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Dec 2, 2016 10:00 AM

New legislation: Student athletes who faint would need medical clearance to return

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House OK'd legislation that would require student athletes who faint during sports practices or competitions to get a medical clearance before returning to the playing field. SB 252 passed on a vote of 86-4.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 4, 2016 10:00 AM

Group proposes limiting state supreme court justice terms

COLUMBUS -- A group has submitted the initial paperwork to the attorney general's office as part of an effort to amend the state constitution to institute term limits on Ohio Supreme Court justices.

By Marc Kovac Dix Cap I Tal Bureau
Oct 28, 2016 10:00 AM

PUCO approves rider for First Energy

COLUMBUS -- FirstEnergy residential customers would have to pay about $3 more a month on their utility bills, under a rider OK'd recently by state regulators. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio rejected a larger rider sought by the company, opting instead to allow $132.

By Marc Kovac Dix Cap I Tal Bureau
Oct 28, 2016 10:00 AM

New legislation would allow voters to take selfies 

COLUMBUS -- Voters would be allowed to take pictures of themselves casting ballots and showing their picks for president and other offices, under legislation introduced in the Ohio House Tuesday. The activity technically is illegal in Ohio, though the law isn't actively being enforced.

By Marc Kovac Dix Cap I Tal Bureau
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Oct 14, 2016 10:00 AM

Minimum wage to see increase after new year

COLUMBUS -- Ohio's minimum-wage workers will see a nickel-per-hour boost to their paychecks come January, state officials announced recently. As of Jan. 1, Ohio's minimum wage will increase to $8.15 for non-tipped employees (up from $8.10) and $4.08 for tipped ones (up from $4.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Oct 14, 2016 10:00 AM

Ten things you need to know about early voting

COLUMBUS -- Are you ready to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican nominee Donald Trump? Or maybe your inclinations lean more Green or Libertarian or toward some other political persuasion. What about the Ohio Supreme Court? Or the Ohio Legislature?

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Oct 14, 2016 10:00 AM

Lawmakers call for action to address drug epidemic

COLUMBUS -- Democratic lawmakers called for more action Wednesday to address the state's ongoing heroin and drug epidemic.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
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
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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
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
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
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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