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City of Columbus, college removing statues of Italian explorer

City of Columbus, college removing statues of Italian explorer

“In taking this action, we are being mindful of societal change and forward movement,” Columbus State Board of Trustees President Anthony Joseph said.
Ohio made more than $1 million in duplicate payments, analysis finds

Ohio made more than $1 million in duplicate payments, analysis finds

“When we created InnovateOhio, one of my goals was to elevate technology inside state government to make it more productive and more customer-service friendly,” Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said.
Ohio’s unemployment claims top 500,000

Ohio’s unemployment claims top 500,000

More than 1.5 million people nationwide filed new unemployment claims last week, down 58,000 new claims from the week ending June 6.
State Controlling Board approves $4.7 million in funding for fairs

State Controlling Board approves $4.7 million in funding for fairs

Fairs with a junior fair are eligible for $50,000, while events that do not have a junior element are eligible for $15,000.
Watch live: DeWine updates state on law enforcement reform

Watch live: DeWine updates state on law enforcement reform

The governor will provide an update on law enforcement reform at 2 p.m.
Ohio House approves additional funding for schools

Ohio House approves additional funding for schools

“We’re investing in Ohio’s schools, communities and future,” House Speaker Larry Householder said. “These are programs with a solid track record of delivering real results.” 
Ohio Senate urged to act quickly on legislation for online ballot requests

Ohio Senate urged to act quickly on legislation for online ballot requests

More than 1.2 million Ohioans voted by absentee ballot in the 2016 presidential election.
Ohio lawmakers want to match their pay to median household income

Ohio lawmakers want to match their pay to median household income

“Elected officials seldom share in the pain when there is an economic downturn. This change will tie a legislator’s salary to the economic well-being of the state,” state Rep. Mark Romanchuk said.
2 Pennsylvania men indicted on rioting and firearm charges

2 Pennsylvania men indicted on rioting and firearm charges

“This indictment represents the first of such federal charges filed in this district, but they are not expected to be the last,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said.
Ohio House passes bill to expand broadband coverage to unserved residential households

Ohio House passes bill to expand broadband coverage to unserved residential households

“Now, more than ever, our lives are dependent upon broadband access,” state Rep. Michael O’Brien said.