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Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 11, 2019 4:45 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Democrats should support DeWine's better-than-nothing gun bill The Columbus Dispatch Nov. 9 Gov. Mike DeWine's "STRONG Ohio" gun-control plan isn't all we hoped it would be. It isn't all that most Ohioans want. But if it were to become...

Ohio governor signs repeal of state sales tax on tampons

Nov. 7, 2019 5:27 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed into law a measure repealing Ohio's sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products. The Republican governor signed the measure Wednesday. It was included in another bill that provides a tax credit to teachers who buy school supplies....

Governor signs measure to strengthen amusement ride safety

Nov. 7, 2019 1:31 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a measure aimed at strengthening Ohio's amusement ride safety program. The bill signed by the Republican governor on Wednesday seeks to strengthen safety inspection standards, define qualifications for ride inspectors and outline ride owner...

Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 4, 2019 8:02 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Why is 'stand your ground' necessary? Akron Beacon Journal Nov. 2 The numbers are staggering. In 2017, the most recent year for which we have complete data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39,773 people died in the...

Class of 2019 to be inducted in Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Nov. 4, 2019 6:47 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame will honor 20 veterans at this year's annual induction ceremony. Members of the 2019 class will be inducted Thursday, at the Radiant Life Church in the Columbus suburb of Dublin. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and the Deborah Ashenhurst, director of the...

State must talk to Medicaid recipients before coverage drop

Nov. 2, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio residents who will face work requirements to continue receiving Medicaid health care coverage won't lose their benefits until after they have spoken to a caseworker, according to a proposed state plan. And if case workers determine eligibility should be terminated, a review will...

Ohio prison inmate pleads guilty to spree of mailed threats

Oct. 31, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio inmate has pleaded guilty in federal court to mailing more than a dozen threatening letters he claimed contained anthrax or fentanyl but proved to be harmless powder. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Columbus said 36-year-old Sean Heisa offered his plea Wednesday to charges of...

2 more Ohio executions delayed amid lack of lethal drugs

Oct. 30, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed two more executions, citing Ohio's continuing struggles to find supplies of lethal injection drugs. James Galen Hanna was scheduled to die Dec. 11 for the murder of his cellmate in 1997. DeWine, a Republican, on Wednesday moved his execution date to July...

Ohio governor orders review of parole board policies

Oct. 29, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered a review of the state parole system following the alleged involvement of a recently released offender in a crash that killed two 6-year-old-cousins. Defendant Raymond Walters has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 22 charges including murder...

Ohio employees get access to anti-domestic violence training

Oct. 27, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State government employees in Ohio are getting the chance to learn better ways for spotting and reporting domestic violence signs in the workplace. It's through an enhanced web-based training program developed by the Ohio departments of Health and Administrative Services. Republican...