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By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Aug 21, 2014 5:00 AM | 12
Seven school issues on the August ballot cost Ohio taxpayers an estimated $84,000, and they said no to six of them, including two that suffered their fourth defeats. That's a waste, two members of the General Assembly say, which is why they want to eliminate special elections in February and August.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Aug 15, 2014 8:16 AM | 177
At 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, Doug Haynam was awakened by a phone call from his son. That’s how Haynam, a Sylvania city councilman, learned the water supplied to him and 500,000 other people across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan was contaminated and that he shouldn’t drink it, touch it or boil it. But by 9:30 a.m., Haynam was convinced that the water was fine to drink and there was water crisis.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Aug 14, 2014 5:00 AM
Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced a plan Wednesday to refund another $1 billion in workers’ compensation premiums.
By Contributor | Watchdog.org | Aug 13, 2014 3:28 PM | 46
  By Daniel Mael | Watchdog.org Kent State University associate professor Julio Pino told Watchdog.org  Jews and Israel can expect Allah to exact a “painful punishment,” for their disbelief. Watchdog this week pressed the taxpayer-funded history professor to own up to and elaborate on his open letter to Israeli academics calling for a jihad on Israel, a regime, [...]
By Contributor | Watchdog.org | Aug 06, 2014 3:35 PM | 103
  By Daniel Mael A Kent State University associate professor of history is standing by his call for “jihad” and statement that Israel is “a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism.” In an “open letter” to “academic friends of Israel,” Julio Pino accuses the pro-Israel academic community of being “directly responsible for the murder of over 1,400 [...]
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Aug 05, 2014 5:00 AM | 8
A lot of people accepted the "Live the Wage" challenge to live on $77 a week. But the goal was to lose the challenge and emotions ran high when one reporter didn't lose, but survived the challenge.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jul 31, 2014 8:56 AM | 1.4K
In an effort to gain sympathy for raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, numerous politicians accepted a challenge to “Live the Wage.” They were going to live for a week on $77 because that’s all that the challenge sponsors say a full-time worker earning minimum wage makes, To no one’s surprise, they couldn’t do it.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jul 31, 2014 5:00 AM
The city of Toledo has decided that adding $7 million in debt would be a good thing, especially because it’s only going to cost them a dollar to do so. Yes, the city is going to pay to incur additional debt. What a bargain!
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jul 30, 2014 5:00 AM
Does your local school district allow teachers and administrators to set up a payroll deduction so they can contribute to the school levy campaign? It’s not illegal but it might come as a surprise to Ohioans that many districts do exactly that.
By Contributor | Watchdog.org | Jul 29, 2014 3:23 PM | 35
By Stephanie Kreuz | WatchdogWire.com Does right-to-work add more to your pocketbook? Richard Vedder, a professor of economics at Ohio University, thinks so. Twenty-four states have “right-to-work” laws, but Ohio isn’t one of them. And he presents evidence showing Ohioans income may have paid a price. A study, published with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, compared states that force employees to [...]