The Ohio Supreme Court again making a ruling in regards to the Stark County Sheriff's position, but this time going against the request of acting Sheriff, Tim Swanson. Swanson had asked that officials limit the number of candidates that members of the Democratic Central Committee can choose from to just the initial two candidates from back in February. However, members will be able to consider all four interested candidates when they meet Wednesday night. They include: Lou Darrow, Larry Dordea, George Maier and the newest candidate, Summit County Sheriff Lt. Doug Smith. This of course paves the way for Democrats to possible re-appoint George Maier as Sheriff, who held the position from February 5th-November 6th when he lost his seat because the court ruled he did not meet the statutory qualifications. The committee will Wednesday at 5:30 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church to make the final decision.
The NFL's Rooney Rule requires NFL teams to interview minority candidates for lead positions, and a version of that same rule is now a part of the city of Canton. Councilman Thomas West says it is crucial for the cit to also interview minority candidates for open positions. West says though, the city's version of the rule limits the idea to only "at will" employees. He says it legally can not include union and civil services positions, which make up roughly 80 percent of the city's workforce.
Federal, state and local law-enforcement officers and agents fanned out across central Ohio and West Virginia this morning to arrest 22 people on federal drug-trafficking and gun charges. By 1 p.m., 16 were in custody.
House Speaker John Boehner teed off on outside groups that oppose a budget deal between House and Senate leaders, saying the groups were âusing our members and using the American people for their own goals.â
The security cameras show them there, clear as can be, pawning a few of the dozens of guitars that were taken from a Grandview Heights rehearsal space over the weekend. Now, police want help finding and identifying those suspects.
A citizens group has enough signatures to place an initiative before voters in May that calls for Columbus to end payments for Nationwide Arena. Officials from the Franklin County Board of Elections said this morning they are still verifying signatures on petitions turned in by the Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government, but said that about 5,500 signatures have already been approved.