Columbus City officials this morning outlined plans for a bond package to be placed on the November Ballot. Mayor Michael Coleman says Columbus has been recognized as one of the best places to live because the city has continued to make infrastructure improvements with the help of these bond packages..
Some Ohio doctors and medical clinic managers say if the Ohio legislature passes some anti-abortion bills now under consideration, it’s very possible there will be a shortage of doctors and medical facilities to serve the needs of Ohio women. And they warn more Ohio women will die due to complications from pregnancies. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.
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.