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Lt. Governor Attacks Governor on Gun Control Stance

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lt. Governor Attacks Governor on Gun Control Stance

Ohio Governor John Kasich was in the national news over the weekend for a noted change in his stance on the second amendment. In the wake of the Parkland Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead, Kasich appeared on CNN’s State of the Union to call out both President Trump and members of Congress […]

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Online Charter School ECOT Closes Virtual Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans Online Charter School ECOT Closes Virtual Doors

The central idea behind charter schools is that a private business or nonprofit can run an educational facility better than a public sector operator. The issue is that sometimes businesses and nonprofits can fail and close. That problem has come to light in a big way with the closure of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow […]

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Ohio Gubernatorial Election Heats Up as More Democrats Have Entered the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Gubernatorial Election Heats Up as More Democrats Have Entered the Race

Since Ohio’s gubernatorial candidates first started filing, a lot has changed, with more candidates entering the Democratic primary and one leaving the Republican primary. Ohioans now have three Republican candidates and seven Democratic candidates to pick from for the state’s next leader, as the February deadline for petition-filing draws nearer. The GOP’s frontrunner, Attorney General […]

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Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Michael Corey Michael Corey Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Our elected officials in Congress are close to finalizing sweeping tax legislation that would hurt, not help, those most in need, and those charged with caring for them. The tax vote cast by Ohio’s Congressional Delegation members will have a significant, long-ranging impact on all who call central Ohio home. The Human Service Chamber of […]

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Ohio’s Prescription Drug Issue: What You Need to Know

Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue Ohio’s Prescription Drug Issue: What You Need to Know

In November, Ohio voters will go to the polls to vote on Issue 2. Issue 2 is a deceptive and vaguely-worded ballot issue that would impose unworkable contracting requirements for state prescription drug purchases based on prices paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s important to understand how Issue 2 would affect medical […]

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The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

The race for Ohio governor is on, and each party has four candidates to choose from for election in 2018. For convenience, CU has listed each candidate, along with their work experience, key policies, and personal input. Democrats Connie Pillich, Montgomery, 56 Served as an Ohio House representative from 2009 to 2014, representing the 28th […]

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No Action on 20 Week Abortion Ban from Ohio Pro-Choice Groups

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega No Action on 20 Week Abortion Ban from Ohio Pro-Choice Groups

The anti-choice movement in Ohio got a win on Tuesday, when the ban on abortions after 20 weeks officially went into effect. Its only exception is if the mother’s life is at risk, but it doesn’t bend in cases of rape or incest. Gov. John Kasich signed it into law in December. Other than a […]

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