Think you know the map of Ohio? Prove it with this quiz

BY: - December 27, 2019

Are you a true Ohioan? Sure, you follow the Blue Jackets, you visit the in-laws in Chillicothe, you love Skyline Chili. We invite you to put your Buckeye State bona fides to the test with this Sporcle quiz. It will give you each county in Ohio, and you’ve got to click on the correct spot […]

Distracted Driving the focus for highway patrol as holiday travel increases

BY: - December 26, 2019

Ohio’s governor says he is directing the highway patrol to focus on distracted drivers this holiday season. Gov. Mike DeWine cited highway patrol numbers that showed an increase in traffic fatalities in five of the last six years. Distracted driving, he said in a release, is a “major contributing factor” in those fatalities. “As we […]

Grants, incentives offered to boost early childhood care in Ohio

BY: - December 24, 2019

In an effort to expand a state-mandated childcare rating system and improve the quality of childcare, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is offering millions in grants and incentives to programs across the state. ODJFS said they are offering $7 million to providers who are not currently a part of their Step Up […]

Latest ODNR gun range project to cost $9 million in upgrades

BY: - December 24, 2019

State cost tops $2.2 million toward more shooting positions, environmental work The state is spending more than $2.2 million to renovate and upgrade a shooting range in Delaware County, a project Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials say will attract outdoor enthusiasts from around Central Ohio.  The Delaware Shooting Range is among 40 ranges managed […]

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The case against the death penalty, and why Ohio should end it

BY: - December 24, 2019

Ohio continues to be unable to execute people because the pharmaceutical industry refuses to supply the necessary drugs. In fact, those companies have said they will stop selling all drugs to Ohio if any of their drugs are used in executions. On Friday, Gov. Mike DeWine delayed another execution — from February 2020 to March […]

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Ohio Dems push bipartisan health care bill as federal court rules against ACA individual mandate

BY: - December 23, 2019

Ohio Democrats are urging the legislature to move on a house bill after a federal court decision impacted a provision of the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week in Texas v. United States that the part of the Affordable Care Act which requires every American to have health […]

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Report: Ohio’s unemployment stayed put in November

BY: - December 20, 2019

Ohio’s unemployment rate was unchanged in November from a month prior and remains higher than the national average. The unemployment in November stood at 4.2 percent, the same it was in October, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported on Friday. The rate is, however, better now in Ohio than November 2018 when […]

Judge and father make the case for criminal sentencing reform bill 

BY: - December 20, 2019

This is the hardest time of year for Charles “Chip” Jenkins. The holiday season makes him think of his son, Alex.  “I used to enjoy Christmas,” the Medina County native said, his voice drifting off. “But now? It’s just different.” Alex died of an overdose five years ago at the age of 26. Jenkins now […]

Battle for the Statehouse 2020: A guide for the primaries

BY: - December 20, 2019

It won’t be a full, 99-seat strategy for the Ohio Democrats in 2020. But the party will put up a challenger in 83 House seats next year as it tries to wrest away Republican supermajorities in both chambers — a 61-38 edge in the House and 24-9 in the Senate.  The GOP plans to keep […]

Happy Holidays, don’t get scammed: Part 2, the EBT edition

BY: - December 19, 2019

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services warned Thursday of a potential Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) scam involving the collection of credit card information from EBT recipients. Some SNAP recipients have been connected to a fraudulent customer service number and were asked to provide a credit card number so that they could be […]

14 Dems file for Ohio’s presidential primary ballot; Weld challenging Trump

BY: - December 18, 2019

The longest shot for president cut it the closest here in Ohio. The Secretary of State’s Office confirmed John Delaney’s campaign filing for Ohio’s primary Election right before the 4 p.m. deadline Wednesday.  Delaney, who has been running for president since July 2017 and is polling at 0.3 percent nationally, beat the deadline by just […]

‘Voltage Valley’ senators want Ohio tax incentives for electric vehicle purchases

BY: - December 18, 2019

With investments being made into the electric vehicle industry in Northeast Ohio, two area legislators want the state to enact tax incentives for people wanting to buy those vehicles.  This is part of a plan to make Ohio a “world capital of electric vehicles,” according to a pair of Mahoning Valley state senators: Michael Rulli, […]