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  • Does Columbus Have What It Takes To Host DNC?

    Does Columbus Have What It Takes To Host DNC?

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:07:59 GMT
    With the push on for Columbus to host the Democratic National Convention, the question is now whether we have what it takes to host the major event.More
    With the push on for Columbus to host the Democratic National Convention, the question is now whether we have what it takes to host the major event.
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  • Columbus Not Selected For 2016 Republican National Convention

    Columbus Not Selected For 2016 Republican National Convention

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:43:10 GMT
    Sources confirmed to NBC4 Wednesday that Columbus will not advance in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Sources confirmed to NBC4 Wednesday that Columbus will not advance in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
    Columbus will not advance in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.More
    Columbus will not advance in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. More
  • DeWine Weighs In On Controversial Birth Control Case

    DeWine Weighs In On Controversial Birth Control Case

    Monday, March 24 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-03-24 21:52:03 GMT
    Ohio's attorney general is catching heat after weighing in on a case that is dealing with the religious rights of employers vs. a woman's right to birth control. Ohio's attorney general is catching heat after weighing in on a case that is dealing with the religious rights of employers vs. a woman's right to birth control.
    Ohio's attorney general is catching heat after weighing in on a case that is dealing with the religious rights of employers vs. a woman's right to birth control.More
    Ohio's attorney general is catching heat after weighing in on a case that is dealing with the religious rights of employers vs. a woman's right to birth control. More
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  • Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states that allow same-sex...More
    A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and civil rights attorneys and gay marriage supporters immediately began looking ahead to their next fight: a...More
  • Photos Of Proposed Downtown Zoo Released

    Photos Of Proposed Downtown Zoo Released

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:52:26 GMT
    The public is getting a clearer picture of what the proposed downtown Zoo will look like.More
    The public is getting a clearer picture of what the proposed downtown Zoo will look like. More
  • Ex-FBI Agent, Litigator Vie To Face Ohio's Kasich

    Ex-FBI Agent, Litigator Vie To Face Ohio's Kasich

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:18:59 GMT
    Endorsed Democrat Ed FitzGerald faces a May primary contest against Larry Ellis Ealy, a challenger of the establishment - particularly police and judges - who has filed dozens of lawsuits in Ohio courts.More
    Endorsed Democrat Ed FitzGerald faces a May primary contest against Larry Ellis Ealy, a challenger of the establishment - particularly police and judges - who has filed dozens of lawsuits in Ohio courts.More
  • Ohio Candidate Calls For More Heroin Treatment

    Ohio Candidate Calls For More Heroin Treatment

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:17:36 GMT
    The Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general wants more state dollars spent on heroin treatment, as well as tough penalties for drug dealers.More
    The Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general wants more state dollars spent on heroin treatment, as well as tough penalties for drug dealers.More
  • Senators OK Bill On Allergy Shots In Ohio Schools

    Senators OK Bill On Allergy Shots In Ohio Schools

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:15:34 GMT
    A bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions has cleared its second legislative chamber.More
    A bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions has cleared its second legislative chamber.More
  • Fitzgerald Seeks Federal Voting Access Probe

    Fitzgerald Seeks Federal Voting Access Probe

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:14:08 GMT
    In an escalating dispute, the leader of Ohio's largest county asked federal investigators on Tuesday to determine if new state procedures for providing absentee ballots are intended to suppress Democratic and minority votes.More
    In an escalating dispute, the leader of Ohio's largest county asked federal investigators on Tuesday to determine if new state procedures for providing absentee ballots are intended to suppress Democratic and minority votes.More
  • Ohio panel to weigh tweaks to midterm budget bill

    Ohio panel to weigh tweaks to midterm budget bill

    An Ohio legislative panel is set to consider more changes to a midterm budget bill that is on track for a House vote this week.More
    An Ohio legislative panel is set to consider more changes to a midterm budget bill that is on track for a House vote this week.More
  • Does Columbus Have What It Takes To Host DNC?

    Does Columbus Have What It Takes To Host DNC?

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:07:59 GMT
    With the push on for Columbus to host the Democratic National Convention, the question is now whether we have what it takes to host the major event.More
    With the push on for Columbus to host the Democratic National Convention, the question is now whether we have what it takes to host the major event.
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  • Judge Strikes Down Part Of Ohio Gay Marriage Law

    Judge Strikes Down Part Of Ohio Gay Marriage Law

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:58:09 GMT
    A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that strikes down part of the state's ban on gay marriages but stops short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings.More
    A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that strikes down part of the state's ban on gay marriages but stops short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings.More
  • Hunting With Noise Suppressors Passes Ohio House

    Hunting With Noise Suppressors Passes Ohio House

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:28:58 GMT
    Ohio House lawmakers say hunters can use noise suppressors to kill animals.More
    Ohio House lawmakers say hunters can use noise suppressors to kill animals. More
  • Effort To Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Effort To Raise Minimum Wage Picks Up Steam

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:24:38 GMT
    The effort to raise the minimum wage is on a roll in Washington again, as the Give America A Raise bus tour rolled into the nation's capitol Thursday. More
    The effort to raise the minimum wage is on a roll in Washington again, as the Give America A Raise bus tour rolled into the nation's capitol Thursday. More
  • Columbus Not Selected For 2016 Republican National Convention

    Columbus Not Selected For 2016 Republican National Convention

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:43:10 GMT
    Sources confirmed to NBC4 Wednesday that Columbus will not advance in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Sources confirmed to NBC4 Wednesday that Columbus will not advance in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
    Columbus will not advance in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.More
    Columbus will not advance in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. More
  • Victim Advocates Target Ohio's 20 Year Statute Of Limitations On Rape Charges

    Victim Advocates Target Ohio's 20 Year Statute Of Limitations On Rape Charges

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:15:07 GMT
    Carson Tompkins was just a little girl when her family moved to a new home in Rocky River, Ohio.More
    Carson Tompkins was just a little girl when her family moved to a new home in Rocky River, Ohio.More
  • Ad Check: Battle Forming Over Columbus Zoo Levy

    Ad Check: Battle Forming Over Columbus Zoo Levy

    Monday, March 31 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-03-31 23:49:46 GMT
    Voters in Franklin County are facing a levy proposal for the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.Voters in Franklin County are facing a levy proposal for the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
    The battle over increasing Franklin County property taxes to pay for new projects at the Columbus Zoo is in full force as the lines are clearly drawn over the tax. More
    The battle over increasing Franklin County property taxes to pay for new projects at the Columbus Zoo is in full force as the lines are clearly drawn over the tax. More
  • Ohio Governor OKs 4 Extra 'Snow Days' For Schools

    Ohio Governor OKs 4 Extra 'Snow Days' For Schools

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-03-26 21:04:29 GMT
    Gov. Kasich signed a bill on Wednesday that would give schools four additional calamity days 2013-14.Gov. Kasich signed a bill on Wednesday that would give schools four additional calamity days 2013-14.
    Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill giving Ohio schools four extra calamity days. Kasich was surrounded Wednesday by fifth-grade students from Stingel Elementary School in north-central Ohio.More
    Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill giving Ohio schools four extra calamity days. Kasich was surrounded Wednesday by fifth-grade students from Stingel Elementary School in north-central Ohio.
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  • Lawmaker Pushes For Law To Prevent 'Re-Homing' Of Adopted Children

    Lawmaker Pushes For Law To Prevent 'Re-Homing' Of Adopted Children

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-03-25 21:21:07 GMT
    An Ohio lawmaker is introducing a bill to stop the practice known as re-homing, a new form of human trafficking involving illegal placement of adopted children. An Ohio lawmaker is introducing a bill to stop the practice known as re-homing, a new form of human trafficking involving illegal placement of adopted children.
    An Ohio lawmaker is introducing a bill to stop the practice known as re-homing, a new form of human trafficking involving illegal placement of adopted children. More
    An Ohio lawmaker is introducing a bill to stop the practice known as re-homing, a new form of human trafficking involving illegal placement of adopted children. More
  • DeWine Weighs In On Controversial Birth Control Case

    DeWine Weighs In On Controversial Birth Control Case

    Monday, March 24 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-03-24 21:52:03 GMT
    Ohio's attorney general is catching heat after weighing in on a case that is dealing with the religious rights of employers vs. a woman's right to birth control. Ohio's attorney general is catching heat after weighing in on a case that is dealing with the religious rights of employers vs. a woman's right to birth control.
    Ohio's attorney general is catching heat after weighing in on a case that is dealing with the religious rights of employers vs. a woman's right to birth control.More
    Ohio's attorney general is catching heat after weighing in on a case that is dealing with the religious rights of employers vs. a woman's right to birth control. More
  • Should You Have To Pay To Clean Up Old Gas Plants?

    Should You Have To Pay To Clean Up Old Gas Plants?

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-03-19 22:14:40 GMT
     Governor John Kasich's proposal to have citizens pay to clean up old gas plants is triggering a major fight over consumer protection. Governor John Kasich's proposal to have citizens pay to clean up old gas plants is triggering a major fight over consumer protection.
    Governor John Kasich's proposal to have citizens pay to clean up old gas plants is triggering a major fight over consumer protection. More
    Governor John Kasich's proposal to have citizens pay to clean up old gas plants is triggering a major fight over consumer protection. More
  • Mayor Announces Major Road Resurfacing Projects For 2014

    Mayor Announces Major Road Resurfacing Projects For 2014

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-03-19 22:04:07 GMT
    The Columbus capital improvements budget for 2014 focuses on investments in parks, bikeways, pools and rec centers, along with $33 million to resurface roads. The Columbus capital improvements budget for 2014 focuses on investments in parks, bikeways, pools and rec centers, along with $33 million to resurface roads.
    The Columbus capital improvements budget for 2014 focuses on investments in parks, bikeways, pools and rec centers, along with $33 million to resurface roads.More
    The Columbus capital improvements budget for 2014 focuses on investments in parks, bikeways, pools and rec centers, along with $33 million to resurface roads. More
  • Committee Approves New Rules For Ohio's Jails

    Committee Approves New Rules For Ohio's Jails

    Monday, March 17 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-03-17 21:22:50 GMT
    Ohio's county jails will have new rules that cover everything from meals to emails under regulations approved by a state legislative panel Monday.More
    Ohio's county jails will have new rules that cover everything from meals to emails under regulations approved by a state legislative panel Monday.More
  • Lawmakers Approve 4 Extra Calamity Days For Schools

    Lawmakers Approve 4 Extra Calamity Days For Schools

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-03-12 20:21:13 GMT
    A compromise to give Ohio schools four extra calamity days headed to Gov. John Kasich's desk Wednesday, as more snow whipped and whirled around the Statehouse.A compromise to give Ohio schools four extra calamity days headed to Gov. John Kasich's desk Wednesday, as more snow whipped and whirled around the Statehouse.
    A compromise to give Ohio schools four extra calamity days headed to Gov. John Kasich's desk Wednesday, as more snow whipped and whirled around the Statehouse.More
    A compromise to give Ohio schools four extra calamity days headed to Gov. John Kasich's desk Wednesday, as more snow whipped and whirled around the Statehouse.More
  • Bill Would Require Gun Owners To Secure Firearms In Homes With Kids

    Bill Would Require Gun Owners To Secure Firearms In Homes With Kids

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:46:12 GMT
     There is a battle at the Ohio Statehouse over how to keep children away from firearms. There is a battle at the Ohio Statehouse over how to keep children away from firearms.
    There is a battle at the Ohio Statehouse over how to keep children away from firearms.More
    There is a battle at the Ohio Statehouse over how to keep children away from firearms. More
  • Kasich Proposes Tax, Education Changes

    Kasich Proposes Tax, Education Changes

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:45:57 GMT
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich rolled out an ambitious election-year policy document Tuesday that delivers a promised income-tax cut through increases in tobacco and other taxes, and streamlines government offerings for jobseekers and the poor.More
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich rolled out an ambitious election-year policy document Tuesday that delivers a promised income-tax cut through increases in tobacco and other taxes, and streamlines government offerings for jobseekers and the poor.More
  • Ohio Law Increases Access To Overdose Antidote

    Ohio Law Increases Access To Overdose Antidote

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:04:20 GMT
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill into law allowing friends or family members of addicts to administer a drug overdose antidote without the fear of prosecution.More
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill into law allowing friends or family members of addicts to administer a drug overdose antidote without the fear of prosecution.More
  • Will Cleveland & Cincinnati Help Or Hurt Columbus' RNC Bid?

    Will Cleveland & Cincinnati Help Or Hurt Columbus' RNC Bid?

    Monday, March 3 2014 5:41 PM EST2014-03-03 22:41:17 GMT
    Ohio is the only state that has three cities competing for the Republican National Convention, but will it help or hurt?More
    Ohio is the only state that has three cities competing for the Republican National Convention, but will it help or hurt? More
  • Columbus Presents Bid To Republican National Committee

    Columbus Presents Bid To Republican National Committee

    Monday, March 3 2014 5:00 PM EST2014-03-03 22:00:55 GMT
    Columbus 2016 made a formal bid presentation to the Republican National Committee’s Site Selection Committee at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington DC. More
    Columbus 2016 made a formal bid presentation to the Republican National Committee’s Site Selection Committee at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington DC.  More
  • Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland Make RNC Convention Cut

    Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland Make RNC Convention Cut

    Thursday, February 27 2014 5:38 PM EST2014-02-27 22:38:58 GMT
    Ohio's three largest cities - Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus - have been named finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.Ohio's three largest cities - Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus - have been named finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
    Ohio's three largest cities - Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus - have been named finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.More
    Ohio's three largest cities - Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus - have been named finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.More
  • Is Columbus Convention Ready?

    Is Columbus Convention Ready?

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:49 PM EST2014-02-26 23:49:02 GMT
    Is Columbus convention ready? As the national political parties study what Columbus has to offer, they will likely make comparisons to locations of previous conventions. Is Columbus convention ready? As the national political parties study what Columbus has to offer, they will likely make comparisons to locations of previous conventions.
    Is Columbus convention ready? As the national political parties study what Columbus has to offer, they will likely make comparisons to locations of previous conventions. More
    Is Columbus convention ready? As the national political parties study what Columbus has to offer, they will likely make comparisons to locations of previous conventions. More
  • Sebelius Reaches Out To Central Ohioans For Obamacare

    Sebelius Reaches Out To Central Ohioans For Obamacare

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:47 PM EST2014-02-26 23:47:40 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen SebeliusU.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
    With just five weeks left to sign up for federal healthcare, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services is reaching out to Central Ohioans. More
    With just five weeks left to sign up for federal healthcare, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services is reaching out to Central Ohioans. More
  • Calamity-Day Bill Clears Ohio Senate After Changes

    Calamity-Day Bill Clears Ohio Senate After Changes

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:24 PM EST2014-02-26 22:24:36 GMT
    Ohio senators have unanimously passed a bill to let schools take up to four additional calamity days this year, with teachers reporting on one. But first, districts must use four contingency days.Ohio senators have unanimously passed a bill to let schools take up to four additional calamity days this year, with teachers reporting on one. But first, districts must use four contingency days.
    Ohio senators have unanimously passed a bill to let schools take up to four additional calamity days this year, with teachers reporting on one. But first, districts must use four contingency days.More
    Ohio senators have unanimously passed a bill to let schools take up to four additional calamity days this year, with teachers reporting on one. But first, districts must use four contingency days.More
  • Columbus Submits Bid For GOP Convention

    Columbus Submits Bid For GOP Convention

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 3:31 PM EST2014-02-26 20:31:51 GMT
    Columbus submitted a bid Wednesday to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. City leaders will make a formal presentation to the GOP's convention committee next Monday.Columbus submitted a bid Wednesday to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. City leaders will make a formal presentation to the GOP's convention committee next Monday.
    Columbus submitted a bid Wednesday to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. City leaders will make a formal presentation to the GOP's convention committee next Monday.More
    Columbus submitted a bid Wednesday to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. City leaders will make a formal presentation to the GOP's convention committee next Monday.More
  • City To Submit Bid For Republican, Democratic National Conventions

    City To Submit Bid For Republican, Democratic National Conventions

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:14 PM EST2014-02-25 23:14:51 GMT
    Every four years, the presidential conventions draw the attention of the nation, and Columbus wants to join cities like Tampa, Charlotte, and Denver on the national stage. Every four years, the presidential conventions draw the attention of the nation, and Columbus wants to join cities like Tampa, Charlotte, and Denver on the national stage.
    Every four years, the presidential conventions draw the attention of the nation, and Columbus wants to join cities like Tampa, Charlotte, and Denver on the national stage. More
    Every four years, the presidential conventions draw the attention of the nation, and Columbus wants to join cities like Tampa, Charlotte, and Denver on the national stage. More
  • Students Show Support For Anti-Cyberbullying Bill

    Students Show Support For Anti-Cyberbullying Bill

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:14 PM EST2014-02-25 23:14:37 GMT
    Close to 50 high school-aged student leaders visited an Ohio Senate hearing room Wednesday to show support for an anti cyber-bulling and cyber-stalking bill. Close to 50 high school-aged student leaders visited an Ohio Senate hearing room Wednesday to show support for an anti cyber-bulling and cyber-stalking bill.
    Close to 50 high school-aged student leaders visited an Ohio Senate hearing room Wednesday to show support for an anti cyber-bulling and cyber-stalking bill. More
    Close to 50 high school-aged student leaders visited an Ohio Senate hearing room Wednesday to show support for an anti cyber-bulling and cyber-stalking bill. More
  • Ohio Governor Proposes New Round Of Tax Cuts

    Ohio Governor Proposes New Round Of Tax Cuts

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:55 AM EST2014-02-25 11:55:43 GMT
    Ohio Governor John Kasich pledged a new round of tax cuts during his State of the State Address Monday night.Ohio Governor John Kasich pledged a new round of tax cuts during his State of the State Address Monday night.
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich used his annual State of the State speech Monday to pledge a new round of tax cuts, propose using casino money for a plan to boost ties between communities and schools and said state higher education funding will be tied to course completion and graduation.More
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich used his annual State of the State speech Monday to pledge a new round of tax cuts, propose using casino money for a plan to boost ties between communities and schools and said state higher education funding will be tied to course completion and graduation.
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  • FACT CHECK: Kasich's 2013 State Of The State Promises

    FACT CHECK: Kasich's 2013 State Of The State Promises

    Monday, February 24 2014 5:01 PM EST2014-02-24 22:01:40 GMT
    Gov. John KasichGov. John Kasich
    As Gov. John Kasich prepares for his 2014 State of State speech, it's an opportunity to check on the promises he made in last year's address.More
    As Gov. John Kasich prepares for his 2014 State of State speech, it's an opportunity to check on the promises he made in last year's address.More
  • Democrats Call For Hearings On ODNR & Fracking

    Democrats Call For Hearings On ODNR & Fracking

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-02-18 22:50:18 GMT
    Democrats at the Ohio Statehouse are calling for legislative hearings to determine whether the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has been improperly promoting the interests of the oil and gas industry. Democrats at the Ohio Statehouse are calling for legislative hearings to determine whether the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has been improperly promoting the interests of the oil and gas industry.
    Democrats at the Ohio Statehouse are calling for legislative hearings to determine whether the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has been improperly promoting the interests of the oil and gas industry. More
    Democrats at the Ohio Statehouse are calling for legislative hearings to determine whether the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has been improperly promoting the interests of the oil and gas industry. More
  • Kasich’s Office Knew About Fracking Memo

    Kasich’s Office Knew About Fracking Memo

    Monday, February 17 2014 7:47 PM EST2014-02-18 00:47:28 GMT
    A calendar entry for a meeting in the governor’s office suggests senior policy advisers to Ohio Gov. John Kasich were aware of a controversial public relations plan to promote the idea of horizontal drilling for oil and gas in state parks and state forests.More
    A calendar entry for a meeting in the governor’s office suggests senior policy advisers to Ohio Gov. John Kasich were aware of a controversial public relations plan to promote the idea of horizontal drilling for oil and gas in state parks and state forests.
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  • Lawmakers Expect To Approve Calamity Bill This Week

    Lawmakers Expect To Approve Calamity Bill This Week

    Monday, February 17 2014 5:04 PM EST2014-02-17 22:04:48 GMT
    More winter weather could mean local schools will have to take more calamity days – that many districts are already out of.More
    More winter weather could mean local schools will have to take more calamity days – that many districts are already out of.More
  • What's The Delay On The Calamity Day Bill?

    What's The Delay On The Calamity Day Bill?

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:31 PM EST2014-02-13 22:31:56 GMT
     A bill to give school districts four more calamity days is stalled at the Ohio Statehouse. A bill to give school districts four more calamity days is stalled at the Ohio Statehouse.
    A bill to give school districts four more calamity days is stalled at the Ohio Statehouse. Lawmakers said those four extra days would cost the state $700 million, but schools say they need them.More
    A bill to give school districts four more calamity days is stalled at the Ohio Statehouse. Lawmakers said those four extra days would cost the state $700 million, but schools say they need them.More
  • Southwest Ohio Legislator Faces More Charges

    Southwest Ohio Legislator Faces More Charges

    Thursday, February 13 2014 4:09 PM EST2014-02-13 21:09:33 GMT
    Republican Rep. Pete Beck is accused of being part of an enterprise that misled investors, improperly diverted their money, and laundered money.Republican Rep. Pete Beck is accused of being part of an enterprise that misled investors, improperly diverted their money, and laundered money.
    A southwest Ohio grand jury has brought 53 new charges including an alleged pattern of corruption against a state legislator already facing trial on felony charges of security fraud, theft and other counts.More
    A southwest Ohio grand jury has brought 53 new charges including an alleged pattern of corruption against a state legislator already facing trial on felony charges of security fraud, theft and other counts.More
  • NBC4 Gets First Look At Group Home Legislation

    NBC4 Gets First Look At Group Home Legislation

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 6:17 PM EST2014-02-12 23:17:22 GMT
     It's taken months of meetings and discussions, but Ohio is days away from having legislation regarding group homes hitting the Statehouse floor. It's taken months of meetings and discussions, but Ohio is days away from having legislation regarding group homes hitting the Statehouse floor.
    It's taken months of meetings and discussions, but Ohio is days away from having legislation regarding group homes hitting the Statehouse floor.More
    It's taken months of meetings and discussions, but Ohio is days away from having legislation regarding group homes hitting the Statehouse floor.More
  • Ohio House Delays Formal Vote On Calamity Day Bill

    Ohio House Delays Formal Vote On Calamity Day Bill

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 4:48 PM EST2014-02-12 21:48:19 GMT
    The Ohio House has held off taking a formal vote on a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the season's extreme weather.The Ohio House has held off taking a formal vote on a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the season's extreme weather.
    The Ohio House has held off taking a formal vote on a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the season's extreme weather.More
    The Ohio House has held off taking a formal vote on a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the season's extreme weather.More
  • Minerva Park Residents Face Income Tax Increase Proposal

    Minerva Park Residents Face Income Tax Increase Proposal

    Monday, February 3 2014 5:58 PM EST2014-02-03 22:58:14 GMT
    A local community is asking for voter support on an income tax increase on the special election ballot Tuesday.More
    A local community is asking for voter support on an income tax increase on the special election ballot Tuesday. More
  • Proposed H.B. 382 Would Combat Predatory Towing

    Proposed H.B. 382 Would Combat Predatory Towing

    Thursday, January 30 2014 11:28 AM EST2014-01-30 16:28:03 GMT
    Proposed House Bill 382 would combat predatory towing practices statewide.Proposed House Bill 382 would combat predatory towing practices statewide.
    In 2011, lawmakers proposed a bill to combat the issue, but it quickly died on the statehouse floor. Now, lawmakers are trying to bring life back to the proposed bill.More
    In 2011, lawmakers proposed a bill to combat the issue, but it quickly died on the statehouse floor. Now, lawmakers are trying to bring life back to the proposed bill.More
  • Q&A: Your Zoo Tax Levy Questions Answered

    Q&A: Your Zoo Tax Levy Questions Answered

    Franklin County commissioners began the process Tuesday to allow the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium to put a levy on the May ballot.More
    Franklin County commissioners began the process Tuesday to allow the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium to put a levy on the May ballot.More
  • Levy To Support Columbus Zoo Approved For May Ballot

    Levy To Support Columbus Zoo Approved For May Ballot

    Are you willing to pay more to help the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium grow?More
    Are you willing to pay more to help the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium grow?More
  • Kasich Pushes To Renew Program To Repair Roads, Bridges

    Kasich Pushes To Renew Program To Repair Roads, Bridges

    Ohio's governor and legislative leaders are urging support for renewing a public works program that funds repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges, and other local infrastructure needs.More
    Ohio's governor and legislative leaders are urging support for renewing a public works program that funds repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges, and other local infrastructure needs.More
  • Ohio Panel Cecommends Steps To Battle Heroin Abuse

    Ohio Panel Cecommends Steps To Battle Heroin Abuse

    Treating heroin use as a public health threat and educating people about its dangers are among the recommendations of a panel in northeast Ohio.More
    Treating heroin use as a public health threat and educating people about its dangers are among the recommendations of a panel in northeast Ohio.More
  • 2nd Democrat Plans To Enter Race For Ohio Gov.

    2nd Democrat Plans To Enter Race For Ohio Gov.

    A Cincinnati-area Democrat says he plans to run for Ohio governor, which would set up a Democratic primary with the county leader from Cleveland.More
    A Cincinnati-area Democrat says he plans to run for Ohio governor, which would set up a Democratic primary with the county leader from Cleveland.More
  • Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling May Just Be Beginning

    Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling May Just Be Beginning

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 12:26 PM EST2013-12-24 17:26:32 GMT
    A federal judge's ruling ordering Ohio authorities to recognize gay marriages on death certificates has added momentum to hopes of overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage.More
    A federal judge's ruling ordering Ohio authorities to recognize gay marriages on death certificates has added momentum to hopes of overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage.More
  • Voters Reject Minerva Park Income Tax Increase

    Voters Reject Minerva Park Income Tax Increase

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 10:27 AM EST2014-02-05 15:27:13 GMT
    Voters in Minerva Park rejected doubling the village’s income tax from 1 percent to 2 percent to pay for general services, Tuesday.More
    Voters in Minerva Park rejected doubling the village’s income tax from 1 percent to 2 percent to pay for general services, Tuesday.More
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