The bills also would allow online voter registration and automatically register graduating high-school students.
The bill calls for the creation of a nine-member Public Office Compensation Commission, which would be required to review the pay rates of elected public officials throughout the state.
Kasich has not formally committed to a presidential run
The panel’s main goal was to question whether current officer training is sufficient and whether additional coursework is needed
Barnes’ bill drew questions and concerns from the agriculture committee, however.
Theresa Benzel plans to travel to the Statehouse to urge lawmakers to pass a law to allow officers to stop vehicles with kids not wearing seat belts or secured in car seats
YDC is scheduled to close in 2017
Kasich keeps options open for presidential run
The governor accomplished the Medicaid expansion last session via a vote of the controlling board
OhioCheckbook.com is a website that enables searches of spending by state offices
The former Ohio governor snagged 48 percent of the 1,077 registered voters polled
$2 million for building improvements at YSU
Kasich not registering with voters in two other swing states, however.
Governor strikes language that would have tied voter registration to requirement that new residents obtain driver’s licenses
The updated administrative code language also would require drivers to give horses time to respond to previous whippings and refrain from using whip handles on their animals
One casino and racino operator is calling the legislation “ill conceived and misguided”
Bill would extend the statute of limitations on rape or sexual battery
The bill is in excess of $7 billion for the next two years
The Senate will now consider the controversial abortion ban.
A tax increase on tobacco products could drive consumers from the Buckeye State, opponents said
The law change requires new residents who drive to seek new licenses and register vehicles in the state or face possible criminal charges
Lawmakers want to further study a speed-limit increase
The new law affects individuals who were born in Ohio and adopted between 1964 and 1996
Whether drivers can zoom on rural highways and the turnpike at 75 mph remains up in the air.
A task force member is the Bishop George Murry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown
A total of 66 state employees earned $190,000 or more last year
ResponsibleOhio’s petition language now goes to the Ohio Ballot Board for its consideration.
His initiative is an attempt to help residents access the documents without having to hire a lawyer
Lunch ladies, janitors and other school employees would face increased criminal penalties for having sex with students
The commission will consider the testimony and other evidence and announce a decision at a later date
Ohio controlling board approves money for export promotion
State prison changes could save Ohio money
Senate considers child restraint bill
The legislation focuses on Naloxone, which is sold under the brand name Narcan
The attorney general’s office’s consumer-protection section fielded about 28,000 complaints last year from consumers who believed they had been scammed
The governor maintains the severance tax will not kill Ohio's oil and gas industry
The number of renewals rose to a five-year high, however
More than 14,600 abandoned homes due to foreclosure were razed, including 308 in Mahoning County
The Ohio Supreme Court must decide whether a Huron County man should have to pay nearly $28,000 to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for hunting on private property without permission
The man on death row was convicted of killing a Twinsburg police officer.
The proposed law change provides adequate protections to ensure Ohioans have access to some type of local phone service.
The judge noted the new law does not suppress speech or the ability to oppose the death penalty.
Ohio filers this year may be asked to provide additional information and take a quiz to prove their identity before refunds are issued.
Columbus had been a finalist for the convention
The poll also showed Ohioans are satisfied with the way things are going in their state
The sites include Summit, Stark and Mahoning counties
They’ll oppose tax changes that further hurt local governments or inordinately benefit wealthy residents.
Ohio Right To Life says the legislation would prohibit abortions at the point at which pre-born children can feel pain.
Thursday was Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the Statehouse
The state also ranks first in the country in the number of facilities making wind components,