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Strickland’s public-school plan gets high marks

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Strickland’s vision for public-school reform getting high marks Tuesday, July 22, 2008 BY CATHY CANDISKY Gov. Ted Strickland’s vision of an education system tailored to meet individual student needs with greater opportunity for innovation was well-received by the educators, parents and others who gathered in Columbus today for the governor’s first forum […]


Bars ready to roll out Keno in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Bars ready to roll out Keno in Columbus and across Ohio Monday, July 14, 2008 BY JAMES NASH Before the sun rises three weeks from today, a new day in Ohio gambling history will dawn. Nearly 1,000 bars, bowling alleys, social clubs and other locations will begin selling tickets for Keno, a […]


Casino As Possible Solution For Ohio’s Economy?

Walker Evans Walker Evans

nbc4i.com wrote Casino As Possible Solution For Ohio’s Economy? Monday, Jun 09, 2008 – 05:18 PM By Denise Yost As the Ohio economy struggles, will more Ohio voters be willing to place their bets on an Ohio casino? The proposed casino would cost $600 million and would bring 5,000 new jobs to Central Ohio. Those […]


Strickland signs payday-lending bill in Ohio law


The Dispatch wrote Strickland signs payday-lending bill Tuesday, June 3, 2008 By Jim Siegel Gov. Ted Strickland yesterday signed tough new restrictions on short-term lending in Ohio that supporters say will put an end to a payday loan industry that does far more harm than good for Ohioans in financial trouble. When the law takes […]


Governor pushes for high-speed Internet in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Governor pushes for high-speed Internet Friday, April 25, 2008 BY MARK NIQUETTE Strickland spoke yesterday in Columbus at the first of six events planned nationwide by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the nonprofit Connected Nation to promote the importance of broadband access. The first step in Ohio has been to map […]


Strickland wants 3-C Passenger Rail Restored


The Dispatch wrote Strickland wants 3-C passenger rail restored Thursday, March 6, 2008 COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. Ted Strickland says the nation’s passenger rail operator should take a look at restoring lines to Ohio cities that have been without them for decades. Strickland asks Amtrak in a letter to evaluate how practical it would be […]


Lottery panel OKs Keno in bars, restaurant, clubs

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Keno drawings start July 1 Saturday, February 23, 2008 BY JAMES NASH A fast-paced lottery game is to come to as many as 1,100 bars and restaurants across Ohio in July, with bets as high as $20 a ticket and jackpots reaching $2 million. The Ohio Lottery Commission approved rules governing the […]


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