by German Lopez
In-person early voting begins in Ohio today. Find your nearest polling booth here.
Cincinnati could change how it gathers trash in the
future. City officials, under the request of City Manager Milton Dohoney
Jr., are looking for a way to make trash collection more automated and
reduce the amount of manual labor required to pick up trash. Michael
Robinson, director of public services, described the possible changes to
WVXU: “Implement a new cart system using semi-automated trucks as well
as automated units to reduce our workers compensation claims.” The
changes would save the city money.For the second year in a row, statewide college enrollment
declined. The two-year drop is the first time college enrollment has
dropped since the 1990s.
Casinos are popping up around Ohio — including the
Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati — but Ohioans do not have a gambling
problem. A new survey, which seeks to establish a baseline to find out
the impact of new casinos around the state, found problematic gambling
is fairly uncommon in Ohio with about 250,000 Ohio adults, or nearly 3
percent of Ohioans, reporting problems.Cincinnati-based Macy’s will be hiring 80,000 new employees for the holidays.
Several Ohio testing centers will be partnering up with
the GED Testing Service to allow taking GED tests online. The GED test,
which is accepted by most U.S. employers and colleges, gives a second
chance to adults who did not get a high school diploma.
JobsOhio, Gov. John Kasich’s privatized economic
development program, suffered a serious setback Friday when an Ohio
Supreme Court ruling dismissed efforts to clarify the program’s legal
status. Critics of JobsOhio say the program is unconstitutional and
illegal, and their complaints have often been legitimized by lower
courts. State officials hoped the Ohio Supreme Court would put the issue
to rest, but the court said a decision would have to be given by lower
Josh Mandel, state treasurer and Republican U.S.
senatorial candidate, doesn’t seem to be handling the stress of the
campaign very well. In a newly released video, Mandel is seen on an
elevator in an awkward confrontation that gets a little physical with a
campaign tracker. The tracker’s story was confirmed by a reporter at The Columbus Dispatch, who was also on the elevator and can be seen and heard in the video.
The amount of abortions in Ohio is down 12 percent, according to a new report by the Ohio Department of Health.
A Xavier study found trust in government and business is on the rise. The increase is typical in a growing economy.
About 60 percent of doctors would quit their jobs today if
given the chance. Not a good sign for a health-care system that was
expecting a doctor shortage even before Obamacare was passed.
U.S. home prices rose the most they have in six years. The
year-over-year increase of 4.6 percent is a potential sign of a
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