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Ike Mgbatogu

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Governor Kasich to face a last minute challenger in GOP primary

It goes without saying that Stevenot has his work cut out for him as he seeks to dethrone a sitting governor in a primary race. So, what are his chances of pulling it off? Little to none, realistically.

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Dem lawmakers call on Kasich to drop requirement changes in SNAP program

“Individuals living in poverty in urban areas should not be treated differently than Individuals living in poverty in rural areas of Ohio,” they complained.

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Ohio gets Medicaid expansion

state legislature to go along with his proposed Medicaid expansion agenda, took his case to the state Controlling Board where the six member cabal of lawmakers approved the governor’s plan, causing jubilation among many who fought alongside Kasich to pull this off.

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Leader Heard bummed over plant closure in her district

“It is unacceptable that Gov. Kasich’s economic development agency would recommend a deal that resulted in job poaching from one Ohio community to another. The hard working men and women in my district who will lose their jobs because of this back-room deal deserve an explanation. I fear, however, that the dark cloud of secrecy surrounding JobsOhio will prevent the type of accountability that these hard working central Ohioans deserve,” said Heard.

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Kasich, Dems going at it over audit of JobsOhio books

Partisan cacophonies and scuffles have been raging ever since Kasich launched JobsOhio. The court eventually got involved and sided with Kasich, which allowed the entity to stay. But with a bruising gubernatorial contest looming, the likely Democratic nominee Ed Fitzgerald is really pushing the issue out to the forefront, recently accusing Kasich of corrupt practices. At the same time, State Auditor David Yost is fighting to gain access to JobsOhio books.

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Yellow Cab debuts city’s first wheelchair accessible vehicles

Yellow Cab is first to show off its own wheelchair-accessible vehicles. The company’s President Jeff Kates is thrilled about her company having the opportunity to get involved in serving this population of riders.

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