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UP: For years, Secretary of State Jon Husted has called for online voting registration, something he says will save the state money and make it more convenient for those who want to vote. Finally, it appears the Legislature is paying attention. A bill debated this week in the Senate would direct Husted to create a...

Secret database

Before Ohio’s budget bills get approved, they almost always turn into a grocery list of add-ons that have little to nothing to do with day-to-day government. The Senate’s budget plan is no exception. Since the House handed over its budget proposal, the Senate has proposed hundreds of changes. Among...

Tragic Tuesday

Findlay didn’t need a wake-up call like it got early Tuesday, but it got one when Jeremy J. Linhart was shot by police following a West Sandusky Street traffic stop. Details remain sketchy, and likely will be for awhile, but Linhart, a passenger in a car, struggled with a police officer outside the car...

Fair chance

Roughly 70 million adults have arrests or convictions that can make it harder to find work. In Ohio, about one in six people would be required to check the box on an application for a state government job that asks: “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” Not anymore. As of yesterday, under a...

Wind bill

Wind power has lost some of its bluster in Ohio over the past year. It’s easy to see why. First, Gov. John Kasich signed a bill that froze the state’s energy efficiency and renewable-energy standard for two years, making the state the first in the nation to roll back its renewable-energy mandate. Then,...

Going to pot?

It’s no surprise that Ohio’s top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Mike DeWine, is trying to stay a step ahead of the marijuana legalization issue. DeWine knows it’s inevitable that voters will approve some pot proposal, if not this year, then in 2016 or 2017. He disclosed last week that...

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UP: A salute is due to all who turned out for Memorial Day parades and other veteran-related events, or visited the grave of a service member. Memorial Day is the kickoff to summer, graduation and leisure activities to many. But it is also a time to remember members of the military, particularly those who died...
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