Ohio minimum wage gets 15-cent inflation increase

Ohio’s poorest workers will get a bump in pay next month when the state minimum wage rises 15 cents from $8.15 per hour to $8.30. About 146,000 Ohio workers who now earn less than $8.30 will see a small raise as a result of the automatic adjustment; another 478,000 earning slightly more will likely get a bump too as employers adjust to maintain pay scales. 

Eight Pilot Counties Chosen for Foster Care Recruitment Program

COLUMBUS, December 20, 2017—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that eight counties hit hard by the opioid epidemic have been chosen to participate in a family finding and foster family recruitment program DeWine announced in August.

Lowellville Police Chief Indicted

YOUNGSTOWN, December 22, 2017— A former Lowellville Police Chief has been indicted related to alleged felonious assault, tampering with evidence, and theft in office.

ODA issues public health alert for exotic meat and seafood products

Reynoldsburg, Dec. 21, 2017 - The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is issuing a public health alert for an undetermined amount of various exotic meat and seafood jerky products produced by Katie’s Snack Foods LLC, located at 4094 Anson Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026.