The system is the subject of a lawsuit before the Ohio Supreme Court
The state’s high court is still considering whether a liberal advocacy group has standing to challenge the constitutionality of JobsOhio.
The law blocks minor parties from participating in next year’s primary but gives them until mid-year to collect signatures to qualify for the November 2014 election.
In November 2009, voters signed off on a constitutional amendment allowing the state to borrow up to $200 million to pay cash bonuses to Ohio military men and women.
State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman questioned whether funds should instead be directed into other services.
House Bill 112 created a new check-off on income-tax forms that allows filers to donate all or part of their refunds to a program that provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and related services to Ohio women.
Racing commission concerned about number of horse stalls at Austintown project
Bill sponsors say it's an attempt to make it easier for businesses to file required forms and pay their municipal tax bills.
Sen. Michael Skindell, D-Lakewood, offered SB 177 as a way to protect household companion animals and abuse victims.
Roberts was convicted in the 2001 murder of her husband Robert Fingerhut.
Plaintiffs said the State Controlling Board overstepped its authority with a decision that runs contrary to the intent of the general assembly.
Opponents have promised to file suit to stop the expansion.
The move likely will force existing sweepstakes parlors that have not yet closed shop to change their businesses to bring them in line with the new state law or cease operations in the state.
Separate legislation to expand eligibility has stalled in the House and Senate.
He faces several charges
In 2004, more than 60 percent of Ohio voters OK’d a constitutional amendment blocking the state from recognizing gay marriages or civil unions.
A JobsOhio spokeswoman said economic-development agency is committed to transparency and accountability.
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Among the speakers were Youngstown native Maurice Clarett, former Ohio State running back.
The Rootstown site is slated to become part of the Northeastern Ohio Medical University, but the state must first deal with petroleum products that were dumped in the past.
Call undermining of prevention principals
There also is no expansion of Medicaid eligibility in the budget, but GOP leaders hope to act on the issue before the end of the year.
The budget allows individuals younger than 21 to visit Ohio’s casinos so long as they are “personally escorted by licensed casino personnel.”
Officially known as House Bill 59, there’s something in it for everyone.
The langugage isn't the same as Nitro's Law but accomplishes its goal to increase penalties for dog abusers.
The governor is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days.
Turner has served in the state Senate since 2008 and previously was a Cleveland councilwoman.
Last year, about 8,700 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms nationally for firework-related injuries, according to a new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
They ask Gov. Kasich to strike abortion-related provisions from the state budget.
Democrats called the legislation, to be signed by Gov. John Kasich before the start of the new fiscal year Monday, a disappointing mix of ill-advised law changes.
The vote was a party line 23-10, with Republican members supporting and Democrats opposing.
Ohio Environmental Councial, OOGA heads discuss oilfield waste disposal
Two GOP lawmakers say right-to-work legislation would be a benefit to Ohio's economy.
Speakers address Marcellus, Utica development at two-day conference
Local governments have been hit hard by $1 billion in local government cuts over the current biennium.
New requirements include providing the names of business owners, vendors and employees.
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Site preparation was taking place at the Hollywood Slots Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown Township earlier this year. State racing officials have now delayed development for months bydenying a permit and requiring additional seating at the facility.
The program covers use taxes, the out-of-state equivalent to sales taxes.
The session near the Statehouse was the second in as many weeks, and commissioners have scheduled a third for next Wednesday for further discussion on spectator seating and other issues.
There are differences between the Pennsylvania and Austintown projects.
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Penn National Gaming offered a snapshot of its plans to relocate tracks to Austintown and Dayton from Columbus and Toledo, respectively.
State Rep. Ronald Gerberry of Austintown, D-59th, is offering House Bill 57 in response to an incident at a Youngstown kennel where dogs were starved to death.
This is the third general assembly that state Rep. Ronald Gerberry of Austintown, D-59th, has offered “Nitro’s Bill,” named in memory of a dog who was starved to death at a Youngstown-area kennel.
More than half —53 percent — of 1,011 questioned by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said they approved of Kasich’s work in office.
Under Gov. John Kasich’s plan, the state would borrow about $1.5 billion, via bonding against future tolls, and hope to leverage another $1.5 billion in local and federal funding.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address Tuesday night in Lima, telling the crowd, “My mission is to make sure that everybody in our state has a chance to realize their hopes and dreams and that their families can do much better.”
10 things you should about the budget plan.