WASHINGTON — The 2014 elections are well over a year away, but a Fairfield County farmer already has declared his plans to challenge Rep. Steve Stivers. Scott Wharton, a farmer, airline pilot and Air Force veteran, announced this weekend that he plans to run for the 15th Congressional District, which encompasses all or parts of Franklin, Madison, Clinton, Fayette, Ross, Pickaway, Fairfield, Perry, Hocking, Vinton, Athens and Morgan counties.
A nonprofit developer has received a $350,000 grant to refurbish an old Franklinton warehouse for a grass-roots business incubator where people will learn how to use tools to make products and spur innovation. ArtPlace America awarded the money to the Franklinton Development Association to renovate a 60,000-square-foot warehouse at 421 W. State St.
A House-passed budget provision that would have cost Ohio universities about $370 million a year in tuition payments is likely to be removed by the Senate, but that doesn’t mean the issue of out-of-state students voting in Ohio is dead.
These boots were made for smugglin’. An Indianapolis man is facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop last week on I-70 in western Ohio.