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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper is reporting taxpayers are largely footing the bill for public school buses that have to drive farther to transport students attending charter schools.
 
   State officials have forced traditional public schools to traverse their cities to pick up and deliver kids to privately run charter schools, often while cutting transportation to their own kids.
 
   The Akron Beacon-Journal has analyzed statewide data and has determined it costs about 44 percent more per child to deliver the charter school attendees door to door.
 
   A child attending a traditional public school and transported on a district bus cost on average $4.30 per day in 2012. For a charter-school student, it was $6.18, or $1.88 more per day.
 
   Since then, 22,000 more kids have been enrolled at the state's charter schools.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 09:20

Early Voting Commences

   Gubernatorial, public works races to be decided
 
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 05:23

Pirates win in extra innnings

Pirates win 1-0 over Cubs

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 05:21

Cavs sign free agent

Cavaliers sign Hopson for remainder of season

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 05:20

Indians win season opener

Cleveland wins it against AL saves leader Johnson

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 05:18

Reds lose opener

Molina's HR leads Cardinals over Reds 1-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio has more Democratic than Republican voters, but is headed toward another rock-solid Republican majority in Congress this fall.

The bellwether state provides one of the clearest examples in the nation of how congressional districts drawn after the 2010 Census using a combination of geography and gerrymandering gave Republicans a 33-seat majority despite heavy voting losses.

The four of Ohio's 16 districts held by Democrats are more heavily uninsured, poor and black than Republican districts. The dozen districts controlled by Republicans are on average wealthier and predominantly white.

Observers say politicians representing strongly partisan districts are less likely to listen to voices outside their parties, including independents, than those holding closely divided districts.

Ohio's Republican chairman says GOP leaders who controlled the process followed laws preserving communities and protecting minority representation.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Exotic animal owners in Ohio are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision that upheld the state's restrictions on exotic animals.

The owners sued the state over the regulations, arguing that the law violates their free speech and free association rights.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati court ruled against the owners earlier this month.

Ohio says the rules address animal welfare, public health and public safety concerns associated with private ownership of dangerous wild animals.

The new law requires owners to get a new state-issued permit by Jan. 1 of this year. They also must pass background checks, pay fees, obtain liability insurance or surety bonds and show they can properly contain and care for the animal.

Monday, 31 March 2014 08:53

Energy Assistance Deadline Extended

Moved back two weeks

 

Monday, 31 March 2014 08:49

Gas Goes Back Up

Increase after decreasing last week

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