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Report questions success of water quality trading program

By   /  November 27, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Are water quality trading credits keeping waterways clean, or do they just move pollutants around? An Ohio company is caught in the middle of this debate.

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Ohioans can be grateful for public records law

By   /  November 26, 2015  /  Commentary, Ohio  /  No Comments


Hey Ohio – your state government just got a D+ grade in openness and transparency. Too bad that failing grade doesn’t reflect just how good Ohio’s public records law Ohio really is and why the state can be grateful for its provisions.

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Ohio judge: Blog post criticizing mayor not defamation

By   /  November 17, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments


A Cuyahoga County judge ruled against the mayor of Maple Heights who claimed a blog post about his record was defamatory.

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Ohio court says city can’t use ‘quick-take’ to seize property

By   /  November 3, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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An Ohio court ruled Monday that the city of Perrysburg cannot use the “quick-take” method of eminent domain to seize certain properties.

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Ohio’s unemployment rate hits 14-year low despite more job losses

By   /  October 26, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments


Ohio’s unemployment rate hit a 14-year low in September, despite the loss of more than 8,000 jobs in the month.

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Ohio Sunset Review Committee finally meets — eight months late

By   /  October 22, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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The Ohio Sunset Review Committee held its first meeting Tuesday – only eight months later than the law requires.

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