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Ohio No Longer Considering Opioid Settlement Protection Fund

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has decided not to move forward with a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a fund to ensure future settlement money from government lawsuits over the opioid epidemic is used to address that problem. House Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Emilia Sykes said on Tuesday that the House will […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has decided not to move forward with a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a fund to ensure future settlement money from government lawsuits over the opioid epidemic is used to address that problem. House Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Emilia Sykes said on...

Groups: Ohio Immigrants Need More Training, Voter Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting-rights advocates in Ohio have urged both the state’s top lawyer and the elections chief to do more to assure that immigrants understand the voting process, after more than 350 apparent non-citizens were referred for investigation last week. A coalition of 11 groups raised their concerns in a letter to Attorney […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting-rights advocates in Ohio have urged both the state's top lawyer and the elections chief to do more to assure that immigrants understand the voting process, after more than 350 apparent non-citizens were referred for investigation last week. A coalition of 11 groups raised their concerns...

Pennsylvania to Fund Research into Fracking Health Dangers

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated PressPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday his administration will spend $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential health effects of the natural gas industry, taking action after months of impassioned pleas by the families of pediatric cancer patients who live in the most heavily drilled region of […]

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated PressPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday his administration will spend $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential health effects of the natural gas industry, taking action after months of impassioned pleas by the families of pediatric cancer patients who live in the...

Senate Sends Fight over PA minimum Wage to House

By MARC LEVY Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for the first time since 2009 passed the state Senate on Wednesday against a deadline to stall Gov. Tom Wolf’s move to substantially expand overtime pay eligibility. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill, 42-7, to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage in four […]

By MARC LEVY Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage for the first time since 2009 passed the state Senate on Wednesday against a deadline to stall Gov. Tom Wolf's move to substantially expand overtime pay eligibility. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill, 42-7, to raise...

Plea Deal Set for Dayton Gunman’s Friend

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is expected to hear a proposed plea agreement in the case of the friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie plans to plead guilty Wednesday. Details of his plea agreement haven’t been disclosed. He is accused of lying on […]

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is expected to hear a proposed plea agreement in the case of the friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie plans to plead guilty Wednesday. Details of his plea agreement haven’t been disclosed. He...

Ohio Supreme Court Keeps Camera Challenge Alive

Sammarone, Bozanich Indicted in Marchionda Probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Supreme Court has rejected Toledo’s motion to dismiss a challenge to how the city handles appeals of citations related to camera-captured traffic violations. The high court recently rejected the motion to dismiss a challenge by Susan Magsig, of Woodville. The Toledo Blade reports Magsig received a citation alleging a camera […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Supreme Court has rejected Toledo’s motion to dismiss a challenge to how the city handles appeals of citations related to camera-captured traffic violations. The high court recently rejected the motion to dismiss a challenge by Susan Magsig, of Woodville. The Toledo Blade reports Magsig received...

DeWine Names DriveOhio State Leader for Automated Vehicles

COLUMBUS – Gov. Mike DeWine signed an executive order Tuesday re-authorizing DriveOhio as the statewide center for advancement of smart mobility. Safety, mobility, access, reliability and talent are the five pillars that guide DriveOhio, DeWine said in a statement, as it works to maintain its role as a national leader in the testing and deployment […]

COLUMBUS – Gov. Mike DeWine signed an executive order Tuesday re-authorizing DriveOhio as the statewide center for advancement of smart mobility. Safety, mobility, access, reliability and talent are the five pillars that guide DriveOhio, DeWine said in a statement, as it works to maintain its role as a national leader...

Wright Brothers Factory Put on Historic Places Register

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio factory where the Wright brothers built many of their planes has been added to the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. The Dayton Daily News reports that the Wright Company Factory in Dayton was added to the National Register of Historic Places this month. The […]

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio factory where the Wright brothers built many of their planes has been added to the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. The Dayton Daily News reports that the Wright Company Factory in Dayton was added to the National Register of...