COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State lawmakers have OK'd new oversight for Medicaid in Ohio in an effort to limit future cost growth in the program. The growth targets in the proposal are on the lower end of the region's average medical inflation rate. Governor John Kasich says he plans to sign the measure.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state Senate has approved a measure cutting the number of state-mandated evaluations for well-rated public school teachers. The proposal, which moves to the House, was prompted by teacher concerns that new state rules require more classroom observation sessions and other work than can be reasonably handled by existing staff.
ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - The state will appoint an outside prosecutor to take over the case of a county judge whose wife allegedly tried to poison with antifreeze. Authorities say Carla Hague could be charged with attempted murder in the September poisoning of Ashtabula County judge Charles Hague.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Sharply divided city council members in Cincinnati have decided to halt spending on the city's streetcar project, at least until they can get an analysis of whether it would be more expensive to end the project than to finish it at this point. Those figures could be available later this month.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Lincoln Park do not believe a school bus was a target in a shooting yesterday at a suburban Cincinnati intersection. The bus wasn't carrying any students when it was hit by a bullet. A woman in a car was hit and injured.
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