Two Republican state lawmakers are proposing a measure overturning a recent decision by the Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor allowing young immigrants with temporary legal status to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges.
An Ohio State University spokesperson says the campus-wide tobacco ban will begin when classes resume on August 21st - but officials are still fine-tuning the ban and figuring out what the penalties for consuming a legal product on public land will be.
The Ohio Board of Regents says college-age immigrants participating in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible for in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.
After a 29 year career in Ohio government and politics, Jim Petro will retire on February 1st as Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. Looking back on his long career, Petro tells statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen he is proud of helping bring the two bureaucracies that deal with schools and higher education closer together.