economic justice

Payday Lenders Growing in Ohio, Report Shows

OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: A report released Wednesday on payday lending practices in Ohio shows the industry is growing with such vigor that the number of locations, which as recently as last year outnumbered the combined Buckeye State outlets for fast-good giants like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, has expanded by another 76 units (or 5%) in one year and spread from mostly urban areas to rural Ohio, where economic conditions have soured the most.

Ohio Supremes’ Ruling Good for Bad Bills, Bad for Good Juries


OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: The best Republican Supreme Court money can buy delivered another blow to Ohioans Thursday, when it upheld as constitutional a punitive bill rammed through a Republican-led General Assembly in 2004 that arbitrarily imposed low limits on damages in personal injury lawsuits.