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Red Cross passes out smoke detectors on West Side

By Maria DeVito

(February 27, 2015) — Sandra Mollett knows just how dangerous house fires can be.


Abortion rights advocates gather at the Statehouse

By Maria DeVito

(February 26, 2015) — As part of a nationwide day of events, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio partnered with Ohio lawmakers and advocates of abortion rights who are against legislation limiting abortions today.


Ohio schools window for testing extended because of weather

By Maria DeVito

(February 24, 2015) — Ohios students will have more time to complete standardized testing disrupted by bad weather.


Kasich wants nearly to triple cost of puffing on an e-cig

By Maria DeVito

(February 23, 2015) — This plan might take a smokers breath away: The price to use electronic cigarettes could almost triple under a tax proposed by Gov. John Kasich.


Five Percent Cut To College Costs Proposed

By Bradley Parks

(February 18, 2015) — A new bill would require Ohios public colleges and universities to develop plans to cut the cost of in-state attendance by 5 percent for academic year 2016-17.


Foundry has program to help former felons adjust

By Maria DeVito

(February 14, 2015) — Corey McDaniel was in and out of prison from the time he was 16 years old.


Surgeon general, in Columbus, urges parents to vaccinate

By Maria DeVito

(February 12, 2015) — U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was clear yesterday about whether parents should immunize their children.


Surgeon general, in Columbus, urges parents to vaccinate

By Maria DeVito

(February 12, 2015) — U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was clear yesterday about whether parents should immunize their children.


Serving in Ohio legislature often a family tie that binds

By Maria DeVito

(February 10, 2015) — When Rep. Michael Stinziano ran for office in 2010, it wasnt his first experience with constituents.


Minimum wage

By Maria DeVito

(February 5, 2015) — Ohio Senate Democrats are wanting to raise Ohios minimum wage.


Teen rapist given 112-year sentence appeals to Ohio Supreme Court

By Maria DeVito

(February 4, 2015) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether its constitutional for a juvenile to receive a sentence that prevents the possibility of release.


A Deep Look Into Kasich’s Budget

By Bradley Parks

(February 3, 2015) — Ohio Governor John Kasichs budget proposal is now in the hands of the House Finance Committee. Hearings began Tuesday to kick off the legislative approval process as the budget is examined line-by-line.


Summit Owner On List Of Marijuana Proposal Investors

By Bradley Parks

(January 31, 2015) — ResponsibleOhio released its list of 10 primary investors in the ballot proposal that would legalize medical and recreational marijuana in the state of Ohio.


College credits, higher education reform part of state budget proposal

By Maria DeVito

(January 30, 2015) — DAYTON Gov. John Kasich hopes to make higher education more affordable and more accessible to more students from high school to adult learners through the two-year state budget he will roll out on Monday.


Five Takeaways From Statewide Officers Forum

By Bradley Parks

(January 29, 2015) — Ohios statewide officers met with journalists Thursday to discuss priorities heading into the upcoming year.


Ohio lawmakers welcome superintendents plan to trim standardized testing

By Maria DeVito

(January 29, 2015) — Lawmakers heard State schools Superintendent Richard A. Ross recommendations on cutting the time students spend taking standardized tests and said they will look to expand on them.


School Choice rally celebrates alternative schooling

By Bradley Parks

(January 28, 2015) — Yellow scarves lined the room at the Riffe Center Capitol Theatre across from the Ohio Statehouse Monday as students, parents, teachers and legislators gathered for National School Choice Week.


School choice supporters rally together

By Maria DeVito

(January 26, 2015) — Walter Woodard, a freshman at Mt. Vernon Nazarene College, didnt have the best school experience growing up until he transferred to Tree of Life Christian School in Columbus.


Reps talk to protect Ohio’s military installations

By Maria DeVito

(January 23, 2015) — Ohio’s Congressional Reps. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, Steve Stivers R-Upper Arlington, Bill Johnson R-Marietta, and Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, met with representatives from Ohios military instillations today in anticipation of a Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission to identify ways to protect and strengthen Ohios military assets from closer.


Fan of the Statehouse? There’s a license plate for that

By Maria DeVito

(January 20, 2015) — Ohioans already can show their support for different sports teams and branches of the military by selecting a license plate that features the teams or branchs logo.