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Local school district’s financial books so bad state can’t audit it
 Jefferson Twp. Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard Gates said the district will get to the bottom of its “unauditable” financial books in a third of the mandated time. Jefferson is Ohio’s only traditional school district to currently carry that designation. State Auditor Dave Yost said Jefferson Twp. Schools’ finances...

Posted: 11 days ago

Jefferson Twp. Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard Gates said the district will get to the bottom of its “unauditable” financial books in a third of the mandated time. Jefferson is Ohio’s only traditional school district to currently carry that designation. State Auditor Dave Yost said Jefferson Twp. Schools’ finances...
Kasich: “I don’t think we should have sanctuary cities.”
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich has had his disagreements with President Donald Trump but they agree on this: sanctuary cities are bad. “I don’t think we should have sanctuary cities. I think the President is right on this and I think this is a bad, bad thing. When people break the law, they need to be held accountable — something...

Posted: 11 days ago

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has had his disagreements with President Donald Trump but they agree on this: sanctuary cities are bad. “I don’t think we should have sanctuary cities. I think the President is right on this and I think this is a bad, bad thing. When people break the law, they need to be held accountable — something...
Does Ohio need law protecting religious freedom? 
 Civil and gay rights groups are raising the alarm over the “Ohio Pastor Protection Act,” a bill pending in the Ohio House that makes it explicit that ministers or religious groups aren’t required to perform same sex marriages. When asked if House Bill 36 would be good or bad for Ohio’s reputation and business, Gov...

Posted: 12 days ago

Civil and gay rights groups are raising the alarm over the “Ohio Pastor Protection Act,” a bill pending in the Ohio House that makes it explicit that ministers or religious groups aren’t required to perform same sex marriages. When asked if House Bill 36 would be good or bad for Ohio’s reputation and business, Gov...
Ohio prison plan calls for moving 4,300 inmates to local sites
 Ohio’s overcrowded and costly prisons have stymied state officials for years but Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Gary Mohr says he has a plan to keep 4,000 offenders out of state prison and it’ll save money. When Mohr began his corrections career in 1974 as a teacher’s aide, there were just 8,300 inmates...

Posted: 12 days ago

Ohio’s overcrowded and costly prisons have stymied state officials for years but Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Gary Mohr says he has a plan to keep 4,000 offenders out of state prison and it’ll save money. When Mohr began his corrections career in 1974 as a teacher’s aide, there were just 8,300 inmates...
Judge rules New Miami speeders owed $3 million
 A Butler County judge has ruled the village of New Miami must repay speeders every penny of the $3 million it collected from drivers who were caught by the former stand-alone speed cameras. Judge Michael Oster issued his ruling on Wednesday. “This court has already found council ordinance 1917 as adopted by the village of New Miami...

Posted: 12 days ago

A Butler County judge has ruled the village of New Miami must repay speeders every penny of the $3 million it collected from drivers who were caught by the former stand-alone speed cameras. Judge Michael Oster issued his ruling on Wednesday. “This court has already found council ordinance 1917 as adopted by the village of New Miami...
Ohio bill would force presidential candidates to disclose tax returns
 Donald Trump easily won Ohio last fall but may not have even been on the ballot if the rules in a proposed bill were in place a year ago. Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, is looking for co-sponsors on legislation that would require candidates for president or vice president to publicly disclose their federal income tax returns before being allowed...

Posted: 13 days ago

Donald Trump easily won Ohio last fall but may not have even been on the ballot if the rules in a proposed bill were in place a year ago. Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, is looking for co-sponsors on legislation that would require candidates for president or vice president to publicly disclose their federal income tax returns before being allowed...
Lawmakers want to make Ohio a ‘sanctuary state’
 A proposal to punish city officials who name their communities “Sanctuary Cities” is already prompting a pushback from Democrats and a political fundraising pitch by Republican Josh Mandel. On Monday, Mandel, who is running again for U.S. Senate, and state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, announced a bill to hold elected city...

Posted: 13 days ago

A proposal to punish city officials who name their communities “Sanctuary Cities” is already prompting a pushback from Democrats and a political fundraising pitch by Republican Josh Mandel. On Monday, Mandel, who is running again for U.S. Senate, and state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, announced a bill to hold elected city...
Should Ohio elected officials be punished if illegal immigrants kill?
 Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, want to punish elected officials in Ohio if 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 us...

Posted: 14 days ago

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, want to punish elected officials in Ohio if 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 us...
Ohio elected officials may face charges if illegal immigrant kills someone
 Taking a hard line against refugees and illegal immigrants, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, are pushing new legislation that could impose criminal and civil sanctions on city officials that declare their cities “sanctuary cities.” Elected officials could face criminal sanctions and civil...

Posted: 14 days ago

Taking a hard line against refugees and illegal immigrants, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, are pushing new legislation that could impose criminal and civil sanctions on city officials that declare their cities “sanctuary cities.” Elected officials could face criminal sanctions and civil...
Butler County rep announces legislation on sanctuary cities
 Taking a hard line against refugees and illegal immigrants, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, are pushing new legislation that could impose criminal and civil sanctions on city officials that declare their towns “sanctuary cities.” TAKE OUR POLL: Do you think Ohio elected officials should...

Posted: 14 days ago

Taking a hard line against refugees and illegal immigrants, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and state Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, are pushing new legislation that could impose criminal and civil sanctions on city officials that declare their towns “sanctuary cities.” TAKE OUR POLL: Do you think Ohio elected officials should...
OSP investigating Lebanon inmate who may have killed a second prisoner
 The inmate who pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the slaying of his cellmate at the Lebanon Correctional Institution has allegedly killed another inmate, according to reports. Casey Pigge, 29, was scheduled for transfer Friday to the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility outside Lucasville. According to prison records, he is there now. Pigge...

Posted: 17 days ago

The inmate who pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the slaying of his cellmate at the Lebanon Correctional Institution has allegedly killed another inmate, according to reports. Casey Pigge, 29, was scheduled for transfer Friday to the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility outside Lucasville. According to prison records, he is there now. Pigge...
Ohio Gov. John Kasich clarifies position on abortion
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich told a room full of reporters this week that he would not sign an abortion ban bill that doesn’t include exceptions for rape, incest or when the life of the mother is in danger. “The heartbeat bill, I told (lawmakers), first of all, it’s not constitutional. And secondly, I’m not signing anything...

Posted: 17 days ago

Ohio Gov. John Kasich told a room full of reporters this week that he would not sign an abortion ban bill that doesn’t include exceptions for rape, incest or when the life of the mother is in danger. “The heartbeat bill, I told (lawmakers), first of all, it’s not constitutional. And secondly, I’m not signing anything...
Senator who asked lawmakers to ‘grow a pair’ could run for governor
 Fans of former state senator Nina Turner are trying to convince the Cleveland Democrat to run for governor in 2018. When asked if she is interested in running for governor in 2018, Turner said: “I am excited for our state and this country that the progressives are organizing for a better future, especially our young adults.” Turner...

Posted: 17 days ago

Fans of former state senator Nina Turner are trying to convince the Cleveland Democrat to run for governor in 2018. When asked if she is interested in running for governor in 2018, Turner said: “I am excited for our state and this country that the progressives are organizing for a better future, especially our young adults.” Turner...
A lame duck maybe, but Kasich still wields power
 After Ohio Gov. John Kasich rolled out his budget plan — his last as governor — even he acknowledged that giant chunks of it will likely never pass. The past 12 months haven’t been the best of times for Kasich, whose re-election landslide in 2014 seemed to propel him toward his run for the presidency. But he lost badly in...

Posted: 17 days ago

After Ohio Gov. John Kasich rolled out his budget plan — his last as governor — even he acknowledged that giant chunks of it will likely never pass. The past 12 months haven’t been the best of times for Kasich, whose re-election landslide in 2014 seemed to propel him toward his run for the presidency. But he lost badly in...
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley ‘considering’ run for governor
 Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says she is considering a run for governor in 2018. "I am considering a run for governor but my primary focus now is running for mayor. I love being mayor of Dayton," Whaley said Wednesday. Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper mentioned Whaley as a candidate for governor Wednesday during an interview...

Posted: 19 days ago

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says she is considering a run for governor in 2018. "I am considering a run for governor but my primary focus now is running for mayor. I love being mayor of Dayton," Whaley said Wednesday. Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper mentioned Whaley as a candidate for governor Wednesday during an interview...
Kasich gives his take on the Wright Brothers, Trump and Ohio’s image
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich seemed to be in a feisty mood Wednesday when he fielded questions from the press at a forum sponsored by the Associated Press in Columbus. Here is the governor’s take on five things: 1. He recommends The Wright Brothers by David McCullough and remarked that “Kitty Hawk was ridiculous” because all it...

Posted: 19 days ago

Ohio Gov. John Kasich seemed to be in a feisty mood Wednesday when he fielded questions from the press at a forum sponsored by the Associated Press in Columbus. Here is the governor’s take on five things: 1. He recommends The Wright Brothers by David McCullough and remarked that “Kitty Hawk was ridiculous” because all it...
Ohio House Speaker rents luxury condo from prominent GOP donor
 Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger rents a 2,237-square-foot luxury condo in downtown Columbus owned by Ginni Ragan, an heiress who has contributed more than $1.5 million to Ohio Republicans’ campaigns since 2010. Rosenberger says he pays a nightly rate that Ragan and her attorneys calculated to be the fair market rent, but he declined...

Posted: 19 days ago

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger rents a 2,237-square-foot luxury condo in downtown Columbus owned by Ginni Ragan, an heiress who has contributed more than $1.5 million to Ohio Republicans’ campaigns since 2010. Rosenberger says he pays a nightly rate that Ragan and her attorneys calculated to be the fair market rent, but he declined...
Ohio House speaker rents luxury condo from top GOP donor
 Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger rents a 2,237-square-foot luxury condo in downtown Columbus owned by Ginni Ragan, an heiress who has contributed more than $1.5 million to Ohio Republicans’ campaigns since 2010. Rosenberger says he pays a nightly rate that Ragan and her attorneys calculated to be the fair market rent, but he declined...

Posted: 19 days ago

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger rents a 2,237-square-foot luxury condo in downtown Columbus owned by Ginni Ragan, an heiress who has contributed more than $1.5 million to Ohio Republicans’ campaigns since 2010. Rosenberger says he pays a nightly rate that Ragan and her attorneys calculated to be the fair market rent, but he declined...
DeWine, Husted each have $2.5 million on hand for 2018 run
 The race for campaign cash to fuel the 2018 statewide contests for governor, attorney general and other slots is well underway with Republican rivals socking away more than $5 million in money. Although none have formally announced a bid for governor, three Republicans — Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Husted and...

Posted: 19 days ago

The race for campaign cash to fuel the 2018 statewide contests for governor, attorney general and other slots is well underway with Republican rivals socking away more than $5 million in money. Although none have formally announced a bid for governor, three Republicans — Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Husted and...
Ohio Gov John Kasich reacts to loss of 300 Amazon jobs to Kentucky
 Gov. John Kasich said Amazon picked northern Kentucky over Wilmington in large part because the airport in Covington has plenty of capacity and the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metro area has the workforce. “They were very worried about workforce,” he said at a conference sponsored by The Associated Press in Columbus on Wednesday...

Posted: 19 days ago

Gov. John Kasich said Amazon picked northern Kentucky over Wilmington in large part because the airport in Covington has plenty of capacity and the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metro area has the workforce. “They were very worried about workforce,” he said at a conference sponsored by The Associated Press in Columbus on Wednesday...
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