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Things to know as Gov. Kasich readies his state budget

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is slated to release the first budget proposal of his second term on Monday. The Republican governor has dropped some hints of what's likely part of his two-year spending blueprint, including a package of tax changes and continued support for an expansion of the Medicaid health program. Here's a look at ideas to expect when he makes his budget pitch:

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Ohio judge stays order to return seized tigers to owner

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — State officials who seized six tigers and five other exotic animals from a sanctuary will be able to keep them at least until next week after a judge on Friday put an order to return the exotic animals on hold.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Ohio man gets 3 years for providing heroin in fatal overdose

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeastern Ohio man who gave heroin to a woman who later died from an overdose has been sentenced to three years in a state prison.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Ohio Army National Guard unit deploying to Kuwait

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 150 soldiers from an Army National Guard unit in Ohio are deploying to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Social services group offers mixed review of Kasich's ideas

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of health and human services advocates is expressing support for the governor's pitch to help economically struggling Ohioans move out of poverty, though the group has concerns about how the goal will be accomplished.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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State reports decrease in Ohio flu hospitalizations

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials are reporting a decrease in the number of flu-related hospitalizations in what has been an unusually bad season.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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Driver to be arraigned in fatal central Ohio bus-truck crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck that authorities say ran a red light and struck a school bus near the Ohio Statehouse is scheduled for his first court appearance after being charged.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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President's police task force to hold Ohio sessions

CINCINNATI (AP) — A presidential task force gathering information on policing best practices and issues will listen to law enforcement officials, community activists and others in two days of sessions in Cincinnati.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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