Thousands of Ohioans on Medicaid who had their coverage dropped at the beginning of this year will now be reinstated, thanks to a recent settlement reached with the state. Another lawsuit was filed this week against Ohio's voting laws and procedures. And the top Republicans in the state are lining up behind the candidates they support in next year's presidential race.
State lawmakers are responding to a report on the status of police officer training by proposing changes to the laws on basic training and recruitment. But they could get pricey. Rep. Tim Derickson (R-Oxford) is introducing a bill to get rid of a cap on training hours and require new police officer recruits to have at least a high school diploma or a GED. But there's a problem - the cost, which could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars at least. Attorney General Mike DeWine says he's pushing for a change too.
It's been almost exactly a year since the state revamped its website that seeks to connect job seekers and employers. OhioMeansJobs.com was first launched in 2008 as a partnership between the state Job and Family Services agency and the job search engine Monster.com, but since then it's undergone a total redo. Project director Mark Birnbrich walks through some of the highlights and concerns about OhioMeansJobs.com.
May 15, 2015