DAYTON, Ohio - Ohio has seen a jump in FBI background checks on prospective gun buyers this year.
The Dayton Daily News reports the FBI ran nearly 248,000 checks for firearm purchases in Ohio during the first seven months of this year, according to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The number was up 17.7 percent from the same period in 2010.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio has received far fewer applications than the number of vouchers available for transferring students to private schools from poor-performing public ones.
Although 30,000 vouchers were offered, The Columbus Dispatch reports only more than 17,000 requests for vouchers were turned in by this past Monday's deadline. A provision in the state budget signed at the end of June offered a 16,000 voucher increase of the private school scholarships.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Business loans and certain grants once handled by the state Department of Development will soon be taken over by a nonprofit organization.
State officials outlined some job-creation functions that will move from the state-run department to the semiprivate JobsOhio during a meeting Tuesday with business leaders and elected officials in Dayton.
The west-central area is one of six economic development regions that the state will be divided into under JobsOhio.