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In Ohio, Redistricting is Becoming a Much Litigated Event
In The States
In Ohio, Redistricting is Becoming a Much Litigated Event
2021-09-26 13:31:33
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The lawsuits keep coming over the ongoing redistricting effort in Ohio, where critics, in multiple court filings, claim Republicans are openly disregarding the rules established by public referendum six years ago. The latest lawsuit over the newly... Read More

House Republican Who Voted to Impeach Trump Won't Run Again
2022 Elections
House Republican Who Voted to Impeach Trump Won't Run Again

One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced Thursday night he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. U.S. Rep.... Read More

Ohio to Appeal White House Voiding of State’s Medicaid Work Rule
In The News
Ohio to Appeal White House Voiding of State’s Medicaid Work Rule
2021-09-09 15:35:02
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed an appeal of the Biden administration’s withdrawal of the state Medicaid work requirement previously approved by the Trump White House. “Removing a provision that says a healthy, able-bodied individual should... Read More

Ohio Begins Process of Verifying Voter Rolls
In The States
Ohio Begins Process of Verifying Voter Rolls
2021-09-01 20:47:23
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has directed the state’s 88 county boards of election to begin a four-year process to identify any registrations that have been inactive for at least two years or appear on the... Read More

Special Election Primaries Set for Two Ohio Congressional Seats on Aug. 3
In The States
Special Election Primaries Set for Two Ohio Congressional Seats on Aug. 3
2021-07-30 16:03:39
by Dan McCue

It may not be special elections galore, but voters in two congressional districts in Ohio are about to decide who will compete in November for two high profile Capitol Hill vacancies. On Aug. 3, 10 Republicans and two Democrats will... Read More

Ohio Utility Settles for $230 Million After Bribing State Officials
Justice
Ohio Utility Settles for $230 Million After Bribing State Officials
2021-07-23 20:17:28
by Tom Ramstack

Electric utility company FirstEnergy Corp. agreed to settle a Justice Department complaint Thursday by paying $230 million to avoid a federal wire fraud conspiracy charge. Company officials admitted they conspired with former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder to pay millions... Read More

Biden's 3rd Trip to Reddish Ohio Pushes His Economic Agenda
Justice
Biden's 3rd Trip to Reddish Ohio Pushes His Economic Agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden just can't quit Ohio — even if it rejected him in last year's election. The Democrat travels to Cincinnati on Wednesday to push his economic policies. It's the third visit of his presidency to... Read More

Ohio AG Yost Sues Google
In The States
Ohio AG Yost Sues Google
2021-06-09 17:16:55
by Victoria Turner

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As Congress continues to grapple with whether high-speed internet should be considered essential infrastructure, as important as water and electricity, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost took an unprecedented step against Alphabet's Google yesterday. In what the AG's... Read More

FEC Issues Guidance On Upcoming Special Elections in New Mexico, Ohio
Elections
FEC Issues Guidance On Upcoming Special Elections in New Mexico, Ohio
2021-03-31 19:26:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission on Wednesday announced the filing schedules for upcoming special elections to fill the seats of former Reps. Debra Haaland and Marcia Fudge, both of whom have taken positions in the Biden administration. Prior to... Read More

Anniversary of Affordable Care Act Brings Calls for Insurance Reforms
Elections
Anniversary of Affordable Care Act Brings Calls for Insurance Reforms
2021-03-24 14:58:41
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden visited Ohio Tuesday to promote his economic stimulus program while Congress took steps to move the health insurance part of it into new territory. The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan expands subsidies to... Read More

Biden to Talk Up Health Insurance Cost Cuts in Visit to Ohio
Elections
Biden to Talk Up Health Insurance Cost Cuts in Visit to Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will showcase health insurance cost cuts in a speech in Ohio on Tuesday during what may be the best time for Democrats to talk up the Affordable Care Act since it became law. Biden's... Read More

'Just Shocked': A Town Reckons with Charges in Capitol Riot
Political News
'Just Shocked': A Town Reckons with Charges in Capitol Riot

WOODSTOCK, Ohio (AP) — In this don't blink-or-you'll-miss-it, one-stoplight town, dozens of residents still fly “Trump 2020” and “Make America Great Again” flags. But it's a now-shuttered bar that brought the FBI and other investigators to Woodstock, Ohio, around 40... Read More

Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
State News
Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
2021-01-22 21:03:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - New Census Bureau estimates show 16 states saw population declines last year as the nation experienced its slowest overall growth since the Great Depression, a new Pew Charitable Trusts analysis shows. According to the analysis, which first appeared... Read More

Ohio, Once Seen as Trump Territory, Emerges as a Battleground
State News
Ohio, Once Seen as Trump Territory, Emerges as a Battleground

WESTLAKE, Ohio — For Democrats in Ohio, the recent years have been bleak. President Donald Trump won the Buckeye State by a healthy 8-percentage-point margin in 2016, and two years later the blue wave in the nation's midterm elections barely made a splash here. Conventional wisdom placed the... Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Reports Surge in Absentee Ballot Requests
State News
Ohio Secretary of State Reports Surge in Absentee Ballot Requests
2020-09-22 20:43:58
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With just 42 days to go before Election Day, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Tuesday that 1,784,004 absentee ballot applications have been received by the county boards of election, including a whopping 385,657 in the... Read More

Absentee Ballot Requests Cropping Up in Front Yards, Churches
2020 Elections
Absentee Ballot Requests Cropping Up in Front Yards, Churches

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohioans stake the names of their preferred candidates in the November election outside their homes, a new form of activism is showing up alongside the traditional candidate yard signs. Absentee ballot requests, voter registration forms and... Read More

Cost, Hassle of Stamps Questioned as Mail-In Voting Surges
2020 Elections
Cost, Hassle of Stamps Questioned as Mail-In Voting Surges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Even if it weren't for her disability and fear of catching COVID-19, Delinda Bryant said getting the necessary postage to cast a ballot this year will be a struggle. Bryant, 63, doesn't have $10 for a... Read More

Ohio To Send Absentee Ballot Requests To All Registered Voters
2020 Elections
Ohio To Send Absentee Ballot Requests To All Registered Voters
2020-06-17 15:40:02
by Gaspard Le Dem

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced on Monday that absentee ballot requests will be mailed to the state’s 7.8 million registered voters ahead of the November election. “For nearly a decade, Ohioans have received an absentee ballot request ahead... Read More

Judges Block Abortion Bans in Three States
Law
Judges Block Abortion Bans in Three States
2020-03-31 16:08:39
by Dan McCue

Federal judges in three states blocked efforts to shutter abortion providers during the coronavirus outbreak. In Texas, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel held that the Supreme Court has already "spoken clearly" on a woman's right to abortion and therefore Texas... Read More

Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
Political News
Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
2020-03-25 19:23:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As of this week, eight states - Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio and Rhode Island - and one territory - Puerto Rico - have postponed their presidential primary elections due to the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, three... Read More

After Ohio 'Chaos' DNC Urges Remaining Primary States to Rethink Methods
2020 Elections
After Ohio 'Chaos' DNC Urges Remaining Primary States to Rethink Methods
2020-03-18 15:48:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The head of the Democratic party asked the remaining primary states on Tuesday to embrace alternatives like voting by mail during the coronavirus crisis, rather than entertain last-minute cancellations of the vote that would only bread "more chaos... Read More

Ohio Primary Date Change Inspires Multiple Lawsuits
State News
Ohio Primary Date Change Inspires Multiple Lawsuits

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State government leaders were preparing for a legal battle and they got it over the last-minute decision late Monday to postpone Ohio’s primary election over concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The Ohio Democratic Party and Kiara... Read More

Ohio Primary Election Called Off, Despite Judge’s Ruling
State News
Ohio Primary Election Called Off, Despite Judge’s Ruling
2020-03-17 13:54:02
by Dan McCue

After hours of confusion the Ohio primary scheduled to be held Tuesday has been canceled by order of the state Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton. Acton's decision, announced shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night, capped a seven-hour period when it... Read More

Hearing on Ohio Bill to Limit Protest Ends in — What Else? — Protest
State News
Hearing on Ohio Bill to Limit Protest Ends in — What Else? — Protest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The chairman on an Ohio legislative committee Wednesday told a packed room that he wouldn’t hear spoken testimony on a bill that most in the audience believe is intended to stifle protest. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the matter ended... Read More

Yang, Delaney and Weld Fail to Qualify for Ohio Primary Election Ballots
2020 Elections
Yang, Delaney and Weld Fail to Qualify for Ohio Primary Election Ballots
2020-01-07 21:05:15
by Dan McCue

Two Democrats and one Republican have failed to qualify for certification to appear on ballots in the 2020 Ohio presidential primary election. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Tuesday that entrepreneur Andrew Yang and former Maryland Rep. John Delaney... Read More

Ohioans’ Liquor Consumption at All-Time High
State News
Ohioans’ Liquor Consumption at All-Time High

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was 7:30 a.m. inside a nearly vacant Giant Eagle grocery store in New Albany, but in the back corner there were 18 people standing outside the shuttered liquor section. The liquor store didn’t open until 9... Read More

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

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