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Proposed airline commission would aim to boost commercial flights in Ohio

A pair of Cleveland lawmakers are backing a bill designed to help sustain and expand Ohio’s commercial airline and air freight service.
House Bill 409 would create the Commercial Airline and Air Freight Commission, consisting of three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives and individuals who ... (full story)

Thoughts on myRA

Dear Mr. Berko: I have a bachelor's degree in history and a master's in sociology. I teach at a public school and made $39,000 last year. My wife also has a college degree. She is a waitress at a nice restaurant and makes about $25,000 a year. My pension plan is lousy. We don't have individual retirement accounts, because making th ... (full story)

GE plans to put 1,400 jobs in Cincinnati area

GE plans to put 1,400 jobs in Cincinnati area

CINCINNATI (AP) — The General Electric Co. plans to build a new U.S. global operations center in the Cincinnati area, bringing an expected 1,400 jobs to southwest Ohio.
The announcement was made last week by JobsOhio, the state's private job-creation agency.
Fairfield, Conn.-based GE describes the center as a "shar ... (full story)


Focus shifts to restoration at Ohio oil leak site

Focus shifts to restoration at Ohio oil leak site

CINCINNATI (AP) — Crews worked Monday for the fourth week to clean oil that leaked from a pipeline into a nature preserve near Cincinnati as officials began to focus on restoration of the affected area.
Oil could be smelled and seen on soil and rocks along an intermittent stream where water levels change according to rain ... (full story)

Programs like mock trials get students involved in civics at a young age

Through mock trials and simulated congressional hearings, the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education is putting a new spin on civics education and getting students as young as the fifth grade interested in the legal profession.
Assistant Ohio Attorney General Caitlyn Nestleroth said she first became interested in the law at a you ... (full story)

Drug charges stand after cops find drugs, guns in man's bedroom

There was sufficient evidence to convict a man of possessing a firearm and marijuana after officers found the objects in plain view in his home, according to an opinion released this week from the 12th District Court of Appeals.
Damon Trecean Brown appealed his conviction and sentence from the Butler County Court of Common Pleas ... (full story)

Lawmaker wants to strengthen Ohio's seatbelt requirements for kids

Following a fatal automobile accident in Columbiana County where two adults and four of seven children were not wearing seatbelts, Rep. Joe Schiavoni has introduced a bill into the Ohio General Assembly designed to bolster the state’s seatbelt requirements for children.
“While we cannot prevent all fatal automobile a ... (full story)

Appeals court says beer thief can't withdraw guilty plea

The 8th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, which overruled a defendant’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea.
The defendant, Michael Barrett, was charged with burglary in January 2013 after he intruded in a couple’s home, confronted the residents and ... (full story)

Officer had right to search truck after man reached for weapon multiple times, court rules

In a recent 10th District Court of Appeals opinion, the three-judge appellate panel affirmed a man’s convictions for possession of morphine and oxycodone and theft of a prescription pad.
Gregg Bly appealed his conviction and sentence from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and asserted that the trial court should ha ... (full story)