If a group of former athletes,
entrepreneurs, developers and other investors gets its way, a
high-profile ballot initiative seeking to change Ohio’s constitution
could make it legal to light up a joint in the state.
Ohio’s top 1 percent of earners make 21
times more than the other 99 percent of earners in Ohio, according to a
study released by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think
tank based in Washington, D.C.
The state of Ohio, lead by Ohio Attorney
General Mike DeWine, filed a lawsuit in federal district court against
the federal government Jan. 26 over fees associated with the Affordable
Care Act (ACA) paid by state and local governments.
The region’s hunger problem isn’t
relegated to a few isolated pockets. More than 133,000 families receive
food assistance in Hamilton County, according to the Ohio Children’s
Hunger Alliance, a statewide group.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 16
that it will hear arguments about gay marriage bans in Ohio and three
other states this spring, lining up what could be a precedent-setting
legal battle over the bans.