Most Ohio Internet cafes provided incomplete information to the state and most of the businesses' operators who can be identified have spotty financial backgrounds or criminal histories, a newspaper investigation has found.
A former superintendent went to prison in Texas for conspiring to remove low-performing students from classrooms to boost average test scores. Principals in Oklahoma and Missouri are out of their jobs after attendance-related scandals.
Ohio's casinos are likely to pay off less tax money for cities and schools than expected, and some think that storefront gambling-style operations known as Internet cafes might be a big reason for the shortfall.
Ohio officials on Thursday confirmed the state's intentions not to run its own health insurance exchange but, instead, have the federal government operate the new online marketplace under President Barack Obama's health care law.