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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, October 12:

STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Universities throughout Ohio are reporting crime statistics on their campuses as part of the Clery Act – a law that requires colleges that receive federal funding to make known crime statistics for the past three years. But State Auditor Dave Yost says he thinks the process for doing this needs to be improved. 

   

Yost says colleges need to reach out to a lot of different sources to get the data needed to compile the report. He says it’s been a challenge for them so he wants his office to help in that effort.

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DETTELBACH CAMPAIGN

A nominee for statewide office is breaking away from the top of the ticket when it comes to Issue 1. The constitutional amendment would reduce criminal sentences for non-violent drug offenders, and it’s becoming a major issue for several campaigns.

Democratic Attorney General nominee Steve Dettelbach said he will vote no on Issue 1, because while it’s a worthy cause, putting it in the state constitution makes it too difficult to amend. This puts Dettelbach at odds with Democrat gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray, who supports Issue 1.

DAN KONIK / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A new state law gives Ohio’s auditor the ability to do audits of the efficiency and operations of state agencies and universities. Ohio State University offered to be first and underwent a performance audit that revealed ways it could save significant dollars. 

Auditor Dave Yost says OSU could save more than $6 million a year if it optimized the use of printers and copiers, changed the way it hires employees and processes payments and moved its computer services. Still that’s small change when you consider the university’s budget is around $7 billion. 

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 20:

  • Akron City Council calls for crime-riddled store to close;
  • Yost finds millions in savings for school districts;
  • Advocates concerned after Akron voted to close down tent city for homeless;
  • Cleveland Indians Jason Kipnis gets 1,000th career hit in second win against White Sox;

Akron City Council calls for crime-riddled store to close

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