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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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Gay Marriage
11:09 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Supreme Court’s Rejected Gay Marriage Cases Won’t Affect Ohio For Now

Gay pride flag
Credit Flickr Creative Commons User Stéfan

  The U.S. Supreme Court's has rejected appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage, but the fight isn’t over in Ohio.

The Supreme Court’s decision to turn away appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin means 60 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state where same-sex marriages will be recognized. Ohio still isn’t one of them, but Al Gerhardstein, who’s the attorney in two cases filed against Ohio’s same-sex marriage ban, says he thinks change is inevitable.

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Statewide News
10:21 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Prison Workers' Union Protests Staffing Cuts In Columbus

Prison guards and supporters picketed Monday outside the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in Columbus.
Credit Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 100 Ohio prison workers have picketed outside Department of Rehabilitation and Correction headquarters claiming that staff shortages and other issues have made prisons more dangerous than ever.

The prison workers, who picketed outside the DRC in Columbus on Monday, said bad food from a private vendor, overcrowding and security breaches also contribute the unsafe conditions inside the state's 27 prisons.

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Statewide News
5:55 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Family Attorney Says Traficant 'Very Critical'

An attorney for the family of former U.S. Rep. James Traficant says Traficant remains in "very critical" condition after being injured in an accident on his farm outside of Youngstown in northeast Ohio.
Heidi Hanni says Traficant is being kept as comfortable as possible and confirmed that he is not conscious. She disputed reports that the former congressman from Ohio is being kept in a medically induced coma. She says he is being sedated for a number of reasons, including pain management.

Statewide News
2:41 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

Child Poverty Numbers for Ohio Released

Child Poverty Levels in the WYSO Listening Area.
Credit Children's Defense Fund - Report Generator

An annual report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Children’s Defense Fund Ohio finds that despite a perceived economic recovery, child poverty remains a serious issue in the state of Ohio.

Dawn Wallace-Pascoe is the Kids Count Project Manager with CDF Ohio.  She gave us an overview of the report and what it means for kids in Ohio.

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