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560K signatures submitted toward Ohio victims’ rights effort

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 11:37 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment giving crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused say they’ve delivered enough signatures to Ohio’s elections chief to make the fall ballot. About 306,000 of the 560,000 signatures delivered Thursday to Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) must be valid. The… Continue Reading

Democrat Connie Pillich proposes public health care buy-in

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 10:51 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic governor candidate in Ohio is laying out her vision for a buy-in option that makes government health care benefits available to the public. Former state Rep. Connie Pillich (PIHL’-ich) announced her “Medicaid-for-All” plan Thursday, ahead of an expected vote in the U.S. Senate on Republican health care legislation. Pilich’s… Continue Reading

Democrat Connie Pillich proposes public health care buy-in

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 10:05 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic governor candidate in Ohio is laying out her vision for a buy-in option that makes government health care benefits available to the public. Former state Rep. Connie Pillich (PIHL’-ich) announced her “Medicaid-for-All” plan Thursday, ahead of an expected vote in the U.S. Senate on Republican health care legislation. Pilich’s… Continue Reading

2 badly decomposed bodies discovered in Ohio home

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 5:27 am

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police searching for a missing woman have found two badly decomposed bodies in an Ohio home. Parma Heights Police Capt. Steve Scharschmidt says the two bodies were found around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police had arrived at the home to search for 50-year-old Regina Capobianco, who was reported missing from the… Continue Reading

Man charged after threatening Ohio congressman

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 5:21 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with threatening to “assault, kidnap or murder a United States official” after leaving several threatening voicemail messages with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers’ office. Officials say a voicemail left Sunday mentioned the shooting at a June 14 baseball practice that left Republican House Majority Whip… Continue Reading

Online school fighting $60M repayment plans to lay off 350

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 12:19 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the nation’s largest online charter schools plans to lay off 350 employees next month and possibly more later after Ohio officials determined it must repay $60 million from the 2015-16 school year. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2sVpLbq ) reports the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow will lay off about a quarter… Continue Reading

Imprisoned politician again seeks conviction overturn

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 12:19 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland-area politician sentenced to 28 years in prison on federal bribery and corruption charges is again asking a judge to overturn his conviction. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2sBDUYC ) an attorney for former Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora wrote in a motion filed Tuesday that the conviction was based on a definition… Continue Reading

Imprisoned politician again seeks conviction overturn

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 12:13 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland-area politician sentenced to 28 years in prison on federal bribery and corruption charges is again asking a judge to overturn his conviction. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2sBDUYC ) an attorney for former Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora wrote in a motion filed Tuesday that the conviction was based on a definition… Continue Reading

Senate drops plan on injury benefits to undocumented workers

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 12:12 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate has rejected a House budget provision that would deny injury benefits to workers living in the U.S. illegally. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2sSJKHY ) Sen. Jay Hottinger, a Newark Republican, said after a hearing Tuesday that the provision is a “pretty big policy issue” that should be reviewed… Continue Reading

Charges to be dismissed for students in swastika incident

by Associated Press on June 22, 2017 at 12:11 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Five Ohio students accused of defacing a high school locker room door with a swastika and a racial slur have resolved their case through a diversion program after making a public apology. The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2rQVwm5 ) that the students wrote a letter apologizing to the city of Akron… Continue Reading