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Libertarians fight to remain on May ballot
Other headlines: Ohio lawmakers lobby for former Delphi workers; Health dept. outlaws jailhouse scanner
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Charlie Earl addresses the Libertarian Party Convention in Worthington, Ohio on March 8,2014. Earl's name was removed from the May primary ballot after Ohio Secretary of State John Husted ruled Earl improperly collected signatures.
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  • Ohio lawmakers lobby for former Delphi workers
  • Health dept. outlaws jailhouse scanner
  • State wants to prevent falls for elderly
  • Libertarians fight to remain on May ballot
    A federal judge is expected to decide this week whether the Libertarian candidate for governor will appear on the May primary ballot in Ohio.

    The Plain Dealer reports that on Friday Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl asked the US District Court in Columbus to reconsider a state ruling striking his name from the ballot.

    Ohio Secretary of State John Husted claims Earl did not properly collect signatures for the ballot.

    Husted’s ruling also removed the Libertarian candidate for attorney general from the May ballot.

    Election analysts say a Libertarian candidate could siphon votes away from Republican governor John Kasich.


    Ohio lawmakers lobby for former Delphi workers
    A bipartisan group of Ohio lawmakers has sent a letter to congressional leaders arguing that Delphi salaried retirees should get extended healthcare benefits.

    The letter was signed by both U.S. senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, as well as by members of Northeast Ohio’s congressional delegation: Tim Ryan, Dave Joyce, Bill Johnson and Marcy Kaptur.

    It argues to the heads of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees that the Healthcare Tax Credit should be attached to any bill voted out of those committees. The credits expired on Jan. 1. The letter maintains that without them, the retirees are spending as much as 50 percent of their pension checks on health-care premiums.


    Health dept. outlaws jailhouse scanner
    A southwest Ohio jail has halted use of an inmate scanning machine because state health rules don't allow it.

    The Hamilton County Jail had been using the scanner since 2012 to detect drugs and other items hidden on or inside inmates.

    State inspectors have ordered the jail to stop using the full-body digital scanner because it uses radiation.

    The Ohio Health Department says state code prohibits use of an X-ray unless prescribed by a physician.

    Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says the rules are antiquated.


    State wants to prevent falls for elderly
    The state's Department of Aging urges older Ohioans to remain alert to possible hazards that could lead to falls.

    The department and the STEADY U Ohio initiative say potential hazards that could cause falls as temperatures warm can include rain and mud from winter thaw and spring storms, power outages, storm debris, flooding and heat-related illnesses.

    The department says Ohioans also should look around their homes for common tripping and slipping hazards.

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