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Fired Prison Guard To Get Job Back

An Ohio prison guard who was fired after he allegedly posted threats about Governor John Kasich on-line is getting his job back. A state prisons department spokesperson says an arbitrator has ruled Jessie Hubbard should return to work at the Lebanon Correctional Institution. Hubbard was fired in January of last year. Hubbard says the post was part of a joking conversation over Senate Bill 5, a Kasich-backed proposal that would've restricted collective bargaining rights.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.