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4:04 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Campaign Funds to Help Pay Ohio Gov.'s Speech Costs

Barred from using tax dollars, some Ohio lawmakers expect to use campaign cash for travel expenses related to this year's new site for the governor's State of the State address.

State law allows elected officials to pay for meals and mileage related to public duties with campaign funds.

The provision keeps taxpayers from picking up certain tab, but it raises concerns from at least one state government watchdog who says it could extend donors' influence beyond elections.

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Politics
10:49 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Nevada Primary Results

Results from the Nevada Primaries on February 4, 2011, updated throughout the day.

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Around the Miami Valley
11:42 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Kings Island in Ohio Seeks to Hire 4,000

Joe Dunckley

The Kings Island amusement and waterpark outside Cincinnati says it plans to hire 4,000 workers to fill seasonal positions.  The park says it is accepting applications online for the 2012 season that starts April 28.

Open positions are in various areas, including admissions, entertainment, food and beverage, lifeguards, rides and security. 

Applications are open to those 15 and older.  The park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.

 

Statewide News
11:15 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Ohio Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed an anti-bullying bill that requires schools to update policies to include harassment and intimidation sent electronically, such as over the Internet or mobile phones.

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Politics
11:07 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Dem Local Leaders Oppose Ohio Turnpike Leasing

Democratic local officials opposed to leasing the Ohio Turnpike have announced they'll do their own study of whether it's a good idea.

The leaders from counties across northern Ohio said at news conferences in Cleveland and Youngstown yesterday that they're skeptical of an analysis planned by the state. They expect it will favor leasing, as proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich.

Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti predicted that privatizing the turnpike would be a "total nightmare" resulting in potholes and dangerous lapses in plowing and maintenance.

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