Statewide News

Statewide News
5:14 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Census: Ohio poverty at more than 30-year high

A new census report shows Ohio's poverty rate is the highest in more than 30 years, and median household incomes are at their lowest levels in more than a quarter century.

Commerce National Bank chief economic adviser James Newton tells The Columbus Dispatch the census survey released Tuesday reflects the hits the state has taken from the recession, the loss of manufacturing jobs and other factors.

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12:07 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Kasich Honors Ohio Firefighers

The governor honored Ohio firefighters killed in the line of duty one day after the nation remembered first responders who died in the 9/11 terror attacks a decade ago.

Gov. John Kasich took part in a wreath-laying for fallen Ohio firefighters Monday in the courtyard at the state fire marshal's office in suburban Columbus.

Statewide News
7:05 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Central and Southern Ohio Lead State in Felony Stops

Central and Southern Ohio led the state in the number of felony arrests made from traffic stops.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that ,079 felony stops were made between January and July of this year.

Franklin County led the state with 171 arrests, followed by Scioto County with 109, Lorain County with 70 and Jackson and Lucas Counties with 65 each.

According to the Highway Patrol, 74% of the arrests comes from a trooper "looking beyond the license plate" to spot criminal activity, such as evidence of drug use.

Statewide News
7:38 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Cleveland casino flooded with job applications

Adam Tinworth

CLEVELAND (AP) - Job seekers eager to cash in on a casino opening early next year in Cleveland are flooding its operator with applications.

The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland began taking applications on its website Wednesday. A spokeswoman said more than 1,000 applications were received by mid-afternoon for 500 dealer and supervisor openings. Dealers will earn up to $40,000 a year, and supervisors will make $40,000 or more.

The application deadline is Sept. 30. More openings will be filled starting in December.

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9:47 am
Wed September 7, 2011

First African-American woman on 6th Circuit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Bernice Donald as a judge on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Donald will be the first African-American woman confirmed for that court.

Donald has broken through racial barriers throughout her career.  She was the first African-American woman to be elected as a judge in Tennessee, serve on the federal bankruptcy court and sit as a U.S. district judge in her state.

The Cincinnati-based court serves Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.