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Introducing a Bill to Renew National Heritage Designation for the Ohio & Erie Canalway

The Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is a vital part of Northeast Ohio’s economy. In July, Senator Brown introduced a bill that would renew the National Heritage designation of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Corridor, which includes more than eighty miles of Towpath Trail that runs through Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas Counties. […]

In Brief to Supreme Court, DeWine Backs Abortion Limit

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined his counterparts in fifteen states in asking the Supreme Court to consider prohibiting abortions in most cases after 20 weeks. Ohio and Montana are the lead states in a brief filed with the Supreme Court in Horne v. Isaacson, a case abortion opponents feel could turn the tide in […]

Ohio Governor Defies G.O.P. With Defense of Social Safety Net

In his Statehouse office, Governor John R. Kasich let loose on fellow Republicans in Washington. “I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor,” he said. “That if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.” Since Republicans in Congress shut down the government in trying to remove funding for President […]

Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week

Originally posted on PCF Digital :
Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week Think that you can build the next Apple or Microsoft? Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week is where ideas bloom into startups.  Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week is a week-long event that integrates investor knowledge and experience with entrepreneur innovation. Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to converse with investors and industry professionals…

Brown Presses VA to Eliminate Backlog

In July, Senator Sherrod Brown called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to cut its backlog of 490,000 claims filed by disabled veterans and their caregivers for services and benefits they have earned. Sen. Brown announced his plan to prevent and cut the backlog by working to pass two key pieces of legislation. He […]

Health Department Worker Downloaded Thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Comics Using State Equipment

An Ohio Department of Health worker downloaded tens of thousands of movies, television shows and comic books using the department’s computer network, compromising security safeguards. A report of the investigation recommends action and changes by the Department of Health to deal with improper computer use. The Health Department has sixty days to respond to the inspector general. […]

ACLU, Defiance Reach Deal Over Chalk Messages

The American Civil Liberties Union and a northwest Ohio city have reached a temporary deal over the city’s ban on sidewalk messages. At issue is an ordinance in Defiance that prohibits painting words, names, or ads on sidewalks. The ACLU’s Ohio chapter is suing the city, arguing that the law violates free speech rights and […]

A Hedge Fund Is Now The Largest Landlord In Huber Heights

Huber Heights, Ohio, a Dayton suburb, finds itself 9% owned by a hedge fund that played a key role in inflating and exploding the sub-prime mortgage bubble, putting the town’s public school and other budgets in jeopardy. Magnetar Capital owns one of every eleven homes in 40,000-person Huber Heights after purchasing the rental company founded by the town’s […]

Wife in Tuesday Night Double Shooting in Cleveland Dies

The woman who police believe was shot by her husband Tuesday night in Old Brooklyn has died. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as Megan Conner and the husband as Brantley Johnson. Cleveland Police spokesman Sgt. Sammy Morris said a preliminary investigation showed Johnson and Conner were going through divorce, and Johnson showed […]

Pro-Life Groups In Ohio Sue To Block 300,000 Low-Income People From Gaining Health Coverage

On Monday, Ohio became the fourth Republican-led state to agree to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Governor John Kasich, who has been pressuring fellow Republicans to expand the public program, finally secured the support he needed. That decision isn’t sitting well with some conservatives. Two anti-abortion groups and six Republican lawmakers filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to prevent the state from accepting federal money […]