Ohio Political Pulse

 
Circleville Herald
Testing in Ohio schools: at what cost?
...the American Institutes of Research; the agency that develops and deliveries the tests.

Visit the Ohio Department of Education website to view statistical summaries by school year of student performance...

09/20/2019 Online
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Athens Messenger
Enrollment a mixed bag at OU, Hocking College
...thrive.

The dwindling student enrollment for OU is part of a statewide trend, as reported by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. This goes for community colleges and private/public universities alike....

09/20/2019 Online
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Findlay Courier
Ohio GOP fined $100K for improperly funding voter database
...improperly funding a 2014 voter turnout database through a company tied to an ally of then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik).

Cleveland.com reports an agreement announced last week cites the party for using...

09/20/2019 Online
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Columbus Dispatch
Editorial: It’s time for state agency to clean up contracting missteps
...work.

Enough already.

The bad behavior was cited as coming under the administration of previous Gov. John Kasich, but the administration of Gov. Mike DeWine must also take notice as some payments to the contractors...

09/20/2019 Online
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13 abc
Ohio bill cracks down on drivers who illegally pass stopped school busses
...down on drivers who blow passed stopped school busses.

She introduced the School Bus Safety Act legislation that would increase penalties.

"The arms are extended, saying stop clearly, but people are going...

09/19/2019 Online
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Cincinnati Enquirer
Most vaping-related lung disease in Ohio linked to illegal marijuana vapes but medical marijuana program is taking caution
...vaping illegal cannabis products, but nicotine products were also used in many cases, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

None of the cases has been linked to product sold at an Ohio medical marijuana...

09/19/2019 Online
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Cleveland Plain Dealer
Ohio budget dollars for children with medical handicaps is deeply appreciated by this grandmother
...them healthy, like inpatient hospital stays and visits to care centers. This state program run by the Ohio Department of Health is a safety net for families with special health care needs who meet certain medical...
09/19/2019 Online
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Cleveland Plain Dealer
No, the people of Ohio are not as gullible as those behind scare ads seem to believe
...8:09 PM

By Other Voices

Did I understand this correctly? FirstEnergy Corp. advised the Ohio legislature that FirstEnergy’s subsidiary, FirstEnergy Solutions, which has filed for bankruptcy, would shut...

09/19/2019 Online
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Akron Beacon Journal
Former Akron City Council member Don Brode dies at 71
...elected to serve the city in 1981. He served six years before taking a position as a director with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, where his family jokingly called him "Ranger Rick" because he insisted...
09/19/2019 Online
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Akron Beacon Journal
Bipartisan Ohio mayors, police chiefs call on lawmakers to act on gun violence
...of guns, following a court hearing, from a person found to be a danger to himself or others.

No legislation has yet emerged as DeWine and his lieutenants continue to talk with GOP lawmakers and gun-rights...

09/19/2019 Online
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Hillsboro Times Gazette
Progress noted on nuisance Greenfield properties
...the process.

The city manager also suggested to council it could consider introducing aggressive legislation that could help facilitate removing blighted properties in need of being demolished with the financial...

09/19/2019 Online
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wlwt​.com
Debate over tougher gun laws in Ohio heats up
...17-point gun safety plan.
He expressed confidence about ultimate approval, but with no specific legislation set down on the desks of state lawmakers yet opponents are opening fire.
The idea of expanding...
09/19/2019 Online
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Hillsboro Times Gazette
House Bill 6 drama continues
...Gene Pierce, spokesman for Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, a consumer group opposed to the legislation. "It is so ridiculous it’s unbelievable."

Supporters of House Bill 6, which was co-authored by...

09/19/2019 Online
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WYTV Channel 33 (Youngstown)
Sen. Sherrod Brown on UAW strike: ‘The public’s with the workers on this’
...Monday.

Both sides won’t say much about the talks other than to say they are ongoing.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has a message for workers on the picket lines.

"Hang in there," he said. "This company — the...

09/19/2019 Online
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Cleveland MSNBC WEWS-TV Cable
Ohio Department of Health confirms first Cuyahoga County vaping illness
... 6:00 PM EDT September 19, 2019

Updated: 6:00 PM EDT September 19, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports that the number of vaping-related illnesses in the state has increased...

09/19/2019 Online
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WCMH NBC 4 Columbus
Retired teachers speak out against propose cost of living increase freeze
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is asking the state legislature for a two year freeze on cost of living adjustments (COLA) for retiree benefits. The proposed freeze...
09/19/2019 Online
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WCMH NBC 4 Columbus
Not giving up on gun reform measures, mayors and police chiefs send message to Ohio lawmakers
...people stripped them of their desire to argue, and they found common ground in attempting to move legislation they all agree will make Ohioans safer.​ Now, they just need to convince some Ohio lawmakers to...
09/19/2019 Online
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