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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A bipartisan group of governors says the two parties can and should work together to improve the nation's health care system. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper are set to discuss their latest policy work on health care during a news conference Friday in Washington. Their blueprint lays out ways to improve affordability, restore stability, promote flexibility in the states and eliminate burdensome or overlapping insurance regulations.
STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - A mayor in an Ohio city outside of Cleveland wants his school district to consider placing a "security" levy on the ballot to pay for armed guards at all of its buildings. WOIO-TV reports Streetsboro Mayor Glenn Broska in a Facebook post reacting to last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, says the Streetsboro schools should "find" money to pay for armed security guards or put a small levy on the ballot. The school board says it will consider Broska's suggestion.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A school district and a high school in central Ohio are closed because of threats. Logan-Hocking School District officials announced that classes throughout the district were canceled Friday "due to a threat made toward area schools" that police are investigating. A threat made Thursday to a student by an "unknown caller" prompted officials in Fairfield County's Lancaster City School District to cancel classes at Lancaster High School on Friday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio lawmaker says security officials did not follow protocol when they allowed a man now charged with raping, torturing and killing a woman into her office without proper identification. Democratic state Rep. Bernadine Kennedy-Kent says everyone was placed at risk when security allowed 53-year-old Anthony Pardon into her office Jan. 29 to get help with obtaining a state ID. Pardon visited Kennedy-Kent's office the same day police found the body of 24-year-old Rachael Anderson
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