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Medicaid expansion gains a likely yes vote
Other headlines: OSU's Gordon Gee heads higher education task force; Accused killer given $5 million bond
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Medicaid expansion gains a likely yes vote 
  • OSU's Gordon Gee heads higher education task force
  • Accused killer given $5 million bond 
  • Medicaid expansion gains a likely yes vote 
    Funding Medicaid expansion is more likely to be approved in Ohio now that two Republican members of a legislative panel have been replaced.

    House speaker William Batchelder says he's asked GOP Reps. Ross McGregor and Jeff McClain to serve on the Controlling Board at today's meeting.

    McGregor supports the Governor’s Medicaid expansion plan.

    Ohio recently got approval from the federal government to extend Medicaid eligibility. However, Gov. John Kasich's administration needs legislative sign-off to spend federal dollars on newly eligible residents.

    He's turned to the seven-member Controlling Board.

    The panel includes two Democrats and a Kasich appointee who are expected to favor the request. That left the governor in search of a single Republican vote.


    OSU's Gordon Gee heads higher education task force 
    Former Ohio State University President Gordon Gee has been tapped by Governor Kasich to lead a review of ways to improve the value of higher education.

    Kasich joined Gee at a conference of university trustees today to announce the effort.

    Gee will consult with Ohio's higher education and business leaders and the University System of Ohio to recommend ways that Ohio colleges and universities can balance cost, quality and access. His report is due to Kasich next summer.


    Accused killer given $5 million bond
    A Cleveland man has pleaded not guilty to nearly 300 counts including aggravated murder and rape charges that date back to the mid-1990s.

    Elias Acevedo appeared in court this morning where a Cuyahoga County judge set his bond at $5 million.

    The 49-year-old Acevedo is accused in the death of his neighbor in 1994 and another woman in 1995.

    Authorities last week identified human remains found in Cleveland as those of Christina Adkins who was pregnant and 18 when she disappeared in 1995.

    Authorities in Cleveland have been looking into the disappearances of women in the city following the escape of three women held captive for a decade in a home owned by Ariel Castro.

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