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Leave fireworks to the pros, Ohio officials warn
 Leave the fireworks to the professionals — that’s the message fire safety experts urged the public to follow this Independence Day. Children and bystanders are often the ones injured when people use 1.4G consumer fireworks, said Sherry Williams of Prevent Blindness Ohio. Those fireworks, such as fountains, cones, bottle rockets...

Posted: 15 days ago

Leave the fireworks to the professionals — that’s the message fire safety experts urged the public to follow this Independence Day. Children and bystanders are often the ones injured when people use 1.4G consumer fireworks, said Sherry Williams of Prevent Blindness Ohio. Those fireworks, such as fountains, cones, bottle rockets...
Despite late night and weekend work, statehouse leaders still require business attire
 “Business casual” took hold in the American workplace more than three decades ago but it has yet to reach the floor of the Ohio House and Senate. Over the weekend during marathon state budget talks, senators and representatives showed in suits, ties, skirts, jackets dresses and heels and dress shoes – suitable for a voting...

Posted: 15 days ago

“Business casual” took hold in the American workplace more than three decades ago but it has yet to reach the floor of the Ohio House and Senate. Over the weekend during marathon state budget talks, senators and representatives showed in suits, ties, skirts, jackets dresses and heels and dress shoes – suitable for a voting...
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s profile rises as crises hit city
 In recent months, the city of Dayton has received one blow after another — a water line break that triggered an outage for 400,000 people, four indictments from a federal public corruption probe, a rally by the Ku Klux Klan that racked up $650,000 in security expenses and tornadoes that ripped apart neighborhoods. The flurry of major...

Posted: 16 days ago

In recent months, the city of Dayton has received one blow after another — a water line break that triggered an outage for 400,000 people, four indictments from a federal public corruption probe, a rally by the Ku Klux Klan that racked up $650,000 in security expenses and tornadoes that ripped apart neighborhoods. The flurry of major...
Local lawmakers want to brand pornography as a public health crisis in Ohio
 Backed by Citizens for Community Values, Republican Jena Powell is leading the charge to brand pornography as a public health crisis, starting with a proposed resolution in the Ohio House. “We are saying enough is enough. We’re tired of the exploitation of women and children in Ohio,” said Powell, a freshman lawmaker from...

Posted: 16 days ago

Backed by Citizens for Community Values, Republican Jena Powell is leading the charge to brand pornography as a public health crisis, starting with a proposed resolution in the Ohio House. “We are saying enough is enough. We’re tired of the exploitation of women and children in Ohio,” said Powell, a freshman lawmaker from...
Taxes, education key sticking points holding up $141B Ohio budget
 Lawmakers blew through their constitutional deadline to adopt a state operating budget over the weekend as GOP leaders in the House and Senate fight over a handful of key issues involving taxes, K-12 and health care. Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Sunday that keeps state government operating for the next 17 days, giving lawmakers time to...

Posted: 16 days ago

Lawmakers blew through their constitutional deadline to adopt a state operating budget over the weekend as GOP leaders in the House and Senate fight over a handful of key issues involving taxes, K-12 and health care. Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Sunday that keeps state government operating for the next 17 days, giving lawmakers time to...
Ohio gas tax goes up 10.5 cents per gallon
 Ohio drivers could see higher gas prices today as a new Ohio gas tax goes into effect. The boost comes as a part of the two-year transportation budget in which lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine agreed to increase taxes on gas by 10.5 cents and diesel fuel by 19 cents per gallon. In addition, owners of electric and hybrid vehicles will have to...

Posted: 17 days ago

Ohio drivers could see higher gas prices today as a new Ohio gas tax goes into effect. The boost comes as a part of the two-year transportation budget in which lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine agreed to increase taxes on gas by 10.5 cents and diesel fuel by 19 cents per gallon. In addition, owners of electric and hybrid vehicles will have to...
Gov. DeWine signs bills to temporarily keep state government running
 The Ohio House and Senate failed to strike a deal on the state operating and workers’ compensation budgets this weekend and instead took unusual steps to keep state government open for the next 17 days. In a late night session peppered with disappointment and harsh words, the Senate voted unanimously Saturday in favor of the interim...

Posted: 17 days ago

The Ohio House and Senate failed to strike a deal on the state operating and workers’ compensation budgets this weekend and instead took unusual steps to keep state government open for the next 17 days. In a late night session peppered with disappointment and harsh words, the Senate voted unanimously Saturday in favor of the interim...
Ohio lawmakers at odds over PTSD coverage for cops, firefighters
 Cops and firefighters suffering from PTSD want the condition covered by Ohio’s workers’ compensation system — something the Ohio House included in the BWC budget bill but the Senate stripped out. Now the House and Senate are at loggerheads over which version of the bill should become law. The Ohio Bureau of Workers&rsquo...

Posted: 19 days ago

Cops and firefighters suffering from PTSD want the condition covered by Ohio’s workers’ compensation system — something the Ohio House included in the BWC budget bill but the Senate stripped out. Now the House and Senate are at loggerheads over which version of the bill should become law. The Ohio Bureau of Workers&rsquo...
Ohio will no longer tax glasses, contact lenses starting Monday
 Corrective eye glasses and contact lenses will no longer be to subject to state sales taxes starting July 1 — a change that is expected to save consumers millions of dollars, according to state officials. The change was included in a bill that lawmakers adopted in November 2017. Hearing aides, prescription drugs and other medical devices...

Posted: 19 days ago

Corrective eye glasses and contact lenses will no longer be to subject to state sales taxes starting July 1 — a change that is expected to save consumers millions of dollars, according to state officials. The change was included in a bill that lawmakers adopted in November 2017. Hearing aides, prescription drugs and other medical devices...
Ohio may allow motorcyclists to wear earplugs
 Motorcyclists would be allowed to wear earplugs and ODOT would be required to add rumble strips on two-lane highways, if two bills approved by the Ohio House on Thursday make it into state law. Both bills still need to win approval from the Ohio Senate and signature by Gov. Mike DeWine. Under current law, motorcyclist are prohibited from...

Posted: 20 days ago

Motorcyclists would be allowed to wear earplugs and ODOT would be required to add rumble strips on two-lane highways, if two bills approved by the Ohio House on Thursday make it into state law. Both bills still need to win approval from the Ohio Senate and signature by Gov. Mike DeWine. Under current law, motorcyclist are prohibited from...
Tornadoes 1 month later: ‘It still seems unbelievable’
 Old North Dayton resident Joe Guth is still reeling from the tornado that blew out his windows, uprooted trees and tore off the roof of his home. “It still seems unbelievable to this day. It’s just sad,” said Guth, who lived on the same block of Troy Street where he spent his childhood. “I am mentally exhausted. It&rsquo...

Posted: 21 days ago

Old North Dayton resident Joe Guth is still reeling from the tornado that blew out his windows, uprooted trees and tore off the roof of his home. “It still seems unbelievable to this day. It’s just sad,” said Guth, who lived on the same block of Troy Street where he spent his childhood. “I am mentally exhausted. It&rsquo...
Lawmakers eye temporary halt to school takeovers, pending new bill
 The leaders of Ohio’s House and Senate said Wednesday that a temporary moratorium on new state takeovers of schools could be put in place this week to give the legislature more time to construct a new intervention for low-scoring schools. The issue is currently under consideration by a conference committee of House and Senate legislators...

Posted: 21 days ago

The leaders of Ohio’s House and Senate said Wednesday that a temporary moratorium on new state takeovers of schools could be put in place this week to give the legislature more time to construct a new intervention for low-scoring schools. The issue is currently under consideration by a conference committee of House and Senate legislators...
Ohio Senate leaders want to cut energy rates, keep nuclear plants open
 A controversial energy bill will likely get a big makeover this week in the Ohio Senate, with changes to help renewable energy, cut rates for consumers and keep open two nuclear power plants, said Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina. “It’s a complex issue. It’s probably a combination of several complex issues but I think...

Posted: 21 days ago

A controversial energy bill will likely get a big makeover this week in the Ohio Senate, with changes to help renewable energy, cut rates for consumers and keep open two nuclear power plants, said Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina. “It’s a complex issue. It’s probably a combination of several complex issues but I think...
Ohio may prohibit employers from punishing workers who don’t get vaccinated
 Employers, including hospitals, could not punish or fire workers who refuse to be vaccinated against contagious diseases such as the flu, measles or TB, under a bill pending in the Ohio House. Using his famous name, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a well known author and environmentalist, threw his support behind Ohio’s anti-vaccination movement...

Posted: 21 days ago

Employers, including hospitals, could not punish or fire workers who refuse to be vaccinated against contagious diseases such as the flu, measles or TB, under a bill pending in the Ohio House. Using his famous name, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a well known author and environmentalist, threw his support behind Ohio’s anti-vaccination movement...
Negotiations continue over two year state budget plan
 Negotiations over the $141 billion two-year state operating budget entered the home stretch when the conference committee met Tuesday to start hammering out differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. State Budget Director Kim Murnieks said the state will end the current fiscal year with a $1.135 billion surplus and that...

Posted: 22 days ago

Negotiations over the $141 billion two-year state operating budget entered the home stretch when the conference committee met Tuesday to start hammering out differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. State Budget Director Kim Murnieks said the state will end the current fiscal year with a $1.135 billion surplus and that...
4 political questions with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
 Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday fielded questions from the Dayton Daily News about American politics and history. What time in the past is most like what we are experiencing today with the partisan divide? “If there is any echo to the past of the conditions that we’re living in today...

Posted: 22 days ago

Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday fielded questions from the Dayton Daily News about American politics and history. What time in the past is most like what we are experiencing today with the partisan divide? “If there is any echo to the past of the conditions that we’re living in today...
Fill up today: Ohio’s gas tax goes up 10.5 cents a gallon on Monday
 Ohio motorists will see a 10.5-cent per gallon boost in gasoline taxes starting Monday, July 1 as the summer vacation driving season gets into full swing. As part of the two-year transportation budget, lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this year agreed to increase taxes on gasoline by 10.5 cents and diesel fuel by 19 cents per gallon...

Posted: 25 days ago

Ohio motorists will see a 10.5-cent per gallon boost in gasoline taxes starting Monday, July 1 as the summer vacation driving season gets into full swing. As part of the two-year transportation budget, lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this year agreed to increase taxes on gasoline by 10.5 cents and diesel fuel by 19 cents per gallon...
Ohioans would get 8% income tax cut as part of Senate’s budget plan
 The Ohio Senate voted on Thursday voted in favor of a two-year state operating budget bill that includes income tax cuts, $550 million more for mental health services in K-12 schools and a $172 million to protect Lake Erie and other waterways. Senators passed the budget unanimously, 33-0. Senators backed a plan to give Ohioans an 8 percent...

Posted: 27 days ago

The Ohio Senate voted on Thursday voted in favor of a two-year state operating budget bill that includes income tax cuts, $550 million more for mental health services in K-12 schools and a $172 million to protect Lake Erie and other waterways. Senators passed the budget unanimously, 33-0. Senators backed a plan to give Ohioans an 8 percent...
Ohio moves step closer to raising smoking age to 21
 Ohioans who turn 18 by Oct. 1 would still be allowed to purchase tobacco and vaping products even though the state will move the legal purchase age to 21, according to the latest version of the state budget bill. State senators favor “grandfathering” current teens and young adults from the new 21-year-old purchase age. The Ohio...

Posted: 27 days ago

Ohioans who turn 18 by Oct. 1 would still be allowed to purchase tobacco and vaping products even though the state will move the legal purchase age to 21, according to the latest version of the state budget bill. State senators favor “grandfathering” current teens and young adults from the new 21-year-old purchase age. The Ohio...
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