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Kasich remains mum on right-to-work initiatives

Kasich signed into law a bill that, among other provisions, will allow guns stored in cars in the Ohio Statehouse parking garage.

Kasich's 2013 resolution: Raise drilling tax, lower state income tax

The governor is confident a severance-tax increase will be OK’d by the Legislature next year.

Gov. Kasich touts 2013 plans

The governor says he plans to continue transforming Ohio.

Valley native Judith French chosen for Ohio Supreme Court

Justice French is originally from Sebring and was chief legal counsel for former Gov. Bob Taft.

Kasich signs bill eliminating Youngstown court seat

The current three-judge system has been in place in Youngstown for decades and was established when the city had about 150,000 residents.

DeWine: Arming educators should be an option

Attorney general said he would strongly consider having an armed ex-police officer in schools.

Kasich set to sign law allowing guns in Statehouse garage

The governor said the gun-law issues addressed in the bill are separate from the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

Gov. Kasich: No Ohioans filling jobs in Ohio oil fields

“We haven’t completed our survey yet, but we intend to talk to them about the fact that we expect to have Ohioans playing a very large part in the development of this industry,” the governor said.

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Hagan: Numbers don’t call for third Youngstown judge

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The proposal to eliminate a Youngstown Muni seat likely will be voted on next week.

Youngstown groups: Bill would clean-up abandoned properties

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Two Youngstown groups are voicing their support for

Kasich continues to seek support for plan

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By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich continued to seek “strong support” for

Ohio colleges, universities unite on proposed changes to policies

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Student graduation rates would have greater weight when

Group forms in Ohio to push tax increases for rich

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS A coalition of liberal groups is planning a series of

Update on fracking action at statehouse

An update on lawmaker action and other activities at the Ohio Statehouse related to horizontal hydraulic fracturing:

Some Ohio GOP legislators hope to revive Heartbeat Bill

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Does the Heartbeat Bill still have a heartbeat?

Bill to further restrict abortion comes to halt in Ohio Senate

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Republican Senate President Tom Niehaus dealt a blow to

Kasich sets sights on developing work-force training programs

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich convened a new panel Monday to develop

Future of Ohio Turnpike troubles consumer group

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS A consumer-advocacy group concerned about the potential

Valley-grown Christmas trees head overseas to US troops

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Dozens of Ohio-grown evergreen trees are on their way

Groups speak out on abortion issue, legislation and election

By MARC KOVAC new@vindy.com COLUMBUS Planned Parenthood and groups that oppose GOP-supported

12 things to consider from the election

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange ponders the results of Tuesday's election as reported on the front page of Wednesday's "Newsday" of New York. The re-election of President Barack Obama led U.S. investors to dump stocks Wednesday.

Romney comes back to Ohio

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney contrasted his

Kasich targets tax reform, fracking, turnpike as end-of-year priorities

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Bank-tax reform, an increase in the tax on oil and gas

Constitution, redistricting issues draw controversy

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Ohio voters will consider two issues in November that

Advocates to Husted: Rethink absentee ballot directive

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Voting-rights advocates are urging Republican Secretary

ohio u.s. senate seat Brown, Mandel trade jabs in debate

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown called his opponent a

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President fires up students at OSU

President Barack Obama urged thousands gathered on the lawn on Ohio State University’s central campus to do more than just listen to his words.

State official calls for more rules on use of planes

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS The state has too many airplanes and too few rules for

Husted defies order on early voting

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted continued to

Fired officials call for resignation of Sec’y of State Husted

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Two Democratic members of a Dayton-area elections board

Lawmakers mull $3.5M for animal facility

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS State lawmakers are considering whether to sign off on

Early-voting issue is subject of lawsuit

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Legal counsel representing President Barack Obama’s re-

Many among 1,500 at rally denounce ‘War on Coal’

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com BEALLSVILLE, Ohio Alexander Stephen lives about 15 minutes away

Romney tells Ohio miners he’ll be committed to coal

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com BEALLSVILLE, Ohio GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney promised

Ohio voters can now change info online

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Ohioans will be able to verify and change their voter

Redistricting plan makes Nov. ballot

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS A group hoping to remove politics from the way Ohio

Kasich grants clemency to Eley

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich has commuted the death sentence of a

Redistricting specialist: Politicians ‘rigged’ system

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS A group hoping to take politicians out of the process

Kasich delivers good and bad news

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Gov. John Kasich and his budget director had good news

Former charter-school treasurer makes plea agreement in embezzlement case

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS A former treasurer of charter schools in Youngstown

Ohio high court to decide local eminent-domain issue

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether a Trumbull

Gambling overhaul: Deal or no deal?

Racetrack for Austintown rides on approval of bill stalled in Ohio LegislatureSFlb

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Lawmakers remain at odds over legislation to change

Ohio high court upholds ban on smoking

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Ohio’s smoking ban is constitutionally sound, the state

State allots $1.3 million for Valley projects

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS A state lawmaker panel signed off on more than $1.3

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Gambling bill goes to Ohio state panel for debate

With less than a week before the first of Ohio’s new casinos opens its doors, state lawmakers continue to haggle over legislation regulating legalized gambling in the state.

State to crack down on ER drugs

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Hospital emergency rooms and urgent-care centers have

Prison officials change recipes

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Coming soon to a prison near you: full-sized, less-

Ohio legislation targets fraud in air-duct cleaning

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS State officials would have more power to go after

House to move ahead on repeal

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS Republicans in the Ohio House plan to move ahead on a

Animal bill gets more exemptions

By MARC KOVAC news@vindy.com COLUMBUS A state Senate committee added more exemptions to

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