May 16--An unprecedented fraud crackdown has led Ohio officials to cut off payments to 14 child care centers since October -- including one in Dayton and five in the Cincinnati area -- for allegedly charging the taxpayer-funded program for children not in their care.
- Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:41
- By Josh Sweigart Dayton Daily News, Ohio (MCT)
- Hits: 38
- Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:40
- By John Futty The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)
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May 16--As the Franklin County legal community gathers today for a seminar on attracting qualified candidates for judgeships, a local Democratic leader is questioning the qualifications of the Republican governor's two latest judicial appointments.
- Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:35
- By Jim Provance The Blade, Toledo, Ohio (MCT)
- Hits: 30
May 16--COLUMBUS -- Ohio's battle to suppress Lake Erie's harmful algae has government and farmer buy-in.
But it needs more money and regulation, a panel told state budget crafters Wednesday.
- Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:34
- By Jim Siegel The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)
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May 16--Gov. John Kasich and state legislators last spring created a new reading guarantee designed to identify young students with reading problems, get them help and keep them in the third grade if they do meet certain standards.
- Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:33
- By Joe Vardon The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)
- Hits: 28
May 16--Ohio Public Safety Director Tom Charles said he "would not give guns to teachers in school," possibly blunting any momentum behind proposals to arm teachers.
"We're making a gun too easily accessible," Charles told The Dispatch yesterday about arming teachers. He made similar statements in a comprehensive safety presentation on Tuesday to the Ohio Board of Education, a follow-up to a deadly shooting in 2012 at Chardon High School and the massacre in December in Newtown, Conn.
- Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:31
- By Kate Malongowski The Lima News, Ohio (MCT)
- Hits: 12
May 15--COLUMBUS -- With nearly 1,000 significant or high hazard dams across the state, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown hopes to pass legislation to establish emergency action and flood plans in those areas.
- Monday, 13 May 2013 13:21
- Stefanie Wessell
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COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) would return $112.8 million to nearly 3,800 local governments and schools under the $1 billion rebate proposed by Governor John Kasich and BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer last week. The proposal also includes a tripling of safety grantsand a 4 percent rate reduction for public employers. The rebates and reforms are made possible by larger-than-expected fund balances at BWC generated by strong investment management.