Voter advocates in Ohio are urging state lawmakers not to make any changes to the swing state's election law ahead of November. And that includes repealing an elections bill that makes sweeping revisions to the law.
Proposed rules for allowing drilling in Ohio's state parks would require natural gas and oil companies to stay at least 300 feet - the length of a football field - from campgrounds, certain waterways and sites deemed historically or archeologically valuable.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Thursday that the proposals for drilling leases also include an 89-page list of "best management practices."
A Cincinnati-area family services agency that's come under recent fire over child abuse deaths is likely to receive $2 million to hire more caseworkers, supervisors and case reviewers.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the director of the Hamilton County Job and Family Services asked for the funds in an April 5 memo and two of the three commissioners who'll vote on the request say they support it.
They say the money will come from $28 million set aside for a possible fine in an investigation into agency bookkeeping.