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Cities can turn red light cameras back on, court rules; state threatens to fight back
 The Ohio Supreme Court said in a 5-2 decision issued Wednesday that the 2015 state law that makes it all but impossible for local governments to use traffic cameras is unconstitutional because it conflicts with cities’ home-rule authority. The decision impacts Ohio’s 8 million licensed drivers, gives cities the green-light to...

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The Ohio Supreme Court said in a 5-2 decision issued Wednesday that the 2015 state law that makes it all but impossible for local governments to use traffic cameras is unconstitutional because it conflicts with cities’ home-rule authority. The decision impacts Ohio’s 8 million licensed drivers, gives cities the green-light to...
Burglaries increase during the summer; 5 ways to protect yourself
 Summer vacations are in full swing and since a high percentage of home burglaries happen during summer months, those vacation plans need to include keeping your home secure. Here are some tips and high tech security solutions from Ooma, a home phone and security company. 1. Lock your doors and add a smart doorbell and video cameras that route...

4:26 PM Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Summer vacations are in full swing and since a high percentage of home burglaries happen during summer months, those vacation plans need to include keeping your home secure. Here are some tips and high tech security solutions from Ooma, a home phone and security company. 1. Lock your doors and add a smart doorbell and video cameras that route...
John McCain’s cancer: 5 things to know
 U.S. Sen. John McCain announced this week he has brain cancer and vowed to return to the Senate after he recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot and the tumor. RELATED: Ohio, local leaders react to news McCain has cancer Here are five things to know about his cancer and advances in treatment. 1. McCain’s glioblastoma is a fast-growing...

3:40 PM Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

U.S. Sen. John McCain announced this week he has brain cancer and vowed to return to the Senate after he recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot and the tumor. RELATED: Ohio, local leaders react to news McCain has cancer Here are five things to know about his cancer and advances in treatment. 1. McCain’s glioblastoma is a fast-growing...
Local doctors: John McCain’s cancer is aggressive
 Glioblastoma, the type of brain cancer that U.S. Sen. John McCain has is known to be aggressive and so difficult to irradicate that it is considered incurable, according to area oncologists. But advances in brain imaging and surgery as well as radiation and chemotherapy have turned brain cancer from a quick death sentence into a disease that...

8:26 PM Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017

Glioblastoma, the type of brain cancer that U.S. Sen. John McCain has is known to be aggressive and so difficult to irradicate that it is considered incurable, according to area oncologists. But advances in brain imaging and surgery as well as radiation and chemotherapy have turned brain cancer from a quick death sentence into a disease that...
John McCain gave one of his biggest political speeches in Dayton area
 U.S. Sen. John McCain, who announced Wednesday that he has brain cancer, made the Dayton area central to his presidential run in 2008. McCain, R-Arizona, chose Wright State University in Fairborn as the place he introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the world. Standing onstage at Wright State’s Nutter Center on Aug. 29, 2008 - his 72nd...

4:59 PM Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017

U.S. Sen. John McCain, who announced Wednesday that he has brain cancer, made the Dayton area central to his presidential run in 2008. McCain, R-Arizona, chose Wright State University in Fairborn as the place he introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the world. Standing onstage at Wright State’s Nutter Center on Aug. 29, 2008 - his 72nd...
Ohio, local leaders react to news Sen. John McCain has brain cancer
 The news that Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee for president, has brain cancer drew reaction from across the country and in Ohio. Here’s what some local and Ohio leaders had to say: “I have had the privilege of working and traveling overseas with Senator John McCain to strengthen our Armed Forces. He has not only...

3:31 PM Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017

The news that Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee for president, has brain cancer drew reaction from across the country and in Ohio. Here’s what some local and Ohio leaders had to say: “I have had the privilege of working and traveling overseas with Senator John McCain to strengthen our Armed Forces. He has not only...
Longtime Ohio congressman dies
 Former Congressman Ralph Regula, who represented the Canton region for nearly 40 years, died yesterday at 92. He served in Congress from 1973-2009. At the time, he was the second longest serving Republican member of the House. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend, colleague and mentor,” U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci...

2:44 PM Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017

Former Congressman Ralph Regula, who represented the Canton region for nearly 40 years, died yesterday at 92. He served in Congress from 1973-2009. At the time, he was the second longest serving Republican member of the House. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend, colleague and mentor,” U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci...
Want a new cat? Adoption deals offered in response to overcrowding
 An increase in the number of cats and kittens at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center has the county offering a special deal on select cats and kittens through July 31. They can be adopted for $20, a fee that includes spay/neuter, first vaccines, cat registration and an adoption kit. The cost is $40 off the regular fee. Cathy Petersen...

11:23 AM Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017

An increase in the number of cats and kittens at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center has the county offering a special deal on select cats and kittens through July 31. They can be adopted for $20, a fee that includes spay/neuter, first vaccines, cat registration and an adoption kit. The cost is $40 off the regular fee. Cathy Petersen...
Fewer babies being born; 5 reasons it matters to you
 With the U.S. birth rate at a record low, it impacts everything from school enrollments to  the economy to government budgets. Here are five things to know about the declining birth rate. 1. The decline cuts across all racial and ethnic boundaries but the largest percentage decline — 38 percent — was among Hispanic women...

4:18 PM Monday, Jul. 17, 2017

With the U.S. birth rate at a record low, it impacts everything from school enrollments to  the economy to government budgets. Here are five things to know about the declining birth rate. 1. The decline cuts across all racial and ethnic boundaries but the largest percentage decline — 38 percent — was among Hispanic women...
We’re having fewer babies and employers, schools will feel it
 There is a dearth of births in the United States and if the trend continues it could further aggravate existing problems employers are having finding workers. Last year the nation’s birthrate hit a record low, falling to 62 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Last year 3.9 million...

1:38 PM Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017

There is a dearth of births in the United States and if the trend continues it could further aggravate existing problems employers are having finding workers. Last year the nation’s birthrate hit a record low, falling to 62 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Last year 3.9 million...
5 things to know about latest Republican health care reform plan
 Senate Republican leaders unveiled their latest health care reform plan on Thursday. Ohio's two senators weighed in, with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, saying he opposes it and U.S. Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, saying he will review the bill before deciding how he will vote. The proposal: - Retains Medicaid cuts that drew the ire of moderate...

5:29 PM Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017

Senate Republican leaders unveiled their latest health care reform plan on Thursday. Ohio's two senators weighed in, with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, saying he opposes it and U.S. Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, saying he will review the bill before deciding how he will vote. The proposal: - Retains Medicaid cuts that drew the ire of moderate...
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
The state capital budget proposes $1 million for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. The money would be used to expand educational facilities at the Dayton museum. LYNN HULSEY/STAFF

5:35 PM Thursday, Jul. 06, 2017

The state capital budget proposes $1 million for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. The money would be used to expand educational facilities at the Dayton museum. LYNN HULSEY/STAFF
Boozy ice cream, outlawed nuts and other weird things in state budget
 Ohio’s new 2-year state budget is filled with some odd items that you may be surprised to find hidden among the $133 billion spending plan. From pizza delivery robots to booze in ice cream, here’s a look at some of the oddities that are now state law: Boozy ice cream What’s better than ice cream? Answer: Ice cream with alcohol...

6:52 PM Monday, Jul. 03, 2017

Ohio’s new 2-year state budget is filled with some odd items that you may be surprised to find hidden among the $133 billion spending plan. From pizza delivery robots to booze in ice cream, here’s a look at some of the oddities that are now state law: Boozy ice cream What’s better than ice cream? Answer: Ice cream with alcohol...
Legislators give Ohio’s wine drinkers something to toast
 Wine drinkers can raise a glass to a new Ohio law that gives them an opportunity for an unprecedented discount on wines they buy from retailers in Ohio. The change in state alcohol law allows Ohio retailers to give a 10 percent “case discount” to a consumer buying six bottles or more of wine. Previously, wine enthusiasts were...

8:17 PM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

Wine drinkers can raise a glass to a new Ohio law that gives them an opportunity for an unprecedented discount on wines they buy from retailers in Ohio. The change in state alcohol law allows Ohio retailers to give a 10 percent “case discount” to a consumer buying six bottles or more of wine. Previously, wine enthusiasts were...
How the new state budget will impact you
 While many Ohioans were sleeping Friday night, Gov. John Kasich signed a two-year state budget that will impact everything from high school graduation requirements to Medicaid enrollment. Kasich vetoed a proposed freeze on enrollment in the state’s expanded Medicaid program and lawmakers are prepared to come back to Columbus this week...

5:05 PM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

While many Ohioans were sleeping Friday night, Gov. John Kasich signed a two-year state budget that will impact everything from high school graduation requirements to Medicaid enrollment. Kasich vetoed a proposed freeze on enrollment in the state’s expanded Medicaid program and lawmakers are prepared to come back to Columbus this week...
Kasich stops effort to prohibit using credit cards for lottery tickets
 Gov. John Kasich vetoed part of the state budget Friday night that would have prohibited the use of credit cards to buy lottery tickets in Ohio. The legislation passed by lawmakers would have removed “a payment choice available to Ohio Lottery customers since the program’s inception in 1974,” Kasich said in his statement...

5:13 AM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

Gov. John Kasich vetoed part of the state budget Friday night that would have prohibited the use of credit cards to buy lottery tickets in Ohio. The legislation passed by lawmakers would have removed “a payment choice available to Ohio Lottery customers since the program’s inception in 1974,” Kasich said in his statement...
Kasich vs. lawmakers in Medicaid fight: ‘If you break it, you own it’
 UPDATE, July 6: The Ohio House of Representatives took up 47 of Gov. John Kasich’s vetoes, but Medicaid expansion was not one of them. In a fast-paced session debating Kasich’s vetoes, the House skipped over Issue 28, the enrollment freeze on Medicaid expansion. The House would need 60 votes to override Kasich’s veto. The...

4:02 AM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

UPDATE, July 6: The Ohio House of Representatives took up 47 of Gov. John Kasich’s vetoes, but Medicaid expansion was not one of them. In a fast-paced session debating Kasich’s vetoes, the House skipped over Issue 28, the enrollment freeze on Medicaid expansion. The House would need 60 votes to override Kasich’s veto. The...
Ohio will not give private voter data to Trump 2016 election commission
 Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he will not give voters’ private information to President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections. The request is for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public. &ldquo...

6:25 PM Friday, Jun. 30, 2017

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he will not give voters’ private information to President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections. The request is for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public. &ldquo...
Local GOP senator calls for Kasich to veto Ohio Medicaid freeze
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich has until the end of the day today to sign a two-year, $133 billion state budget, but that might not end the wrangling over one of the more controversial measures in the legislation. Kasich can veto individual line items in the budget, including a proposal to freeze new Medicaid signups for expanded coverage under the...

12:20 AM Friday, Jun. 30, 2017

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has until the end of the day today to sign a two-year, $133 billion state budget, but that might not end the wrangling over one of the more controversial measures in the legislation. Kasich can veto individual line items in the budget, including a proposal to freeze new Medicaid signups for expanded coverage under the...
State softens plan to punish employers for not allowing guns on sites
 On Wednesday, the Ohio legislature reversed a plan to allow lawsuits for monetary damages if businesses violate a new law allowing concealed carry permit holders to bring guns onto other people’s property. After an outcry from business groups, the provision was changed in the state budget. The budget now goes to Ohio Gov. John Kasich...

10:43 PM Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

On Wednesday, the Ohio legislature reversed a plan to allow lawsuits for monetary damages if businesses violate a new law allowing concealed carry permit holders to bring guns onto other people’s property. After an outcry from business groups, the provision was changed in the state budget. The budget now goes to Ohio Gov. John Kasich...
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