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Dayton Business Journal... Manufacturer to move subsidiary to Piqua, by Joe Cogliano
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - A Miami County equipment manufacturer plans to relocate a Cleveland-area subsidiary to its local headquarters. Piqua-based French Oil Mill Machinery Co. announced its TMP Inc. division will move on Aug. 8. Acquired in 2009, TMP supplies its own line of technologically advanced hydraulic presses, rubber mixers, related components, controls and auxiliary equipment. “Moving TMP into our Piqua headquarters is an additional step we are taking in order to further... read more.
U.S. Congressman John Boehner… People will hold Democrats accountable for tax hikes on small businesses - WASHINGTON, D.C. – At his weekly press briefing today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) highlighted the stark contrast between Republicans taking action to stop the small business tax hike that threatens 700,000 jobs, and a campaigning President Obama who has been too busy to even meet with his own jobs council that opposes the tax hikes he is... read more.
Locals enjoy reception at Official Governor’s Residence
Ohio Federation of Republican Women President Jean Turner (center) and First Vice-President Lyn Bliss were among a number of invitees held by Gov. John Kasich at the Ohio State Official Governor’s Residence for a summer reception. The reception is an annual event sponsored by the Ohio Republican Party (ORP) and the governor in a Republican administration... read more.
Dayton Daily News... Casino tax money helps cities, but still falls short, By Joanne Huist Smith
DAYTON — The first distribution of Ohio’s gross casino revenue tax will reach county coffers by the end of the month. Local officials called the new funding source a welcome infusion to lean budgets, but say the income falls far short of making up for state budget cuts in recent years. “At this point, any dollars that can be used for general operations are certainly welcome,” Joe Tuss, Montgomery County’s interim county administrator said. “We’ve gone through extremely difficult budget reductions... read more.
Toledo Blade... Area business owners bash Obama’s remarks, By Tom Troy
Event 1 of 24 set up by Romney camp in swing states - Citing vision and hard work by themselves or other family members, several small-business owners joined the Republican effort Wednesday to condemn President Obama’s campaign remarks that they say suggest entrepreneurs didn’t build their own businesses. The anti-Obama, push-back event in Holland was sponsored by... read more.
Toledo Blade... Obama keeps lead as Romney focus wavers, By James O’Toole
President up 6 points in national polls - Despite the worst economy in most voters’ memories, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, trails President Obama in most national surveys. This week, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal released a new presidential poll showing President Obama with a six-point advantage over his Republican challenger -- the... read more.
Rasmussen... What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - During this past week, Mitt Romney opened his biggest lead in over a month over President Obama. During the same week, consumer confidence fell to the lowest level of 2012.  It’s no coincidence that they happened during the same week. Long-term optimism about the U.S. Economy Fell to a new low this month. Just 40% believe the economy will be stronger in FIVE years... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Drought could push food prices up by 3 to 5 percent next year
By Shaina Cavazos - Thursday, July 26, 2012 - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- This summer’s record-breaking heat could push food prices up by 3 to 5 percent next year, nearly double the normal rate, according the latest projection from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Expect to pay up to 5 percent more for beef, 4.5 percent more for dairy, 4 percent more for eggs and poultry and 3.5 percent more for pork because of soaring animal feed costs. “It’s all contingent on corn prices, and here in... read more.
Ohio Governor John Kasich… Executive Order signed to help drought-stricken farmers
Severe heat, sparse rain hurting Ohio’s farmers, agriculture industry - COLUMBUS – In response to severe heat and rainfall shortages across large areas of the state which are afflicting much of Ohio’s agriculture industry, today Governor John R. Kasich signed Executive Order 2012-11K instructing state agencies to help farmers reduce the negative impacts of the drought and to seek federal assistance. As part of Kasich... read more.
WHIO-TV Video… Cleaning up after the storm in Bradford, By Steve Baker
BRADFORD, Ohio — Residents and village crews spent Thursday cleaning up and accessing the damages following a storm Wednesday evening with high winds and heavy rain. There were no reports of any injuries. A large tree limb fell on and damaged a home in East Oakwood Street, the home of Velma Ingle. On Liberty Street a limb damaged a parked car and pickup truck. The winds... read more.
CNS News… House GOP Leaders Indicate They Will Fund Implementation of Obamacare
By Elizabeth Harrington and Jon Street - July 24, 2012 - ( –When asked whether the House Republicans would permit or not permit funding for Obamacare in whatever legislation is enacted to fund the government after Sept. 30--when the current funding legislation runs out--House Speaker John Boehner responded that “our goal would be to make sure the government is funded,” thus indicating that House Republicans do plan to fund implementation of Obamacare... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Dayton Daily News, union ink tentative agreement, by Olivia Barrow
Monday, July 23, 2012 - The Dayton Newspaper Guild has negotiated a tentative agreement for a new contract with the Dayton Daily News, according to The Newspaper Guild. The guild’s previous contract expired in 1989. One of the major points of disagreement in the negotiations centered on outsourcing and whether the newspaper could allow freelancers to work in place of laisd off... read more.
Chillicothe Gazette... Prisons shift culture to provide safer environment, meaningful programs for inmates - Jul. 22, 2012 - After spending more than three years of his post-adolescent formative years locked up, Daniel Ervin is just four months away from heading home to South Charleston. Ervin, 25, shakes his head a little as he gives a basic explanation of what brought him to Chillicothe: hanging out on the streets with the wrong people and breaking into people’s homes. “It just caught up to me,” he said. In July 2009, he was sent to prison for three years and six months on charges of breaking... read more.
CNS News… Boehner: Americans ‘Asking Where Are the Jobs,’ Not Where Romney’s Tax Returns Are, By Elizabeth Harrington - July 18, 2012 - ( – Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said demands that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney release additional tax returns beyond the two years of returns he has disclosed is a “side show,” designed to distract from the real issues. At a Capitol Hill Club press conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday... read more.
Safety Service Director Rodd Hale resigns
Assumes position of Versailles Village Administrator August 20 - On July 25, 2012, Greenville Safety Service Director Rodd Hale sent the following: While I am very excited to start a new chapter in my career, it is with regret I will be leaving the administrative team of the City of Greenville. I sincerely value the time I have spent as the Director of Public Safety and Service for the City of Greenville. The opportunity provided... read more.
Court of Claims Approves $1.5 Million ODOT Settlement Agreement, By Bret Crow
July 18, 2012 - The Court of Claims of Ohio approved a $1.5 million settlement agreement between the Ohio Department of Transportation and Kokosing Construction Co., Inc. on July 12 for extra work performed and extra costs incurred on a road construction project. The agreement settles a nine-count complaint Kokosing filed in the Court of Claims on March 14, 2008 related to the Interstate 70/I-75 Interchange Rehabilitation Project north of Dayton. After awarding the construction bid... read more.
CNS News... White House: Obama Not Gutting Welfare Reform
By Fred Lucas - July 18, 2012 - ( – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denied the Obama administration was trying to undermine the work requirements of the 1996 welfare reform law and said the Department of Health and Human Services waiver proposal is similar to what Republican lawmakers backed in the last decade. Late last week, the Department of Health and Human Services... read more.
Rasmussen... What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, July 21, 2012 - Central to the race between President Obama and Mitt Romney is the question of how big a role the government should play in the economy. Voters strongly believe that it’s important for the government to create an environment that encourages economic growth and ensures economic fairness, but growth is seen as the higher priority. Most believe Romney champions growth, while Obama is more focused on fairness. “The president’s attacks on Romney’s time a... read more.
The Business Journals... The 5 price traps airlines set for flyers, by Joe Brancatelli, 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - A proposed settlement last week between banks and retailers has opened the door for credit-card surcharges. Guess which industry can’t wait to ding you a few bucks for the privilege of using your Visa or MasterCard when you make a purchase? That’s a trick question, of course. This is, after all, a column about business travel, and you probably already know that U.S. airlines have been salivating at.... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Fugitive Safe Surrender Events Scheduled
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that two Fugitive Safe Surrender programs will be conducted simultaneously in Columbiana and Trumbull counties at the end of July. The Fugitive Safe Surrender program provides an opportunity for adults with outstanding, non-violent warrants to turn themselves in to authorities in a peaceful, faith-based environment. Trumbull County: First United Methodist Church of Warren, Rev. Rick Oaks... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Ohio home sales climb nearly 11%, by Olivia Barrow
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - Ohio’s housing market continued to rebound in June. Home sales rose 10.6 percent throughout the state in June, compared to the same period last year. The increase marked the 12th consecutive month of gains, according to Multiple Listing Services data. With 52,896 new and existing homes sold in the first half of 2012, the market has shown a 12.8 percent increase in sales... read more.
Toledo Blade... Obama campaign sues Husted over early voting issue, By Jim Provance
COLUMBUS — President Obama’s campaign sued Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today to keep him from enforcing a law closing the doors to in-person early voting during the three days immediately preceding the Nov. 6 election. Lawmakers recently undid a far-reaching, Republican-backed election reform law when faced with a Democratic-led effort to repeal it at the polls, but they did not repeal a separate subsequently passed law that duplicated one provision of the repealed law. That... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Department… Motorcycle, Pickup truck accident near Ansonia
On July 21, 2012 at approximately 3:02 PM, Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Fire, Ansonia Rescue, and Versailles Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 185 and Greenville St. Marys Road on a reported crash involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Theodore Mottashed, 63, of Lebanon, was southbound on Greenville St. Marys Road when it failed to yield at a stop sign... read more.
Ohio Department of Transportation... ODOT negotiates lower electric bill saving taxpayers millions
COLUMBUS (Monday, July 16, 2012) – Continuing a trend of improving efficiency, the Ohio Department of Transportation has, once again, saved millions of dollars and redirected it from its operating budget to major new construction projects around the state. ODOT recently selected DP&L Energy Resources to supply electric to ODOT’s facilities around the state, saving the department $2 million annually. “With absolutely no cost to taxpayers, we were able to find enough money to pave a 20 mile... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Ohio ending overdraft fees on unemployment-benefits card
by Adrian Burns, Staff reporter - Monday, July 16, 2012 - The state is ending its practice of allowing U.S. Bank    to sock the unemployed with overdraft fees on debit cards loaded with unemployment payments, the liberal Cleveland think tank Policy Matters Ohio is reporting. “Beginning Wednesday, July 18, the prepaid debit card Ohio uses for unemployment compensation, the Reliacard, will no longer charge $17 per ATM or transaction-based overdraft,” the group said in an announcement... read more.
Yahoo... Mass Shooting at Colo. Movie Theater, 12 People Dead, By Anthony Castellano
A lone gunman dressed in riot gear burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” and methodically began shooting patrons, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50. The suspect, James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, was caught by police in the parking lot of the Century 16 Movie Theaters, nine miles outside Denver, after... read more.
Ohio Supreme Court… Court News Ohio to Feature Expanded Judicial System News
July 16, 2012 - On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Ohio will launch a comprehensive, multichannel, multimedia program covering news about the Ohio judicial system for the judiciary, the legal community, and the general public. Billed as the “news bureau for the Ohio judicial branch,” Court News Ohio will feature expanded news about Ohio courts online (, in print (a monthly print publication Court News Ohio Review) and on TV (CNO-TV, which will air on the Ohio Channel). A service of the... read more.
Lyn Bliss, Greenville… Local graduates from Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute
Betty D. Montgomery, chair of the board for The Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute, announced that Lyn Bliss of Darke County graduated from the prestigious statewide Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute at a recent ceremony that took place in Washington D.C. “These outstanding women leaders are dedicated to applying their experience and skills to community and public service,” said Montgomery. “It is inspiring... read more.
Columbus Dispatch... Medicaid estimate grows by $365M
State says several factors raised 2014-15 cost expectations 63% - Gov. John Kasich says he doesn’t know if the state can afford adding more poor, uninsured Ohioans to Medicaid rolls as called for in President Barack Obama’s health-care law. Even if Ohio opts out of expanding Medicaid, as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month states could do, the Kasich administration projects nearly 400,000 Ohioans already eligible will sign up, costing taxpayers $940 million in 2014 and 2015. That price tag... read more.
Dayton Business Journal, J.C. Penney analyst: ‘CEO has to go’ by Steven R. Thompson
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - After J.C. Penney cut 350 employees from its Plano headquarters Tuesday, retail analysts said they are unsure how the company can continue to follow through with its transformation strategy. One analyst even said it was time for CEO Ron Johnson to leave. “The next step is the CEO has to go, I guess,” said Howard Davidowitz, chairman of New York-based Davidowitz &... read more.
Greenville City Council… Zoning legislation to be prepared for vote Aug. 7, By Bob Robinson
Council President Burkett voted “yea” to break a 3-3 tie - GREENVILLE - “That’s the property we are willing to invest our money in,” said Ramsey Development’s Tim Huber. “If we can’t build there I guess we don’t build in Greenville.” Following a Public Hearing where the Council room was packed with supporters for Trilogy Healthcare, Greenville City Council President John Burkett heard a... read more.
Search continues for suspect after new sighting
Robert Kindred object of two-day search in Darke County
On July 16, 2012 at approximately 11:19 AM the Miami County Sheriff’s Office notified the Darke County Sheriff’s Office that a deputy was requesting assistance in stopping a stolen vehicle near Bradford, Ohio.  A pursuit of this vehicle ensued and at approximately 11:39 AM the suspect entered a cornfield
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T.E.A. Patriots Host Mitt Romney Representative, By Beverly Hughes
The Darke County T.E.A. Patriots met Sunday afternoon, July 15 at Lighthouse Christian Center, Greenville. Terri Studer from the SW District of Ohio Romney for President Campaign facilitated discussion about current voter identification activities. She was joined by Nick Brusky, Ohio Republican Party Western Ohio... Read More.
Poll Worker Training And Development Funding Released
Release of funds part of ongoing preparations for the 2012 Presidential Election
Darke County receives $3,520.31. COLUMBUS – As part of an ongoing effort to ensure the proper safeguards are in place for Election Day and it is a positive experience for voters, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that $760,000 in poll worker training... Read More.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Outsourcing? U.S. Olympic team’s China-made uniforms become political fodder - By Stephen Koff - Friday, July 13, 2012 - WASHINGTON -- Nothing says U.S.A. like red, white and blue. But the labels on the U.S. Olympic team’s clothing in the Olympics opening ceremony on July 27 will say “made in China,” reports ABC News. And that displeases at least one lawmaker. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat harshly critical of foreign outsourcing, wrote to the U.S. Olympic Committee Thursday to remind it that there are fully capable clothiers in the United... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Report: Ohio middle of the pack for doing business, by DBJ Staff
Friday, July 13, 2012 - Ohio sits squarely in the middle, when it comes to the best states in which to do business. The Buckeye State ranks No. 25 in a new report from CNBC. The report scores all 50 states amid 51 areas of competitiveness, which includes advice from groups such as the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness. The 51 areas are sorted into 10... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Active fugitive search ongoing
On July 15, 2012 at approximately 11:20 AM Darke County Deputies were dispatched to the 7300 block of Spidel Road, in reference to a possible burglary in progress.  The suspect was last scene traveling west towards State Route 571 in a tan Honda.  Deputies observed a vehicle matching the description approximately nine minutes later.  Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop in the 7300 block of... read more.
Dayton Daily News... State senator urges bidding for safety agencies’ radios, By Amelia Robinson
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Competitive bids for the purchase of first-responder radios could save up to $1 billion, State Sen. Chris Widener projected last week. The ability of safety agencies that join the state’s Multi-Agency Radio Communication System (MARCS) to seek bids from various companies was included in the state capital budget approved in April. Joining MARCS would save communities the heavy expense of building and maintaining their own radio systems and allow... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… ATV Accident
On July 14, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. Darke County Deputies along with Spirit Medical and CareFlight were dispatched to the Eldora Raceway in Darke County Ohio on an ATV accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that an ATV driven by a Caleb Martin (23), of Bowling Green, Ohio, lost control in the camping area causing the rear passenger to fall off. The rear passenger, Tyler Santogrossi (25) also of Bowling Green, Ohio was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton by... read more.
CNS News… Balancing Budget at Current Spending Would Take Record High Taxation
By Terence P. Jeffrey - July 10, 2012 - ( - Both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have recently said they would like to balance the federal budget. However, according to data published by Obama’s own White House Office of Management and Budget, accomplishing that goal at anywhere near the current level of federal spending would require imposing... read more.
WHIO-TV… Bird causes field fire near Greenville
July 12, 2012 - DARKE COUNTY, Ohio — Dayton Power and Light has confirmed that a bird flew into a transformer at the DP& L substation in the 5000 block of  Sebring Warner Road near Greenville Thursday afternoon. It created a spark and ignited a dry field below. Fortunately, no power outages were reported. Officials from DP&L said the substation also suffered no damage. Firefighters from a eight departments were called to a wheat field after getting reports of the large fire. The fire charred about... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Total of 667 Internet Cafes Operating in Ohio
DeWine Renews Call for Regulation - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office received 667 affidavits from owners of internet cafes. The affidavits were required as part of Am. Sub. H.B. 386 which put a moratorium on any new electronic sweepstakes parlors or internet cafés. All sweepstakes establishments in existence and operating prior to the effective date... read more.
State Senator Keith Faber... Area Schools Granted Ohio School Facilities Commission Funding
COLUMBUS — Following the Ohio School Facilities Commission meeting today, State Senator Keith Faber (R-Celina) announces three Western Ohio schools will receive state funding for much needed improvements. “Our area students are among the brightest in the state and they continue to impress us year after year,” said Faber.  “Much of their success relies on having an appropriate environment to learn and thrive. I would like to congratulate our communities and schools on this latest... read more.
The Business Journals… NFIB: Small business confidence plunged in June, by Kent Hoover
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - A widely followed index of small business indicators plunged 3 points in June to 91.4, its lowest level in eight months. “All in all, this month’s survey was a real economic downer,” said William Dunkelberg, chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business. The index, which is based on a random sample of 740 NFIB members, found that small business owners... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Passengers fall from back of pickup, ends in one fatality
On July 12, 2012 at approximately 8:14 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Ansonia Rescue, Rossburg Fire, Spirit Medical Transport, and two CareFlight helicopter's were dispatched to the 4400 block of North Star Ft. Loramie Road in reference to a one vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2004 Ford F-250, driven by Holly Burlile, 33, Tiffin, Ohio was traveling out of the Eldora Speedway... read more.
Toledo Blade… Ohio takes tough health law stance, By Tyrel Linkhorn
Lt. Gov. Taylor rejects insurance exchange - BOWLING GREEN -- Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor used her strongest words yet in saying Ohio won’t set up its own state-run health insurance exchange, instead deferring to the federal government to establish the key programs required under the Affordable Care Act. “At this point, we are not going to set up a state-based exchange,” Ms. Taylor told a group of about 200 Tuesday during a luncheon meeting of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Know when to start your own business, by Robyn Davis Sekula
Friday, May 4, 2012 - For Michael Bridges, the decision to start his own business came at a crossroads in his career when his employer looked to make some changes at the company. That spurred him to quit his job and pursue a dream he had since college. “I was 40 and always had the desire to start and run my own business, and I viewed it as a once in a lifetime opportunity,” he said. More than a decade ago... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Start of Funds for Demolition Grant Recipients Available
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that grant funds for the demolition of abandoned houses through the Moving Ohio Forward Program are now available for approved grant recipients. After applications or requests for extensions were received from all 88 Ohio counties, the initial grant contracts were sent to approved counties starting today. “I am pleased that every county in Ohio is making an effort to utilize these funds,” said DeWine. “One of the biggest... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Nursing Home Drug Diversion Announced
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he is intensifying his efforts to stop pharmaceutical drug thefts in adult care facilities by offering investigative assistance to every nursing home, assisted living agency, and residential care facility in Ohio. The effort is in response to growing concerns over prescription drug abuse, including drug diversion (theft), by care facility... read more.
State officials mobilize to check on residents, Ohioans urged to check on those at risk from severe weather
The message from state officials this morning is clear: Check on others, and take care of them, in this extraordinary heat. It’s too easy, they said, to assume that someone else will. The elderly are especially vulnerable, of course. They can be afraid to open their doors and windows for safety, and their homes quickly become hot boxes. “Knock on doors and say hello. If you have water, share it. If you know where a cooling station is, get your neighbor there,” said Ron Hakes, a regional emergency services... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, July 07, 2012 - Most Americans took time off this past week to celebrate the nation’s birth. Seventy-seven percent (77%) watched fireworks, 62% enjoyed a cookout, and 33% sang patriotic songs. They did so largely because 84% are proud to be Americans. Two-out-of-three (64%) rate the Fourth of July as one of our nation’s most important holidays. And, overwhelmingly, Americans still embrace the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence. Ninety-four percent (94%) believe... read more.
AG Mike DeWine...Two More Telemarketing Scammers in Custody; Two Remain At Large,
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that two more members of a multi-state telemarketing ring, including its alleged ringleader, have been taken into custody by authorities in Ohio and Florida. Only two of the 18 indicted suspects remain at large. “I am pleased the ringleader of a scam that targeted vulnerable senior citizens is in custody and will face his day in court,” DeWine said. “We are... read more.
CBS News… Boehner: I can’t make you love Mitt Romney, By Lucy Madison
When House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, endorsed Mitt Romney for president in April, he pledged to do “everything I can to help him win.” In his words, however, the one thing he can’t do is make voters “fall in love” with the candidate. Speaking last week at a fundraiser in Wheeling, W.Va., Boehner was surprisingly candid in his characterization of Romney’s candidacy when asked, in a question-and-answer session: “Can you make me love Mitt Romney?” “No,” he answered, as first reported by... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Drought putting pressure on Ohio farmers, by Rick Rouan
Friday, July 6, 2012 - Dry weather that has blistered the Midwest in recent weeks is landing a haymaker on the state’s crops. In the last week, the share of Ohio corn crops that are rated poor or very poor has grown from 15 percent to 26 percent, an Ohio Department of Agriculture    spokeswoman said. The share of soybeans that are rated poor or very poor has grown from 20 percent to 30 percent during that time. “It’s... read more.
CNS News... Rep. Steve King Says Obama Is Governing Like a ‘King’, By Elizabeth Harrington
July 2, 2012 - ( -- Pointing to the Health and Human Services regulation that will require virtually all health care plans to cover sterilization, artificial contraception and abortifacients for free, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said that President Barack Obama is governing like a “king.” The mandate, which goes into effect on Aug. 1, requires nearly all health insurers to provide sterilizations, contraceptives, and... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer… Mandel calls health care ‘defining’ in Ohio race, By Dan Sewell
Jul. 5, 2012 - GEORGETOWN, OHIO (AP) — The Republican challenger hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday the federal health care overhaul is a pivotal issue in their campaign. State Treasurer Josh Mandel, beginning a two-day swing through southern and eastern Ohio, said Brown provided crucial support for President Barack Obama’s legislation, while he would push for a repeal... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Kasich signs bill that changes state tourism funding at Rock Hall
By Rachel Dissell - Thursday, July 06, 2012 - CLEVELAND, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich chose one of Cleveland’s largest tourist attractions, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, to sign a bill Thursday that could double the amount spent each year promoting Ohio tourism -- the state’s fourth largest industry. The legislation jump starts a five-year experiment to determine whether Ohio’s tourism industry can support its own marketing fund using a portion of sales tax revenue, which officials... read more.
WHIO-TV… Darke Co. man to prison in Meth case, By Steve Baker
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio — In Darke County Common Pleas Court in Greenville Friday Lyle Duke, 36, of near West Manchester entered a plea of guilty to one count of illegal manufacturing of drugs. His arrest came on April 5, 2012. He consented to a search of his barn located on U. S. Route 127 on the Darke County side of the Darke-Preble County line. Duke also reportedly confessed to investigators. He was... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Check Computers for Possible Infection from International Fraud Scheme - (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans that if their computers are infected with a certain kind of malware, they may not be able to connect to the Internet as of July 9, 2012. Temporary servers, set up to give those with computers infected in an international “click-fraud” scheme time to repair their systems, are scheduled to be turned off on Monday. “These servers have been running for several months but are set to shut down soon,” said Attorney... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Dayton tech jobs carry six-figure starting salaries, by Laura Englehart
Monday, July 2, 2012 - As technology rapidly changes and new products come online, companies have created new positions — and paired them with substantial salaries. From smartphone applications to cyber security, businesses in the Dayton region require skilled information technology workers, and they’re willing to shell out hundreds of thousands annually to pay them. Jobs that earn top dollar at entry level include application... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Gov. John Kasich: Rainy day fund to see boost to $482 million
Aaron Marshall, The Plain Dealer - 07/03/2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state of Ohio will tuck away another $235 million in its rainy day fund when the books close on fiscal 2012. But storm clouds are looming over the next state operating budget, Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday. Kasich and state budget director Tim Keen laid out the state’s financial picture for reporters during a conference call. The sunniest news was that Ohio’s rainy day fund -- as low as 89 cents in 2011 -- is set to nearly... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Manufacturing sector takes unexpected slide, by Joe Cogliano
Monday, July 2, 2012 - U.S. manufacturing has taken an unexpected downturn. The industry went into contraction mode last month following 34 consecutive months of expansion, according to a Monday report from the Institute for Supply Management. The PMI, an index used to measure the strength of manufacturing, was at 49.7 percent in June, a decrease of 3.8 percentage points... read more.
Fox Unemployment rate holds at 8.2 percent, with just 80,000 jobs added in June
Speaker of the House John Boehner responds to the report - July 06, 2012 - Employers added a meager 80,000 jobs in June, marking the third straight month of weak hiring and raising concern that the economy has taken a turn for the worse. The Labor Department reported Friday that the jobless rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent. The number of jobs added in June was lower than expected, and rounds out a... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Sexual Predator arrested on New Child Pornography Charges
(ATWATER TOWNSHIP, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today the arrest of a registered sexual predator on two charges of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.  The arrest happened in Portage County this afternoon after agents with the Attorney General’s Crimes Against Children Task Force said they found evidence the man was downloading and sharing child pornography. Authorities with the Portage County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest of Scott... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Beware Traveling Contractors following Major Storms
Tips for Repair and Removal Services - (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Following the violent weather in Ohio this weekend, Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered a warning to residents to beware of traveling contractors who try to take advantage of homeowners in need of assistance. “The aftermath of the storms we recently experienced in Ohio has been devastating,” Attorney General DeWine said. “But by working... read more.
AG DeWine and Cuyahoga Prosecutor Mason Announce Casino Indictments
(CLEVELAND) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, and members of the Ohio Casino Control Commission announced today the indictments of seven men accused of cheating at the newly opened Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland. “From the very beginning we warned the would-be cheaters that our gaming agents, working under the Casino Control... read more.
Beagle Appointed to Governor’s Executive Workforce Board
COLUMBUS — State Senator Bill Beagle (R – Tipp City) was recently chosen to serve on the newly-created Governor’s Executive Workforce Board. Governor John Kasich established the Executive Workforce Board on February 9, 2012 through an executive order. As a member of the panel, Beagle will play a role in advising the Governor and the Office of Workforce Transformation regarding the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of Ohio’s workforce system. “Our... read more.
Ohio Governor John Kasich… Kasich Deposits $235.1 Million in Rainy Day Fund
Ohio Ends FY2012 with a Balanced Budget and in Strong Fiscal Health - COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich announced that Ohio finished FY2012—the first full fiscal year of his governorship—in strong fiscal health, with a balanced budget and a $235.1 million deposit in the Budget Stabilization Fund (BSF), Ohio’s rainy day fund.  With Kasich’s new deposit today, the state’s rainy day fund balance climbs to $482... read more.
Treasurer Josh Mandel... Victims of Severe Weather Eligible for Reduced Interest Rates
COLUMBUS - Residents across Ohio impacted by damaging winds and severe weather during storms the weekend of June 30 could be eligible for emergency assistance in the form of reduced interest rates on loans under Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s Renew Ohio & Rebuild Ohio Programs.  Small businesses and homeowners who apply for bank loans for construction, restoration, or cash flow for... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Tangible steps taken toward fulfilling education campaign pledge
By Aaron Marshall - Promise: Scrap former Gov. Ted Strickland’s evidence-based school-funding model -- Gov. John Kasich - Regardless of whether you agree with him, Gov. John Kasich doesn’t like to beat around the bush. The Republican governor wasn’t exactly mincing his words back on the campaign trail in 2010 when he pledged to completely undo the school-funding plan of Democratic Governor Ted Strickland. Kasich told The Cincinnati Enquirer that if he was elected governor... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… $40 Million Settlement for Ohio Medicaid
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio and various other states and the federal government have reached an agreement in principle for the largest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history. Under the terms of the settlement, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve allegations that GSK engaged in various illegal schemes related to the marketing and pricing of drugs it manufactures.... read more.
CNN... A health care ‘Judas’ recounts his conversion, By John Blake
(CNN) – When Wendell Potter first saw them, he froze. “It felt like touching an electrical fence,” he says. “I remember tearing up and thinking, how could this be real.” Thousands of them had lined up under a cloudy sky in an open field. Many had camped out the night before. When their turns came, doctors treated them in animal stalls and on gurneys placed on rain-soaked sidewalks. They were Americans who needed basic medical care. Potter had driven to the Wise County Fairgrounds in Virginia... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Ohioans can now Register for Blue Alerts
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohioans can now get Blue Alert information sent directly to their cell phone, email or fax machine. The Ohio Blue Alert system went into effect earlier this month.  Similar to an AMBER Alert, which notifies the public of a kidnapped child, a Blue Alert will rapidly broadcast information to the public advising them of an at-large suspect who... read more.
State Senator Bill Beagle... West Troy Tool and Machine to Expand Operations, Add 35 New Positions - Future plans help to retain 49 existing jobs - COLUMBUS— West Troy Tool and Machine, Inc. received a big boost today as the Development Financing Advisory Council (DFAC) approved $2.35 million to assist with their plans for expansion.  The loan, made available through the Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund (OEBF), will allow for the Troy-based facility to purchase new production equipment and add 35 new... read more.
Kasich Declares State of Emergency... Severe Storms knock out Power across 2/3 of Ohio
Power Outages for One Million Homes, Businesses and Looming Heat Wave Mandate Immediate Statewide Response - COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Ohio after severe storms and high winds knocked out power for approximately one million power company customers across two-thirds of the state.  The widespread... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Report: Lack of health coverage costs lives in Ohio, by Laura Englehart
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Seventeen Ohioans died each week in 2010 because they could not receive the health care they needed, according to a new report from Families USA. That translates to more than 900 people annually between 25 and 64 years old. The report, Dying for Coverage, applies methodology from a 2002 Institute of Medicine    report to state-level population and mortality data... read more.
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