A pro-gun group in Ohio has raised more than 12,000 dollars to buy George Zimmerman a new firearm. He is the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of all charges in the fatal killing of the unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin, in Florida.
Ohio officials are taking a hands-off approach when it comes to promoting the federal health care law.
Ohio's insurance department says no marketing, advertising or outreach efforts are in the works by the state.
That will mean it'll be left up to providers, health centers, and others to get the word out about the law to the more than 1.5 million uninsured Ohioans. Enrollment for new benefits begins in October.
Republican Gov. John Kasich has opted to let the federal government run the state's new health insurance marketplace.
An American Civil Liberties Union report on police departments' increased use of license-plate scanning notes that the scanning policy of the State Highway Patrol in Ohio is more protective of privacy than some.
The report released Wednesday found scanners affixed to police cars, bridges or buildings around the country capture license plate images providing records of people's location and movement. That information often goes into databases that can be reviewed much later.
Attorneys representing homeless Ohioans and others who have traditionally encountered identification problems while voting are asking a federal court to keep a ruling on the books for future elections. Ohio lawmakers had once considered a bill that would require Ohioans to have a valid driver’s license or state issued photo I-d to vote. But that plan didn’t go anywhere, in part because advocates for the poor insisted their clients don’t have that kind of i-d and forcing them to get it just to vote would amount to a poll tax. There are several forms of identification that can be used.