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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Motorcycle rider injured, fair condition
On May 29th, 2013 at approx. 452 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Ansonia Police Department, Ansonia Fire and Rescue, and Careflight were dispatched to the 3800 Block of ST RT 47 E in reference to an injury accident involving a motorcycle. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 Honda motorcycle driven by Travis Simmons, 25 of Union City IN. was westbound on ST RT 47. Simmons lost control of his motorcycle on a curve and traveled off the right side of the roadway. Simmons was ... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Two arrested in drug lab raid
On May 29, 2013 at approximately 3:31 PM the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Clandestine Drug Lab team arrested Robert Harris (26) and Jennifer Murphy (39). Both are from Greenville, Ohio and both were arrested for Illegal possession of chemicals for the manufacturing of methamphetamine in a residence located at 110 West Main Street Yorkshire, Ohio. Present in the home at the time of their arrest were a 14 and 15... read more.
New York Times… Last Inspection: Precise Ritual of Dressing Nation’s War Dead, By Ashley Gilbertson
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — The soldier bent to his work, careful as a diamond cutter. He carried no weapon or rucksack, just a small plastic ruler, which he used to align a name plate, just so, atop the breast pocket of an Army dress blue jacket, size 39R. Sergeant Deynes, guided by an official military record, assembles the badges, medals, unit patches and ribbons that would go on the dress jacket. “Blanchard,” the plate read. Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, a 32-year-old Army pilot, had been in ... read more.
Secretary of State Jon Husted… Post-2012 General Election Voter Fraud Report
Through involvement in Interstate Crosscheck Program, Secretary to refer 20 double voters to the Ohio Attorney General; Issues directive to further safeguard Ohio’s elections system - COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today released the first ever statewide report on voter fraud based on a review of cases by Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections and the Secretary of State’s office following the 2012 Presidential Election. To date, 135 cases have been referred to law enforcement for further... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Ansonia resident awaits trial on rape charges
GREENVILLE - Ansonia Police Department arrested Ansonia resident Jason T. Shaw, 26, on a warrant issued by the Darke County Court of Common Pleas. Shaw was indicted by the Darke County Grand Jury on six counts of rape of a child under the age of 13, a felony of the first degree. The indictment was the result of an investigation conducted by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. Shaw is being held in the Darke County Jail on a bond of $500,000. The... read more.
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Representative Richard Adams… New Website a Valuable Resource for Individuals and Businesses
While the budget bill was still in the Ohio House of Representatives, committee hearings about the budget were posted online, where people could tune in to watch deliberation and testimony about the legislation. Filming committee meetings served a very important purpose, which was to make state government more open to the people of the state. Ohioans deserve to know what their tax dollars pay for. Similarly, letting people and businesses know the rules that... read more.
Court News Ohio… Ohio Supreme Court: Insurance Policy Language Does Not Preclude Uninsured Motorist Coverage For Damage Caused by Government Driver
By Dennis Whalen - May 21, 2013 - The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today that when the uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage in an Ohio auto insurance policy includes in the definition of an “uninsured vehicle” vehicles whose drivers are subject to governmental immunity, other policy language limiting coverage to damages an insured person “is legally... read more.
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Attorney General DeWine Honors 690 Missing Ohio Children
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- One day before National Missing Children's Day, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reminded Ohioans about the hundreds of children who remain missing in the state. Right now, 690 children are missing in Ohio. Attorney General DeWine attended a balloon launch at Columbus Preparatory Academy in honor of National Missing Children's Day, which is observed on May 25th.  Children released 690 balloons representing each missing... read more.
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Darke County Economic Development introduces new area plant managers, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE - “It’s been an easy transition,” said Billy Bryant, new plant manager for Florida Production Engineering in New Madison. Bryant said everyone in Darke County is nice and friendly… an easy transition. Jim Dura, new plant manager from the FRAM Group, had the same story to tell regarding his transition seven months earlier from Erie, Penn. “I love Darke County,” he said. “My wife loves it, loves the people.” Darke County Economic... read more.
Rollover crash near Yorkshire, three injured
Yorkshire - On May 27, 2013 at approximately 12:42 a.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Osgood Fire and Rescue were dispatched to SR705 and North Star Fort. Loramie Rd. in reference to a one vehicle rollover accident with three subjects injured.  Osgood Rescue requested mutual aid from Fort Loramie rescue to respond to the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Ford F150, driven by Aaron York (22) of Versailles, was driving westbound on SR705 and was coming up... read more.
ICYMI: New Obama Administration Policy Aiming to Put Ohio Farms Out of Business
Posted by Ohio Republican Party - May 23, 2013 - COLUMBUS - Family farms and small businesses in 28 rural Ohio counties will be penalized by a policy created by President Obama's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The new rule issued by CFPB Director and former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will limit thousands of family farms and residents in rural communities from being eligible for financing at community banks. "One in seven jobs in Ohio is related to the agricultural industry... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Castine resident dies in accident
Arcanum - On May 26, 2013 at approximately 5:56 p.m the Darke County 911 center received a call in reference to a male subject struck by a tree in the area of Grubbs Rex Rd and Frazier Rd. Darke County Deputies, along with Arcanum Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene. Initial investigation revealed that two male subjects were clearing out an area inside the woods.  The subjects were cutting a tree that was already lying on the ground, but was... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine…Mystery Shopper Scam
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Scammers are using counterfeit checks that appear to be from The Ohio State University Medical Center, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The checks are part of a mystery shopper scam, in which consumers receive a letter stating that they have been selected as a "customer service evaluator" and must evaluate their local money transfer service by wiring hundreds of dollars. "We want to warn consumers that ... read more.
Key IRS official to take the Fifth…House oversight panel looking for answers today, Written by Deirdre Shesgreen
May 22, 2013 WASHINGTON — Lois Lerner, the embattled IRS official who played a key role in the agency’s screening of tea party groups for additional scrutiny, will invoke the Fifth Amendment at a House oversight committee hearing today, according to a letter sent to the committee by her lawyer. Attorney William Taylor cited the criminal investigation into the IRS’ decision to target tea party groups for greater scrutiny beginning in 2010. “She has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation but... read more.
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Darke County Courts…Gorrell pleads guilty on five felonies; receives 12 years in prison, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE - MacKenzie Gorrell, 20, pleaded guilty to five felonies, plus a firearm specification, on May 21 in return for a 12-year sentence. Under the terms of the plea agreement he will not be eligible for parole consideration for eight years. When released he will have five years of mandatory supervision by the Adult Parole Authority. Violation of his parole could result in an additional prison term not to exceed half of his original sentence. Juvenile. ... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office…UC resident arrested for Aggravated MenacingSuspect allegedly discharged firearms while intoxicated
Union City–On May 25 at approximately 5:08 p.m. Darke County Deputies were dispatched to 13215 Ohio Indiana Stateline Rd. in reference to a male subject with a weapon. When deputies arrived they spoke with two male subjects who advised they were mowing grass at 13215 Ohio Indiana Stateline Rd. when they were confronted by... read more.
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Douglas E. Dickey Memorial Hwy…Pfc. Dickey’s example must be passed on, By Bob Robinson
ANSONIA - “We are long overdue honoring this patriot,” said State Rep. Jim Buchy on May 18. “He gave his life saving those with him.” Buchy said that Darke County has had three Congressional Medal of Honor winners, two of them from the Civil War. The third is Private First Class Douglas E. Dickey. Buchy spoke to over 100 people at the Ansonia American Legion Douglas Dickey Post No. 353. The occasion was the dedication of State Rte. 47 as the ... read more.
Suspect from Mercer unmarked car theft in custody… Sheriff reviewing storage policies for vehicles
CELINA, OH -  Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported today that his office is in the process of updating policies on firearms that are stored in office vehicles.  The Sheriff’s Office does not disclose the types of weapons deputies have at their disposal as it is a risk to deputies for criminals to know what resources are available and what resources are not available. Firearms in marked patrol vehicles are kept in the passenger compartment for easy access when needed.  They are secured by locked storage... read more.
Greenville Police Beat… Two drivers cited for OVI, Operating a Vehicle Impaired
GREENVILLE - Following a two-vehicle collision on Washington Ave. and Pine St. on May 19, Jason Robert Ferguson was arrested for suspicion of OVI. Ferguson allegedly struck a parked vehicle in which Jeffrey Eugene Hashman was sleeping. The officer observed him in pain and asked him to sit until paramedics arrived. The officer then spoke with a witness, Jessica Frazier, who said she heard what she thought to be tires skidding and a loud bang. She turned around and saw that Ferguson’s vehicle... read more.
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Darke County EMA… Changes in Outdoor Warning Sirens
The project of activating outdoor warning sirens from the Darke County Emergency Communications Center located at the Sheriff’s Office is now complete. Some residents in county Villages will notice a change in testing of these sirens. Beginning June 3, 2013 sirens located in Ansonia, Arcanum, Ithaca, Bradford, Burkettsville, Gettysburg, New Madison, Wayne Lakes, North Star, Rossburg, Union City, Versailles, and Eldora Speedway will be... read more.
Mercer investigates theft from unmarked sheriff’s vehicle
Celina, OH – Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his office is investigating a theft that occurred in the parking lot of Zuma Automotive, 314 South Main Street in Celina. An unmarked vehicle, assigned to a Detective from the Sheriff’s Office, was entered sometime Monday, May 20 to Tuesday, May 21 and items were stolen. Stolen from the vehicle were a Sheriff’s Office winter jacket with a metal breast badge, a Sheriff’s Office rain coat with a metal breast badge, a bullet resistant vest, a Sheriff’s Office Remington ... read more.
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Pewstates…Oklahoma’s “Life-Preserving” Law Raises Questions for Doctors, By Michael Ollove
TULSA, Okla. – University of Tulsa law professor Marguerite Chapman has been studying end-of-life issues in Oklahoma for three decades and has come to a conclusion: “It’s getting almost to the point that you need a government permit in order to die in this state.” Certainly, dying has gotten a lot more complicated here, the result of a unique measure passed by the Oklahoma legislature and signed into law last month by Republican Gov. Mary Fallin... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine…DeWine Announces Clinic, Pharmacy Raids
Authorities Remind Citizens to Report Suspected Prescription Drug Abuse at 855-BCI-OHIO
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that multiple federal search warrants were served this morning in connection with an ongoing prescription drug abuse investigation in central Ohio. Authorities with the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) assisted multiple agencies, including the... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer… What is rural? Most Ohio farm counties still don't qualify, despite update
By Stephen Koff - May 21, 2013 - Washington -- It’s official: A Washington bureaucrat could stand amid 1,000 acres of tall corn and still not realize he was in the country. That means that starting next year, some Ohio farmers might not be able to get a mortgage. The reason? They don’t live in counties defined by regulators as “rural,” even if they’re surrounded by cows, pigs, chickens or soybeans. The rural label packs a federal regulatory punch, especially as it pertains to balloon mortgages, or ... read more.
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AG Mike DeWine… DeWine Announces First Quarter Update on National Mortgage Settlement
Ohioans Received $86 Million in Early 2013 - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that today's release of monitor's data shows more than 2,000 Ohioans have received more than $86 million in consumer relief from the National Mortgage Settlement in the first quarter of 2013. "Today's data released by the settlement monitor shows that Ohioans continue to take advantage of the significant relief opportunities provided in ... read more.
Mansfield News Journal… Puppy mill reforms are slow to form in Ohio, By Russ Zimmer
15 Ohio breeders in 'Horrible Hundred’ - May 19, 2013 - At a commercial dog breeder in rural Richland County, a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector discovered one adult dog’s teeth were so loose they could be “moved back and forth with the inspector’s finger.” That was in March 2011. Last year, as response to horror stories like the one above, Ohio passed the Commercial Dog Breeders Act, which went into effect in March 2013. The act was intended to regulate high-volume dog breeders... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Legislators mull Medicaid changes rather than expansion
Ohio Medicaid recipients could face time limits and work requirements under alternatives being discussed in the legislature to Gov. John Kasich’s proposed expansion of tax-funded health care for the poor and disabled. Republican leaders also are considering taking thousands of pregnant women, disabled workers and children off the Medicaid rolls and putting them into yet-to-be-established health exchanges. “It’s always better to create a path for short-term benefits with long-term... read more.
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U.S. House of Representatives… Ohio House members ask Obama to address adoption ban
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent to President Obama this week, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) joined other members of the Ohio delegation in urging the president to engage with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to find solutions for children and families affected by the Russian government’s ban on American adoptions of Russian children.  Speaker Boehner met personally this week with Ohio... read more.
Toledo Blade… Ohio groups long ago sounded alarm on IRS, By Tom Troy and Vanessa McCray
Conservative Ohio groups more than a year ago raised the alarm that the Internal Revenue Service was holding up their applications for tax-exempt status, leading Ohio U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Urbana) to request the audit that led to the IRS's admission that it targeted Tea Party-related groups for close scrutiny. The scandal on Wednesday broadened enough to prompt President Obama's Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to request the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller... read more.
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Breitbart… Ryan to IRS: ‘How can we not conclude that you misled this committee?’
By Joel B. Pollack - 17 May 2013 - Former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, who only took over in November and resigned this week at President Barack Obama's behest, will testify before the House Ways and Means Committee Friday on his role in targeting Tea Party and conservative groups for audit or excessive review. Miller was the first senior IRS official to be disciplined in the scandal, though the problems began before... read more.
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Enterprise Zone program extended two years
COLUMBUS– Senate Bill 112, sponsored by State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City), today passed the Ohio Senate with strong bipartisan support. If enacted, the bill would extend the certification deadline for Ohio’s Enterprise Zone program for an additional two years. “The Enterprise Zone program empowers local governments to incentivize investment and job creation in a needed area of their community,” said Beagle. “This is a program that has a proven track... read more.
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Job & Family Services… Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation; Unemployment slightly down
Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in April 2013, down from 7.1 percent in March, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).  Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 7,600 over the month, from the revised 5,175,600 in March to 5,183,200 in April. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in April was 400,000, down from... read more.
Youngstown Business Journal…2012 Utica Results Show ‘Onset of New Boom', By Andrea Wood
Friday, May 17, 2013–YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil production in the state’s Utica Shale/Point Pleasant formation increased 93% in 2012 compared to 2011, and natural gas production rose by 80%, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday afternoon. While the increases are huge, just 87 horizontal wells were in production in 2012, officials emphasized, and their days in production were relatively few because midstream gas processing infrastructure has yet to come on line. Still, the... read more.
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Ohio EMA, EPA…Accident exercise at Continental Carbonic deemed “successful”, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE - “Attention all personnel. An emergency has happened. Evacuate plant and go to staging area…” It was 9:15 a.m. May 11 and the employees at Continental Carbonic immediately left the plant in accordance with the company’s emergency plan. The accident exercise had begun. “We have a mock ammonia... read more.
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Ohio Federation of Republican Women…Local Republican Women Attend OFRW Legislative Day
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Darke County Republican Women’s Club member Lyn Bliss joined Republican women’s club leaders from across Ohio at the Statehouse recently for the Ohio Federation of Republican Women’s (OFRW) annual Legislative Day. The Legislative Day included a tour of the Statehouse, visits with numerous State Senators and Representatives, along with private conversations with members of the Senate and House leadership ... read more.
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Pay Ohio $3.8 Million
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined with other states and the federal government in a $500 million dollar settlement to resolve civil and criminal allegations against a pharmaceutical manufacturer in India. Investigators said Ranbaxy, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer based in Gurgaon, India, introduced adulterated drugs into interstate commerce. As a result, false or fraudulent claims were submitted to Ohio's Medicaid Program. The total ... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office…Shooting; Brother Arrested for Felonious Assault
On Friday, May 18, 2013 at approximately 10:43 p.m., the Darke County 911 Center received a call from a man reporting that he had just shot his brother. The caller was identified as 30 year old Kody Clark who stated that the incident had just occurred at his residence located at 41 Knottingham Wayin Sherwood Forest, Greenville, OH. Darke County deputies along with the Arcanum Rescue Squad were immediately dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival... read more.
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Greenville Police Beat…“It was only one burglary”
A rash of burglaries continue with Greenville Police arresting Brian Peters and Ty Howell. Greenville police also responded to a suspicious person call in the 1000-Block of Central Ave. which resulted in the arrest of Rodney Jett of Springfield for Falsification. Additional Warrant arrests were made on Scott Alan Williams, Dustin B. Clark and Robert Price. Warrant Arrests On May 11 police responded to a Burglary at the residence of Linda Stebbins ... read more.
Pewstates… Safety Net Hospitals Won’t Be Docked in States That Don’t Expand Medicaid
By Christine Vestal, Staff Writer - Safety net hospitals – which serve the majority of Medicaid patients and the uninsured – have feared a big financial blow in 2014, especially in states that declined to expand their Medicaid programs. But the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week indicated they may not be hit as hard as first thought. Instead of punishing states that refuse to expand Medicaid, the funding cuts – $500 million in 2014 and $600 million in 2015—will be allocated among states... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal… Half of small business owners say health care reform is bad for them
By Kent Hoover - Small business owners just don't know what's good for them -- at least that's what President Barack Obama seems to think when it comes to health care reform. A new Gallup Poll finds that 48 percent of small business owners think the Affordable Care Act is going to be bad for their business. These... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine joins 43 AG’s to request Prescription Drug Warning
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin labeling addictive prescription painkillers with warnings for expectant mothers. Attorney General DeWine was one of  43 state and territorial attorneys general who signed a letter addressed to the FDA today calling for a "black box warning" on prescription painkiller packaging.  The warning would alert pregnant women and their health... read more.
Montgomery County school wins $1,000 science competition
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School advances to final round for $5,000 - COLUMBUS– State Senators Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) and Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today announced that Amanda Ooten, an AP Biology Teacher at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in Dayton, Ohio, is the winner of the “Make My LabWoRx” contest. Ooten's winning video and lesson plan demonstrate how nerves transmit signals through the body. “It is critically important that American... read more.
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Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on New, Revised Probate Forms
May 13, 2013 - The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until June 11 on probate court forms that concern Medicaid estate recovery, real property certificates of transfer, foreign adoption, and disinterment applications. Amendments to the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio cover Probate Forms 7.0, 7.0(A), 12.0, 12.1, 19.2, 19.3, 25.0, 25.1, 25.2, 25.3... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer… Rep. Mike Turner seeks jail time for IRS agents who launch political investigations
By Sabrina Eaton - May 13, 2013 - Dayton-area GOP congressman Mike Turner has teamed up with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, to introduce legislation that would make it a crime for Internal Revenue Service agents to launch politically motivated investigations. Their bill was prompted by an IRS official's admission last week that its agents targeted tea party organizations for intrusive examinations of their tax-exempt status. "Americans should not have to wonder... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Postal Service's $1.9 billion loss means reform can't wait any longer
The U.S. Postal Service's $1.9 billion loss in the second quarter proves that Congress "can't afford to wait any longer" to pass postal reform legislation, said Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. Carper, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has been the main force in Congress behind changing the Postal Service's business model. That could include allowing the Postal Service to restructure its retirement health benefits payments, continue reducing its number of facilities... read more.
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Ohio Governor John Kasich… Local entities to receive $112.8 Million Workers’ Comp Rebates
Rebates total $429,100 for Darke County - 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 grants and a 4 percent rate reduction for public employers.  The rebates and reforms are made possible by larger... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Announces Statewide Safe Neighborhoods Initiative to Help Communities Combat Violent Crime
(AKRON, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a bold, new, holistic initiative aimed at decreasing violent crime in Ohio by targeting Ohio's most violent offenders. The Attorney General's Safe Neighborhoods Initiative will begin in Akron and eventually spread to other crime-ridden neighborhoods within communities... read more.
DeWine Announces DNA Results in Cleveland Kidnapping Case
(CLEVELAND) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the preliminary results of DNA testing performed in connection with Cleveland kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro. The Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) received a sample of Castro's DNA late yesterday afternoon, and forensic scientists worked throughout the night to confirm that Castro is the father of the six-year-old girl born in captivity to one of the kidnapping victims. Castro's DNA profile was... read more.
Court News Ohio…Students Advocate for Justice in their Communities
May 10, 2013–It’s not every day that middle school student activists try to solve problems such as animal abuse, bullying, domestic violence, homelessness, and teen pregnancy. But that was the scene May 7 at the Riffe Center in Columbus when more than 150 Ohio students took part in the 19th annual Youth for Justice Summit, a program of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education. “These students are tackling real world problems,” said OCLRE Executive Director Lisa Eschleman. “Domestic... read more.
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CNO adds new leadership… County News Online welcomes Olson, Wombolt to team
County News Online is pleased to announce that Amanda Rodeheffer-Olson has been promoted to Editor and Jaime Wombolt has been named Director of Marketing for County News Online. “With the announcement this weekend that I have joined the Early Bird team, it was obvious that some changes needed to be made,” said Bob Robinson, who has now assumed the Managing Editor role for CNO. “Early Bird publisher ... read more.
The Hill… Whistle-blower: Special forces could have saved Americans in Benghazi, By Julian Pecquet
05/06/13 - U.S. special operations forces in Libya could have saved Americans killed in the attack last Sept. 11 on the consulate in Benghazi but were told to stand down, a State Department whistle-blower has told congressional investigators. The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and... read more.
Breitbart… ABC News: Obama Admin scrubbed terror references in Benghazi talking points, By John Nolte
May 10, 2013 - UPDATE: Here are the 12 talking point revisions. Keep in mind the Obama Administration has repeatedly denied making these revisions and denied straight through to Sept 19 that there was any evidence of a terror attack. It looks as though after eight long months, the wheels might have finally come off the Obama Administration's coverup of the September 11th anniversary attacks in Libya. To justify lies told for over a week about a spontaneous protest, the White House has consistently... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Seeks Consumer Restitution from Storm-Chasing Roofer
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed a lawsuit charging Restore It USA, LLC and its owner James Twaddle with multiple violations of Ohio's consumer laws. According to the lawsuit, the business targeted consumers whose homes were damaged by storms but failed to deliver promised services. "Businesses are required by law to fulfill their promises to consumers," Attorney General DeWine said. "When they don't, we will take action."Restore It USA is located at 132... read more.
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Cleveland Plain Dealer… Internet cafe drama stirs debate on campaign contributions and access to legislators, By Robert Higgs
May 04, 2013–Intrigue surrounding legislation that would all but ban Internet cafes in Ohio could easily have given voters the impression that the key to getting a legislator’s attention is an open wallet. More than two-thirds of the House voted for the bill that targets the sweepstakes parlors in mid March, just before a two-week... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal… Dayton region must focus internships, leaders say, By Tristan Navera
The number of internships in the Dayton region has increased 7.1 percent in the past year, but that falls below the national average. Internships are key to the development of Dayton’s workforce. That’s the word from local business leaders and higher education officials during a Friday business briefing. During the meeting — held at University of Dayton’s River Campus — local officials praised the results of the 20 by 20 challenge, a long-term... read more.
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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel…Transparency Legislation to post State Checkbook Online introduced
COLUMBUS- State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) was joined by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel at a press conference today to unveil legislation seeking to establish "Open Ohio," a state government expenditure database showing taxpayers exactly where their money is being spent. In an effort to increase government accountability and transparency, this legislation creates a searchable, freely accessible database that displays the ... read more.
Breitbart...Benghazi hearing aims to reveal high level decisions-makers, By Kerry Picket
May 8, 2013 - Republicans on the House Oversight Committee say there will be “explosive” revelations that will come forth during the Committee’s hearing on Wednesday when three State Department witnesses reveal what they knew the night the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya were attacked by terrorists. Committee members will be hearing the testimonies of State Department employees Greg Hicks, Mark Thompson, and Eric Nordstrom. The Committee appears to be interested in finding... read more.
$153 Million Class Action Settlement Against Fannie Mae, KPMG
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a $153 million settlement has been reached in a class action shareholder lawsuit with Fannie Mae and accounting firm KPMG. The settlement must be approved by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. "I am pleased to see this litigation finally resolved on behalf of the Ohio pension funds and other members of this very large class," said Attorney General DeWine. "The settlement brings closure to... read more.
The Hill… Holder v. Brownback? DOJ and Kan. on collision course on guns, By Ben Goad
05/04/13 - The Obama administration is on a collision course with the state of Kansas over a new law that claims to nullify federal gun controls. Attorney General Eric Holder has threatened litigation against Kansas over the law in what could the opening salvo of a blockbuster legal battle with national ramifications. “This is definitely a case that could make it to the Supreme Court,” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Friday afternoon. “There is nothing symbolic about this law... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Ohio's education standards debated, By Charlie Boss and  Jim Siegel
May 5, 2013 - New math and English standards known as the Common Core are already in Ohio classrooms, even as opposition mounts from groups that include those affiliated with the tea party. Kindergartners in Hamilton schools are having book discussions, writing their thoughts about where a sneaky rabbit might have gone at the end of their story. A third-grade class in Reynoldsburg is trying to explain what words such as pollution and contamination mean in a unit where they will create their own water... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Ohioans Dispose of Approximately 16 Tons of Unwanted Pills
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today thanked Ohio residents for properly disposing of more than 16 tons (32,369 pounds) of unwanted prescription medications during last Saturday's drug take-back day. The DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of prescription drug disposal. "Improper use of prescription... read more.
The Hill… Obama won't rule out American boots on the ground in Syria, By Julian Pecquet
05/03/13 - President Obama did not rule out sending U.S. troops to Syria on Friday but said he did “not foresee” such a scenario if his administration confirms that Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons. “As a general rule, I don't rule things out as commander-in-chief, because circumstances change. You want to make sure I always have the full power of the United States at our disposal to meet American national security interests,” Obama said during a press conference in Costa Rica. “Having... read more.
Dayton Attorney Indefinitely Suspended, By Dennis Whalen
May 1, 2013–Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on print The Supreme Court of Ohio today indefinitely suspended the law license of Dayton attorney  Marc N. Greenberg for engaging in sexually explicit online conversations with undercover police agents whom he believed to be 12 and 13-year-old girls, and using his computer webcam to transmit obscene video and still photos to those persons. Greenberg’s license has been under an interim suspension since November... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine…Lawsuits close three Internet Cafes
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed lawsuits against three internet cafes which failed to file affidavits of existence after a statewide moratorium went into effect in 2012. "While we suspect Ohio gambling laws are likely being violated at nearly all internet cafes in Ohio, the clearest illegal activity occurs when an establishment opens in violation of the statewide moratorium," said Attorney General DeWine. "My office... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer… Kasich proposes $1 billion Ohio BWC rebate to employers, By James F. McCarty
May 02, 2013 - Gov. John Kasich proposed today returning $1 billion in rebates to 210,000 employers from excess assets held by Ohio's Bureau of Workers' Compensation. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich said today that he wants to return $1 billion in insurance premiums to 210,000 public and private employers in amounts ranging from $5 to millions of dollars. Kasich said the rebates would come from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s net assets, which exceed $8 billion and are more... read more.
Court News Ohio…Foreclosures Statewide Drop Again in 2012, By Bret Crow
May 2, 2013–Darke County slightly up over 2011. The number of Ohio foreclosure case filings continues to decrease. Continuing a recent trend, the number of Ohio foreclosure case filings decreased again in 2012 by 1.5 percent, according to data released today by the Ohio Supreme Court. For 2012, common pleas courts across Ohio reported 70,469 new residential, commercial, and tax foreclosure case filings to the Supreme Court, or about 1,000 fewer compared to 2011. The Supreme Court began... read more.
Federal News Radio… Bill would ax FEHBP in favor of Affordable Care Act plan, by Jason Miller
Wednesday - 5/1/2013 - Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) wants to move federal employees, the president, vice president and members of Congress off the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program and on to insurance exchanges. Camp and six other members introduced H.R. 1780 last Friday to change the law requiring the executive and legislative branches to use these new plans under the Affordable Care Act. Camp, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, was joined on the three-page bill by Reps ... read more.
Ohio Public Radio… Name Game and Blame Game Starting Already in 2014 Gubernatorial Race
By Jo Ingles - Name calling has already begun in the race for Ohio Governor but it’s not what you think. The Ohio Republican Party has requested documents that Democratic Gubernatorial candidate and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has not signed because his name was not spelled correctly. And the Ohio Democratic Party is firing back with a similar request of its own. Back in 2011, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald put out a staff memo saying he would no longer sign legal... read more.
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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel… Investment Program Passes $1 Billion in Less Than a Year
STAR Plus Quadruples Rate of Return Over Traditional Investment Program - COLUMBUS - State Treasurer Josh Mandel announced today that STAR Plus, a first-of-its-kind local investment program, has surpassed $1 billion in local government investments. The STAR Plus Program was launched in June 2012 and has seen tremendous growth since its inception, with local governments of all sizes choosing to safely invest their tax dollars through the... read more.
Court News Ohio… Appeals Court Rules Police Violated Man’s Fourth Amendment Rights, By Jenna Gant
April 29, 2013 - The Second District Court of Appeals ruled that the trial court should have suppressed evidence of drug possession obtained in a traffic stop for unpaid traffic tickets. Evidence of drug possession against a Dayton man should have been suppressed by the trial court because it was obtained in a traffic stop not for a crime but for unpaid parking tickets, the Second District Court of Appeals has ruled. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas convicted Edward L. Dukes of a fifth... read more.
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