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Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Parental behavior threatens high school sports The Canton Repository Sept. 15 Which highly successful high school coach will be the next to say, "I'm done. I've had enough of parents."? Equally as possible: Which coach, no matter the level...

Ohio receives $17.8 million to study self-driving vehicles

Sep. 15, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles, an area of research in which the state is already playing a prominent role, according to the state's U.S. senators. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman said the grant, announced this...

Ohio senators propose renaming NASA site for Neil Armstrong

Sep. 14, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

SANDSUKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced legislation Thursday to honor the Ohio native by renaming the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky. Portman says he...

Officials spar with senators over plan for mortgage giants

Sep. 10, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials on Tuesday defended their plan to Congress for ending government control of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, clashing with Democratic senators on whether the change would raise home borrowing costs and neglect lower-income homeowners. The...

Senator proposes help for workers replaced by automation

Sep. 9, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown is pushing his party's 2020 hopefuls to talk more about "pro-worker" issues, saying it's a sure way to beat President Donald Trump next year. The U.S. senator from Ohio, who earlier this year decided against a White House run, is trying to kickstart the...

Treasury unveils plan to privatize Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Sep. 5, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has unveiled its plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two giant mortgage finance companies that nearly collapsed in the financial crisis 11 years ago and were bailed out at a total cost to taxpayers of $187 billion. The...

Film on factory is first Netflix project endorsed by Obamas

Aug. 21, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service's first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama's new production company. Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert said they learned of the Obamas'...

Ohio mayor receives threats after comments by Trump

Aug. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Dayton where nine people were slain in a mass shooting says a round-the-clock security detail was assigned to her because of hate-filled messages she received following verbal sparring with President Donald Trump after his visit to a Dayton hospital earlier this month. The...

Editorials from around Ohio

Aug. 12, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Tobacco will still be an issue despite age increase The Marietta Times Aug. 10 As Ohio this fall joins the 17 other states that have raised the age for purchasing all tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21, parents and guardians need to...

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

Aug. 9, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall. The Republican leader won't be calling senators back to work early, as some...