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Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:10

House Debates Budget

   COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State representatives of both parties have criticized Ohio Gov. John Kasich for saddling them with a midterm budget bill loaded with proposals they called unsuited for a non-budget year.
 
   One fellow Republican said Kasich's practice of proposing voluminous off-year budgets was putting the governor in control of Ohio's legislative branch of government.
 
   Rep. Terry Boose's remarks came Wednesday before the House voted 57-33 to pass the measure.
 
   Democrats railed particularly against a last-minute amendment to one of nine bills derived from Kasich's 1,600-page "midbiennium review" that were up for votes Wednesday. The revision changed campaign finance law to lift a disclosure requirement applied to independent political expenditures and loosen political-giving restrictions on state contractors.
 
   Other bills up to for votes addressed education, job training, veterans and workers' compensation.
 

Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:49

Construction Season Begins

Higher turnpike tolls possibly on the horizon
 
Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:23

Seneca Lake Lawsuit Allowed

 

Local Couple tries to stop fracking
 
Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:29

Jackets clinch playoff berth

Jackets start with lead, go on to beat Stars 3-1

Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:28

Reds win Wednesday

Reds beat Cardinals 4-0, avoid sweep

Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:25

Indians split DH with Padres

 Indians McAllister shuts down Padres 2-0 in Game 1

Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:23

Ohio State Football update

Buckeyes defensive line should be a major strength

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:03

Procter and Gamble Gets Green

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The Procter & Gamble Co. has updated its policy on palm oil following high-profile protests by Greenpeace at its Cincinnati headquarters.
 
   The world's largest consumer products company said Tuesday that it has adopted a "no-deforestation" policy for its palm oil products. That includes working with those in its supply chain to ensure that by 2020 its products do not contribute to deforestation.
 
   The moves came after weeks of pressure from Greenpeace, which unfurled huge banners from the company's corporate offices last month. Police arrested the activists on burglary and vandalism charges.
 
   Greenpeace says Tuesday's announcement is a huge step toward protecting Indonesia's rainforests and the communities that depend on them.
 

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:02

Athens County Tabs Interim Sheriff

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Democratic Party officials have named a retired lieutenant as interim sheriff in a southeast Ohio county where the elected sheriff is facing corruption charges.
 
   The Athens County Democratic Party Central Committee on Tuesday named Rodney Smith as the interim sheriff to serve in place of Sheriff Patrick Kelly, who was suspended by the state after his indictment in the corruption case.
 
   Smith already had been directed by county commissioners to run the office temporarily, but the local party committee was required to name an interim.
 
   The charges against Kelly include theft in office, tampering with records and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Kelly is suspected of improperly using public funds to buy meals and apparel, among other allegations.
 
   Kelly has denied wrongdoing and vowed to fight the charges.

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 10:59

Budget Bill Being Decided

 Legislators could vote Wednesday