"The boys dressed themselves, hid their accoutrements, and went off grieving that there were no outlaws any more, and wondering what modern civilization could claim to have done to compensate for their loss. They said they would rather be outlaws a year in Sherwood Forest than President of the United States forever." Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Columbus, OH – Ohio's attorney general has been ordering that thousands of electronic gaming machines be unplugged because they are - by his new definition - virtually the same as illegal slot machines. But a Franklin County judge has issued an order of his own. It shields SOME of the games in question from the A.G.'s crusade. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen explains.
Columbus, OH – A new Ohio law regulating strip clubs and adult video stores was scheduled to take effect today (Tuesday). But, instead, its implementation has been blocked. That's because on Monday, owners of strip clubs and the dancers themselves turned in hundreds of thousands of petitions signatures demanding that voters get the final say. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
An update on the circumstances that led to the disappearance of an Ohio soldier - Search continues in Lake Erie following plane crash - A deadly holiday weekend on Ohio roads - Ohio University students settle in - Master creator of quilts continues her work
As you may have inferred from my many sardonic comments about the neocons, I oppose the war in Iraq. The documentary No End in Sight confirms my opinion not shared by everyone to be sure. But this documentary, written, directed, and produced by Charles Ferguson, an information technology expert and member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution, shows in a rare non-ideological way, the mistakes made up to and during the Iraq invasion.
Columbus, OH – Opponents of Ohio's death penalty now have a SECOND way to legally attack capitol punishment here. While several inmates are challenging the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process in FEDERAL court, TWO men who haven't even been HANDED the death penalty have been given the green light to challenge it in STATE court. That move has Ohio's attorney general seeing red. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen reports.
More bomb threats in Ohio - Unemployment assistance available for six counties hit by flooding - State officials say public tips about illegal games are pouring in - No holiday for one portion of state government - Longtime Ohio congressman dies - Former Buckeye returns as a Penguin
Columbus, OH – The 2007 Ohio State football season begins Saturday in Columbus with a game against Youngstown State, the school where Buckeye boss Jim Tressel's head coaching career began. Mike Foley has a preview.
Columbus, OH – Republican Mayoral candidate Bill Todd has criticized Democratic incumbent Michael Coleman for failing to hire a sufficient number of police officers. And to help drive that point home, Todd was recently joined by two Republican state lawmakers in announcing a proposal that would boost the number of qualified police and fire recruits in urban areas by offering forgiveable college loans. Alison Holm reports.
Columbus, OH – During a nine-day stretch in August, a fugitive hunt in the Columbus area that combines the efforts of federal, state and local police netted more arrests than the first two enforcement blitzes combined. Mike Foley has details.