Stories tagged with: ohio

May 27, 2010 - 6:52pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

The Ohio House approved a bill by a vote of 86 to 12 that does not allow teens to send electronic nude images of themselves or others through any electronic device.

Punishment for doing so would send sexting offenders to Juvenile Court. Offenders would not face serious child pornography charges nor would they have to register as a sex offender. Those in favor of the bill say that it will make minors think twice before hitting the send button.

The bill now moves on to the Ohio...

April 25, 2010 - 4:16pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

Ohio is known for its great fishing waters.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants people to take advantage of them. So it's holding "Free Fishing Days" next weekend. On May 1st and 2nd, people will be allowed fish in any creek, river, or lake without a fishing license, but once these free fishing days pass, individuals will be required to purchase a 19 dollar license if they have anything further plans to remove fish, turtle, or any other creatures from Ohio's water...

April 24, 2010 - 3:29pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Development is extending dates for its Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.

It was supposed to wrap up last Monday, but Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel says Ohioans will still be able to sign their names on waiting lists until the remaining two million dollars in funding is gone.

May 24th is the set end date for gas storage and electric heat pump water heater rebates. If money is left over, Patt-McDaniel says it could transfer over to those on waiting...

April 18, 2010 - 4:49pm
4 years 20 hours ago

Ohioans are still reeling from a sluggish economy.

That's why Governor Ted Strickland says the government needs to redouble its efforts to get things back on track.

"We have to make sure first that the safety-net programs are there for them. Then we've got to do everything we can to create jobs. If we create jobs, it will solve most of the other problems we have, " says Strickland.

Strickland says he believes the economy has bottomed out and is beginning to show...

March 27, 2010 - 5:56pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate, John Kasich, met with locals in New Lexington Saturday afternoon.

He took questions from the audience and listened to their concerns. Kasich has served in Congress for 18 years and after a ten year break, he is getting back into the political scene.

"I am getting back into it because I think I can help the state.  I think I know being in business for ten years, the government and balancing the federal budget...

February 3, 2010 - 4:32pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

The state of Ohio is making some changes in the Ohio Medicaid Presciption Program.

It's moving individuals under managed care prescription plans back to regular Medicaid prescription coverage. The change went into effect Monday.

"In that they may incur co-payments for name-brand prescriptions that will be a two dollar co-pay and for prescriptions that require prior authorization because there's a prescription on them, it will be a three dollar co-pay, " says Muskingum...

February 1, 2010 - 12:30am
4 years 11 weeks ago

A new report is showing that close to 14 percent of people are living in poverty across the state.

That number equates to around 1.5 million Ohioans.

"It is alarming to me, but being where I am, I can actually see it coming. It's sad, " says 94th District State Representative Troy Balderson.

Balderson says it needs to be a top priority in the state legislature to fix this problem, and he points to one area of focus.

"Job, jobs cure everything. I mean...

January 11, 2010 - 6:29pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Ask any student what their favorite subject in school is and the answer probably isn't math.

But starting with the class of 2014 -- that's this year's eighth graders -- students across Ohio will face more math and science requirements for high school graduation.

"We are having higher expectations for all students," said Linda Phillips, Curriculum Director at Zanesville High School. "We've been working for the past three years, looking at our...

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