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Court: Police records must be released to public
 In a victory for open government, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police investigation records are public documents once a suspect’s criminal trial concludes. The court ruled 5-1 that most of the records sought by the Ohio Innocence Project from Columbus police since 2013 must be turned over. The decision will likely reverse...

Posted: 20 days ago

In a victory for open government, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police investigation records are public documents once a suspect’s criminal trial concludes. The court ruled 5-1 that most of the records sought by the Ohio Innocence Project from Columbus police since 2013 must be turned over. The decision will likely reverse...
Kasich vetoes bill to roll back clean energy rules
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday vetoed a controversial bill that would have made renewable energy benchmarks voluntary instead of mandatory for the next two years, saying the change would mark a step backward for the state. The governor said in his veto message that a wide range of energy options makes Ohio attractive to businesses and helps...

Posted: 21 days ago

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday vetoed a controversial bill that would have made renewable energy benchmarks voluntary instead of mandatory for the next two years, saying the change would mark a step backward for the state. The governor said in his veto message that a wide range of energy options makes Ohio attractive to businesses and helps...
Court settles case over when synthetic drugs were made illegal
 A Warren County convicted drug dealer lost his appeal before the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday over when the state outlawed synthetic drugs, such as Spice and K2. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that synthetic drugs were made illegal under state law as early as October 2011, even though they weren’t specifically named in law when defendant...

Posted: 21 days ago

A Warren County convicted drug dealer lost his appeal before the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday over when the state outlawed synthetic drugs, such as Spice and K2. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that synthetic drugs were made illegal under state law as early as October 2011, even though they weren’t specifically named in law when defendant...
Ohio hospitals want to overturn price disclosure law
 Heavy-hitters in the health care industry filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio to block a new law — championed by state Rep. Jim Butler of Oakwood — that would mandate price disclosures to patients before they are given non-emergency treatment. Opponents of the law call it the “Patient Disruption Act” or the &ldquo...

Posted: 21 days ago

Heavy-hitters in the health care industry filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio to block a new law — championed by state Rep. Jim Butler of Oakwood — that would mandate price disclosures to patients before they are given non-emergency treatment. Opponents of the law call it the “Patient Disruption Act” or the &ldquo...
Abortion key to Trump’s support
 New polling data shows evangelical Christian voters in Ohio overwhelmingly backed Donald Trump and he won a majority of mainline Protestants as well — support he received even though he has been married three times, had a child out of wedlock, bragged about groping women and says he hasn’t been to church in three years. When dissecting...

Posted: 21 days ago

New polling data shows evangelical Christian voters in Ohio overwhelmingly backed Donald Trump and he won a majority of mainline Protestants as well — support he received even though he has been married three times, had a child out of wedlock, bragged about groping women and says he hasn’t been to church in three years. When dissecting...
Court rules in high-speed Miami Twp. police chase case
 In a case that could impact police chases, the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Montgomery County sheriff deputies and Miami Twp. police officers involved in a high-speed pursuit that severely injured a bystander can’t be sued for civil damages. Law enforcement officers, like all government employees, receive immunity from civil...

Posted: 21 days ago

In a case that could impact police chases, the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Montgomery County sheriff deputies and Miami Twp. police officers involved in a high-speed pursuit that severely injured a bystander can’t be sued for civil damages. Law enforcement officers, like all government employees, receive immunity from civil...
Ohio outlaws sex with animals
 Ohio has become the latest state to officially outlaw sex with animals. Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Monday that also prohibits selling animals for sex. The new law would: * Prohibit a person from engaging in sexual conduct with an animal and related acts; * Provide for the seizure and impoundment of an animal that is the subject of a violation...

Posted: 29 days ago

Ohio has become the latest state to officially outlaw sex with animals. Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Monday that also prohibits selling animals for sex. The new law would: * Prohibit a person from engaging in sexual conduct with an animal and related acts; * Provide for the seizure and impoundment of an animal that is the subject of a violation...
New law allows Ohioans to carry guns at colleges, day-care centers
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a law Monday expanding gun rights across the state. The new law would: * Specify that an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces: (1) does not need a concealed handgun license to carry a handgun concealed if the member is carrying valid military identification and documentation of successful completion of...

Posted: 29 days ago

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a law Monday expanding gun rights across the state. The new law would: * Specify that an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces: (1) does not need a concealed handgun license to carry a handgun concealed if the member is carrying valid military identification and documentation of successful completion of...
Legal challenge to Ohio’s 20-week abortion ban is uncertain
 As Ohio lawmakers consider returning to Columbus to override the governor’s veto of the so-called “heartbeat bill,” the 20-week abortion ban may be safe from a legal challenge – at least for now. Abortion-rights lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice and the Center for...

11:06 PM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

As Ohio lawmakers consider returning to Columbus to override the governor’s veto of the so-called “heartbeat bill,” the 20-week abortion ban may be safe from a legal challenge – at least for now. Abortion-rights lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice and the Center for...
Ohio smokers may face more restrictions, higher taxes in 2017
 A decade after 58 percent of Ohio voters approved an indoor smoking ban, support for the law now stands at 85 percent, polling data show, and some advocates plan to push for more smoking restrictions next year. American Cancer Society spokeswoman Michelle Zimmerman said her agency will next year lobby the state to increase the cigarette tax...

10:15 PM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

A decade after 58 percent of Ohio voters approved an indoor smoking ban, support for the law now stands at 85 percent, polling data show, and some advocates plan to push for more smoking restrictions next year. American Cancer Society spokeswoman Michelle Zimmerman said her agency will next year lobby the state to increase the cigarette tax...
Thousands pay tribute to John Glenn at statehouse
 With heavy hearts and teary eyes, thousands of people filed through the Ohio Statehouse Friday to say goodbye to John Glenn. The flagged-draped casket, surrounded by a Marine Honor Guard, attracted people from all corners of the state and beyond, including former staff members who worked with Glenn during his 25 years in the US Senate. ...

7:51 PM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

With heavy hearts and teary eyes, thousands of people filed through the Ohio Statehouse Friday to say goodbye to John Glenn. The flagged-draped casket, surrounded by a Marine Honor Guard, attracted people from all corners of the state and beyond, including former staff members who worked with Glenn during his 25 years in the US Senate. ...
Ohio can have up to 40 medical marijuana shops under proposed rules
 Ohio may have as many as 40 medical marijuana shops and additional sites could be added under rules proposed Thursday by the Ohio pharmacy board Licensed dispensary owners would pay a $5,000 application fee and an $80,000 license fee every two years. Dispensaries could be added based on: * State population growth * Patient population growth...

7:02 PM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

Ohio may have as many as 40 medical marijuana shops and additional sites could be added under rules proposed Thursday by the Ohio pharmacy board Licensed dispensary owners would pay a $5,000 application fee and an $80,000 license fee every two years. Dispensaries could be added based on: * State population growth * Patient population growth...
‘Heartbeat’ abortion bill: House may seek to override Gov. Kasich’s veto
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich may face a challenge from House Republicans over his veto this week of legislation that would ban abortions in Ohio after the first fetal heartbeat can be detected. Some Republican House members believe the veto was “a step backward on this important issue,” said Brad Miller, spokesman for House Speaker Cliff...

8:45 PM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich may face a challenge from House Republicans over his veto this week of legislation that would ban abortions in Ohio after the first fetal heartbeat can be detected. Some Republican House members believe the veto was “a step backward on this important issue,” said Brad Miller, spokesman for House Speaker Cliff...
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman spotted at Trump tower today
 Ohio Sen. Rob Portman was spotted today at Trump Tower in New York City. “I’m just here for policy meetings as I was last week. Nothing to do with a job,” Portman said. Latest on the Trump transition There was not confirmation on who Portman met with or if he has been offered a position in President-Elect Donald Trump&rsquo...

6:01 PM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman was spotted today at Trump Tower in New York City. “I’m just here for policy meetings as I was last week. Nothing to do with a job,” Portman said. Latest on the Trump transition There was not confirmation on who Portman met with or if he has been offered a position in President-Elect Donald Trump&rsquo...
Prisoner ID hack leads to $422,000 in federal college aid

5:27 PM Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

The federal government paid out $422,523 in college student aid based on bogus applications made using the identities of Ohio prisoners, an Ohio Inspector General report found. Federal officials notified the state IG when it received 713 suspect Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms submitted in the names of current or former Ohio...
Kasich vetoes ‘heartbeat bill,’ signs 20-week abortion ban
 Just hours after receiving two controversial abortion bills, Gov. John Kasich Tuesday moved swiftly to veto the so-called “heartbeat bill” that would have essentially outlawed abortion in Ohio and instead signed a bill that bans abortion after 20 weeks of gestation except if the mother’s life is in danger. Both bills were...

4:47 PM Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Just hours after receiving two controversial abortion bills, Gov. John Kasich Tuesday moved swiftly to veto the so-called “heartbeat bill” that would have essentially outlawed abortion in Ohio and instead signed a bill that bans abortion after 20 weeks of gestation except if the mother’s life is in danger. Both bills were...
Guns in Ohio: Lawmakers making major changes to bill early Friday
 State lawmakers on Friday morning 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 take...

5:41 AM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

State lawmakers on Friday morning 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 take...
From life support to truancy, lawmakers cram in session’s final day
 In what is expected to be the last day of the two-year legislative session, state lawmakers passed bills to require insurance companies to cover autism, protect bicyclists peddling in traffic and limit the circumstances when police can seize private property. Here is a guide to some of the measures flying through the House and Senate that...

4:34 AM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

In what is expected to be the last day of the two-year legislative session, state lawmakers passed bills to require insurance companies to cover autism, protect bicyclists peddling in traffic and limit the circumstances when police can seize private property. Here is a guide to some of the measures flying through the House and Senate that...
Ohio lawmakers vote to prohibit suspending students over absences
 Ohio school districts will count truancy based on hours missed, instead of days, and they won’t be allowed to suspend or expel a student based solely on unexcused absences, if a bill passed Thursday night becomes law. Districts would have to set up an intervention team for habitually truant students. Local state Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton...

4:23 AM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

Ohio school districts will count truancy based on hours missed, instead of days, and they won’t be allowed to suspend or expel a student based solely on unexcused absences, if a bill passed Thursday night becomes law. Districts would have to set up an intervention team for habitually truant students. Local state Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton...
Ohio drivers now required to leave more distance when passing bikes
 Drivers passing bicyclists on Ohio roadways are now required by law to leave at least three feet between the vehicle and bike. Current law just says drivers passing cyclists must leave a safe distance but it doesn’t define that. The Ohio House already passed the bill. Some cities such as Dayton already had a 3-foot rule for passing...

4:05 AM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

Drivers passing bicyclists on Ohio roadways are now required by law to leave at least three feet between the vehicle and bike. Current law just says drivers passing cyclists must leave a safe distance but it doesn’t define that. The Ohio House already passed the bill. Some cities such as Dayton already had a 3-foot rule for passing...
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