After more than 160 years of no searches at entrances to the Statehouse, visitors will soon have to open up their bags when walking in. A law stepping up Statehouse security passed two years ago, but the changes the law required are finally being put into place. Luke Stedke speaks for the agency that manages the Statehouse grounds, and says the new measures strike a careful balance.
Ohio may have to pay millions in penalties to the federal government because not enough people on welfare are working at a job or trying to get one. The state has been fined for the last three years because less than a quarter of Ohio’s welfare recipients are working, are volunteering as preparation for work or are in job training programs.
The federal government requires half of recipients be enrolled in work participation.
Ben Johnson at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says his agency is confident the situation can be corrected.