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Dayton Daily News... New law hits sex traffickers with tougher penalties, By Cornelius Frolik
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday signed into law legislation that provides more resources and protections to victims of human trafficking and stiffens penalties facing criminal offenders. At a ceremony in Toledo, which is one of the top recruiting cities for young sex-trafficking victims, Kasich praised state lawmakers for their bipartisan support of legislation that will help combat the troubling activity of modern slavery. “In regard to this horrible, horrible crime... 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.
Gov. Kasich Information Office... Kasich signs 13 bills into law
June 26, 2012 - COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich signed the following pieces of legislation into law: H.B. 331 (Dovilla, Bubp) creates the Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council; H.B. 415 (Sprague, Hill) modifies the maximum amount the Treasurer of State may invest in agricultural linked deposits in the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program; H.B. 437 (Roegner, Patmon) increases the miles of out-of-state travel that a school district board can authorize for its... read more.
Boehner says House will repeal if Court doesn’t strike it down
June 27, 2012 - Congressman Boehner on ObamaCare: “If the Court Does Not Strike Down the Entire Law, the House Will Move to Repeal What’s Left of It” - WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a press conference today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) discussed Republicans’ plan for jobs, highlighting next month’s House vote to stop the tax hike on small businesses and reaffirming Republicans’ commitment to fully repeal any part of ObamaCare left intact by the Supreme Court’s ruling... read more.
WHIO-TV... New Hampshire man captured in Darke Co.
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio — The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team and Acting United States Marshal Patrick Sedoti for the Southern District of Ohio announced today that  Jeffrey SPICER  was arrested  Wednesday morning in northern Darke County village of New Weston. The SOFAST team received a request from the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force for assistance in... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… June 12 injury accident victim county’s 8th fatality
Susan North succumbs to her injuries - On June 12, 2012 at approximately 10:12 AM Darke County Deputies, Greenville Township Rescue and Fire, Arcanum Rescue and Careflight were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 127 and Kruckeburg Road in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2012 Freightliner box truck, driven by Dylan W. Laird, 23 from Kettering... read more.
Darke County Fire Chiefs... Open burning advisory in Darke Co.
DARKE Co. — The Darke County Association of Fire Chiefs, Inc. and our member departments, with the support of Darke County Sheriff Toby Spencer, is issuing an “Open Burning Advisory” for all of Darke County until further notice. The unusually dry conditions warrant such an advisory with respect to all types of outside open burning and fires. The National Weather Service and the Ohio... read more.
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal… Business social media use is highest by far on Facebook
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - More businesses are using Facebook in their social media strategies than any other network, a new study says. The report from InSite Consulting shows that 80 percent of American companies use Facebook, compared to 45 percent that have a Twitter account, 48 percent that are present on LinkedIn and 31 percent who use YouTube. The survey also found that six out of 10 U.S. companies said they listen to consumer conversations on social media. Eight... read more.
The Business Journals... CEOs say government fiscal flux a black cloud over hiring, sales, by Kent Hoover - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - The CEOs of the nation’s largest corporations are dialing back their expectations for sales, hiring and capital investment -- and it’s largely Washington’s fault. That’s the message from the latest survey of Business Roundtable members. The second-quarter survey found that 75 percent of big-business CEOs expect their sales to increase in the next six months, down 6... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Large-scale layoffs fall in Ohio; lowest in U.S. since ’07
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Mass layoffs affected fewer Ohio workers in May compared with a year ago, according to federal data released this week. Last month, Ohio employers laid off at least 50 workers 37 times, resulting in 3,401 initial claims for unemployment insurance. That’s down from May 2011, when employers laid off workers en masse 63 times, sending 5,170 workers to the... read more.
Rasmussen... What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Next week promises to be a big one. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of President Obama’s national health care law and Arizona’s law cracking down on illegal immigrants. If voters had their way, the health care law would be overturned and the state law upheld, but whatever the high court rules, expect political fireworks. Voter opinions of the Supreme Court usually change little, but those ratings jumped earlier this year when.... read more.
Ohio Senator Bill Beagle... Troy Main Street Maintains Accreditation for Revitalization Efforts
COLUMBUS— State Senator Bill Beagle (R- Tipp City) recognized the Troy Main Street organization today for their continued downtown revitalization efforts and for maintaining their National Main Street Accreditation. Developed over 20 years ago, the non-profit group promotes downtown recruitment and retention, improving the visual image of downtown and coordinating downtown community events. “Troy Main Street has helped revitalize not only... read more.
Greenville man loses leg in motorcycle crash, By
MIAMI COUNTY — A man lost his leg after crashing his motorcycle into a pickup truck on Ohio 41 near Eldean Road between Troy and Covington late Saturday evening. Miami County deputies identified the victim as 34-year-old Tristan Black, of Greenville. Deputies said the motorcycle appeared to be driving left of center around a curve, when the driver drove the motorcycle into the drivers-side door of the pickup. Black was transported aboard CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. The woman driver.... read more.
Secretary of State Jon Husted... Ohio’s Special Election is August 7, 2012
Voters in 36 Ohio counties to decide 62 local issues. - Editor’s Note: Darke County has one local issue: 2.5 mill/s additional for cpt, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013, for general permanent improvements. Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that while statewide preparations are well underway for the 2012 General Election in November, voters in 36 Ohio counties will be heading to the polls on August 7 to weigh in on.... read more.
DeWine, Miami Cty Prosecutor announce Arrests in Telemarketing Fraud Ring
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Miami County Prosecutor Gary Nasal today announced felony charges against 18 suspects accused of running a telemarketing fraud ring from Ohio and Florida that has stolen millions of dollars from thousands of victims in 41 states since 2007. Thirteen of the suspects have been taken into custody in Ohio, Florida, Indiana, and New York. Those from out of state will be extradited to Ohio... read more.
WHIO-TV...Greenville bank robber flees empty handed, By
GREENVILLE, Ohio — On Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11:29am, officers of the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to Members Choice Credit Union, 725 Pine St., Greenville, on a robbery. Employees advised that a white male estimated in his 40’s wearing a sock hat, sunglasses, blue jeans, and a button white checkered shirt with yellow and gray stripes entered the bank demanding money from a teller. The suspect had.... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... CEO pay continues to climb
Monday, June 18, 2012 - The leaders of large public companies brought home an average pay hike of 5 percent last year, according to an article in the New York Times. The median pay for the 200 largest public company CEOs was $14.5 million in 2011. The increase comes amid top executive pay remaining in the public spotlight. However, the CEO pay increase in 2011 was actually a drop from the previous year. In the Dayton region, the top 10 CEOs of local public companies combined to... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Aetna sues Ohio over Medicaid contracts, by Rick Rouan
Friday, June 22, 2012 - Aetna Inc. has asked a Franklin County Common Pleas Court to reinstate its Ohio Medicaid contract in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Aetna sued the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, arguing its contract was rescinded after its score was improperly reduced based on the state’s definition of whether it was fully at risk for claims expenses in other... read more.
CNS News... $11 Billion in Green Grants Produces Few Jobs, House Report Says, By Fred Lucas
June 20, 2012 - ( – An Obama administration green jobs grant program that spent $11 billion lacks a verifiable job-counting system and likely created only a fraction of the jobs it claims, according to a staff report by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. While Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the grants “created tens of thousands of jobs,” the government’s own National Renewal Energy Laboratory estimates it created 910 direct jobs. The House report criticized even... read more.
Economic Development... Workforce Development Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
From the DCED June Newsletter - Workforce development is P4P’s number one priority for 2012 and will likely remain the top priority for years to come.  The need seems obvious for many reasons as hundreds of thousands of well-paid manufacturing positions in this country go unfilled due to a lack of skills in the labor force.  This is truly a time where a highly skilled workforce and a highly adaptable and... read more.
Legal Newsline... Group files challenge of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
By John O’Brien - WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Competitive Enterprise Institute is challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The CFPB, headed by former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, lacks adequate checks and balances and violates the Constitution’s separation of powers... read more.
Search for Greenville Schools Superintendent… Community forum results in dozens of “wants”
By Bob Robinson - GREENVILLE - “If we found this ‘Superman’ – if he or she really exists – you probably couldn’t afford him.” Dr. Richard Caster, Ohio School Boards Association, told an audience of about 30 people at Memorial Hall Thursday night that their desired attributes in a new school superintendent were not unusual – other community forums he conducted weren’t much different – but they... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Attorney General: New mediation program for public records disputes
By Aaron Marshall - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio — Citizens having problems getting public records from government agencies can now turn to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for a new forum to resolve the dispute. Attorney General Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced the formation of a public records mediation program. The Ohio Attorney General’s Public Records Mediation Program, which will be overseen by lawyers in the AG’s public records unit, is aimed at... read more.
Ohio Supreme Court... Becoming unconvicted after being convicted
When Defendant Completes Intervention Program, Court May Seal Record Immediately Or Impose Waiting Period - Supreme Court Holds That Law Gives Judges Discretion In Granting Motions to Seal - (June 21, 2012) The Supreme Court of Ohio held today that when a criminal defendant who has successfully completed a program of intervention in lieu of conviction (ILC) moves for an order sealing his or her record under R.C. 2951.041(E), the trial court has discretion either to grant the motion... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Ohio House to create manufacturing task force, by Jeff Bell
Monday, June 18, 2012 - Some state legislators will start looking for answers on how to improve Ohio’s manufacturing climate as part of an effort introduced Monday by House Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina. The Ohio House’s 21st Century Manufacturing Task Force is being created to see what can be done to improve the state’s manufacturing competitiveness, Batchelder said in a release... read more.
The News Leader… Capital News: GOP enters summer with proof of bipartisanship, by Marc Kovac
June 13, 2012 - Columbus -- Gov. John Kasich and the Republican leaders of the Ohio House and Senate took a much-deserved victory lap last week to mark the completion of a spring session to beat all spring sessions. Last year was busy. This year could be called grueling. And Kasich says, “You ain’t seen nothing yet,” when it comes to what’s next on his agenda. “We’re going to continue to push and shove and reduce the cost of doing business, help job creators, reward taxpayers,” he told... read more.
Union City Collectively backs P4P
Both sides of the state line join in supporting Darke County’s economic development effort - Union City- The Union City community on both sides of the state line has jointly backed Darke County as three different community entities have thrown their support behind development efforts.  Union City, IN (UCI), Union City, OH (UCO), and the Union City Community Economic Development Committee (UCCEDC)... read more.
Darke County Drug Task Force Executes Search Warrant, Arrests Two
On June 21, 2012 at approximately 12:09 PM Darke County Drug Task Force along with Darke County SRT, Deputies from the Darke County Sheriffs Office, Officers from the Greenville Police Department and Miami County Sheriffs Office K9 responded to 117 E. Walnut Ln. in Palestine to execute a search warrant.  The search warrant was obtained based on a drug trafficking investigation done by the Darke... read more.
Columbus Dispatch... ODOT urges regional agencies to spend carryover funds for projects
Regional planning agencies carrying millions of dollars on their books from year to year are being told by the Ohio Department of Transportation to start spending. Ohio has too many aging and congested highways to hold back money that’s supposed to go toward fixing them, state transportation Director Jerry Wray said. According to his department’s calculations, 17 regional planning agencies in Ohio left $169.8 million in federal transportation dollars unspent during the state’s last fiscal year... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Fifth Third among tops for overdraft fees, by Steve Watkins
Monday, June 18, 2012 - Fifth Third Bank has tied for the highest overdraft fees of any of the nation’s 14 largest banks, according to a recent survey by the Consumer Federation of America. Fifth Third and Providence, R.I.-based Citizens Bank each charge $37 for some overdrafts. Fifth Third’s fee looks slightly better in that it charges a lower amount until the fifth overdraft in a year, when the fee... read more.
Ohio Supreme Court... Women Justices Speak at Buckeye Girls State
June 15, 2012 - Dublin Jerome High School student Alison Trianfo wants to be a prosecuting attorney advocating for children’s rights when she gets older. Trianfo will be a senior next year and said it was an honor and a privilege to be one of about 125 students to participate in a question and answer session with Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Justices Evelyn Lundberg... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Kasich administration releases study to help governments share services
Friday, June 15, 2012 - By Reginald Fields - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich’s administration on Thursday released a report to municipal groups encouraging them to move more toward sharing resources instead of raising local taxes or waiting for more state funding help. Call it a nudge or more of a shove, but Kasich policy adviser Randy Cole bluntly warned a small group in Columbus that embracing a shared-services approach might be local governments’ only saving grace if they want to stay solvent.... read more.
Toledo Blade... Kasich speaks to Buckeye Boys State
Kasich tells Boys State crowd relationship to Lord is primary - By Tom Troy - BOWLING GREEN — Gov. John Kasich urged youth to follow their dreams, take courses in college that advance their career goals, have a relationship with the creator of the universe, and help other people along the way, in an address at Buckeye Boys State Friday. The speech, a tradition for all but one of Boys State’s 76 years, almost didn’t happen, because of a conflict with... read more.
Rasmussen... What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, June 16, 2012 - When is bad news not bad news? Or at least not as shocking as it sounds? This week, it was when the government announced that household net worth fell 40% between 2007 and 2010, but most Americans already knew that because they’ve been living it every day. All Rasmussen Reports major economic indicators – consumer and investor confidence, housing, personal finances, employment, you name it – plunged in recent years and are still far from full recovery as... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Google, Facebook, Twitter fight ‘bad ads’
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. have joined an alliance of online advertising companies that is trying to protect consumers from “bad ads” that may contain links to viruses, spyware and other malware. The new Ads Integrity Alliance in a press release on Thursday said its members have already been fighting... read more.
Military struggles over its Right to Vote, By Lyn Bliss
MOVE Act requires reapplying every year, available information confusing
“The time involved makes it impossible for many military personnel to have their votes counted,” said Elaine Herrick while speaking to the Darke County Republican Men’s Club (DCRMC) Saturday. Herrick addressed the regular monthly meeting of the DCRMC regarding voting rights for the military, voter... read more.
Mail Magazine 24... Falling Prices Signal Tougher Times Ahead? by Efrem Graham
The pain at the pump has eased up in the last few months, with gas prices falling sharply - just one of many commodities seeing a drop in cost. But those cheaper prices may be a sign that even tougher economic times are on the horizon. Relief at the Pump. Americans have undoubtedly noticed gas prices have fallen markedly in the last few months to a national average of about $3.53 a gallon. “Big difference. It doesn’t take as much money to fill your vehicles up,” one consumer said. Gas has... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Ohio foreclosures surpass 10K in May
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - The rate of foreclosures in Ohio last month was among the worst in the nation, a monthly report says. One in every 495 housing units in Ohio had a foreclosure filing in May, ranking the state No. 7 in the nation, according to Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac Inc.    Georgia, with a foreclosure filing against one in every 300 homes, had the highest rate in the country. The national... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Ohio unemployment falls to 7.3%, by Rick Rouan
Friday, June 15, 2012 - Unemployment in Ohio inched down for the tenth consecutive month in May, hitting its lowest rate since October 2008 as more people went to work and fewer stood in the unemployment line. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent last month, down from 7.4 percent in April, according to data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Unemployment... read more.
The Columbus Dispatch... Data sobering on Ohio kids’ poverty, obesity, By Jeb Phillips
Wednesday June 13, 2012 - Nearly half of Ohio’s children received free or reduced-cost school lunches in 2010, and those children were 30 percent more likely to be overweight or obese than others, according to a new survey of the state’s children released yesterday. Kids Count, compiled by the Children’s Defense Fund in Ohio, offers an annual snapshot of the well-being of the state’s youth. A new section of the report called “Health Access” includes information about obesity, oral health and... read more.
Washington Times... Americans saw wealth plummet 40 percent from 2007 to 2010
The recent recession wiped out nearly two decades of Americans’ wealth, according to government data released Monday, with middle-class families bearing the brunt of the decline. The Federal Reserve said the median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010. That puts Americans roughly on par with where they were in 1992. The data represent one of the most detailed looks at how the economic downturn altered the... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Boehner and Romney to hold joint rally in Troy
by Joe Cogliano - Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - The Dayton region will take center stage in presidential politics this weekend. House Speaker John Boehner and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will hold their first joint rally in Troy. The Washington Post says the joint event is the latest instance of Romney teaming up with Republicans... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Secretary of State Husted eases restriction on absentee voting
By James Ewinger - Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Tuesday that he will mail absentee-ballot applications to all registered Ohio voters this year, making good on a promise he made to Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. Husted, a Republican, barred county boards of elections last August from mailing unsolicited ballot applications. FitzGerald... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine...  Constitutionality of Federal Cigarette Trafficking Law
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has joined attorneys general from 40 states and the District of Columbia in filing a brief with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals defending the constitutionality of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act. “The PACT Act is an important tool for Ohio to enforce its cigarette sales laws and prevent underage tobacco use,” said Attorney General DeWine. “I am glad to join an overwhelming number of attorneys general in filing this... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Three of Dayton’s biggest banks make stocks to avoid list
Friday, June 8, 2012 - Three of Dayton’s biggest banks have been named to a list of five dividend-paying regional bank stocks to avoid by “Many market observers suggest that the business outlook for U.S. regional banks has improved,” according to the column. “As the overall conditions deteriorate, so does the investment potential of the regional... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… June 9 Motorcycle Accident turns Fatal
Seventh Fatality on County Roadways this Year - On June 9, 2012 at approximately 9:14 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Ansonia Fire and Rescue, and Careflight from Miami Valley Hospital were dispatched to the intersection of Kester Byard Rd and Riffle Rd, in reference, to a motorcyle accident with injury. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2012 Harley Davidson, driven by Dwight David Idle, 55, Greenville... read more.
Youngstown Vindicator... Kasich: Bill is tough but fair, By Marc Kovac
Tue, June 12, 2012 - AKRON - Gov. John Kasich touted energy legislation signed into law Monday as tough but fair, protecting the environment while setting the stage for economic development. “We were not going to develop shale gas at the expense of the environment,” Kasich said. “And we have contained in this bill the most aggressive, clearest, fairest and strongest fracking regulations that you can find anywhere in the country.” He added later, “We have, without any doubt, the toughest... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine... Moratorium on new Internet Cafes
Current establishments must be registered by July 11 - (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that new state legislation now effective bans any new openings of electronic sweepstakes establishments, commonly called Internet cafes. It also places filing requirements on any Internet cafes operating as of today. “These places have popped up across Ohio... read more.
West Liberty-Salem Runner Vogel... Senate recognizes Meghan Vogel for sportsmanship
COLUMBUS– Senator Keith Faber (R- Celina) and members of the Ohio Senate today recognized Meghan Vogel, a junior at West Liberty-Salem High School, for her actions at the recent state track championship. Vogel – who had previously won a state title in the 1,600-meter race – was competing in the 3,200-meter race when a fellow competitor fell a short distance from the finish... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Two-vehicle injury accident at 127 and Kruckeburg
On June 12, 2012 at approximately 10:12 AM Darke County Deputies, Greenville Township Rescue and Fire, Arcanum Rescue and Careflight were dispatched to the intersection of US Rpute 127 and Kruckeburg Road in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2012 Freightliner box truck, driven by Dylan W. Laird, 23 from Kettering, Ohio was north bound on US Route 127 at Kruckeburg Road. A second vehicle driven by Susan J. North, 56 from Greenville, Ohio was.... read more.
Rasmussen... What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Americans want a little less government in their lives, and they definitely don’t like the government telling them how big a Coke they can drink. While surveys for years have told us that Americans prefer a government with fewer services and lower taxes, just over half (51%) also continue to believe the government is more of a threat to individual rights than a protector of them. At the same time, 51% think it’s more important for the government to protect individual rights than to promote economic growth. This... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine... Community Fraud Forums planned for Cyber Fraud Legislation
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office is hosting regional community fraud forums this summer to discuss how Ohioans can work together to fight fraud. The announcement comes on the same day that Ohio’s new cyber fraud law takes effect. The law gives the Attorney General new tools to help local prosecutors fight economic crimes. “We are committed to working collaboratively with local communities to protect Ohio families... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine... DeWine announces Home Health Aid Convictions
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a judge has ordered a co-owner of A Caring Alternative, a home health care agency in Cleveland, to pay nearly $262,000 in restitution to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services after an investigation revealed she was hiring home health care aides who did not pass background checks. Agents in the Health Care Fraud Division of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office said Rose Radovanic, who pleaded guilty to a... read more.
State Senators Beagle and Lehner... Funding announced for Aviation Heritage Project
COLUMBUS– State Senators Bill Beagle (R – Tipp City) and Peggy Lehner (R – Kettering) have announced that $3 million in Clean Ohio Revitalization funding has been awarded to the Dayton Aviation Heritage Redevelopment Project.  The project site is located at 2701 Home Avenue in Dayton and was the location of the original Wright Airplane Factory. Future plans for the site will incorporate the historical buildings as part... read more. Ohio court: CPS unfair to charters, by Jessica Brown
Jun. 6, 2012 - The Ohio Supreme Court has sided against the Cincinnati Public School district in a precedent-setting case involving the sale of old school buildings to charter schools. The court ruled 6-1 Wednesday that the district violated the law when it put a deed restriction on one of its old school buildings in 2009 to prevent the new owner from operating a school there. It ruled the restriction unenforceable. The new owner, Roger Conners, sued. He claimed the district was violating Ohio... read more.
U.S. Congressman John Boehner... House Repeals ObamaCare Medical Device Tax
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following statement today after the House passed the Health Care Cost Reduction Act (H.R. 436), a pro-growth jobs bill that repeals ObamaCare’s tax on medical devices and will help lower health care costs for struggling families and small businesses: “The president’s health care law is raising costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers. Last week’s dismal jobs report showed the president’s... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Motorcyclist Airlifted in Critical Condition
On June 9, 2012 at approximately 9:14 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Ansonia Fire and Rescue, and Careflight from Miami Valley Hospital were dispatched to the intersection of Kester Byard Rd and Riffle Rd, in reference, to a motorcyle accident with injury.  Preliminary investigation revealed a 2012 Harley Davidson, driven by Dwight David Idle, 55, Greenville, Ohio was south bound on Kester Byard... read more.
Toledo Blade... Brown takes student loan fight to Owens
With a deadline looming for Congress and President Obama to decide how to reduce college loan debt without increasing the national debt, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) sought Monday to get students at Owens Community College in on the fight. Senator Brown, who is up for re-election this year, told a gathering of students and administrators that the interest rate on Stafford loans will rise on July 1unless Congress acts. He said about 10,000 students at Owens and 25,000... read more.
WHIO-TV... Search called off in possible Grand Lake drowning
CELINA, Ohio — Authorities in Celina said they have called a search after they recieved a call about a possible drowning at Grand Lake St. Marys Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said they were not sure if anyone was in the water, but they received a call that someone possibly saw a child go into the lake. Dive teams assembled near the lighthouse and searched part of the lake. However, they said nothing was found and have called off the search. The original emergency came ... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer... Mandel on 5-hour fundraising blitz in DC
Josh Mandel, the Ohio state treasurer and U.S. Senate hopeful, is on a fundraising swingthrough Washington today. And from the look of the GOP candidate’s schedule (kindly provided to us by Ohio Democrats), Mandel will be scooping up a lot of cash from DC’s top lobbyists. The first stop is a 4 p.m. reception at 1425 K Street. It’s not clear who is hosting that event, but K Street is the corridor where many lobbying firms set up shop. About 90 minutes later, Mandel will be at a happy hour with Grover Norquist, the anti-tax activist, GOP insider, and conservative... read more.
WHIO-TV Video... 2 sentenced in Jan. Darke Co. meth lab raid
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities said five adults from near Union City were sentenced to prison for operating a meth lab. A little more than five months ago, in the small village of Hillgrove, a home was raided and a meth lab was dismantled. Christine Melchor was among the latest to be sentenced in the Jan. 4 raid. She received five years’ probation, 53 days in jail with credit for time... read more.
Toledo Blade... Whirlpool encouraged by trade ruling
CLYDE, Ohio — More than half of Whirlpool Corp.’s U.S. manufacturing employees are in Ohio, but company officials say many of those jobs are being threatened by foreign companies selling washing machines in the United States for less than they cost to make. Late last year, Whirlpool filed petitions with the U.S. Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging that large residential washers made in South Korea and Mexico were being sold for less than their... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Auto industry creating jobs as bailout success debated
by Joe Cogliano - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - By all accounts, the U.S. auto industry is back on track as The Big Three are adding jobs and selling more cars. But the real aftermath of the $80 billion U.S. auto bailout remains debatable. As election season gets into high gear, the auto bailout is becoming a political hot potato. President Barack Obama supported the bailouts, while likely Republican nominee... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Facebook plummet causes others to delay IPOs
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - Facebook Inc.’s much-maligned debut on the Nasdaq stock market as a public company has caused other businesses to delay their planned IPOs, according to the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. The paper reports that Facebook dropped below $28 per share, down about 27 percent from its May 18 IPO price of $38, before closing at $28.91. The company was valued... read more.
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel... Mandel unveils STAR Plus to Northeast local governments
First-of-its-kind Program a Win for Ohio Taxpayers and Local Economies - CLEVELAND - State Treasurer Josh Mandel unveiled the innovative new STAR Plus program today to public funds managers for northeast Ohio schools, cities and local governments at a Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) conference in Cleveland.  This first-in-the-nation program will provide safe and competitive returns on... read more.
WHIO-TV Video... 4 jailed in Union City, OH. meth lab bust
UNION CITY, Ohio — Police in Union City, Ohio, said they arrested four people Wednesday and searched a house where a suspected meth lab was in operation. The four have been identified as Leslie Crowder, Chad Brumbaugh, Jeremy Cheyne, and Allison Setser, all of Union City. Police said Setser, Cheyne, and Brumbaugh were all involved in a long stand-off with police in 2011 in which police... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Dayton adds 4,800 jobs in 12-month period, by DBJ Staff
Monday, June 4, 2012 - The Dayton region is showing signs of economic recovery. The area added 4,800 jobs in past year, which ranks it No. 46 in the nation in terms of raw jobs added. On a percentage basis, the new jobs represent a 1.3 percent jump, which ranks Dayton No. 36 nationally, according to an On Numbers report. On Numbers totaled the latest employment figures for the nation’s 100 biggest labor markets, using newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The... read more.
The Blaze Video... High School Runner quits race to help Collapsed Opponent
by Jonathon M. Seidl - June 4, 2012 - If you ever thought you couldn’t win by losing, here’s a story for you. Even though Meghan Vogel came in last place in the recent Ohio D-III 3,200-meter state finals, she came out as the winner. With just 50 meters left in the race, Vogel — a junior who had earlier won the 1,600-meter race — noticed that one of her opponents, sophomore Arden McMath, collapsed in... read more.
text Wisconsin’s Walker survives recall by wide margin, June 06, 2012
Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker wakes up Wednesday knowing he’ll get to finish his term, after voters by a wide margin sided with him in a recall election that attracted national attention and divided much of the state -- from opposing political parties to neighbors and even family members. However, several key questions remain unanswered, including whether Wisconsin now can move past the... read more.
Trilogy Zoning Change goes to Public Hearing, By Bob Robinson
Greenville City Council voted during it’s regular session Tuesday evening to hold a Public Hearing on the Trilogy Health Services request to change the zoning at Russ Road and Hwy 121 from GB (General Business) to SU (Special Use). The hearing will be held during its regular session on July 17. Council is expected to vote on the issue following the hearing. Greenville’s Zoning Commission had... read more.
DeWine Joins Prosecutor Mason to Announce Internet Café Indictments
About Internet Cafes… from the Cleveland Plain Dealer - (CLEVELAND)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason today to announce indictments involving alleged illegal activity at internet cafés in the Cleveland area. “We are working hard with partners like Prosecutor Mason to crack down on illegal internet cafes in Ohio,” said Attorney General DeWine... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Ohio EPA awards education grant to Darke County, by DBJ Staff
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an educational grant of $42,000 to the Darke County Educational Service Center as part of a larger amount of money doled out statewide, according to the OEPA. In total, 11 grants were awarded statewide for $350,000. More than 110 teachers and 1,500 high school students from seven counties will benefit from the Ohio EPA grant to the Darke County ESC. The grant will be used for the pilot project, Producing Renewable Energy in Ohio. ... read more.
Darke County Sheriff's Office... Bicyclist Struck by Truck
On June 4, 2012 at approximately 4:24 PM, Darke County Deputies, along with Tri Village Rescue and Liberty Township Fire Department, were dispatched to Stingley Road, just east of Palestine Union City Road, reference an injury accident involving a pick-up truck and a bicycle.  Preliminary investigation revealed that the 1985 Ford F150, driven by Paul D. West, 47, of Hollansburg, was westbound in the 1600 block of Stingley... read more.
Rasmussen... What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, June 02, 2012 - Friday was a dismal day for Team Obama with the unemployment rate inching back up and throwing cold water on hopes for an economic recovery. It’s not the kind of news the president wants to hear as he campaigns for reelection. After all, as Scott Rasmussen contends in his latest syndicated column, “The economy matters more than campaign tactics, and the indicators at the moment are mixed at best. Additionally, most Americans believe that the president’s instincts... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Report: Ohio adding 20K summer restaurant jobs, by Stephanie Clouser
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - Ohio is expected to add nearly 20,000 restaurant jobs this summer, an increase from March employment levels of 5.3 percent. Restaurants across the country are expected to add 450,000 jobs this summer, a 4.6 percent from the total number of restaurant jobs in March, according to a report from the National Restaurant Association. “Restaurant industry employment growth... read more.
CNS News... Rev. Wright on Obamas: ‘Church Is Not Their Thing’, By Fred Lucas
May 29, 2012 - ( – In speaking about Barack and Michelle Obama, their longtime pastor, the Rev. Jermiah Wright said, “Church is not their thing. It never was their thing.” President Obama and the first lady were married by Rev. Wright, and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia, were baptized by the controversial pastor. As head of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill., Wright sometimes delivered sermons critical of U.S. foreign policy and asked whether God... read more.
Mail Magazine 24... Lawmakers Probe Fast-Track Approval for Connected Green Companies
By Lachlan Markay - Congressional investigators are probing potential cronyism in a pair of federal green energy programs, including the Energy Department loan program that guaranteed a $535 million loan to now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra. In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar sent on Tuesday, embedded below, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), chairman of the Budget Committee, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, ask for information on federal support... read more.
Escape From New York? High-Taxing Empire State Loses 3.4 Million Residents in 10 Years
By Elizabeth Harrington - May 29, 2012 - ( – New York State accounted for the biggest migration exodus of any state in the nation between 2000 and 2010, with 3.4 million residents leaving over that period, according to the Tax Foundation. Over that decade the state gained 2.1 million, so net migration amounted to 1.3 million, representing a loss of $45.6 billion in income. Where are they... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Fatal Head-On Collision near Arcanum
On Friday, June 1st, 2012 at approximately 6:28 PM, Darke County Deputies, along with Pitsburg Fire Department, Arcanum Rescue, Arcanum Fire Department, Greenville Township Rescue, Gettysburg Rescue, and Gettysburg Fire Department was dispatched to a serious head on injury accident on State Route 49 near the intersection of Gettysburg Pitsburg Road. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Buick... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Dayton Daily News to outsource work offshore, staff cuts likely
By Joe Cogliano - Friday, May 25, 2012 - Cox Media Group — parent of the Dayton Daily News — will send some of its advertising design and production work overseas and expects to lay off some workers. The move is part of a larger plan by the media company that will be implemented at each of its four main newspapers starting this summer. An internal company memo dated May 24 said the restructuring effort will begin at its Ohio papers in August. The memo says offshore... read more.
USA Today... Unemployment rate ticks up to 8.2%, 69K new jobs in May, By Paul Davidson
Congressman John Boehner and Ohio Republican Chairman Bennett also respond to May Job Report... WASHINGTON—U.S. employers added just 69,000 jobs in May--the fewest in a year-- as payrolls gains were disappointingly tepid for a third month. The nation’s unemployment rate rose to 8.2% from 8.1% as 642,000 Americans surged into the labor force, the Labor Department said. Dow Jones... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Poll: Quality workers hard to find, by Laura Englehart
Friday, May 25, 2012 - Three-fourths of respondents to a poll say it’s a tall order finding quality workers to fill open positions. In a recent poll by the Dayton Business Journal, most respondents said “it’s a challenge” (42 percent) or it’s “very difficult” (34 percent) to find the talent they need for their businesses. The other one-fourth said it’s “fairly easy” (17 percent), or “Great people are banging down our door” (7 percent). About 120 people responded to the poll. At a recent Defense Forum, hosted by... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... May 28 Motorcycle Accident turns Fatal
Fifth fatality on County roadways in 2012 - On May 28, 2012 at approximately 4:40 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Tri Village Rescue, Hollansburg Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to the 2300 Block of Hollansburg-Richmond Road in reference to a serious injury accident involving a motorcycle. Preliminary investigation revealed a 1983 Honda motorcycle driven by Charles C. Tucker III, 27... read more.
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