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February, 25, 2014
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State of the State Statement Round-up ProgressOhio Releases a Packet of State of the State Response Statements from Various Organizations Statewide.
(COLUMBUS, OH)- It is not surprising that following Governor Kasich’s State of the State address, many groups felt the need to respond on what they view is the current state of the state of Ohio.
Ohio governor honors imprisoned Cleveland women
The three women who survived a decade-long captivity in a Cleveland house before being freed received Gov. John Kasich’s annual courage awards on Monday night.
Arguments set in suit over Ohio village’s cameras
A southwest Ohio judge plans to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a village’s use of speeding cameras.
Poll: Ohioans split down middle on gay marriage
A new poll finds that Ohioans are closely split when it comes to gay marriage.
Toledo leads state in arson fires
The following text of Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State speech delivered in Medina, Ohio, on February 24, 2014, was provided by the governor’s office:
Thank you Mr. President and Mr. Speaker. Thank you members of the General Assembly, members of my Cabinet, the people of Medina and, of course, my wife Karen Kasich and my daughters, Emma and Reese. Thank you for being here tonight.
Medina is the hometown of Speaker Batchelder. This is his final year in the Legislature and Keith and I are ...
More job cuts coming at JPMorgan Chase, Kasich talks work-force development in State of the State, Cincinnati’s “shabby” arena hurting its convention bid, Steiner still buying land, fraud victims sue banks, Connor Group thinks big, and Honda diversifies board. JPMorgan job cuts planned JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) is planning another round of job cuts, above and beyond the 13,000-plus announced last year, the Financial Times is reporting. The cuts are in response to “plunging demand for home loans”…// Columbus Business News – Local Columbus News ...
By all accounts, Ohio in general and the Mahoning Valley in particular have a long road to hoe before reaching recovery from the destructive aftereffects of the Great Recession of five years ago.
The proof is in the numbers.
In 2013, the Second Harvest Foodbank of the Mahoning Valley donated 9.2 million pounds of food to about 15,000 individuals and families seeking help weekly, illustrating the continuing increase in hunger in our community.
Unemployment moved in precisely the wrong direction in 2013. Mahoning County’s average annual unemployment rate ...
Ohio awards $1M in grants to rape crisis centers
Ohio’s attorney general has awarded $1 million in new grant funding to 25 rape crisis centers across the state.
Ohio seeks public comment on hunting proposals
State officials are seeking public comment on hunting, trapping and fishing regulations proposed for 2014 through 2015.
Ohio, company reach settlement over unpaid loans
The state of Ohio says it’s reached a $1.5 million settlement with a Toledo manufacturing company for unpaid loans.
Ohio to get $5M in Endo Health gov’t settlement
President Obama’s speech at a Democratic Governors Association fundraiser in D.C. last night contained a key pearl of political wisdom for his party. Here it is:
If there’s one message I want to deliver today to every Democrat and every person who’s interested in supporting Democratic policies, it’s that you got to pay attention to the states. You have to stay focused on what’s happening in the states, and you especially have to pay attention to what’s happening in the states during midterm elections. Because we ...
WASHINGTON — In a campaign season with broad presidential implications, Democrats are working to undercut prominent Republican governors who expect to strengthen their political appeal in November’s midterm elections.