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Bill Would End Training, Background Checks For CCW Permits

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9, 2015

Supporters of the bill, like the pro-gun Buckeye Firearms Association, say Ohio’s current regulatory framework places an undue burden on concealed weapon carriers.

Treasure Hunter Due In Court For Expected Plea Change

Fugitive treasure hunter Tommy Thompson was arrested in Florida in January.
April 8, 2015

A deep-sea treasure hunter from Columbus charged with contempt of court after refusing to testify about gold he discovered from a historic shipwreck is expected to change his plea Wednesday.

Pilot Program Lets Districts Craft Own Standardized Tests

The pilot program comes amid heavy criticism of new tests based on Common Core education standards.
7, 2015

The Ohio Department of Education says it may allow some alternative standardized tests in some high-performing schools.

Transportation Budget Cuts Alternative Fuel Mandate

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7, 2015

The state transportation signed into law last week removes alternative fuel benchmarks that had been in place for most of a decade.

Columbus Police: No Charges Against Man Shot By Officer

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7, 2015

Columbus Police say no charges have been filed after a man was shot by an officer outside an East Side bar early Sunday.

Poll Gives Strickland Edge In Senate Race

The poll says 49 percent of Ohio voters approve of the job Portman has done. Strickland has a 49 percent "favorability" rating, while 89 percent of voters haven't heard enough about Democratic candidate P.G. Sittenfeld to form an opinion of him.
April 6, 2015

A new independent poll shows former Ohio governor Ted Strickland leading Republican Rob Portman in the race for Portman’s U.S. Senate seat.

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.

Bill Would Offer Incentives For Compressed Natural Gas Cars

Natural gas vehicle fueling stations are still relatively rare in most states.
3, 2015

Some state lawmakers want to make it easier for Ohioans to buy cars that run on compressed natural gas, or CNG.

State Rep Calls For Investigation Into Dayton Prison

Dayton Correctional Institution
April 2, 2015

A state representative is calling on state prison officials to investigate a Dayton women’s prison after multiple allegations of sexual contact between staff and inmates, guards bringing drugs into the prison, and an increase in the use of force.

Clinton Leads Paul, Bush In Ohio Poll

U.S. Sen. Ron Paul, former Secretary of State and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are among the leading candidates, according to the swing state poll by Quinnipiac University.
March 31, 2015

A new independent poll says Ohio voters favor Hillary Clinton over other likely presidential candidates.