The Ohio House has held off taking a formal vote on a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the season's extreme weather.
At issue is a disagreement over how many days to allow. House Speaker Bill Batchelder says members plan to take an additional week to continue to work on the number of days in the proposal and review its costs.
If a same sex couple who is married in another state has a child together, only one parent’s name can be listed on an Ohio birth certificate. Now a lawsuit has been filed that would change that.
Cincinnati Attorney Al Gerhardstein says it is unfair that two heterosexual married parents of a child can have both of their names listed on a birth certificate yet two married homosexual parents have to choose just one name to put on that document.
Communities that need money for local transportation projects are in luck.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is providing 16 million dollars to local communities for transportation improvements. During the next few months, ODOT will work with local communities to come up with funding needs for two programs – one for small cites, the other to replace local bridges. About 8 million dollars will go to each program.
Ohio's senators want to meet with the U.S. energy secretary to promote a uranium enrichment project in southern Ohio.
Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican and Cleveland Democrat Sherrod Brown recently wrote jointly to Secretary Ernest Moniz, saying they'd like to get a project progress update, discuss its future, and ask how they can help the Department of Energy.