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Cordray, Sutton to merge Ohio governor bids

Cordray, Sutton to merge Ohio governor bids

COLUMBUS (AP) — Former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray joined forces with former congresswoman and Obama-era official Betty Sutton last Wednesday in the race for Ohio governor, a Democrat close to the campaign told The Associated Press.
The move comes as Democrats position to win back control of the key battlegrou ... (full story)

Lawsuit challenges 'racial quota' in marijuana program

COLUMBUS (AP) — A company that wasn't chosen for Ohio's new medical marijuana program filed a lawsuit against the state claiming it was bumped because of "an unconstitutional racial quota."
There were 12 provisional, large-scale growing operations licenses available that allowed companies to grow cannabis for medi ... (full story)

Cold snap exposes cracks in upkeep of timeworn schools

Cold snap exposes cracks in upkeep of timeworn schools

BALTIMORE (AP) — The recent spell of cold weather exposed the poor state of school buildings in many big-city districts, including Baltimore, where the failure of heating systems closed dozens of institutions after children were left shivering in frigid classrooms.
Schools were challenged in other cities affected by the col ... (full story)

Punitive damages not recoverable in contract breach, Supreme Court rules

Punitive damages are not recoverable in a breach-of-contract lawsuit unless the breach involves a tort, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.
In a majority opinion authored by Justice Terrence O’Donnell, the Court reversed a judgment of the 7th District Court of Appeals and clarified several provisions in the law regarding b ... (full story)

Legislators want electorate to make decision on right-to-work measures

A lawmaker duo in the Ohio House of Representatives believes everyday Ohioans should be the ones to decide whether to join the 28 right-to-work states that curtail certain union activities in both the public and private sectors.
Republican Reps. John Becker of Union Township and Craig Riedel of Defiance in recent weeks introduced ... (full story)