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Punitive damages not recoverable in contract breach, Supreme Court rules

Punitive damages are not recoverable in a breach-of-contract lawsuit unless the breach involves a tort, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.
In a majority opinion authored by Justice Terrence O’Donnell, the Court reversed a judgment of the 7th District Court of Appeals and clarified several provisions in the law regarding b ... (full story)

Legislators want electorate to make decision on right-to-work measures

A lawmaker duo in the Ohio House of Representatives believes everyday Ohioans should be the ones to decide whether to join the 28 right-to-work states that curtail certain union activities in both the public and private sectors.
Republican Reps. John Becker of Union Township and Craig Riedel of Defiance in recent weeks introduced ... (full story)

House proposes counterfeiting law at urging of the Secret Service

Ohio law enforcement agencies have always had to make do and charge offenders involved in counterfeiting crimes with the related offenses of forgery, criminal simulation or theft - the Ohio Revised Code includes no provision for the criminal offense.
A Beavercreek Republican in the Ohio House of Representatives is hopeful his bil ... (full story)

Campus sued over security cost for white nationalist's visit

Campus sued over security cost for white nationalist's visit

CINCINNATI (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer's campus tour organizer is suing the University of Cincinnati's president, saying the school wouldn't rent space for Spencer to speak on campus unless a nearly $11,000 security fee was paid.
An attorney for Spencer and tour organizer Cameron Padgett said requiring such pay ... (full story)

Coal CEO blasts federal agency's decision on power grid

Coal CEO blasts federal agency's decision on power grid

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision by an independent energy agency to reject the Trump administration's plan to bolster the coal industry could lead to more closures of coal-fired power plants and the loss of thousands of jobs, a top coal executive said last Tuesday.
Robert Murray, CEO of Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp., called th ... (full story)