COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Governor John Kasich today is expected to lay out details of his tax and education priorities. The Republican governor has already said that his proposal will include plans to drop personal income tax rates to below 5 percent. The plan, done every two years, also is expected to streamline government services for the poor and unemployed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A legislative panel this morning takes up a proposal allowing hunters to use silencers on their guns. The Columbus Dispatch reports the measure would allow hunters to use the silencers while going after some birds and wild game, including white-tailed deer. Proponents say the silencers protect hunters' hearing. Opponents say they make weapons easier to use illegally.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - State regulators have ordered a driller to halt its operations in the Youngstown area after three minor earthquakes were felt in the area west of the city. State officials say there's nothing to suggest the quakes are connected to any of the injection wells but say they want to further test the area.
CONNEAUT, Ohio (AP) - Some 30 elementary schoolkids escaped safely yesterday afternoon when their school bus slid partially into a sinkhole in Conneaut. School officials tell the Ashtabula Star-Beacon the pavement collapsed as the bus passed, dropping the rear wheels into the hole. The sinkhole may have been caused by a water leak resulting from this winter's extreme cold.
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