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Kasich Nixes Officer Death Benefits Bill With Lawmaker Raise

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a proposal to increase death benefits and insurance coverage for slain public safety officers’ families after lawmakers used the bill to increase elected officials’ pay. In a veto message Friday, Kasich called the bill’s initial intent “very praiseworthy.” But he said he couldn’t “support or… Read More

The West Virginia state capitol building

PEIA Finance Board Members Approve Benefits Plan

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board members have approved a benefits plan with no premium increases or cuts in benefits. However, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports they didn’t roll back a proposal to eliminate penalties for insurees who seek care from out-of-state providers to apply only to counties bordering West Virginia. As… Read More

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

Court Orders Prison System To Share More Lethal Drug Records

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the state prison system must share more requested records on the acquisition and supply of its lethal-injection drugs. The high court decided Friday that the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction could not claim certain documents were entirely exempt from open records laws because they… Read More

Unemployment

Ohio Unemployment Rate Unchanged From October To November

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from October to November. The state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent last month, down from 4.9 percent in November 2017. The national rate was 3.7 percent, unchanged from October and down from 4.1 percent in November 2017. The state Department… Read More