Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan attacked President Obama last night over Medicare during a speech at Miami University in Oxford on the same day the president defended his plans for the program.
A business funded group supporting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is spending more than 10 million dollars on tv ads in Ohio and ten other states criticizing President Obama's handling of the economy.
A new independent analysis shows the Republican Governors Association spent more in Ohio in 2010 than in any other state, helping John Kasich beat Democrat Ted Strickland. The assessment of national political spending in states with disclosure was conducted by the National Institute on Money in State Politics. It found the Republican governors' group directed more than 11 million dollars against Strickland. The group got a 1-million dollar donation from Rupert Murdoch, Kasich's former employer at Fox.
Columbus police say they'd like to see the trademark lion sculptures returned to the perch outside of headquarters they've used since 1991. Mayor Micheal Coleman's decision to move the sculptures to the Central Police Precinct over the weekend is not sitting well with some officers who note they stand for every fellow officer who died in the line of duty. The city removed the statues unbeknownst to officers in the dead of night Sunday using heavy lifting equipment.
If President Obama is to win re-election, he'll need to hang on to the youth vote he captured in 2008. Some young voters are frustrated with The President because they think he's deserted the political left. More than one hundred of them are attending a national conference this week at Ohio State University. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
A report by the Natural Resources Defense Council ranks Ohio second among the 50 states when it comes to toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. The report ranks neighboring Kentucky as the worst state for pollution. Spokesperson John Walke says the report examined emissions from power plants in 2010, the most recent data available.
A new study by the Centers for Disease Control shows nearly 30-percent of Ohio adults are obese. The study shows women with college degrees are less likely to be obese than those without, while there was no educational influence on the obesity rate for men. The study shows overall, more than one in three American adults is overweight.
More than 100 former and current Big Ten student-athletes and coaches represented 32 countries in 24 sports at the 2012 Olympic games, winning 35 medals. Michigan athletes won 12 medals, Penn State athletes secured five medals, Minnesota athletes won four medals, Northwestern and Purdue athletes claimed three medals each, while Illinois and Indiana athletes each brought home two.
Columbus Police say they have located the victim of an apparent shooting early Monday and are now investigating the circumstances. Police would not release the name of the person found critically injured near Maize Road and Oakland Park Avenue. Police say a second incident on Kimberly Avenue is also under investigation and may be connected.
The Red Cross is assisting 11 Columbus families left homeless after a two-alarm fire at their north side town homes early this morning. Columbus fire officials say no injuries are reported out of the fire at the Bayberry Place town houses.
The Westerville Teachers Union and the School Board have ratified a new three year contract agreement. The deal includes 2 percent raises in the third year. It also includes the resumption of step raises in the third year. The contract brings back eight teachers who had been fired amid budget cuts, and it brings back recess aides, allowing teachers time to meet one-on-one with students. Union officials had warned members of the possibility of a strike.