During the presidential election last fall, Ohio was seen as a crucial battleground state by both the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns. Both candidates and their respective PACs spent millions of dollars on airtime for political ads, and they each frantically crisscrossed the state in last minute attempts to sway voters, including a.Read more
A top Ohio Environmental Protection Agency executive took his official leave from office on Sept. 13 after being allegedly asked to resign by the governor’s office and the director of OEPA.
George Elmaraghy, whose 30-plus year career at OEPA included over seven years as the head of the Division of Surface Water, acknowledged overarching.Read more
More slaves exist today than ever in human history, and an Ohio University student is determined to change that.
Senior communications major Megan Gallagher has spearheaded the Ohio University End Slavery Movement. A movement aimed at raising awareness of the modern day slavery epidemic by encompassing a collective voice across Ohio University’s campus while.Read more
The sales tax increase component of House Bill 59, a controversial piece of legislation signed into law by Gov. John Kasich in June, officially came into effect in Ohio on September 1st.
The recent tax augmentation has seen all Ohio consumers paying the newly established rate of 5.75 percent, up a quarter percent from.Read more
Organizations that serve Ohio’s elderly population are standing strong in the face of sequestration. Despite budget cuts across the board on the national level, LifeCare Alliance CEO Chuck Gehring has said that there are no plans to stop serving Meals on Wheels to any of the program’s many clients. LifeCare, the agency which runs Meals on Wheels.Read more
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s new budget includes some potentially big changes for homeowners, and Democrats in the state legislature aren’t too happy. The state has canceled the 12.5 percent property tax rollback that has been in place for 40 years. This could be bad news for school districts that are trying to drum up support for.Read more
Ohio Governor John Kasich’s controversial decision to support expanded Medicaid coverage has been widely publicized, but as House Republicans prepare to debate his proposal this week, the issue is gaining even more attention in the state legislature. Kasich, known for his commitment to the GOP’s usual fiscally conservative policy, was criticized by Keith Faber, president of.Read more
Last summer, Ohio Gov. John Kasich endorsed a funding plan for Cleveland schools developed by the city's Mayor, Frank Jackson. The Cleveland plan, a necessary jump start to a district listed 608 out of 611 Ohio school systems in academic performance, was written into law as House Bill 525. The governor was a large proponent of.Read more
A Nelsonville-York elementary school gym teacher accused of hitting one of his students pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault in Athens County Municipal Court on Jan. 9. Anthony C. Mollica, 54, was scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 9 to answer the assault charge. But his attorney, K. Robert Toy, instead submitted.Read more
With autism steadily on the rise amongst Ohioans, the state legislature is pushing for a pair of mandates that would require insurance companies to provide coverage for the disease. This effort comes in the wake of a 2009 initiative that failed to expand Ohio’s current mental health insurance statues after it stalled out in the Republican.Read more