(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today has vetoed House Bill 68, also known as the SAFE Act.
Below is a link to the Governor’s veto message.
Below is a link to the “As Prepared” version of the remarks the Governor gave during his press conference today.… Read full story
The projects would create new spaces for recreation and tourism opportunities in southeast Ohio.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Mineral Resources Management (MRM) will eliminate potential hazards and offer new safe spaces for recreation and tourism in six Ohio communities through funding from the Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program (AMLER).… Read full story
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The law enforcement task forces organized under the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC) confiscated more than $63 million in illegal drugs in 2023, including notable increases in cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms, Ohio Attorney General Yost announced today.… Read full story
COLUMBUS – The Auditor of State’s Office continued to receive national recognition for its work in 2023 as it assisted local governments in their financial reporting; combated waste, fraud, and abuse of public resources; and informed Ohioans about how their tax dollars are being managed.… Read full story
Knox County Sheriff’s Report – Dec 28 – 29, 2023
(Information courtesy of The Knox County Sheriff’s Office)
• Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Clutter Road, Utica in reference to a disturbance. Deputies made contact with the complainant and found that they only wanted the suspect off of the property.… Read full story
Looking back and reflecting on 2023, we cannot express our appreciation and gratitude enough for having you as a reader of The Mount Vernon Grapevine. The coming year holds the promise of untold stories from within our community that we look forward to sharing with you.… Read full story
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the following bills into law:
- Senate Bill 91, sponsored by Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster), amends sections of the Ohio Revised Code regarding fraud, waste, and abuse of public funds and to prohibit the expenditure of local tax revenues upon a vote of residents or without an appropriation.
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COLUMBUS – The Auditor of State’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) released a final report Thursday on its investigation into Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local School District officials’ use of public funds to support a levy campaign.
Copies of the special audit, which led to multiple criminal convictions and findings for recovery totaling more than $8,000, are available online (ohioauditor.gov/auditsearch/search.aspx).… Read full story
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today rejected the petition summary of a proposed constitutional amendment, titled “Secure and Fair Elections,” that seeks to amend Article V and Sections 1, 2, and 6 of the Ohio Constitution.
The Attorney General’s Office received the redistricting summary on Dec.… Read full story