COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has denied a request from a liberal policy group to block Ohio from selling its prisons, but he has agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the law that permits the sales.
ProgressOhio and several prison employees had filed suit last week to challenge Gov. John Kasich's plan to privatize five state prisons.
The Wednesday ruling in Franklin County comes a day before the state plans to announce the company or companies that have been awarded contracts to buy and operate the sites.
Data on how much money state and local public employees make has been online for a while. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports that data is getting a lot of new attention thanks to a link on a state officeholder's website.
DAYTON, Ohio(AP) - The Dayton Public Schools, one of Ohio's bigger school districts has barred teachers from becoming friendly with students on Facebook and other social networking sites.
The new policy also prohibits teachers from texting or sending instant messages to students. And, the educators may not respond to students' attempts at communicating through any personal or professional accounts not approved by the district.
An Ohio appeals court has ruled against a move to increase the state's fee for obtaining a person's driving records.
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles hiked the charge from $2 to $5 to raise about $10.6?million a year for state public safety programs, including Homeland Security. But the Franklin County Court of Appeals in Columbus said Tuesday that revenue from the fee must be used for highways.