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Kasich Campaign May Be Looking Past November

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7:53AM
August 21, 2014

When John Kasich met with supporters in Beavercreek earlier this week, he didn’t mention his opponent in November.

Two Top Aides Leave Fitzgerald Campaign, More Changes Possible

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A Fitzgerald campaign spokeswoman confirms that campaign manager Nick Buis and communications director Daniel McElhatton have left their day-to-day roles with the campaign, but will assist as consultants on an as needed basis.
8:29AM
August 19, 2014

After weeks of bad headlines, low poll numbers and disappointing fundraising, there’s a major shakeup rattling the campaign of the Democratic candidate for governor.

House Committee Begins Hearings On Common Core Repeal Bill

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This bill is before the Rules Committee, not the Education Committee, where Republican chair Gerald Stebelton of Lancaster halted a similar measure last fall.
9:46AM
August
18, 2014

Hearings are scheduled to begin today on a controversial second attempt to repeal the Common Core public education standards now being phased in in Ohio.

Ohio Jobless Rate Increases In July

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Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports the state's jobless rate increased in July
12:17PM
August
15, 2014

Ohio’s unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly after job reports for the last two months showed the rate at its lowest level since before the Great Recession.

More Workers Comp. Rebates Coming For Ohio Employers

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The rebates come a few weeks after the BWC settled a seven-year lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of Ohio businesses over its group rate system.
9:03AM
August 14, 2014

More than 185,000 public and private employers are expected to receive another round of rebates from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

West High Students Eligible For Vouchers After New Report Cards

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The state revised some district and school ratings after an investigation into "scrubbing" of attendance data.
8:03AM
August 14, 2014

The lowering of state report card scores for some Columbus schools could be good news for students in at least one Columbus school.

Ohio Shale Production Up Ten Fold Since 2012

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Utica production numbers are still far smaller than leading regions such as the Marcellus in Pennsylvania, the Bakken in North Dakota, or the Eagle Ford in Texas.
9:46AM
August
12, 2014

The report from the U.S. Energy information Administration found that production from the Utica region in eastern Ohio increased by more than 10 times over the last two years, from 115 million cubic feet per day in 2012 to an estimated 1.3 billion cubic feet per day by September 2014.

Well-Funded Medical Pot Campaign On The Horizon?

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A Quinnipiac poll in February showed 87 percent of Ohio voters support medical marijuana, and there are reports that a well-funded campaign is coming, modeled after the successful drive that casino backers made to the ballot.
7:58AM
August
12, 2014

Medical marijuana didn’t make the ballot this year, but there are reports that a well-funded campaign is coming.

Ohio’s Moratorium On Executions Extended Through End Of Year

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A federal judge has extended the moratorium on executions in Ohio until January 15. The moratorium was scheduled to end this week.
11:18AM
August
11, 2014

The one-page order by Columbus federal judge Gregory Frost issued Friday affects the state’s latest death penalty policy change, which was announced in late April and increases the amount of the sedative and painkiller Ohio uses.

Early Voting Changes Go Before Federal Judge

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Republican backers of the measures say Ohioans still have plenty of time to vote.
8:42AM
August
11, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and other civil rights groups are challenging a directive from the state’s elections chief that sets uniform voting times. They’re also seeking to overturn a law that eliminated days when residents can both register to vote and cast an early ballot.