Articles from Columbus Dispatch - Ohio

Rover Pipeline decision upheld

CANTON The 5th District Court of Appeals has upheld the ruling of a Stark County judge who dismissed the state’s lawsuit against Rover Pipeline.The Ohio Attorney General sued Rover in November 2017, alleging environmental violations in more than a dozen counties due to sediment-laden stormwater, leaks of clay-based drilling fluid and the release of water used to pressure-test the pipeline.Common Pleas Judge Kristin G. Farmer ruled in March that the Ohio […]

New Southwest Licking water district official put on leave amid ethics probe

PATASKALA — The Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District has placed new general manager John Carlisle on paid administrative leave and hired a Columbus law firm to help investigate ethics allegations raised in a complaint.It has been a whirlwind month for the district.In the past five weeks, the district replaced two of its three board members, hired one of the former board members — Carlisle — as district general manager, placed Carlisle […]

No one was talking about implanting ectopic pregnancies – except this lawmaker and lobbyist

COLUMBUS – No one was talking about the notion of reimplanting ectopic pregnancies until two conservative Ohio men plopped the idea into their proposal to ban insurance coverage of abortions.Clermont County Rep. John Becker, R-Union Township, didn’t consult doctors about the medical procedure. Instead, he received regular input from Barry Sheets, a lobbyist for the Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio, according to emails obtained through an Enquirer public records request. […]

Capitol Insider | John Kasich in cross-hairs of new Falwell group fighting Christian 'liberals'

Jerry Falwell Jr. has co-founded a think tank to defend Judeo-Christian and American values from leftists like former Ohio Gov. John Kasich.No, really.”I think establishment Republicans are just as bad as liberal Democrats when it comes to taking our country in the wrong direction, so I’ve got no sympathy for the establishment Republicans at all,” Falwell […]

Few Ohio county boards of elections have adopted digital alarm used to detect hacks

The vast majority of Ohio’s county boards of elections haven’t installed the digital burglar alarm Secretary of State Frank LaRose says helped his office detect a hack attempt of his office’s website on Election Day.With less than two months to go before the deadline LaRose imposed to install the so-called Albert systems, just 13 out of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections have operational alarms. The remaining 75 have until Jan. 31.”The most […]