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Kasich Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana, Ballot Initiative Cancelled

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana, Ballot Initiative Cancelled

By the end of summer, people suffering from chronic and painful ailments will have access to marijuana for palliative treatment. Ohio is now the 26th state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law last week, rendering a competing ballot measure somewhat irrelevant. Ohioans will be able to bring […]

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Kasich Signs Bill for Child Car Safety

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich Signs Bill for Child Car Safety

There may be a lot more broken car windows come fall. Governor John Kasich recently signed a bill allowing good samaritans to break and enter a hot, locked vehicle if there is a child or animal inside. Senate bill, sponsored by Republican Senators Jim Hughes (Columbus) and Frank LaRose (Copley Township), requires any rescuer to […]

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Charter Schools are Failing in Columbus and Throughout Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Charter Schools are Failing in Columbus and Throughout Ohio

Ohio Charter schools are getting failing grades, according to a report that was released late last month. The report comes from knowyourcharter.com, a website which allows Ohioans to keep track of how the state’s charter schools are performing. Ohio received $71 million of the $157 million in federal funds awarded to eight states in September, […]

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Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Friday was a day of political engagement as the Columbus Chamber of Commerce put on their 11th annual Government Day. Local and state party leaders, political strategists and local business owners discussed many of the main challenges Columbus is presently facing — from lack of faith in the school system to shortcomings in public transportation […]

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House Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega House Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Patients with severe, debilitating illnesses might have legal access to marijuana as early as this summer. House bill 523, introduced late last month, passed the House this week with a bipartisan vote of 71-26. The marijuana debate has gone on for years, and Ohioans have seen several ballot initiatives start up to legalize the drug […]

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Kasich Talks Jobs, Drug Abuse in State of the State Address

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich Talks Jobs, Drug Abuse in State of the State Address

Gov. John Kasich covered Ohio’s successes and future initiatives at the State of the State address Wednesday evening. The event was held at the Peoples Bank Theater in Marietta. Economic growth, education and drug abuse were Kasich’s main talking points before handing out the night’s courage awards. Much of his speech reiterated a lot of […]

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Kasich, Clinton Take Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich, Clinton Take Ohio

Although the votes are still coming in, as of this writing Gov. John Kasich and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can celebrate victories in Ohio’s primary Tuesday, clarifying the Democratic race and further confusing the Republican one. Kasich’s 42-36 percent win against Donald Trump is a small one, considering his success in the other […]

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