Tim Grendell

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.

High Court Orders Ohio SOS to Testify Under Oath

OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: From her first day on the job in January 2007 as Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner has acted as if she was bullet proof. To those who found themselves at odds with her proposals or directives in one way or another, she has given no quarter in using the authority of her position as chief election officer more as a political bludgeon than a tool to heal the divides that have opened between her, local boards of elections and the officials that run them and other stakeholders in Ohio's system of elections.