COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio voters opposed to a new collective bargaining law that limits public employee unions will get to vote "no" at the ballot box this fall, following a decision Wednesday by the state Ballot Board.
The decision followed hours of negotiation by Secretary of State Jon Husted, the board's Republican chairman. It echoes years of Ohio ballot tradition, but also counts as a victory for the law's opponents. Voters against or confused by an issue tend to vote against it.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Chamber of Commerce has pledged to put money and the clout of its 6,000 business members behind the state's new collective bargaining law.
The board of the state's largest business advocacy group agreed today to help defend the law against a repeal effort on the November ballot. The board members did not decide how much money to spend on the campaign.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio will stop mailing state tax forms and instruction booklets in a change expected to save $1.2 million.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the paperwork won't be delivered to taxpayers' mailboxes starting next year. The Ohio Department of Taxation was already only sending forms to those who filed their taxes by mail the year before.
Taxpayers who mailed in their 2010 returns will receive postcards with their options for obtaining booklets and forms.
KETTERING, Ohio - An Ohio school board is considering the future a teacher accused of calling students names.
The human resources director for the Kettering schools said suspended Fairmont High School English teacher, Michael Togliatti, also repeatedly used profanity and ridiculed the district superintendent in class.
The Dayton Daily News reports the school board voted Tuesday night for Togliatti to be suspended without pay, pending termination.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio school districts who saw tax levy defeats yesterday at the polls will look at trying again in November.
Superintendent Lori Handler of the Mount Healthy schools tells The Cincinnati Enquirer her suburban Cincinnati district has no choice but to put the back on the ballot. She says the schools have had to slash programs that benefit students.