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Kasich Hopeful Lawmakers will OK Medicaid Expansion Funding

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Gov. John Kasich says he’s hopeful state lawmakers will approve money that supports his expansion of Medicaid. The governor’s $72.3 billion, two-year spending blueprint sets aside funds to cover the more than 500,000 low-income Ohioans who enrolled in the federal-state health program after Kasich extended Medicaid eligibility under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul. The GOP-dominated… Read More

Third Case Filed By Fired, Rehired, Then Fired Sheriff’s Deputy

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Another appeal has been filed with the State Personnel Board of Review concerning the second termination of a former Athens County sheriff’s office deputy. A case filed in late March by Shannon Sheridan is the third filed since his initial termination in June 2012. The case filed in 2012 dealt with the initial termination —… Read More

Nelsonville Gets FEMA Grant for House Demolition

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NELSONVILLE — The city of Nelsonville has been awarded a $186,801 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to acquire and demolish homes in flood hazard areas. Up to nine homes will be demolished and the land returned to permanent green space. Participation by property owners is voluntary, according to City Code Director Steve Pierson…. Read More