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Ryan Worries Defeat of ‘Red Wave’ Has Created Phony Narrative for Dems
Political News
Ryan Worries Defeat of ‘Red Wave’ Has Created Phony Narrative for Dems
2022-12-02 22:01:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Fresh off a grueling, hard-fought Senate race that he ultimately lost to Republican newcomer and “Hillbilly Elegy” memoirist J.D. Vance, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, smiled broadly as members of the NewDEAL rose to give him an extended standing... Read More

Opinion Polls
Poll Finds Disconnect Between Ohio’s Red State Reputation and Residents’ Views
2022-10-11 12:52:31
by Dan McCue

BEREA, Ohio — Voters in Ohio are a lot more centrist and progressive than most political pundits give them credit for being, a new statewide poll has found. The statewide Ohio Pulse Poll was developed by the Baldwin Wallace University... Read More

Opioids
Ohio Judge Orders Pharmacies to Pay $650M for Opioid Abuse
2022-08-18 20:54:51
by Tom Ramstack

CLEVELAND — Pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Walmart must pay $650.5 million to help with the opioid recovery efforts of two Ohio counties, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. He agreed with officials in Lake and Trumbull counties that the pharmacies’... Read More

Renewable Energy
White House Shift on Solar Tariffs Decried by Governor
2022-06-09 16:16:23
by Dan McCue

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Ohio’s Republican governor is decrying a Biden administration decision to suspend tariffs on solar panels from Southeast Asia, calling the move a threat to American manufacturers, including First Solar, which is currently building its third manufacturing plant... Read More

2022 Elections
Secretary of State, Voting Orgs Clash Over Election Mailer in Ohio
2022-06-03 14:58:15
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prospective voters in Ohio should be wary of unsolicited pieces of alleged election-related mail that look like official government documents and contain partially filled out voter registration forms, the Ohio secretary of state said Thursday. Secretary of... Read More

Supreme Court
If Roe Falls, What Civil Rights Precedents Might Be Next?
2022-05-11 20:22:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — James Obergefell, who was in the nation’s capital this week to attend a fundraiser and visit with friends, wears the mantle of a civil rights icon lightly. Warm, often funny, and intelligent, the plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges,... Read More

Redistricting
Ohio Redistricting Panel Resubmits Rejected Map to Court
2022-05-06 18:17:32
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As a strategy, it probably falls into the category of “Maybe they won’t notice.” On Thursday, the Ohio Redistricting Commission voted 4-2 to resubmit state legislative district maps to the Ohio Supreme Court that the court has... Read More

2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Know About Ohio, Indiana Primaries

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first multistate contest of the 2022 midterm election season unfolds on Tuesday, as Ohio voters pick nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate while Indiana voters consider whether their Legislature should become even more conservative. The races,... Read More

Political News
Ohio Republican Senate Primary Polling Shows Close Race 
2022-04-29 21:37:44
by Reece Nations

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As early voting in Ohio’s Republican Senate primary draws closer to its end, two candidates have emerged as the clear favorites for their party’s nomination. J.D. Vance, a Trump-backed venture capitalist, held a slight lead over former... Read More

2022 Elections
Millionaire Candidates Pour Cash into Ohio, Pa. Senate races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millionaire candidates and billionaire investors are harnessing their considerable personal wealth to try to win competitive Republican primaries for open U.S. Senate seats in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mike Gibbons, an Ohio investment banker, leads the pack... Read More

In The States
Ballot Set for Ohio Primaries, but Legislative Maps Still in Doubt
2022-04-24 21:42:10
by Reece Nations

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With less than two weeks to go before Ohio's May 3 primary election, registered voters are showing a robust interest in the races. To date, more than 125,100 voters have requested absentee ballots and nearly 45,000 votes... Read More

In The States
Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Fourth Set of Redistricting Plans
2022-04-15 14:32:21
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a fourth set of redistricting plans drafted by the state’s redistricting commission, but left the panel with the responsibility of redrawing the maps at least one more time. In its... Read More

In The States
Judicial Panel Allowing Ohio Congressional Races to Proceed
2022-04-13 17:21:33
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite ongoing litigation over whether a new congressional district map in Ohio dilutes the minority vote, a three-judge federal panel on Tuesday said it won’t block the certification of votes in the state’s May 3 primary. In... Read More

Redistricting
Ohio Redistricting Panel Approves Work-In-Progress District Maps
2022-03-29 15:43:06
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A divided Ohio Redistricting Commission approved maps for state legislative districts on Monday night despite the fact independent mapmakers hired to draw them had not yet finished their work. The majority in the 4-3 vote explained their... Read More

In The States
Ohio Supreme Court Denies Bid to Postpone May 3 Primary
2022-03-25 15:56:41
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Redistricting Commission will have to get on with its work and finish replacements of previously rejected district maps in time for their use in the state’s May 3 primary, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled on... Read More

Redistricting
Ohio Supreme Court Tosses Maps, Throws State Primary Into Chaos
2022-03-18 16:13:36
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a third set of state House and Senate maps on Wednesday, potentially throwing plans for the state’s upcoming May 3 primary election into chaos. In response to the ruling, Ohio Secretary of... Read More

Redistricting
GOP Lawmakers Ask Ohio Court to Allow Midterms to Proceed Without New Maps
2022-03-11 22:30:43
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Attorneys for the Republican leaders of the Ohio Legislature have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to "defer any action" on new congressional district maps until after the 2022 election. Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp and Senate President... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Judge Affirms Opioid Judgment Against Major Pharmacy Chains
2022-03-08 22:16:30
by Tom Ramstack

TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio federal judge overseeing a class action lawsuit over the opioid crisis on Monday refused to overturn a jury verdict that held major pharmacy chains liable for contributing to the addictions and overdoses blamed for... Read More

Redistricting
Ohio Supreme Court Tosses Republican Drawn Maps for Second Time
2022-02-08 18:04:29
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the second time in a month, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected state legislative district maps on the grounds that the Republicans in charge of the process created a map that disproportionately favors their candidates. The ruling... Read More

Manufacturing
Intel to Build $20 Billion Semiconductor Factory in Ohio Amid Chip Shortage
2022-01-21 16:10:04
by Dan McCue

NEW ALBANY, Ohio —Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, announced Friday that it is building a new $20 billion factory outside of Columbus, Ohio. The news is so big amid a shortage of critical microchips that President Joe Biden used... Read More

Redistricting
Ohio Supreme Court Rejects New Congressional Maps
2022-01-14 16:45:19
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a Republican-drawn congressional map on Friday, giving hope to national Democrats who had argued it unfairly delivered several potentially competitive seats in this year's critical midterm elections to Republicans. In the 4-3... Read More

In The States
Redistricting Panel’s Closed-Door Meeting Leads to Lawsuit
2021-12-17 22:16:23
by Dan McCue

LANSING, Mich. — A number of media organizations are suing Michigan’s redistricting commission over its members’ decision to hold a closed-door meeting in October and then bar disclosure of several memos citing attorney-client privilege.  The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press,... Read More

In The States
Ohio Bill Aims to Stop Gender Transition Procedures for Those Under 18
2021-11-03 16:24:42
by Alexa Hornbeck

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Members of the Ohio House have introduced a bill which would ban transgender kids under 18 from receiving gender transition treatments, even with parental consent.  “Studies consistently demonstrate that the vast majority of children who are gender... Read More

Elections
Ohio, Florida Voters Cast Ballots in Three Congressional Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Both Democrats and Republicans brought out their heavy hitters in the runup to the special congressional election in central Ohio, as the parties sought to boost turnout in one of three off-year contests on the ballot... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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