Representative Peter Beck http://wyso.org en Lawmaker Agrees To Give Up Powerful Chairmanship After Charges http://wyso.org/post/lawmaker-agrees-give-powerful-chairmanship-after-charges <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The speaker of the Ohio House says a southwest Ohio lawmaker has agreed to give up his powerful committee chairmanship after a new indictment.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Speaker William Batchelder, a Republican from Medina, says Republican Rep. Pete Beck will relinquish chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:31:08 +0000 Associated Press 45905 at http://wyso.org Lawmaker Agrees To Give Up Powerful Chairmanship After Charges Panel to Study Combining Ohio School Districts http://wyso.org/post/panel-study-combining-ohio-school-districts <p>CINCINNATI &ndash; Ohio&rsquo;s 614 school districts might be reduced in number depending on the results of a study.</p><p>Gov. John Kasich has asked Ohio lawmakers to set up a panel to explore whether combining school systems could save money and boost the quality of learning</p><p>The Cincinnati Enquirer reports two districts in northeast Ohio&#39;s Wayne County took a step toward consolidation and saved $300,000 a year by merging their central offices.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:59:55 +0000 Associated Press 2466 at http://wyso.org