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Sep 30, 2016 10:00 AM

Poll workers sought for Election Day

COLUMBUS -- Wanted: 35,000-plus registered Ohio voters willing to work more than 12 hours in one day, for about 100 bucks, helping to bolster our democracy in the process.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Ag may turn to driverless vehicles
Sep 30, 2016 10:00 AM

Ag may turn to driverless vehicles

LONDON, Ohio -- Companies like Uber are already developing transportation systems that will take consumers from one place to another, all without the need for a human behind the wheel.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Sep 30, 2016 10:00 AM

Lawmakers approve funds for upgrades to historic sites

COLUMBUS -- Lawmakers signed off Monday on more than $5 million in upgrades and improvements to state historic sites and for storage space and online systems at the state historical society.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Sep 9, 2016 10:00 AM

Appeals court reverses earlier decision on 'Golden Week'

COLUMBUS -- A federal appeals court has reversed an earlier decision, undoing the reinstatement of Ohio's "Golden Week" and blocking eligible residents from registering to vote and casting ballots on the same day.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
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Sep 9, 2016 10:00 AM

Number of unintentional drug overdoses rises in Ohio

COLUMBUS -- The number of unintentional drug overdoses continued to rise in the state in 2015, according to new statistics released by the Ohio Department of Health Thursday. A record 3,050 Ohio residents died as a result of overdoses last year, up from 2,531 in 2014 and 2,110 in 2013.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Sep 2, 2016 10:00 AM

'Ohio: Pathway to the Presidency' unveiled

COLUMBUS -- Ohioans with iPads will have access to a little more context on Ohio's historic role in presidential elections, thanks to a new online resource developed by a central Ohio college teacher, with assistance from the secretary of state's office and state historians.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Aug 19, 2016 10:00 AM

Panel will discuss how to bring drug information to classrooms

COLUMBUS -- A new state panel will take the next three months or so to determine ways to incorporate information about drug addiction and abuse into primary and secondary school classrooms.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Jul 1, 2016 10:00 AM

Ohio governor reflects on Orlando shooting rampage

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that increased reflection and planning are in order to address concerns raised by a weekend shooting rampage in Orlando that left dozens of people dead.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Jul 1, 2016 10:00 AM

Health advocates warn against use of backyard fireworks

COLUMBUS -- Health advocates have issued their annual warning against the use of backyard fireworks, even as a new state law has eliminated the signing of formerly required paperwork by revelers buying supplies in the state.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Jun 10, 2016 10:00 AM

State budget office launches new website

COLUMBUS --The state budget office has launched a new website allowing access to an array of spending information compiled as part of Ohio's accounting system. "Ohio's Interactive Budget," online at InteractiveBudget.Ohio.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
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Apr 1, 2016 10:00 AM

Kasich leads democratic candidates in new Quinnipiac poll 

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich still performs better than other Republicans against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in potential general election match-ups, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Apr 1, 2016 10:00 AM

Officials urged to purchase naloxone to prevent heroin overdoses 

COLUMBUS -- Volunteers from several state agencies urged local officials Thursday to purchase discounted supplies of a medication that reverses the effects of heroin overdoses.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Mar 25, 2016 10:00 AM

Health officials granted approval for purchase of mosquito traps 

COLUMBUS --State health officials have been given the green light to purchase mosquito traps for use around the state as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Mar 18, 2016 10:00 AM

Policy changes announced aimed at reducing college costs 

COLUMBUS -- State officials announced a package of policy changes recently aimed at reducing the cost of college degrees. Initiatives include an expansion of bachelor degrees offered at community colleges and a program allowing students to complete three years of their undergraduate

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Mar 18, 2016 10:00 AM

Senate approves legislation for another sales tax holiday 

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Senate OK'd legislation recently to allow another three-day sales tax holiday before the start of the next school year. SB 264 was amended from its original form, which sought to make the holiday a permanent event. Senators instead opted for a one-year extension.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Jan 8, 2016 10:00 AM

State lawmakers finalize school funding legislation 

COLUMBUS -- In October, state lawmakers passed legislation providing more than $44 million in school funding to some schools affected by a line-item veto from Gov. John Kasich earlier in the year.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Ohio governor discusses taxes in year-end review
Jan 1, 2016 10:00 AM

Ohio governor discusses taxes in year-end review 

COLUMBUS -- It was less than three minutes into his year-end review that Gov. John Kasich focused his attention on taxes.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Jan 1, 2016 10:00 AM

20 new laws for 2016 

COLUMBUS -- The new year will bring lower tax bills for small businesses and other filers, a later primary election and potential fines for people who dig as part of development work without first checking the location of underground utilities.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
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Dec 11, 2015 10:00 AM

Economists expect Ohioans to spend $600 million more than last year this holiday season 

Economists are expecting Ohioans to spend $600 million more than they did last year on holiday purchases, according to a forecast released Nov. 23.The University of Cincinnati's Economics Center and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants are projecting a 4.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent
Nov 3, 2015 11:49 PM

Ohio marijuana issue fails

COLUMBUS — Ohioans torpedoed a proposal to regulate marijuana use in the state, countering a big-money campaign that sought to legalize pot for medicinal and recreational uses.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Correspondent