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Ohio Democrats Highlights Bills On Gay Rights, LGBT Issues

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Several Democratic state lawmakers plan to host forums around Ohio this summer highlighting three bills addressing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. One bill would ban therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors. Another would include sexual orientation and gender identity under “biased-motivated crime.” A third sets out to… Read More

Kasich Signs Executive Orders to Aid Low-Income Families

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed executive orders to help low-income families, fund after-school programs and expand access to addiction treatment. Kasich authorized spending $1 million on a statewide program providing after school programs for low-income children. The governor also issued an order including licensed independent chemical dependency counselors in Medicaid… Read More

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Report: Ohio’s Online Charter Schools Producing Poor Results

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A national charter school advocacy group says Ohio residents should be outraged by the low performance of several online charter schools in the state. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools says Ohio, Pennsylvania and California together enroll more than half of the country’s e-students. Ohio’s largest internet charter has grown… Read More