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Kasich strikes voter item in Ohio bill: A look at its impact

Kasich strikes voter item in Ohio bill: A look at its impact

COLUMBUS (AP) — To the relief of Democrats, Republican Gov. John Kasich vetoed a proposal recently that critics say could have discouraged out-of-state college students living in Ohio from voting in the swing state.
Still, some lingering questions remain after Kasich struck wording related to when new residents must registe ... (full story)


Ohio VA clinic 1 of 75 with highest rate of care delays

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Veterans Affairs medical facility in rural southern Ohio was among 75 VA clinics and hospitals across the country with the highest percentage of patients waiting more than a month for care.
An Associated Press review of VA data on wait times for 940 of the department's facilities shows the Portsmouth VA ... (full story)


Proposed law would make texting while driving a primary offense

While Rep. Cheryl Grossman is campaigning for a bill that would create an offense of distracted driving, her counterpart, Rep. Michael Sheehy, is stumping for a measure that would make texting while driving a primary traffic offense.
In recent sponsor testimony for House Bill 88, Sheehy, D-Oregon, said he is “particularly p ... (full story)


Freshman lawmaker joins effort to ban American flag display restrictions

Rep. Tim Ginter has joined a Westerville lawmaker in her efforts to prohibit manufactured home park operators, condominium associations, neighborhood associations and landlords from restricting the display of the American flag, blue star banners, gold star banners and other service flags.
The lawmakers are proposing House Bill 18 ... (full story)


Eating french fries while driving could be illegal under distracted driving bill

Members of a House committee have accepted changes to a bill that would create an offense of distracted driving.
House Bill 86, sponsored by Rep. Cheryl Grossman, R-Grove City, states that “distracted” means engaging in any activity that is not necessary to the operation of a motor vehicle, motorcycle, snowmobile, loc ... (full story)