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Ohio Senate OKs transportation budget.

Posted: 5 days ago

By Laura Bischoff The Ohio Senate on Wednesday voted 33-0 in favor of a $7.86 billion transportation budget bill that includes $5.6 billion for highway construction and maintenance projects. This leaves the state gas tax at 28-cents per gallon — unchanged since July 2005. But fees Ohioans pay for license plates are likely to increase...
Do you think people seeking unemployment benefits should be drug tested
 An effort is underway to expand the number of  unemployment benefit applicants who need drug tested The Associated Press is reporting that the Senate sent President Donald Trump a plan to make the change and the White House says Trump will sign it. Tell us what you think:    Take Our Poll Here’s the full story from the AP: http...

Posted: 12 days ago

An effort is underway to expand the number of  unemployment benefit applicants who need drug tested The Associated Press is reporting that the Senate sent President Donald Trump a plan to make the change and the White House says Trump will sign it. Tell us what you think: Take Our Poll Here’s the full story from the AP: http...
Sen Portman plans to back Gorsuch for Supreme Court

11:54 PM Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

By Jessica Wehrman Washington Bureau Sen. Rob Portman says he will back Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The two met Wednesday in Portman’s office in what the Ohio Republican called “an engaging and productive meeting.” “I expressed my belief that the job of a Supreme Court justice is to fairly and impartially apply...
Do you think Ohio elected officials should be punished if illegal immigrant kills, injures someone in their city?

7:31 PM Monday, Feb. 06, 2017

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, want to punish elected officials in Ohio inf an illegal immigrant kills or injures someone after the city declares itself a ‘sanctuary city.’ The move comes just days after Cincinnati declared itself a sanctuary city welcoming immigrants. Take our poll and tell...
News roundup: Local bathroom debate, driverless cars in Ohio and Trump
 Our reporters have been busy on several stories. Here’s a quick rundown for you to start your morning: Which issues do you want President-elect Trump to tackle once he’s in office? Send a short, 30-second video and 150-word message to send2cmgo@gmail.com for a chance to be featured.

11:00 AM Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Our reporters have been busy on several stories. Here’s a quick rundown for you to start your morning: Which issues do you want President-elect Trump to tackle once he’s in office? Send a short, 30-second video and 150-word message to send2cmgo@gmail.com for a chance to be featured.
Should cities be allowed to use red-light, traffic cameras?

8:03 PM Tuesday, Jan. 03, 2017

Laura Bischoff in our Columbus Bureau is reporting that Dayton’s fight over red light cameras is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court. Take Our Poll Here’s some of her report: Love them or hate them, the argument over red light cameras in Ohio will resume next week when the Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on a lawsuit launched...
Ohioans can now register to vote online

7:30 AM Monday, Jan. 02, 2017

Ohioans can now register to vote online for future elections. Prior to this year, Ohioans had to register to vote on paper. To register online, go to www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/ Currently 31 states and Washington, D.C., allow voters to register online. The next election is set for May 2. Voters will decide tax issues, school levies and elections...
Events to showcase new downtown Dayton library
 The new main branch of the Dayton Metro library is set to open in late spring or summer, but two behind-the-scenes events will give people an opportunity to get an early look. A preview of the new downtown library, titled The Main Event, will be an exclusive, one-night celebration featuring food, drinks and live performances. The April 22...

8:39 PM Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

The new main branch of the Dayton Metro library is set to open in late spring or summer, but two behind-the-scenes events will give people an opportunity to get an early look. A preview of the new downtown library, titled The Main Event, will be an exclusive, one-night celebration featuring food, drinks and live performances. The April 22...
Clinton wins popular vote by 2.9 million: Should we keep Electoral College?

10:05 PM Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

By Lisa Lerer Associated Press Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate. Certified results in all 50 states and the District of Columbia show Clinton winning nearly 65,844,610 million votes — 48 percent &mdash...
10 new Ohio laws and how they impact you
 From legalizing medical marijuana, to new limits on abortion and expanding gun laws, Ohio lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich had a busy year in 2016. Here’s a look at some of the new laws in Ohio and how they impact you: On June 8, Gov. Kasich legalized marijuana use in Ohio. The bill passed by the legislature will create a Medical Marijuana...

5:00 AM Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

From legalizing medical marijuana, to new limits on abortion and expanding gun laws, Ohio lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich had a busy year in 2016. Here’s a look at some of the new laws in Ohio and how they impact you: On June 8, Gov. Kasich legalized marijuana use in Ohio. The bill passed by the legislature will create a Medical Marijuana...
Vote for John Kasich could land elector in jail
 Micheal Baca was supposed to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton when Colorado electors voted in the Electoral College on Monday, but he decided to vote for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Baca’s move was part of a failed plan to deny Clinton or Republican Donald Trump enough electoral votes required to win the presidency. By voted for Kasich...

9:04 PM Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

Micheal Baca was supposed to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton when Colorado electors voted in the Electoral College on Monday, but he decided to vote for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Baca’s move was part of a failed plan to deny Clinton or Republican Donald Trump enough electoral votes required to win the presidency. By voted for Kasich...
Magazine says Rob Portman had best congressional campaign of 2016
 The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Ohio this year was supposed to be one of the most competitive in the nation. It turned out to be a dud. Polls earlier in the year showed Republican Sen. Rob Portman neck-and-neck with former Gov. Ted Strickland. Portman ended up winning the race 58-37 percent. The National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar...

6:46 PM Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016

The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Ohio this year was supposed to be one of the most competitive in the nation. It turned out to be a dud. Polls earlier in the year showed Republican Sen. Rob Portman neck-and-neck with former Gov. Ted Strickland. Portman ended up winning the race 58-37 percent. The National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar...
Ohio to start online voter registration in January
 Ohioans can register to vote online starting Jan. 1, an effort that could save the state millions of dollars, according to Secretary of State Jon Husted. Currently 31 states and Washington, D.C., allow voters to register online. “Raise a glass of champagne, offer a toast, get online and register to vote,” Husted said in a statement...

10:18 PM Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

Ohioans can register to vote online starting Jan. 1, an effort that could save the state millions of dollars, according to Secretary of State Jon Husted. Currently 31 states and Washington, D.C., allow voters to register online. “Raise a glass of champagne, offer a toast, get online and register to vote,” Husted said in a statement...
John Glenn: Highlights from memorial service
 Ohioans and national and state leaders honored John Glenn Saturday during an emotional service that included a Marine escort through downtown Columbus.   “I think John defined what it meant to be an American,” Vice President Joe Biden said during the service at Ohio State University. Despite cold temperatures and icy...

6:05 PM Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

Ohioans and national and state leaders honored John Glenn Saturday during an emotional service that included a Marine escort through downtown Columbus.   “I think John defined what it meant to be an American,” Vice President Joe Biden said during the service at Ohio State University. Despite cold temperatures and icy...
National Christian leader calls John Kasich ‘cowardly’ on abortion bill
 The fight over abortion rights in Ohio continued to heat up on Friday as a nationally known evangelist criticized Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s veto of the “heartbeat” bill and called on lawmakers to override the governor. James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family, said Kasich should be “ashamed of himself”...

5:40 PM Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

The fight over abortion rights in Ohio continued to heat up on Friday as a nationally known evangelist criticized Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s veto of the “heartbeat” bill and called on lawmakers to override the governor. James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family, said Kasich should be “ashamed of himself”...
Central State grad Omarosa Manigault joins Trump transition team
 Omarosa Manigault, a Central State University graduate and contestant on the first season of The Apprentice, has officially joined the Trump transition team. The Donald Trump team made the announcement in a press release Thursday. She graduated with a broadcast journalism degree from Central State in 1996. She is from Youngstown. Manigault...

8:57 PM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

Omarosa Manigault, a Central State University graduate and contestant on the first season of The Apprentice, has officially joined the Trump transition team. The Donald Trump team made the announcement in a press release Thursday. She graduated with a broadcast journalism degree from Central State in 1996. She is from Youngstown. Manigault...
Major changes made to gun bills

7:57 AM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

State lawmakers on Thursday retreated from a plan to dramatically expand where Ohioans with concealed carry weapons permits are be allowed to take their firearms. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: Speak out on our Ohio Politics Facebook page Close to midnight, the Ohio House voted 68-25 in favor of a revamped gun bill that ditched a plan to...
Ohio set record for early voting in November election
 More than 71 percent of registered Ohioans voted in the Nov. 8 election and the state set a new high for the number of early voters. But while turnout was among the highest in recent elections, it was far from the record 77 percent voter turnout in 1992, when Bill Clinton won Ohio and the presidency against then-President George H.W. Bush...

9:08 PM Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016

More than 71 percent of registered Ohioans voted in the Nov. 8 election and the state set a new high for the number of early voters. But while turnout was among the highest in recent elections, it was far from the record 77 percent voter turnout in 1992, when Bill Clinton won Ohio and the presidency against then-President George H.W. Bush...
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