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Debbie Holmes

Advocates for regulating the safety of manufactured homes in Ohio are urging the state senate to reject efforts by Governor Kasich's administration to gut an independent oversight commission.

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The Republican chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations committees have endorsed the idea of a short-term spending bill to keep the government open while budget negotiations continue.

The stop-gap spending measure, introduced by House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, would put off the deadline to May 5.

A petition drive is underway to stop the city of Cleveland from spending $88 million to help renovate Quicken Loans Arena. The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, Greater Cleveland Congregations, and two service unions want voters to decide if the city should help fund the upgrades. What happens if they’re successful is uncertain.

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After blocking executions in Ohio almost three weeks ago, a federal appeals court will reconsider that ruling on whether Ohio can use a new method of lethal injection.

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Officials collecting child support payments in and around Ohio's capital are trying to use a less bureaucratic, more customer-oriented approach to attempt to get more parents to make those payments.

Congress returns Tuesday from its spring recess, facing yet another down-to-the-wire spate of deal-making — and a White House anxious to claim its first major legislative win.

On Friday night, the funding measure lawmakers approved last year to keep the federal government running will expire. The timing leaves members of the House and Senate just four days to reach a new agreement to fund the government, or risk a partial shutdown of federal agencies on Saturday — the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

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A program announced last month to help children hurt by their parents' addictions is already expanding in Ohio.

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According to city officials, Gahanna just doesn't stand out.

Gahanna marketing director David Kusz says it came to their attention that the city of 33,000 lacks a clear brand - and that's a problem for staying competitive.

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Last week a new proposal to amend Columbus' charter was submitted to city hall. It's a new version of an old idea - changing the structure of City Council.

Columbus has a council far smaller than most cities its size, just seven seats for 800,000 people. And many voters have signaled that they want some sort of change.

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For the fourth time in five months, the state has fallen short of predicted revenue.

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A public comment period on strict new rules proposed for the use of medical marijuana in Ohio is ending.

The City of Columbus plans to provide a new paid family leave policy for city workers. City Council member Elizabeth Brown says most company benefits haven't kept pace with current family needs.

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Columbus city leaders think they have some solutions for parking in the popular Short North District.  This week,  Council members passed an ordinance creating a Short North Special Parking area.

It requires new developments to consider the parking they need and pay a fee if they can't meet the demand.  

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The Ohio House has unanimously passed a bill designating the barn as the official historical architectural structure of Ohio.

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New U.S. Census Bureau estimates say Franklin County has surpassed Cuyahoga to become the most populous county in the state.

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