TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's minimum wage is going up with the new year.
The minimum wage rose 10 cents to $7.95 per hour on Wednesday. The new minimum for tipped employees is now $3.98. That's a 5-cent-per-hour increase.
The increases were mandated by Ohio voters who in 2006 approved an amendment to the Ohio Constitution that links the minimum wage to inflation.
The minimum wage jumped 15 cents at the beginning of 2013.
The wage for employees at small companies and 14- and 15-year-olds is tied to the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25.
One policy group estimates that the minimum-wage increase this year will boost the paychecks of about 300,000 low-wage earners in Ohio.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
An Ohio woman, who eats a salad nearly every day and makes spinach smoothies, has lost her appetite for her favorite vegetable after making a…
The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest level in six years.
A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest…
The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court says divisions about the death penalty on a panel that spent more than two years studying capital…
A federal judge ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in states that allow same-sex marriage.
A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at…
Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has grown to more than 200 confirmed cases.
A veteran northeast Ohio appellate judge will sit in when the Ohio Supreme Court decides in a lawsuit against traffic camera enforcement.
A man accused of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children for the past 15 years sat at a street corner Sunday morning with a sign…
Police have found the body of a southwest Ohio woman who went missing last month and say they are investigating her death as a homicide.