internet cafes http://wcbe.org en Internet Cafes Closing http://wcbe.org/post/internet-cafes-closing <p><font face="Times New Roman">Companies are shutting down now that Ohio’s revised gambling laws are in effect. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:53:10 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Andy Chow 45103 at http://wcbe.org Opponents Of Internet Cafe Ban May Miss Today's Filing Deadline http://wcbe.org/post/opponents-internet-cafe-ban-may-miss-todays-filing-deadline <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">A state law banning Internet cafes could take effect as early as today. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:53:34 +0000 Jim Letizia 44217 at http://wcbe.org Internet Cafe Effort Falls Short http://wcbe.org/post/internet-cafe-effort-falls-short <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>Opponents of an Ohio law that effectively bans internet cafes have fallen more than 70 thousand valid signatures short of the number needed to place a repeal request on the 2014 ballot. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:28:33 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 43677 at http://wcbe.org Signature Validation For Internet Cafe Law Repeal Completed Next Week http://wcbe.org/post/signature-validation-internet-cafe-law-repeal-completed-next-week <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>Internet café backers are trying to block from taking effect a law effectively banning the establishments. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:31:52 +0000 Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio 43474 at http://wcbe.org Internet Cafe Ban Opponents Begin Gathering Signatures http://wcbe.org/post/internet-cafe-ban-opponents-begin-gathering-signatures <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>Opponents of an Ohio law that effectively bans internet cafes say they have enough signatures to block the law from taking effect. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:33:15 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 42402 at http://wcbe.org Group Wants BOE To Investigate Claims By Petition Circulators http://wcbe.org/post/group-wants-boe-investigate-claims-petition-circulators <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>A group of clergy and civil rights activists is asking the Franklin County Board of Elections to investigate whether petition circulators for a ballot effort seeking to overturn Ohio's ban on internet cafes are misrepresenting their cause. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:58:13 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 41018 at http://wcbe.org Authorities Raid Local Internet Cafes http://wcbe.org/post/authorities-raid-local-internet-cafes <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>State Authorities and Marysville police have served search warrants at 10 Internet cafes and other locations in seven counties in central and southwest Ohio. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:38:38 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 40526 at http://wcbe.org Internet Cafe Petition Collectors Allege Harassment By Casinos http://wcbe.org/post/internet-cafe-petition-collectors-allege-harassment-casinos <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>People collecting signatures on a petition aimed at blocking the state's internet cafe law say they have been harassed by opponents hired by Ohio casinos. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:23:18 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 39456 at http://wcbe.org AG Releases Numbers On Internet Cafes http://wcbe.org/post/ag-releases-numbers-internet-cafes <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state is home to 340 internet cafes. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:56:56 +0000 Jim Letizia 39221 at http://wcbe.org Internet Cafe Owners Want Ohio Voters To Decide Their Future http://wcbe.org/post/internet-cafe-owners-want-ohio-voters-decide-their-future <P>Operators of internet cafes are fighting&nbsp; a&nbsp;new state law banning their operations. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:07:03 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Jo Ingles 37399 at http://wcbe.org Internet Cafe Owners Want To Overturn State Ban http://wcbe.org/post/internet-cafe-owners-want-overturn-state-ban <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">A group of internet cafe operators has formed to oppose a new law effectively banning the facilities that state officials have called fronts for illegal gambling. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:45:09 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 37331 at http://wcbe.org House Approves Internet Cafe Moratorium http://wcbe.org/post/house-approves-internet-cafe-moratorium <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>The Ohio House has approved a bill extending the state's moratorium on the opening of new internet cafes and imposing a new reporting requirement. Thu, 23 May 2013 10:31:19 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 36169 at http://wcbe.org Senate Approves Bill Halting Internet Cafe Expansion http://wcbe.org/post/senate-approves-bill-halting-internet-cafe-expansion <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>The Ohio Senate has approved a bill to immediately halt the expansion of Internet cafes. Thu, 02 May 2013 11:11:30 +0000 Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio 34897 at http://wcbe.org Statehouse Debate Continues Over Fate Of Internet Cafes http://wcbe.org/post/statehouse-debate-continues-over-fate-internet-cafes <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>Ohio voters will decide the fate of the 794 storefronts, accused of selling illegal gambling…..that is, if a Youngstown state senator gets his way. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:10:27 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 34814 at http://wcbe.org Ohio Attorney General Continues Attack on Internet Cafes http://wcbe.org/post/ohio-attorney-general-continues-attack-internet-cafes <p>Ohio’s top cop&nbsp;Wednesday stepped up his drive to shut down many of the state’s internet cafes and sweepstakes stores on the grounds that they offer illegal gambling.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:00:28 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 34151 at http://wcbe.org Court Upholds Internet Cafe Gambling Convictions http://wcbe.org/post/court-upholds-internet-cafe-gambling-convictions <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>The 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals has upheld the gambling convictions of six people affiliated with three Internet cafes in Cleveland. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:44:36 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 32761 at http://wcbe.org Ohio House Votes To Close Internet Cafes http://wcbe.org/post/ohio-house-votes-close-internet-cafes <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>The Ohio House has approved a bill designed to shut down the state's 800 internet cafes as illegal gambling operations. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:29:00 +0000 Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio 32282 at http://wcbe.org House Committee Clears Bill Regulations on Internet Cafes http://wcbe.org/post/house-committee-clears-bill-regulations-internet-cafes <P>An Ohio House panel has approved a crackdown on storefront gambling-like operations known as Internet cafes.</P> <P> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:21:09 +0000 Associated Press 32190 at http://wcbe.org Internet Cafes Hurting Tax Revenue? http://wcbe.org/post/internet-cafes-hurting-tax-revenue <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>Some state officials think Internet cafes may be one reason why casinos are not generating as much tax-revenue as predicted. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:52:27 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 30923 at http://wcbe.org Internet Cafe Regulations Under Discussion At Statehouse http://wcbe.org/post/internet-cafe-regulations-under-discussion-statehouse <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">Ohio legislators are once again debating a proposal aimed at putting thousands of internet cafes and sweepstakes storefronts out of business. At a legislative committee hearing on the bill Wednesday, Ohio’s top cop blasted the businesses as illegal gambling houses. But, as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports, the industry and its supporters pushed back. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:13:41 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 30647 at http://wcbe.org Internet Cafe Regulations Under Discussion At Statehouse