Ohio lawmakers continue to grapple with the question of what to do with the Medicaid program. Governor Kasich, business groups and Democrats want the state to expand Medicaid as part of the budget. But conservatives in the legislature see that as buying into Obamacare and throwing good money into a flawed program.
A former central Ohio sheriff labeled the nation's longest-serving sheriff is the state attorney general's new liaison with Ohio's local law enforcement officials. Attorney General Mike DeWine says former Pickaway County Sheriff Dwight Radcliff is now his office's senior law enforcement liaison.
Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year property-tax break for developers of the University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center on Olentangy River Road near Ohio State University, to allow for changing the facility into a Marriott hotel.