Ohio Supreme Court To Decide If Amendment Means More Workers Get Minimum Wage

Two commission-based sales reps are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to decide whether a constitutional amendment, approved by voters, in 2006, requires that they be paid minimum wage. The eventual ruling could have a big affect on businesses and employees throughout Ohio.
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Bill Could Encourage Drug Addicted Pregnant Women to Seek Help

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A new bill could help encourage drug addicted pregnant women to seek help without fear of losing their babies.

Central Ohio Couple Found Dead, Police Say Murder-Suicide

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Officials say a husband and wife were found dead in their central Ohio home in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

Columbus Middle-School Students Caught With Guns

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Police in Columbus say two teenagers were caught bringing guns to a middle school in their backpacks. 

Columbus Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman last month.

Environmental Activist Groups Launch Big Ad Buy Against Incumbent Ohio Senator

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Rob Portman speaking
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Two weeks after the announcement of a big ad campaign by a conservative organization against a leading Democrat in next year’s US Senate race, environmental activists have launched ads against the incumbent Republican.

Cameras On Cleveland Bus Lead To Drop In Crime

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Cleveland RTA bus
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The installation of video surveillance cameras is credited with a drop in crime on Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority trains, buses and at passenger stations

Columbus City Schools Reach Deal To Renew Officer Patrols

Sep 2, 2015
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Columbus City Schools officials say a new deal was reached to allow police officers to continue patrols at every high school in Ohio's capital city.

Excavation of an embankment at Buckeye Lake for a new house
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The state has asked hundreds of homeowners on the deteriorated dam at Ohio's Buckeye Lake to remove their docks and other structures, such as decks, in preparation for construction of a replacement barrier.

Residents in three Ohio counties where Secretary of State Jon Husted  invalidated anti-fracking ballot issues this fall are arguing that voters, not the elections chief, should decide the substance of such issues.

Effort Underway To Allow Voters To Keep and Strengthen Term Limits

Sep 1, 2015
Ohio Statehouse Legislative Chamber
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A group has submitted signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to start the effort to allow voters to vote for a proposal that would put stronger term limits in the state’s constitution.

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