As the weather gets colder, there are more than a few Ohioans who are right now planning their annual extended stays in Florida or other warm climates. But there's a complicated case in the Ohio Supreme Court which hopes to answer the question where a person who has two homes actually lives.
A federal report says Ohio hasn't always met its own requirements for annual, unannounced inspections of day care centers and could do more comprehensive background checks for employees.
The report today from the watchdog arm of the Department of Health and Human Services looks at monitoring of licensed providers that get subsidies to care for low-income children through the Child Care and Development Fund.
It analyzed 125 of Ohio's more than 13,000 care providers for the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years. It found some required inspections were missed.
A new study says about 544 thousand Ohioans will be eligible for tax credits under the federal health care law if they purchase coverage through the new health insurance marketplaces.
The state-by-state analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that only seven states have more residents eligible for tax credits than Ohio. Texas tops the list with 2 million. Nationally, an estimated 17 million people could get the credits.
Though Ohioans have been casting ballots early for years, the weekend before election day has been a disputed time. And though this is an off year election, that’s no different this year.
Many counties won’t be allowing in-person voting the weekend before the election. Democrats including party chair Rep. Chris Redfern say a ruling in a lawsuit from last year requires in person voting this weekend.
“It’s time for Secretary Husted to tell the counties that are not following state and federal law,” says Redfern.