You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.


advertisement

advertisement


Latest from Andrew J. Tobias

174 items
Results 21 - 40 of 174  Prev Next 
Veto cancels tax break for aviation firms

4:05 AM Tuesday, Jul. 02, 2013

For the second time in about a year, Gov. John Kasich this week vetoed a new tax exemption aimed at promoting southwest Ohio’s aerospace industry. Ohio Sen. Chris Widener, R-Springfield, introduced an amendment to the $62 billion state budget that would have exempted companies from paying sales tax on goods and services they purchase...
To avoid layoffs, bill lets workers keep benefits when hours cut

4:09 AM Saturday, Jun. 29, 2013

Ohio businesses could temporarily reduce their employees’ hours while letting workers keep benefits and collect unemployment under a bill headed to Gov. John Kasich. This week, the state Senate and House of Representatives approved a bill to create a SharedWork program in Ohio. The program would allow companies considering layoffs to...
Wright-Patt fire chief honored

4:05 AM Saturday, Jun. 29, 2013

Staff Report A Dayton man and longtime civilian employee at Wright Patterson Air Force Base was recently honored as the Air Force’s top fire protection official. Mike Davis, 65, the fire chief for Air Force Materiel Command at WPFAB, recently won the U.S. Air Force 2012 Civilian Fire Officer of the Year Award. Davis, who has worked...
$62 billion Ohio state budget heads to Gov. Kasich
 A $62 billion, two-year state budget now awaits Gov. John Kasich’s signature — and possible line-item vetos — after clearing both chambers of the Republican-controlled Ohio legislature on Thursday. Kasich, a Republican, and his staff have until Sunday to sign the budget into law. Because it’s a budget bill, he can...

4:05 AM Friday, Jun. 28, 2013

A $62 billion, two-year state budget now awaits Gov. John Kasich’s signature — and possible line-item vetos — after clearing both chambers of the Republican-controlled Ohio legislature on Thursday. Kasich, a Republican, and his staff have until Sunday to sign the budget into law. Because it’s a budget bill, he can...
‘Stand your ground,’ other gun laws pushed in Ohio
 Ohio lawmakers want to expand the circumstances in which people can kill to defend themselves in Ohio, as well as make it easier for people from other states to legally carry concealed handguns here. House Bill 203 would introduce a “stand your ground” law in Ohio, which would allow people to use deadly force to defend themselves...

4:05 AM Thursday, Jun. 27, 2013

Ohio lawmakers want to expand the circumstances in which people can kill to defend themselves in Ohio, as well as make it easier for people from other states to legally carry concealed handguns here. House Bill 203 would introduce a “stand your ground” law in Ohio, which would allow people to use deadly force to defend themselves...
Bonuses went to accused VA chief
 The former director of the Dayton VA medical center received thousands of dollars in bonuses during the same time period he is accused of accepting bribes, seeking kickbacks from VA contractors and using his position to benefit business clients, records obtained by an investigative reporting non-profit show. According to VA data obtained...

4:05 AM Thursday, Jun. 27, 2013

The former director of the Dayton VA medical center received thousands of dollars in bonuses during the same time period he is accused of accepting bribes, seeking kickbacks from VA contractors and using his position to benefit business clients, records obtained by an investigative reporting non-profit show. According to VA data obtained...
Ohio step closer to banning traffic cameras

4:05 AM Thursday, Jun. 27, 2013

The Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to ban using red light and speed cameras throughout Ohio. House Bill 69 now goes to the Ohio Senate, which won’t consider it until after its summer recess. As a consolation to law enforcement officials who said the cameras help reduce crashes, legislators carved out...
House passes bill to kill red light, speed cameras
 The Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 61-32 to ban using red light and speed cameras throughout Ohio. House Bill 69 now goes to the Ohio Senate, which won’t consider it until after its summer recess. As a consolation to law enforcement officials who said the cameras help reduce crashes, legislators carved out an exception...

8:50 PM Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2013

The Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 61-32 to ban using red light and speed cameras throughout Ohio. House Bill 69 now goes to the Ohio Senate, which won’t consider it until after its summer recess. As a consolation to law enforcement officials who said the cameras help reduce crashes, legislators carved out an exception...
Bill to drop Ohio front license plate advances
 A bipartisan bill that ends the requirement that Ohio vehicles have both front and rear license plates cleared an early legislative hurdle Tuesday. The Ohio House of Representatives Wednesday will likely vote on House Bill 133, which requires only a rear license plate, after the bill cleared the Ohio House Transportation, Public Safety and...

4:05 AM Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2013

A bipartisan bill that ends the requirement that Ohio vehicles have both front and rear license plates cleared an early legislative hurdle Tuesday. The Ohio House of Representatives Wednesday will likely vote on House Bill 133, which requires only a rear license plate, after the bill cleared the Ohio House Transportation, Public Safety and...
Bill to ban red-light, speed cameras advances
 A bill that would shut off red light and speed cameras throughout Ohio took a step forward Tuesday. The Ohio House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted 9-4 to refer to the full Ohio House a bipartisan bill that would largely ban automated traffic cameras, which currently operate in 14 Ohio communities. Co-sponsor...

4:05 AM Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2013

A bill that would shut off red light and speed cameras throughout Ohio took a step forward Tuesday. The Ohio House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted 9-4 to refer to the full Ohio House a bipartisan bill that would largely ban automated traffic cameras, which currently operate in 14 Ohio communities. Co-sponsor...
Bill to kill red light, speed cameras advances
 A bill that would shut off red light and speed cameras throughout Ohio took a step forward Tuesday. The Ohio House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted 9-4 on Tuesday evening to refer to the full Ohio house a bipartisan bill that would largely ban automated traffic cameras. The committee approved an amendment...

9:36 PM Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2013

A bill that would shut off red light and speed cameras throughout Ohio took a step forward Tuesday. The Ohio House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted 9-4 on Tuesday evening to refer to the full Ohio house a bipartisan bill that would largely ban automated traffic cameras. The committee approved an amendment...
Accounting change boosts JobsOhio totals

2:06 AM Saturday, Jun. 22, 2013

Nearly one-quarter of the 76,000 job commitments JobsOhio says it helped secure for Ohio in 2012 would not have counted under the scoring system the non-profit used the previous year, a Dayton Daily News analysis has found. The accounting switch doesn’t affect the number of jobs added or retained in Ohio, but changes how the state&rsquo...
Feds: Former Dayton Veterans Affairs chief accepted bribes, abused position
 A man who was drawn out of retirement in 2011 to run the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center following a dental hygiene scandal almost immediately broke the law after he got there, according to federal authorities. The month after he was hired in March 2011, William Montague illegally directed Dayton VAMC employees to do research he ended...

4:05 AM Friday, Jun. 21, 2013

A man who was drawn out of retirement in 2011 to run the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center following a dental hygiene scandal almost immediately broke the law after he got there, according to federal authorities. The month after he was hired in March 2011, William Montague illegally directed Dayton VAMC employees to do research he ended...
Ohio Medicaid expansion push down to the wire

4:05 AM Friday, Jun. 21, 2013

Advocates are making an eleventh-hour push to get state lawmakers to expand Medicaid eligibility by the end of the month, even though Ohio legislative leaders have said they don’t plan to act on the issue until after their summer recess. A coalition of businesses, mental health advocates and religious groups continued calls on Thursday...
Senate proposes easing limits on donations to legislative committees

4:05 AM Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013

A late change to the state budget proposed by Ohio Senate Republicans would allow corporations and unions to begin giving money directly to state legislative campaign committees, as long as they pay for operating costs and not direct political activity. Ohio Senate Republican spokesman John McClelland did not return a message seeking comment...
Big money about to flow to controversial jobs program
 With an estimated $100 million a year in new funding for economic development, 2013 in some ways marks the actual launch of JobsOhio, the semi-private nonprofit that Gov. John Kasich considers a signature achievement of his first three years in office. But JobsOhio will likely operate amidst continued questions from both sides of the political...

4:05 AM Sunday, Jun. 16, 2013

With an estimated $100 million a year in new funding for economic development, 2013 in some ways marks the actual launch of JobsOhio, the semi-private nonprofit that Gov. John Kasich considers a signature achievement of his first three years in office. But JobsOhio will likely operate amidst continued questions from both sides of the political...
Kasich order aims to help veterans get civilian jobs

4:05 AM Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday signed an executive order geared toward making it easier for returning veterans to apply the skills they learned on the battlefield toward civilian life. The order requires state departments, boards and commissions that issue professional certifications to count relevant military education, training and experience...
Watchdog: Law change could cost gas customers millions

4:05 AM Monday, Jun. 10, 2013

Gas customers in Ohio could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars if an industry-backed measure from the Ohio Senate makes it into law, according to the state’s watchdog for utility consumers. An amendment inserted in the state budget last week would allow natural gas companies to pass along to customers any “prudently...
Bill would give free education, healthcare to Cleveland kidnapping victims
 Ohio lawmakers want to award free college tuition and lifetime medical care to the women held captive for a decade in a Cleveland man’s house. A bill introduced this week in the Ohio House would also award at least $25,000 annually for each year of captivity to anyone who is abducted for eight years or more and to children born as a...

4:05 AM Friday, Jun. 07, 2013

Ohio lawmakers want to award free college tuition and lifetime medical care to the women held captive for a decade in a Cleveland man’s house. A bill introduced this week in the Ohio House would also award at least $25,000 annually for each year of captivity to anyone who is abducted for eight years or more and to children born as a...
Ohio may pay tuition, medical care for Cleveland kidnapping victims

8:05 PM Thursday, Jun. 06, 2013

Ohio lawmakers want to award free college tuition and lifetime medical care to the women held captive for a decade in a Cleveland man’s house. A bill introduced this week in the Ohio House would also award at least $25,000 annually for each year of captivity to anyone who is abducted for eight years or more and to children born as a...
174 items
Results 21 - 40 of 174  Prev Next 

advertisement

advertisement