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Businesses may face penalties for prohibiting guns in private vehicles
 Business groups are fighting an Ohio Senate proposal that will open them up to civil lawsuits by employees and others who bring handguns on to company property. “For us this isn’t a concealed carry issue as much as this is an employer rights issue,” said Chris Kershner, vice president, public policy & economic development...

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Business groups are fighting an Ohio Senate proposal that will open them up to civil lawsuits by employees and others who bring handguns on to company property. “For us this isn’t a concealed carry issue as much as this is an employer rights issue,” said Chris Kershner, vice president, public policy & economic development...
Pizza may soon be delivered by robot in Ohio
 If things pan out the pizza dude bringing you your hot slices could be a compact little robot that looks pretty much like a cooler on wheels. The Ohio Senate version of the state budget authorizes the use of a “personal delivery device” that is electrically powered and “intended to transport property on sidewalks and crosswalks...

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If things pan out the pizza dude bringing you your hot slices could be a compact little robot that looks pretty much like a cooler on wheels. The Ohio Senate version of the state budget authorizes the use of a “personal delivery device” that is electrically powered and “intended to transport property on sidewalks and crosswalks...
Panel begins work to fill $1.05 billion state budget revenue shortfall
 As state revenues continue to fall short of projections, the Ohio legislature’s six-person conference committee on Thursday began work on the 2018-2019 budget. “These estimates are a good example of why Senate leadership in the new budget reduced the growth of government, while investing in key programs like addiction treatment...

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As state revenues continue to fall short of projections, the Ohio legislature’s six-person conference committee on Thursday began work on the 2018-2019 budget. “These estimates are a good example of why Senate leadership in the new budget reduced the growth of government, while investing in key programs like addiction treatment...
Ohio Democrat: ‘Our brand is worse than Trump’
 Republicans won the Georgia congressional special election Tuesday night, despite millions spent by Democrats hoping to score wins in the age of President Donald Trump. The special election in the 6th congressional district was the most expensive in U.S. history with spending over $50 million. Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon...

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Republicans won the Georgia congressional special election Tuesday night, despite millions spent by Democrats hoping to score wins in the age of President Donald Trump. The special election in the 6th congressional district was the most expensive in U.S. history with spending over $50 million. Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon...
Ohio leaders debate how to pay for fight against opioid addiction
 Fighting Ohio’s opioid addiction crisis is shaping up to be one of the key challenges as lawmakers debate a final state budget in the coming week. The Republican-dominated Ohio Senate on Wednesday thwarted Democratic efforts to get a Medicaid expansion freeze taken out of the proposed budget and to repeal a tax break for small businesses...

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Fighting Ohio’s opioid addiction crisis is shaping up to be one of the key challenges as lawmakers debate a final state budget in the coming week. The Republican-dominated Ohio Senate on Wednesday thwarted Democratic efforts to get a Medicaid expansion freeze taken out of the proposed budget and to repeal a tax break for small businesses...
Driving while distracted could cost you $100 in Ohio
 Driving while distracted could cost you an extra $100 if you are pulled over for speeding or another moving violation under a bill the Ohio House of Representatives approved on Wednesday. The law goes beyond driving while texting and State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, says it goes too far because it also covers talking on the phone, switching...

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Driving while distracted could cost you an extra $100 if you are pulled over for speeding or another moving violation under a bill the Ohio House of Representatives approved on Wednesday. The law goes beyond driving while texting and State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, says it goes too far because it also covers talking on the phone, switching...
Ohio Senate wants to freeze new enrollment in expanded Medicaid program
 The state would freeze new enrollment in the expanded Medicaid program starting on July 1, 2018 under state budget amendments accepted Tuesday by the Ohio Senate Finance Committee. “I think the amendment reflects a difference between the Republicans and Democrats, where the Republicans want to deny people health care coverage,&rdquo...

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The state would freeze new enrollment in the expanded Medicaid program starting on July 1, 2018 under state budget amendments accepted Tuesday by the Ohio Senate Finance Committee. “I think the amendment reflects a difference between the Republicans and Democrats, where the Republicans want to deny people health care coverage,&rdquo...
WINE SALE: Ohio lawmakers may allow 10% off a HALF case
 UPDATE: John Fortney, spokesman for the Ohio Senate Majority Caucus, provided some clarification this afternoon, Thursday June 22, on the issue of discounts: “The 10 percent discount is available for any number of cases if the retailer wants to offer it,” Fortney told reporter Lynn Hulsey in an email. “It just requires that...

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UPDATE: John Fortney, spokesman for the Ohio Senate Majority Caucus, provided some clarification this afternoon, Thursday June 22, on the issue of discounts: “The 10 percent discount is available for any number of cases if the retailer wants to offer it,” Fortney told reporter Lynn Hulsey in an email. “It just requires that...
Ohio judge OK’s alcohol, topless women for outdoor festival
 A federal judge is giving a popular Columbus festival permission to sell alcohol despite having topless women in attendance. Comfest will take place June 23-25 at Goodale Park. The festival brands itself as a “free, non-corporate, yearly celebration of Columbus, Ohio’s community organizations, performers, artists and volunteers...

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A federal judge is giving a popular Columbus festival permission to sell alcohol despite having topless women in attendance. Comfest will take place June 23-25 at Goodale Park. The festival brands itself as a “free, non-corporate, yearly celebration of Columbus, Ohio’s community organizations, performers, artists and volunteers...
State may reduce a tax break for small businesses
 Some Ohio Republicans are talking about reducing a state tax break for small businesses. If the change occurs it would mean higher taxes for small businesses that used the tax break since it was first approved in 2013. It’s not known if a majority will support a modified version of the total repeal called for by Democrats in the Statehouse...

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Some Ohio Republicans are talking about reducing a state tax break for small businesses. If the change occurs it would mean higher taxes for small businesses that used the tax break since it was first approved in 2013. It’s not known if a majority will support a modified version of the total repeal called for by Democrats in the Statehouse...
Mike DeWine launches campaign site, set to announce run for governor
 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is expected to announce on Sunday that he is running for governor and his campaign manager, Dave Luketic, today announced he had launched a “campaign website” on Monday night. Luketic confirmed that DeWine will make “an exciting announcement” at his Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social on...

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is expected to announce on Sunday that he is running for governor and his campaign manager, Dave Luketic, today announced he had launched a “campaign website” on Monday night. Luketic confirmed that DeWine will make “an exciting announcement” at his Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social on...
Democratic leader says state tax cuts lead to higher local taxes
 The Republican-dominated Ohio legislature has been shifting costs to local taxpayers while handing out tax breaks to the wealthy, said Ohio House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, D-Dayton. “If you don’t replace that money, local taxpayers will be asked to,” Strahorn said Monday before a Dayton town hall meeting. “All...

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The Republican-dominated Ohio legislature has been shifting costs to local taxpayers while handing out tax breaks to the wealthy, said Ohio House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, D-Dayton. “If you don’t replace that money, local taxpayers will be asked to,” Strahorn said Monday before a Dayton town hall meeting. “All...
Strahorn will discuss state budget at Monday town hall
 Ohio House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, D-Dayton, will appear Monday at a town hall in Dayton to discuss how the proposed state budget will impact local communities. The Citizens Town Hall will be held at 6:30 p.m. Grace: A United Methodist Community, 1001 Harvard Blvd., Dayton. It is open to the public. The Ohio Senate is expected to vote...

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Ohio House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, D-Dayton, will appear Monday at a town hall in Dayton to discuss how the proposed state budget will impact local communities. The Citizens Town Hall will be held at 6:30 p.m. Grace: A United Methodist Community, 1001 Harvard Blvd., Dayton. It is open to the public. The Ohio Senate is expected to vote...
Are politicians becoming targets?
 Their faces are plastered all over television commercials. Their names are in the newspaper and on social media. Their positions on hot button issues such as abortions, immigration and guns are public knowledge. America’s raw political divide, easy access to firearms and open society put political leaders across the country at risk...

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Their faces are plastered all over television commercials. Their names are in the newspaper and on social media. Their positions on hot button issues such as abortions, immigration and guns are public knowledge. America’s raw political divide, easy access to firearms and open society put political leaders across the country at risk...
Sen. Brown to go after pharmaceutical companies for ‘price gouging’
 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will introduce a bill that will penalize pharmaceutical companies for “price gouging” for prescription drugs, he announced during a Wednesday telephone news conference. Brown pointed to large price increases in the EpiPen for allergic reactions and insulin for diabetes as examples of what he said are companies...

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will introduce a bill that will penalize pharmaceutical companies for “price gouging” for prescription drugs, he announced during a Wednesday telephone news conference. Brown pointed to large price increases in the EpiPen for allergic reactions and insulin for diabetes as examples of what he said are companies...
What to do if confronted by a shooter
 If a shooter opens fire in a place with little protection the best thing a person can to is run to find cover, said Bob Chabali, a retired Dayton Police assistant chief. “If shots are fired identify as soon as you can, if possible, where the shots are coming from. Run. Zig zag. Don’t remain in one plane level but zig zag so that...

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If a shooter opens fire in a place with little protection the best thing a person can to is run to find cover, said Bob Chabali, a retired Dayton Police assistant chief. “If shots are fired identify as soon as you can, if possible, where the shots are coming from. Run. Zig zag. Don’t remain in one plane level but zig zag so that...
Ohio leaders, Congress members react to Virginia shooting
 Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said he and his wife, Connie Schultz, are praying for those injured in the shooting. “I want to thank the Capitol Police who put their lives on the line – not only today but every day to protect not just members of Congress, but also our staff and visitors from Ohio and all over the country...

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Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said he and his wife, Connie Schultz, are praying for those injured in the shooting. “I want to thank the Capitol Police who put their lives on the line – not only today but every day to protect not just members of Congress, but also our staff and visitors from Ohio and all over the country...
Highlights of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony
 U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified for two and a half hours on Tuesday before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Here are seven highlights: 1. Sessions declined to answer multiple questions regarding his conversations with President Donald Trump, particularly about the firing of former FBI director James Comey, saying he wanted...

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified for two and a half hours on Tuesday before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Here are seven highlights: 1. Sessions declined to answer multiple questions regarding his conversations with President Donald Trump, particularly about the firing of former FBI director James Comey, saying he wanted...
Did Russians target Ohio voting machines?
 Ohio’s top elections’ official has seen no sign of Russian hacking - or any hacking - into the state’s elections systems, according to Matt McClellan, director of communications for Secretary of State Jon Husted. “I am not aware of any issues that we’ve had, or any incidents of Russian hacking that has occurred...

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Ohio’s top elections’ official has seen no sign of Russian hacking - or any hacking - into the state’s elections systems, according to Matt McClellan, director of communications for Secretary of State Jon Husted. “I am not aware of any issues that we’ve had, or any incidents of Russian hacking that has occurred...
Senate looks to end Medicaid expansion enrollment
 The Ohio Senate will vote today on a $130 billion , two-year budget today that freezes Medicaid enrollment and leaves in place a business tax break that some Republicans and Democrats say is costing too much money. The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved more than 150 amendments Republican leaders wanted added to the budget proposal...

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The Ohio Senate will vote today on a $130 billion , two-year budget today that freezes Medicaid enrollment and leaves in place a business tax break that some Republicans and Democrats say is costing too much money. The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved more than 150 amendments Republican leaders wanted added to the budget proposal...
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