Wednesday, December 4, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers today could vote on a re-written energy proposal that critics say could add $175 a year to the average Ohioan's electricity bill. The lawmaker behind the proposal, Senator Bill Seitz (syts) says he's made significant changes. The measure originally proposed scrapping alternative energy mandates at the end of this year.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State Senator and lieutenant governor candidate Eric Kearney (KUHR'-nee) will face reporters today to respond to reports he owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal and state tax liens. Running made Ed FitzGerald is defending Kearney, saying the financial issues are connected to Kearney's struggling small business.
FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for two men now charged with murder after a badly beaten teen died from his injuries at a Dayton hospital. Michael Watson and Michael Geldrich allegedly beat and robbed Dione Payne, who police say had gone to Franklin to sell drugs.
CINCINNATI (AP) — After putting off a decision earlier this week, Cincinnati's city council today could move to halt spending on the city's $133 million streetcar project. Mayor John Cranley campaigned on a vow to stop the streetcar but most people at two days of hearings this week have urged council members to finish the project.