Esther Honig

In Face Of Protests, Columbus Doubles-Down On Controversial Policing Program

Mayor Andrew Ginther at his State of the City address on Thursday is expected to announce plans to extend a controversial summer policing program year-round. The Summer Safety Initiative targets higher-crime areas with increased patrols. Police say it makes neighborhoods safer, while others say it unfairly targets minority neighborhoods.

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Proposed legislation would keep Ohio offenders from automatically going back to prison if they're on parole and commit technical violations like missing mandatory meetings. 

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Gov. John Kasich is going to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with President Trump. One of the things they are likely to talk about is what will become of the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act.

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Ohio drivers would not be required to have a front license plate on their vehicles under a proposal being considered by a state House committee.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed the case of an adult identified as a suspect in a rape he allegedly committed as a teenager 24 years ago.

Esther Honig

Mayor Andrew Ginther at his State of the City address on Thursday is expected to announce plans to extend a controversial summer policing program year-round. The Summer Safety Initiative targets higher-crime areas with increased patrols. Police say it makes neighborhoods safer, while others say it unfairly targets minority neighborhoods. 

A small, faint star relatively close by is home to seven Earth-size planets with conditions that could be right for liquid water and maybe even life.

The discovery sets a record for both the most Earth-size planets and the most potentially habitable planets ever discovered around a single star.

While trying to catch a bus to school, Emilio Mayfield, 16, jaywalked. When he didn't comply with a police officer's command to get out of the bus lane, a scuffle ensued. Mayfield was struck in the face with a baton and arrested by nine Stockton, Cal. police officers. The arrest was captured on video by a bystander and the video went viral.

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Ohio University announced Tuesday that its board of trustees formally elected Dr. M. Duane Nellis as the 21st president of the university.  

According to a press release from Ohio University, Nellis currently is a University Honors and Geoscience Professor at Texas Tech University. He previous served as president of Texas Tech from 2013-2016 and president of the University of Idaho from 2009-2013.

GOP Considers Trimming Health Law's 10 Essential Benefits

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As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the Affordable Care Act, many suggest that shrinking the list of services that insurers are required to offer in individual and small group plans would reduce costs and increase flexibility.

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Since taking over as governor, John Kasich has been calling for different agencies to—as he puts it—move at the speed of business.

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