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Ohio State Fair tragedy: New documents describe what happened
 The trooper at the Ohio State Fair was breathless as he radioed in the first report of the deadly accident at the Fire Ball ride. “Headquarters. On the Scrambler machine, somebody fell off,” the officer says at 7:24 p.m. “I’m on the east side.” The next several minutes of radio traffic paints an urgent, chaotic...

Posted: 15 days ago

The trooper at the Ohio State Fair was breathless as he radioed in the first report of the deadly accident at the Fire Ball ride. “Headquarters. On the Scrambler machine, somebody fell off,” the officer says at 7:24 p.m. “I’m on the east side.” The next several minutes of radio traffic paints an urgent, chaotic...
At least two dozen local locations on list of proposed pot growers
 The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program on Friday released 372 pages of information on the 185 entities applying for grower licenses, including locations of where they want to put their pot farms. At least 24 operations are proposed for the Miami Valley, including six in Dayton, three in Wilmington, two in Huber Heights and one...

Posted: 19 days ago

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program on Friday released 372 pages of information on the 185 entities applying for grower licenses, including locations of where they want to put their pot farms. At least 24 operations are proposed for the Miami Valley, including six in Dayton, three in Wilmington, two in Huber Heights and one...
3-time killer pleads guilty to killing inmate on prison bus
 Wearing an orange jumpsuit, belly chains and leg shackles, three-time killer Casey Pigge pleaded guilty in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court to strangling fellow inmate David Johnson to death on a prison bus. Pigge, 29, asked no questions in the hearing that lasted less than 15 minutes. Standing at attention behind him were three armed SWAT...

Posted: 22 days ago

Wearing an orange jumpsuit, belly chains and leg shackles, three-time killer Casey Pigge pleaded guilty in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court to strangling fellow inmate David Johnson to death on a prison bus. Pigge, 29, asked no questions in the hearing that lasted less than 15 minutes. Standing at attention behind him were three armed SWAT...
Central State University wants marijuana lab license
 Central State University is willing to operate a medical marijuana testing laboratory for Ohio’s new medical pot industry, state records show. “We support the need for testing and believe that Central State can be an innovator as the state implements its medical marijuana law,” Central State president Cynthia Jackson-Hammond...

Posted: 22 days ago

Central State University is willing to operate a medical marijuana testing laboratory for Ohio’s new medical pot industry, state records show. “We support the need for testing and believe that Central State can be an innovator as the state implements its medical marijuana law,” Central State president Cynthia Jackson-Hammond...
Ohio bill would ban sexting, require diversion programs for youths
 Sexting is rampant among teens, putting them at risk for criminal charges, school expulsion and images of their privates being displayed and shared in the digital world. >> Read more trending news  The behavior is so common that some Ohio counties have set up diversion programs for young offenders...

Posted: 23 days ago

Sexting is rampant among teens, putting them at risk for criminal charges, school expulsion and images of their privates being displayed and shared in the digital world. >> Read more trending news  The behavior is so common that some Ohio counties have set up diversion programs for young offenders...
Kasich campaign donation could cost company $37 million
 A $2,700 political donation to John Kasich’s presidential campaign could end up costing an investment company $37 million in fees in Ohio, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC rules prohibit an investment adviser from being paid by a government client for two years after the adviser or its executives...

Posted: 23 days ago

A $2,700 political donation to John Kasich’s presidential campaign could end up costing an investment company $37 million in fees in Ohio, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC rules prohibit an investment adviser from being paid by a government client for two years after the adviser or its executives...
Ohio lawmakers may change how congressional lines are drawn
 State lawmakers plan to take another run at changing how Ohio’s congressional districts are carved out — a politically charged issue that has eluded reform for years. Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, said this week that legislative leaders will announce details on a congressional redistricting study group this week...

Posted: 24 days ago

State lawmakers plan to take another run at changing how Ohio’s congressional districts are carved out — a politically charged issue that has eluded reform for years. Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, said this week that legislative leaders will announce details on a congressional redistricting study group this week...
Sexting and teens: Ohio looks to set up diversion program as problem grows
 Sexting is rampant among teens, putting them at risk for criminal charges, school expulsion and images of their privates being displayed and shared in the digital world. The behavior is so common that Montgomery and Clark counties set up diversion program for young offenders. State Reps. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, and Brian Hill, R-Zanesville...

Posted: 24 days ago

Sexting is rampant among teens, putting them at risk for criminal charges, school expulsion and images of their privates being displayed and shared in the digital world. The behavior is so common that Montgomery and Clark counties set up diversion program for young offenders. State Reps. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, and Brian Hill, R-Zanesville...
Major pension changes considered for public workers in Ohio
 Ohio’s five state pension funds are all considering changes that impact millions of public workers around the state. From teachers to police, firefighters and prison workers everything is being considered from changes to cost of living increases to changes in health plans. Here’s a look at what’s being talked about: Ohio&rsquo...

Posted: 28 days ago

Ohio’s five state pension funds are all considering changes that impact millions of public workers around the state. From teachers to police, firefighters and prison workers everything is being considered from changes to cost of living increases to changes in health plans. Here’s a look at what’s being talked about: Ohio&rsquo...
Ohio AG DeWine ‘aggressively monitoring’ Equifax data breach
 While Massachusetts filed suit against Equifax over its massive data breach, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is “aggressively monitoring” the situation and offering tips to consumers on how to protect themselves. “Our office cannot confirm or deny consumer protection investigations of this nature unless litigation is filed...

Posted: 28 days ago

While Massachusetts filed suit against Equifax over its massive data breach, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is “aggressively monitoring” the situation and offering tips to consumers on how to protect themselves. “Our office cannot confirm or deny consumer protection investigations of this nature unless litigation is filed...
1 million Ohio public employees, retirees may see pension cut
 Ohio’s biggest public pension system is considering cutting the cost of living allowances for its 1-million members as a way to shore up the long-term finances of the fund. Ohio Public Employees Retirement System trustees on Wednesday discussed options that could affect all current and future retirees, including tying the cost of living...

Posted: 28 days ago

Ohio’s biggest public pension system is considering cutting the cost of living allowances for its 1-million members as a way to shore up the long-term finances of the fund. Ohio Public Employees Retirement System trustees on Wednesday discussed options that could affect all current and future retirees, including tying the cost of living...
Newspaper series led to Ohio Senate bill on child marriage
 After a Dayton Daily News investigation found more than 4,400 cases of underage teens marrying across the state, Ohio lawmakers are working to prohibit marriage before age 16. Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, is introducing a bill that would raise the marriage age to 18 for both the bride and groom, allow marriage...

Posted: 29 days ago

After a Dayton Daily News investigation found more than 4,400 cases of underage teens marrying across the state, Ohio lawmakers are working to prohibit marriage before age 16. Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, is introducing a bill that would raise the marriage age to 18 for both the bride and groom, allow marriage...
Craigslist killer appeals death sentence to Ohio Supreme Court
 The Craigslist Killer is appealing his death sentence to the Ohio Supreme Court, saying the huge swell of national publicity deprived him of a fair trial in Summit County. The high court will hear oral arguments next week from Richard Beasley, one of two people convicted in the murders of three men lured to a southeastern Ohio farm with job...

Posted: 29 days ago

The Craigslist Killer is appealing his death sentence to the Ohio Supreme Court, saying the huge swell of national publicity deprived him of a fair trial in Summit County. The high court will hear oral arguments next week from Richard Beasley, one of two people convicted in the murders of three men lured to a southeastern Ohio farm with job...
Lawmakers look to toughen Ohio’s vicious dog laws
 Almost three years after a Dayton woman was mauled to death by her neighbors’ two dogs, state lawmakers are pushing legislation to make it easier to hold owners of dangerous dogs accountable when their pets kill or seriously injure people. State Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, and state Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, are introducing identical...

Posted: 29 days ago

Almost three years after a Dayton woman was mauled to death by her neighbors’ two dogs, state lawmakers are pushing legislation to make it easier to hold owners of dangerous dogs accountable when their pets kill or seriously injure people. State Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, and state Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, are introducing identical...
Ohio Supreme Court to decide on new abortion laws
 By all accounts, abortion opponents have been racking up win after win in the Ohio Statehouse over the last six years, making it more difficult for women to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Now the Ohio Supreme Court could cement or unravel those wins, depending on how it decides two pending legal challenges. The high court heard arguments...

2:38 PM Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

By all accounts, abortion opponents have been racking up win after win in the Ohio Statehouse over the last six years, making it more difficult for women to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Now the Ohio Supreme Court could cement or unravel those wins, depending on how it decides two pending legal challenges. The high court heard arguments...
Ohio lawmakers seek more honors for John Glenn
 In his 95 years on earth, John H. Glenn, Jr. earned a long list of honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a public affairs college that bears his name at Ohio State University. His fans in the Ohio General Assembly — Democrats and Republicans — have a few more honors they’d like to see bestowed...

1:05 PM Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

In his 95 years on earth, John H. Glenn, Jr. earned a long list of honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a public affairs college that bears his name at Ohio State University. His fans in the Ohio General Assembly — Democrats and Republicans — have a few more honors they’d like to see bestowed...
Anti-puppy mill group gets go-ahead to collect voter signatures
 Animal rights advocates won approval from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Friday to start circulating a petition to put an anti-puppy mill issue before voters. Stop Puppy Mills Ohio is proposing a constitutional amendment to require dog breeders — those with eight or more unspayed females and annual sales of more than 15 dogs &mdash...

9:39 PM Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

Animal rights advocates won approval from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Friday to start circulating a petition to put an anti-puppy mill issue before voters. Stop Puppy Mills Ohio is proposing a constitutional amendment to require dog breeders — those with eight or more unspayed females and annual sales of more than 15 dogs &mdash...
Plea expected in case involving inmate bus death
 Update: Casey Pigge is scheduled to accept a plea agreement in connection with the death of David Johnson at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27, according to the scheduling clerk at the Pickaway County Common Pleas Court. Messages left with his defense attorneys and Pickaway County Prosecutor Judy Wolford were not immediately returned. Previous story: CIRCLEVILLE...

10:00 AM Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

Update: Casey Pigge is scheduled to accept a plea agreement in connection with the death of David Johnson at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27, according to the scheduling clerk at the Pickaway County Common Pleas Court. Messages left with his defense attorneys and Pickaway County Prosecutor Judy Wolford were not immediately returned. Previous story: CIRCLEVILLE...
Former state Rep. Gene Krebs running for Dayton-area state Senate seat
 Former state lawmaker Gene Krebs, a Republican, is running for the Ohio Senate seat now held by Bill Beagle, who is term limited. The 5th Senate district is among a handful of legislative seats that are truly competitive — meaning either political party has a decent shot at winning the race. Spending on the 5th district race in 2014...

6:04 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Former state lawmaker Gene Krebs, a Republican, is running for the Ohio Senate seat now held by Bill Beagle, who is term limited. The 5th Senate district is among a handful of legislative seats that are truly competitive — meaning either political party has a decent shot at winning the race. Spending on the 5th district race in 2014...
Ohio lawmakers set to vote on major changes to fireworks laws today
 A bill to legalize the sale, possession and use of firecrackers, Roman candles, bottle rockets and other consumer grade fireworks is set for an Ohio House vote this afternoon. Lawmakers on the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee voted 11-1 back in September in favor of House Bill 226. The bill extends the current moratorium...

7:31 PM Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

A bill to legalize the sale, possession and use of firecrackers, Roman candles, bottle rockets and other consumer grade fireworks is set for an Ohio House vote this afternoon. Lawmakers on the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee voted 11-1 back in September in favor of House Bill 226. The bill extends the current moratorium...
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