January 30, 2015

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Authorities say one-pot meth lab caused Cincinnati car fire

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CINCINNATI — Officials in southwest Ohio are investigating a vehicle fire that occurred in a grocery store parking lot after authorities determined it was caused by a one-pot meth lab explosion. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s office says deputies and fire officials responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the parking lot of Remke Read More…

Gov. John Kasich proposes drastic cut to small business income taxes

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Gov. John Kasich on Thursday proposed eliminating nearly all income taxes paid by small businesses to take advantage of the improving economy and help more people get jobs. Kasich’s proposal, to be unveiled in his budget next week, eliminates the tax on income for small businesses with annual gross receipts of $2 million or less. Read More…

Appeals court: Case Western Reserve can deny degree to student based on ‘professionalism’

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CINCINNATI — A university in Ohio can deny a medical degree to a student if the school decides that the student lacks “professionalism,” a federal appeals court ruled. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that ordered Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland to give Amir Al-Dabagh a degree despite Read More…

‘Renegade’s Run’ protesters rally to let Archie the bear stay in Harrisville Twp.

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Protesters took to the square in Lodi on Wednesday afternoon to rally in support of keeping Archie the bear with his owners in Harrisville Township. About noon, more than 15 people stood on the corners of the square with picket signs. As tractor-trailers and cars passed by, honking their horns in solidarity with Archie, the Read More…

Judge orders return of animals to owner hours after taken from Toledo santuary

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A judge ordered the state to return a dozen exotic animals — including several tigers and a lion — to their owner Wednesday, just hours after they were taken from an animal sanctuary near Toledo. Ohio authorities already had seized the animals and were transporting them to a holding facility near Columbus when the judge Read More…

Legal pot backers in Ohio trickle out details of 2015 vision

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COLUMBUS — The marijuana legalization movement has arrived in Ohio with high-flying ambitions: making it the first state to move from a complete ban to complete legalization with a single vote. ResponsibleOhio is one of two competing legalization campaigns pushing forward in the state. It released further elements of its plan this week, while again stopping short Read More…

Majority Whip Obhof talks to-do list for 2015

Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, testifies in support of his legislation that would update Ohio’s tax code during a Senate session in 2014.  PHOTO PROVIDED

Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, foresees a busy legislative year in 2015 as Ohio lawmakers prepare their biennial budget. Obhof, who has served as majority whip for two years, said he expects the leadership to work with fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich to present a budget that builds on the two-year budget model passed in Read More…

Ohio auditor to report head counts from 30 charter schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Auditor Dave Yost is preparing to release results of head counts of students taken during unannounced site visits to 30 Ohio community schools last fall. Yost says the attendance checks conducted on Oct. 1 came in response to reports of irregular attendance and enrollment practices within several Ohio community, or charter, Read More…

Cannabis advocate says wait and see about legalization amendment

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A local woman who founded Ohio’s chapter of a national pro-marijuana group wants more information before endorsing a proposed amendment to legalize the drug in the Buckeye State. Plans for the proposed amendment were released by ResponsibleOhio, a political-action committee whose website went live with the details Tuesday. But the website does not yet include Read More…

Public records class available for free on attorney general’s website

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the availability of a free, online class on the state’s transparency and public record laws. The classes have been available as in-person lessons since 2011, but a demand for remote training prompted the office to offer them online. “As we’ve conducted these training sessions and answered emails and Read More…