18 Ohio Voters Could Face Charges for Casting Multiple Ballots in 2018 State News
18 Ohio Voters Could Face Charges for Casting Multiple Ballots in 2018
2019-12-12 14:36:08
by Dan McCue

Ohio's Secretary of State on Wednesday referred the names of 18 voters to prosecutors for allegedly casting multiple votes in the 2018 mid-term election. Secretary Frank LaRose said the voters were identified through the Electronic Registration Information Center, a coalition... Read More

Ohio Election Day Cyberattack Attempt Traced to Panama State News
Ohio Election Day Cyberattack Attempt Traced to Panama

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Secretary of State’s office was the subject of a thwarted foreign cyberattack on Election Day. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Tuesday that the so-called “SQL injection” attack was detected by the state’s internal... Read More

Ohio Supreme Court Again Refuses to Hear Appeal of Abortion Clinic Closure State News
Ohio Supreme Court Again Refuses to Hear Appeal of Abortion Clinic Closure

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to reconsider its decision rejecting an appeal from a Dayton-area abortion clinic ordered closed by state health officials. The justices voted 4-3 on Aug. 21 not to review the case, with... Read More

Rural Medical Marijuana Users Often Have Long Treks to Ohio Dispensaries Marijuana
Rural Medical Marijuana Users Often Have Long Treks to Ohio Dispensaries

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Ohio doled out medical marijuana dispensary licenses, state officials took location into account. The idea was to grant licenses to a geographically diverse set of applicants so all patients, regardless of their hometown, had access to... Read More

The Messy Politics of Voter Purges Voting
The Messy Politics of Voter Purges

WASHINGTON — For the first time ever, Ohio this year lifted the veil on its voter purging system. It left the state astonished. Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican who has focused on modernizing the state’s elections system, announced... Read More

In Ohio Battleground, 2020 Race Will be a Fight for The Suburbs 2020 Elections
In Ohio Battleground, 2020 Race Will be a Fight for The Suburbs

Donald Trump may not be able to count on the affluent Ohio suburbs that all modern Republican presidents have relied on to deliver winning margins in a must-win battleground state. No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio.... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Sends Ohio Gerrymandering Case Back to Lower Court for Dismissal State News
U.S. Supreme Court Sends Ohio Gerrymandering Case Back to Lower Court for Dismissal
2019-10-08 18:18:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday returned a legal challenge to Ohio's politically gerrymandered congressional districts to a lower court, which is expected to dismiss the case in light of a high court ruling in June that federal... Read More

Can Congress Learn From States Legislatures? Panel Says Yes Congress
Can Congress Learn From States Legislatures? Panel Says Yes
2019-09-24 20:42:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In an era of political polarization here in Washington, state legislatures just might hold the key to getting past the friction and on to bipartisan agreement on meaningful legislation. At least that was the consensus of a panel... Read More

Appeals Court Says Ohio Execution Protocol Doesn’t Cause Unconstitutional Pain Criminal Justice
Appeals Court Says Ohio Execution Protocol Doesn’t Cause Unconstitutional Pain

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that just because an inmate feels like he’s being suffocated after a lethal injection, that doesn’t amount to cruel and unusual punishment. A three-judge panel of the court,... Read More

Federal Judge Says Ohio Voter Purge Can Continue State News
Federal Judge Says Ohio Voter Purge Can Continue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. District Judge James L. Graham on Tuesday chose not to delay Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s purge of 235,000 people on Ohio voter registration rolls planned for Friday. LaRose spokeswoman Maggie Sheehan said, “Obviously we’re happy... Read More

Ohio State Lawmaker Wants to Use Seized Fentanyl in Executions State News
Ohio State Lawmaker Wants to Use Seized Fentanyl in Executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio lawmaker intends to introduce a bill to allow state prison officials to used seized fentanyl to execute prisoners residing on death row. In a Monday evening email to his colleagues, state Rep. Scott Wiggam, a... Read More

Trump Faces Cool Reception In Planned Visits to Cities Hit By Mass Shootings In The News
Trump Faces Cool Reception In Planned Visits to Cities Hit By Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump will seek to console the grief-stricken residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday — a presidential duty he’s never quite mastered and that is made harder by local reluctance about his visit. The... Read More

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