Statewide News

Statewide News
2:31 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

More Ohio Teens Are Delaying Driving

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Getting a driver’s license has traditionally been one of the things sixteen year olds look forward to doing once they blow out the candles on their birthday cakes. But a new study suggests more teens are waiting until they are a little older these days to get a license.

Delaware area resident Seamus O’Flaherty didn’t rush out to take driver’s ed classes when he turned sixteen.

“My brain wasn’t ready.”

O’Flaherty says he felt like he needed a little more time to learn everything he needed to know before getting behind the wheel.  So he waited a year.

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Poverty
11:00 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Half As Many People On Cash Welfare Assistance, But Is Good Economy The Reason?

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The state’s cash welfare program has been sending out half as many checks to Ohio families as it did three and a half years ago, but advocates have very different explanations for that.

The Ohio Works First program provides a maximum of $465 a month to some of the state’s poorest people, those making just under $9,990 for a family of three. Most recipients can only get benefits for three years, and adults in the program have to be working or in job training for at least 30 hours a week. The money buys things that food stamps and other programs don’t cover.

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Statewide News
7:15 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Ohio Highway Patrol To Crackdown On Impaired Drivers This Weekend

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Highway patrol units in three states will launch a weekend crackdown on impaired drivers starting tonight at midnight.

Increased patrols over the weekend will focus on I-70 from Pennsylvania, through Ohio and Indiana.

Officials say they want to “reduce unsafe driving behaviors,” and they’ll be on the lookout for seat belt violations, aggressive driving and impaired motorists.

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Statewide News
7:23 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Chrysler Reiterates Challenge For Ohio Jeep Plant

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Ohio's governor office says Chrysler insists that continuing to build the Jeep Wrangler in the state will be a challenge.
 
The automaker is considering moving production of the Wrangler out of Toledo so it can be constructed with an aluminum body to meet new government gas-mileage standards.
 
Chrysler says revamping the Wrangler plant in Toledo would be too costly.
 A group led by Toledo's mayor along with Ohio officials met with Chrysler officials Thursday.

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Gay Marriage
3:57 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Governor Kasich Says He Still Supports Ohio's Gay Marriage Ban

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he still supports Ohio's ban on gay marriage.
Credit Office of Governor John Kasich

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he continues to support the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, even as similar prohibitions are being struck down by the courts. In an interview earlier this week, Kasich said he supports the 2004 amendment defining marriage as only between one man and one woman, even though recent court rulings mean 60 percent of Americans live in a state that does or will recognize same-sex marriage.

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