Ohio House http://wyso.org en Ohio House Speaker Calls for Beck’s Resignation http://wyso.org/post/ohio-house-speaker-calls-beck-s-resignation <p>Top leaders of his own party are calling for the resignation of Republican State Representative Peter Beck.&nbsp; But Beck plans to fight the charges and stay in office.</p><p>Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder is calling on his Republican colleague to resign. This push comes after State Representative Peter Beck was indicted on several counts of securities fraud and theft.</p><p>In his statement, Batchelder said Beck, of the Cincinnati area, has served the Ohio House honorably but added that it would be in everyone’s best interest if the representative left office.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) 36610 at http://wyso.org Ohio Bills Aimed at Errors in Sports Safety Law http://wyso.org/post/ohio-bills-aimed-errors-sports-safety-law <p>State lawmakers are working to correct a new Ohio law that would allow coaches and referees in youth sports leagues to be criminally prosecuted if they don't follow requirements regarding players' head injuries.</p><p>The new law takes effect in late April. It requires coaches, volunteers and officials in youth sports organizations to have players who show concussion-like symptoms sit out games or practices until they're checked and cleared by a doctor or licensed health care provider. Coaches would also need to know more about concussions.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 30322 at http://wyso.org