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Bill Would Ban State Health Plans From Covering Some Birth Control

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Democratic State Representative John Carney says the proposal shows how "out of touch" some state lawmakers are.
9:01AM
June
6, 2014

There’s a bill under consideration in the Ohio legislature that would ban the health care plans for state employees from covering many birth control pills and inner-uterine devices.

Ohio Lawmaker Moves To Repeal Common Core Education Standards

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Adams announced the effort as a House vote on a separate education-related bill stalled Wednesday.
7:30AM
June
5, 2014

A Republican state lawmaker is trying to force through an Ohio bill repealing Common Core public education standards.

Epidemic Of Girls’ Knee Injuries Traced To Genetics And Training

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8:47AM
June 4, 2014

Girls are up to ten times more likely than boys to suffer knee injuries in sports like soccer and basketball. Some Ohio researchers say they’ve discovered that genetic differences help explain the disparity. But a lack of proper sports training is also partly to blame.

Democratic Congresswomen Rally In Columbus For Women’s Issues

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Former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among the Democrats in Columbus on Tuesday to rally support for bills to require equal pay for women and raising the minimum wage.
7:31AM
June
4, 2014

A bus stop to rally support for equal pay for women and raising the minimum wage made a stop in Columbus on Tuesday.

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Appeal From Botched Execution Survivor

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U. S. supreme Court Justices cast doubt on the constitutionality of an Ohio law regarding political campaigning.
10:30AM
June
3, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments from a condemned killer who survived a botched execution almost five years ago that a second attempt to put him to death amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Former Mansfield Cop Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

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The 69-year-old Anderson was arrested Feb. 7 during a larger child porn sting.
10:23AM
June
3, 2014

A former Mansfield police officer has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he produced and received child pornography, and tried to prevent his computer from being seized.

Ohio Bill Curbing Carbon-Rule Impact Advances

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12:17PM
June
2, 2014

Ohio lawmakers are expected to take swift action on legislation intended to limit the impact of federal plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

Ohio Supreme Court Reschedules Executions of Two Condemned Killers

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8:50AM
May 30, 2014

A Columbus federal judge had postponed the execution of Ronald Phillips and William Montgomery to allowe debate over the state’s new lethal injection procedures.

Christian Group Wants Ohio Voters to Show ID

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8:31AM
May 30, 2014

The Ohio Christian Alliance says it will begin collecting petition signatures for a ballot effort if state lawmakers balk at a bill to require a state-issued photo ID at the polls.

Delayed Renewable Energy Mandates Could Hurt Investment

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Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy, says delaying changes to Ohio's renewable energy mandates will create a "lobbying frenzy" in the state.
7:50AM
May
30, 2014

Jereme Kent, the general manager of Findlay-based wind energy company One Energy, says delaying incoming renewable energy mandates will create a “lobbying frenzy” and scare away renewable energy investors.