Sarah Donaldson, WKBN 27 First News

Sarah Donaldson

WKBN 27 First News

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Intel plant in Ohio has a new requirement before it can get CHIPS Act funding

Intel is about nine months into construction progress on semiconductor fabrication plants in Licking County, and the Biden administration last Tuesday introduced some caveats to acquiring federal funding from the CHIPS and Science Act. → Read More

Columbus City Council to consider barring workplaces from asking applicants about their salary, credit history

Columbus City Council members will mull a proposal that would bar central Ohio workplaces from asking job applicants about their salary and credit histories. → Read More

Abortion in Ohio: November ballot initiative could come from joint abortion rights campaigns

Two abortion rights coalitions said Thursday they will combine efforts and target the November 2023 general election for a ballot initiative that would let voters decide on whether to enshrine abortion in Ohio’s constitution. → Read More

How proposed Ohio child tax deduction differs from credit

As the early debates on the state budget materialize, Ohio lawmakers will likely mull a number of state tax proposals geared toward parents in the coming weeks and months. → Read More

What are junk fees? Ohio attorney, advocate weighs in

When President Joe Biden took to the podium in front of Congress last Tuesday to deliver his State of the Union, one policy priority he outlined for lawmakers was passing a bill to eliminate “junk” fees. → Read More

Tech companies buying up land around Ohio Intel plant

Construction is in early progress at the site of the eventual Intel semiconductor fabrication plants in New Albany, but a number of technology companies continue to buy swaths of surrounding land in the business park the chipmaker is calling home. → Read More

Ringleader in federal drug trafficking case pleads guilty in Columbus

One of 11 defendants and the ringleader in a federal drug distribution case, believed to be the “largest single fentanyl seizure in the Southern District of Ohio,” pleaded guilty in a courtroom Friday, according to U.S. District Attorney Kenneth Parker. → Read More

How Ohio is making it easier for new residents to get licensed for work

A bill signed into law by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will ease licensing requirements within a variety of jobs for out-of-state workers who are relocating to Ohio. → Read More

Making your own liquor could become legal in Ohio

One lawmaker has proposed legislation that would allow Ohioans to distill liquor without a permit from their homes — or their basements, or their garages. → Read More

Why are flags at half-staff in Ohio?

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered both the United States and Ohio flags to half-staff Monday morning. → Read More

Why Ohio’s Amber Alert in December took four hours

An advisory committee recommended tweaks to some state Amber Alert issuance processes Thursday based on identified weaknesses in a high-profile December abduction case. → Read More

Billy Wagner’s trial delayed as Ohio Supreme Court appoints new judge to case

George “Billy” Wagner III, accused of murdering eight members of the Rhoden family in 2016 alongside the rest of his immediate family, appeared in a Pike County courtroom for a pretrial hearing Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Bill introduced that would make more Ohioans eligible for medical marijuana

Ohio lawmakers are mounting an effort to pass a bill that would shift which government agency oversees the state’s medical marijuana program and widen who is eligible for a card. → Read More

How Ohio elections will change in 2023

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Friday that alters Ohio electoral processes and procedures — and from a changed early voting schedule to mandated photo ID at the polls, voters may notice differences the next time they cast a ballot. → Read More

Three more online sports gambling companies receive violation notices, could face fines

Less than a week into legalized sports gambling in Ohio, three more online proprietors received violation notices Thursday for their advertising, the Ohio Casino Control Commission said. → Read More

New laws taking effect in Ohio in 2023

In recent days, Gov. Mike DeWine has signed more than a dozen bills from the General Assembly into law. DeWine said a few bills he has yet to sign are still being looked at “very closely,” with more information from his office to come this week. → Read More

New laws taking effect in Ohio in 2023

In recent days, Gov. Mike DeWine has signed more than a dozen bills from the General Assembly into law. DeWine said a few bills he has yet to sign are still being looked at “very closely,” with more information from his office to come this week. → Read More

‘It’s a worker’s market:’ Why Ohio’s largest minimum wage raise won’t affect most businesses

When the new year rung in Sunday morning, a fraction of Ohioans saw an automatic boost in wages soon-to-be owed, as the hourly legal minimum increased from $9.30 to $10.10 for non-tipped workers and from $4.65 to $5.05 for tipped workers. → Read More

What Ohio’s midnight sports betting launch will look like at Columbus casinos

The emerald-and-gold Caesars Sportsbook-branded corner of Scioto Downs sat vacant Thursday -- the kiosks idling, the soft-white underlit counters beckoning to bettors ambling around the rest of the racino. → Read More

Ohio Senate floor at Statehouse floods after pipe bursts

A fire suppression system pipe at the Ohio Statehouse froze and burst Monday morning, prompting water to flood the Senate floor within the century-old building. → Read More