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Duo Hopes to Push Opioid Settlement Toward Hospitals

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee and Kasich say Citizens for Effective Opioid… Read More

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DeWine Fighting Comparisons Of His Plan To Kasich’s “Red Flag” Proposal

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One of Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed gun law changes in the wake of the shooting that killed 10 people in Dayton is an idea that’s been talked about before, and has passed in 17 states – a way to remove guns from people who are thought to be dangerous to themselves or others. But DeWine is now… Read More

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Eight Years Of Gov. John Kasich: Changes In Tone And Ideas

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Over the years, Kasich has brought forward a lot of ideas, and his tone has changed dramatically, as he’s worked to accomplish his goals and create a national persona as a Trump critic and a promoter of bipartisan compromise – with mixed results. Kasich launched his campaign in his adopted hometown of Westerville in June 2009… Read More

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

Kasich’s Take On Why “Blue Wave” Was Weaker In Ohio

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In what’s being billed as his last public appearance as governor, John Kasich says there’s a reason why Ohio Republicans held the state’s top offices and many legislative seats when their colleagues in other areas of the country didn’t. Kasich says this November’s election was good for Republicans because Ohioans don’t want change. “Why change?… Read More

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Kasich Signs Order Against Gender Identity Discrimination

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Gov. John Kasich has included a new category into state protections against discrimination in an executive order he signed Wednesday. But those protections might not last very long. Kasich’s order includes gender identity, which wasn’t included in previous executive orders or in state law on discrimination. This is a change for Kasich, who says he’s a conservative but… Read More

Kasich Says There Are Options For Lordstown Plant

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Gov. John Kasich says he’ll be talking to General Motors about its decision to shut down the assembly plant in Lordstown, potentially putting 1500 people out of work. But he’s sounding like all isn’t lost even if the plant closes. Kasich said he’s talked to GM about how the Lordstown-made Chevy Cruze wasn’t very profitable…. Read More