Board’s resolutions protest funding decisions

The Worthington school board is taking Ohio Gov. John Kasich to task for a veto decision related to the state budget that slashed more than $10 million from the district's bottom line. Board members also have asked state legislators to…

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2016 Presidential Politics

Rep. David Leland, Representative from Columbus and the former Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, discusses presidential politics, including the candidacy of Gov. John Kasich and the issues that will dominate the 2016 presidential election. Audio Player 00:00 00:00 Use…

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Bill would protect water quality

The Columbus Dispatch Thanks are due to Democratic state Reps. David Leland and Michael Stinziano for acting to defend public drinking-water supplies in central Ohio — not to mention basic property rights. The two Columbus Democrats announced recently that they…

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Kasich cut political teeth on OSU campus

“He was very conservative. He was very pro-Nixon and that just wasn’t the norm on campus,” said state Rep. David Leland, D-Columbus, who ran against Kasich for Ohio State University Undergraduate Student Government and later became chairman of the Ohio…

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Changes sought in nuisance law, motel licensing

Police officers tend to focus on enforcing laws, not changing or enacting them. But at a meeting last week, Columbus officers Larry Geis and Scott Clinger, with help from Assistant City Attorney William D. Sperlazza, promoted campaigns to do both.…

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