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Professor Sees Flaw In Argument That Energy Bill Is A “Tax Increase”

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A debate is brewing over whether a group can put the state’s new nuclear bailout bill before voters next year as referendum. The dispute questions if the increased rate on electric bills should be considered a tax increase. A Columbus law firm argues that the new energy law charging electric customers up to $2.35 a month for nuclear,… Read More

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Ohio Committee Rejects Medical Marijuana for Anxiety, Autism

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A State Medical Board of Ohio committee has decided not to recommend adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for purchasing medical marijuana. The committee made its decision Wednesday after hearing testimony that included concerns from several physicians about using marijuana for those conditions. They… Read More

The Brother Brothers II Gladden House Sessions 2019

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The Brother Brothers, Adam and David Moss, crafted heartfelt and sterling soundscapes at the Gladden House Saturday morning by wedding simple acoustic guitar and enchanting fiddle melodies and exquisite vocal harmonization techniques. By subtly weaving affectionate storytelling into their musical artistry, the two allowed a new generation of audience members to experience the beauty of… Read More

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West Virginia Girl Found in Mexico, Mother Facing Charges

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials say a missing West Virginia girl has been found in Mexico and her mother is facing charges. The U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday announced it located the 6-year-old and her mother at a hotel in Mexico City with the help of Mexican authorities Tuesday. The girl was reported missing… Read More

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Ohio Gunman’s Parents Apologize for ‘Insensitive’ Obituary

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The parents of the Dayton gunman are apologizing for the wording in his obituary that didn’t mention the shooting that left nine dead, including his sister. Stephen and Moira Betts issued a statement that says the obituary for the gunman was insensitive because it didn’t acknowledge the “terrible tragedy he created.”… Read More

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Court: Secret Ballots for Public Business Violate State Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled governmental bodies can’t conduct public business through secret ballots. The court sided Wednesday with the operator of the community newspaper MORE Bratenahl who sued the Cuyahoga County village of Bratenahl in 2016. That lawsuit claims the village council violated Ohio’s Open Meetings Act by voting… Read More

DeWine Slates 6-day Trade Mission to Japan for September

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine plans a trade mission to Japan next month. The Republican governor announced the six-day trip Wednesday. It will revolve around the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association annual conference in Tokyo, which hasn’t been attended by an Ohio governor in over a decade. Japan is Ohio’s top international investor, with… Read More