As of New Years Day, Ohio became one of more than a dozen states which raised the minimum wage.
Most workers on minimum wage will see an increase from $7.85 to $7.95 per hour for non-tipped employees, and from $3.93 to $3.98 per hour for tipped employees.
But the increase is only a state increase, not a federally mandated increase.
The Associated Press reports that the Washington, DC-based Economic Policy Institute estimates 330,000 workers in Ohio will benefit directly from the wage hike.
Under the new minimum wage, a full time employee will now earn $16,500 a year in Ohio.