As the hour ticked toward midnight, a dustup over Rep. Kevin Boyceâs floor speech on Wednesday spilled over into an angry, nose-to-nose confrontation between the Columbus Democrat and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger. Members began to disperse after an hours-long session ended, but Boyce headed down the aisle and up the steps to the dais where Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, still stood.
A new state grant program could aid school districts in Licking County and across Ohio as they spend thousands of dollars replacing contaminated plumbing fixtures that leach lead into their water supplies. The measure, approved Wednesday as part of House Bill 390, is awaiting Gov. John Kasich's signature. It would set aside $12 million for infrastructure repairs and the cost of drinking water tests.
Minnie McGee, the former owner of the Near East Side trolley barn that crumbled under her watch, has until July 18 to fix 12 rental properties. If she doesn't, she'll go to jail or face other sanctions, a judge told her on Thursday. McGee, a retired assistant dean at Ohio State Universityâs College of Engineering, was called back to Franklin County Environmental Court to explain why she is isn't maintaining 20 rental properties, a violation of her probation.