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DeWine Files Court Claims Of Corrupt Activity Against ECOT

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The Ohio Attorney General has filed an argument in court claiming ECOT’s agreements with its management and software service companies constitute a pattern of corrupt activity. And the claim backs up complaints Democratic lawmakers have lodged for years. The lawsuit goes after Altair Learning Management and IQ Innovations, two companies contracted by the Electronic Classroom… Read More

Sen. Brown Takes On Voter Rolls With Proposed Legislation

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Ohio’s top Democratic elected official is fighting the state’s process when it comes to scratching voters off the rolls. The new bill from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling approving Ohio’s voter roll cleanup process. It states no voter should be kicked off the rolls just because they failed to cast a… Read More

Funding To Protect Lake Erie Met With Reservations

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More than $20 million could soon be pumped into projects that help keep Lake Erie clean. Most of that money would help fund equipment that helps limit nutrient runoff from farmland. But there are state leaders and environmental advocates who believe that’s still not good enough. The bill would also increase funding to voluntary projects… Read More

Sides Clash Over Revamping Self Defense Within ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill

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One of the most controversial bills moving through the Statehouse is the so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill. Pro-gun groups are for the legislation and say it removes the requirement to try and retreat before taking lethal action. But there’s a separate battle happening within the bill. For most crimes committed in Ohio the court system is set… Read More

Murder Trial Juror Pleads Mercy For Death Row Inmate

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A member of the jury who recommended the death penalty for a convicted murderer in 1997 is now seeking mercy for that killer. They said they would’ve reached a different decision had the case been argued better. Ross Geiger told the parole board he doesn’t question if Raymond Tibbetts is guilty of murdering Fred Hicks and Judith Sue Crawford. But Geiger believes he… Read More