Gov. John Kasich will make his first foray to New Hampshire, site of the nation's first presidential primary, by the end of March. What is officially a continuation of his balanced-budget tour also make take him elsewhere in New England, such as Maine, sources close to Kasich say.
Matthew Frankel and Majd Zuhour first encountered one another as she demonstrated on the Ohio State University campus with other supporters of Palestinians in the Middle East. Frankel is Jewish.
The U.S. Supreme Court said today it will hear oral arguments on April 28 in four cases that are likely to determine if states can ever ban gay marriage.
PUT-IN-BAY — The police chief in the Lake Erie island resort town of Put-in-Bay is on paid administrative leave after being charged with four misdemeanor counts, including dereliction of duty and falsification.
CINCINNATI -- A new Cincinnati law meant to hold pet owners accountable for dog bites allows for fines of up to $15,000. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the law adopted yesterday stops short of criminalizing dog bites.
Gov. John Kasich’s tax package took body blows yesterday from the left and right of the economic philosophical spectrum. The conservative Tax Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., sharply criticized parts of the governor’s tax package, particularly the elimination of the state income tax for most small businesses and sole proprietors and the increase in the commercial-activity tax.
Athens County commissioners want to claw back $85,406 in pay and benefits that Pat Kelly received while he was serving under suspension as the Athens County sheriff.
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio — A small liberal-arts college that temporarily closed seven years ago is making sustainability and energy efficiency part of its revival strategy with an estimated $81 million in campus improvements.
Wall Street is down on the farm. Investors have hacked off more than 20 percent of the value of Bob Evans Farms shares in midday trading after the New Albany-based company failed to meet expectations in its third quarter ended Jan.
The resurgence of Downtown as a place to do business plus central Ohio’s reputation as a prime distribution location are driving development plans in both the office and industrial sectors, industry experts say.
House Speaker John Boehner today joined seven House Republicans and three Democrats to press President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine’s pro-Western government with advanced weapons to combat Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Starting in August, incoming Ohio State University students won’t be allowed to schedule classes without evidence they’ve had shots to protect against a list of vaccine-preventable illnesses. The new vaccine requirement comes almost a year after a mumps outbreak on and around campus sickened almost 500 people.
TROY — Funeral services are planned next week for three teenage girls who suffered carbon-monoxide poisoning because of a blocked chimney flue in a western Ohio home.
CANTON — A woman with concealed knives and martial-arts throwing stars was arrested outside a Canton hospital, and a man who works there had a protection order against her, police said.
Liberals and conservatives don’t agree on much but there is this: They don’t like Gov. John Kasich’s tax reform plan that cuts income taxes and raises severance, tobacco and sales taxes for a total of a $500 million tax cut.
• Ohio schools will receive results from the new state tests in the fall of this year. Because of a reporter’s error, the Education Insider column on Page B2 of yesterday’s Metro & State section cited a different year.
The tests used to measure whether Ohio students are meeting Common Core standards are going under the microscope of a special advisory committee and could be dumped. State Sen. Peggy Lehner said anything is possible regarding the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests.
TOLEDO (AP) — Officials in Toledo have chosen replacements to fill two city council openings left by the death of the mayor.
Thousands of central Ohio homeowners will face an increase in the minimum payment on their home-equity loans this year, according to a new study by RealtyTrac.
Columbus-area motorists might catch a break this morning because overnight snow ended well before rush hour and less of it fell than originally predicted. Even better: It looks as if spring might finally be on the horizon: A high of 60 degrees is predicted by the end of next week.
Ohio prison officials want state lawmakers to tweak the law enabling judges to approve early release of severely incapacitated inmates, including two who are brain-dead and on life support. The state is paying $1 million a year for medical care for these inmates, many of whom don’t even know they are in prison, said Stuart Hudson, chief of medical services for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
A high-profile killer will receive $7,500 in damages after a dog for which he was caring as part of a state prison adopt-a-dog program bit off part of his nose.
AKRON — A former school-board president in northeastern Ohio has pleaded guilty to having child pornography and obstructing official business. Officials say 53-year-old Steven Bittel’s computer IP address was involved in a peer-to-peer file-sharing network involving child pornography.
CLEVELAND -- The head of the Republican National Committee says its first primary debate for the next presidential election will be in Cleveland. The RNC previously announced plans to have nine primary debates, starting in Ohio in August.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A proposal to make "Hang On Sloopy" Ohio's official rock song has struck the right note with state representatives. The Ohio House voted 82-13 to pass the measure yesterday, sending it to the state Senate for consideration.
A bill that would expand availability of a drug that successfully stops heroin and opioid overdoses in progress passed the Ohio House unanimously yesterday. Naloxone was administered 74,000 times in Ohio between 2003 and 2012, state statistics show.
Two brothers who were arrested during Tuesday’s Secret Service raids on a number of central Ohio businesses are due to appear today in U.S. District Court, but they know nothing about the government’s case against them, relatives say.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of trying to steal sneakers from a Montgomery County mall shopper who then fatally shot another teen will face adult criminal charges.
Abercrombie & Fitch’s corporate jet is flying off into the sunset, the lights are going up in its stores, and more outlet locations are in the offing — all moves announced yesterday as the New Albany-based retailer attempts to return to profitability.
This list is compiled from voluntary submissions by parents to hospitals.