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Kasich says phasing out Obamacare “makes no sense”

by Associated Press on February 19, 2017 at 3:11 pm

MUNICH (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he supports repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act but thinks a plan floated by Congressional Republicans last week to phase out the expanded Medicaid program that’s providing health care coverage to previously uninsured Ohioans is a “very bad idea.” Kasich’s comments came during an appearance Sunday… Continue Reading

Public can see presidential aircraft at Ohio museum

by Associated Press on February 19, 2017 at 11:36 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Former Air Force One crew members and security personnel along with other experts will be on hand to talk with visitors at an Ohio museum’s collection of presidential planes. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force says a retired pilot and flight attendant are among those who will interact with… Continue Reading

3 Democrats vie in Ohio city’s mayoral race

by Associated Press on February 19, 2017 at 11:28 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — It’s an all-Democrat field for Cincinnati’s mayoral election. Two Democrats and no Republicans have filed to challenge Democratic incumbent John Cranley, who is seeking a second four-year term. Cranley will face City Councilwoman Yvette Simpson and former University of Cincinnati board Chairman Rob Richardson Jr. in the city’s May 2 primary. The… Continue Reading

Ohio to auction off items from abandoned safe-deposit boxes

by Associated Press on February 19, 2017 at 11:25 am

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will hold an auction of items that were taken from about 1,000 abandoned bank safe-deposit boxes and turned over to the state. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2kyafie ) that it will be the first such auction Ohio has held since 1998. The two-day auction is set for Feb. 23-24 at… Continue Reading

Officers nab bank robbery suspect after spotting gun tattoo

by Associated Press on February 19, 2017 at 10:45 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — The FBI says vigilant police officers working security at the entrance to Cleveland City Hall have arrested a suspect in a pair of bank robberies after spotting a gun-shaped tattoo on the man’s face. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2ljNYSe ) the 31-year-old man was arrested Friday after he tried to enter City Hall to… Continue Reading

Lawmakers act to nix impact of Ohio court ruling on cocaine

by Associated Press on February 19, 2017 at 10:23 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are moving quickly to override a state Supreme Court ruling that prosecutors fear could delay and shorten sentences for suspects caught with cocaine. The state Senate is expected to take up the legislation that deals with the weight of the cocaine in drug cases after lawmakers in the House… Continue Reading

Lawmakers act to nix impact of Ohio court ruling on cocaine

by Associated Press on February 19, 2017 at 10:17 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are moving quickly to override a state Supreme Court ruling that prosecutors fear could delay and shorten sentences for suspects caught with cocaine. The state Senate is expected to take up the legislation that deals with the weight of the cocaine in drug cases after lawmakers in the House… Continue Reading

2 Ohio counties plan to use electronic poll books this year

by Associated Press on February 19, 2017 at 9:51 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Election officials in two major metropolitan areas in northern Ohio plan to begin using electronic poll books this year, joining more than two-thirds of Ohio’s 88 counties in making the switch from paper lists to check in voters. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Board of Elections recently voted to purchase 1,450 electronic poll… Continue Reading

Ohio lawmaker seeks ban on suspending young students

by Associated Press on February 19, 2017 at 9:35 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker is considering legislation to ban suspensions and expulsions of students in the third grade or younger unless a student threatens to harm. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/2lcloVk ) state Sen. Peggy Lehner, a Republican who leads the Senate education committee, says a better alternative for suspensions is training… Continue Reading

Cleveland couple pleads not guilty after child overdoses

by Associated Press on February 19, 2017 at 9:25 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A suburban Cleveland couple whose child overdosed on heroin and survived have pleaded not guilty to child endangering and drug possession charges. The boy was resuscitated and rushed to a hospital from his Berea home Jan. 11 after his father called 911 and reported that the child had stopped breathing. Cleveland.com reports… Continue Reading