. Felons are currently barred from getting professional licenses for jobs like teacher, plumber, and hearing aid fitter. But these bills would drop the ban on a case-by-case basis.
The sentence comes after Michael A. Fox pleased guilty to charges of helping an attorney get a $1 million contract with a southwest Ohio county.
Ohio lawmakers approved some controversial bills during 2011, while debating but not approving other potential laws.