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DeWine Vows To Stand Behind Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban

DeWine has long been a vocal opponent of gay marriage, but says he's defending the state's gay marriage ban because voters approved it.
October 8, 2014

The Ohio Attorney General’s comments on Tuesday came after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals to rulings striking down gay marriage bans in five states.

Former Fairfield County Clerk, Husband To Serve Time For Theft

David Smalley was sentenced to 18 months in prison, but can avoid that by spending 90 days in jail and staying out of trouble. Deborah Smalley was sentenced to 18 months behind bars.
October 7, 2014

A former county clerk in Fairfield County and her husband will each spend time behind bars for stealing thousands of dollars in salaries paid for work by county employees on her political campaigns.

Fired Mount Vernon Teacher Denied Challenge By Supreme Court

John Freshwater was fired in 2011 after years of legal battles following his refusal to removal a Bible and religious posted from his classroom inside Mt. Vernon High School.
October 6, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Mount Vernon public school science teacher who was fired three years ago for promoting the theory of creationism and refusing to remove religious materials from his classroom.

State Crime Lab Releases Documents In Walmart Shooting

John Crawford III was fatally shot by police after someone else in the Beavercreek called 911 to report someone was waving a gun at other customers. Crawford was holding what turned out to be an air rifle he picked up off a store shelf.
3, 2014

Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation has released details about the officer-involved shooting at a Dayton-area Walmart that left John Crawford III dead.

Ohio’s Voter Registration Deadline Nears

Ohio voter registration deadlines are coming within days.
October 2, 2014

The voter registration deadline for this fall’s election is nearing. Ohioans should double check now to make sure they are registered to vote.

Poll: Kasich’s Lead Grows To 22 Points

The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University shows the Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 57 percent to 35 percent.
October 1, 2014

Governor John Kasich’s lead over his Democratic challenger has surpassed 20 points in the latest independent poll.

Tax Credit Authority Revokes Incentives For 105 Companies

For many companies not meeting expectations, the tax-credit panel is reducing incentives it offered previously.
October 1, 2014

Ohio officials say they’re cracking down on companies that received tax incentives but have failed to create promised jobs.

FirstEnergy Moves To Suspend Energy Efficiency Program

FirstEnergy is the first utility in Ohio to seek approval from state regulators to suspend its energy efficiency programs.
30, 2014

FirstEnergy has become the first Ohio utility company to make a big move since state lawmakers voted to delay incoming renewable energy mandates.

Experts Predict Lower Heating Costs This Winter

Many energy companies used the lessons of last winter, one of the coldest and snowiest in decades, to improve their delivery systems.
29, 2014

With a milder winter predicted, experts say heating costs should be lower for most Ohioans.

High Corn Yields Offset By Expenses, Down Prices

Experts predict most farmers will have enough assets to withstand a tough year or two.
22, 2014

Most farmers are reporting they are producing more bushels this year, but the price they’re able to get for the commodity has been roughly cut in half compared to last year.