‘Ban the Box’ movement begins in Ohio

Ohio Statehouse. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
Ohio Statehouse. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Applicants for civil-service jobs in the state are no longer being asked whether they’ve been convicted of a felony.

Ohio is joining other states and municipalities as part of the “ban the box” movement beginning Monday and removing the yes-or-no question that’s been asked of applicants to thousands of state government positions.

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