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Proposed legislation would ask other states to remove their Confederate flags

In the wake of renewed debate over the Confederate flag, a pair of Ohio senators have drafted a resolution focused on the controversial symbol.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 7 would urge the powers of the governments that continue to make issuances containing the flag to discontinue this practice and urge the powers of the governm ... (full story)


Convictions upheld for man who bilked millions through bogus military charity

For the second time this year, the 8th District Court of Appeals recently considered the case of John Donald Cody, also known as Bobby Thompson, a man who organized a fake charity through which he procured millions of dollars in donations.
Cody appealed from the judgment of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, which denied ... (full story)


Ohio Gov. Kasich brings the Republican field to 16

COLUMBUS (AP) — Saying "big ideas change the world," Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Tuesday.
Kasich, 63, launched his campaign at Ohio State University before a crowd of 2,000. The event marked the entry of a strong-willed and sometimes abrasive governor into a nominatio ... (full story)


Proposed legislation would update Ohio drug counseling standards

Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, has introduced a bill into the Ohio General Assembly concerning the practices of chemical dependency counseling and prevention services.
In sponsor testimony before the House Health and Aging Committee, Sprague said House Bill 230 would allow the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board to rema ... (full story)


Lawmaker wants to increase Ohio's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour

Senate Bill 25 would raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.10 an hour to $10.10 in 2016 and would adjust to inflation in the years following.
“For some of you, this provision is reason enough to balk at having further conversations about this bill,” Kenny Yuko, the proposal’s sponsor, said to members of t ... (full story)