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‘Serves no purpose in the function of the law:’ Prosecutors, researchers come out against rape statute of limitations

Supporters of an Ohio bill to eliminate the statute of limitations for rape included prosecutors, researchers and members of rape crisis centers from across the state. Former Ohio Attorney General...

Ohio Supreme Court to hear challenge to law barring firearms and booze

The Ohio Supreme Court will test the old adage that guns and alcohol don’t mix. The justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments next week centered on a Clermont County...
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Ohio gun owners’ rights during traffic stops under debate

An issue pitting gun owners’ rights against the safety of law enforcement is being debated at the Statehouse.  A Republican-backed bill in the Ohio House of Representatives seeks to modify...

Abortion opponents: Telemedicine too risky for women

Abortion opponents were in agreement on Wednesday that the woman’s safety should be the focus of care in Ohio abortion cases. Advocates spoke in support of a bill that would...

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan takes workhorse-showhorse divide to extremes

WASHINGTON — One of the most influential members of Congress — and most ardent defenders of President Donald Trump — is also one of the least active legislatively. Ohio Rep....

On the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, a look back at what was lost

During the half century that baseball was divided by a color line, black America created a sporting world of its own. Black teams played on city sandlots and country fields,...

The benefits — and challenges — of changing Ohio schools’ start times 

There are consequences to being athletic in the largest school district in Ohio. The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District, located in Southeast Ohio’s Monroe, Belmont and Noble counties, covers...

House reps target ‘discriminatory’ health insurance practice

Two lawmakers pitched a bill Tuesday they say would block insurers from a practice that shifts health care costs onto patients with chronic diseases who require expensive drugs. Speaking to...

Conservatives announce coalition to eliminate death penalty

Conservative leadership in the Ohio House joined advocates in announcing a new effort to eliminate the death penalty in the state. The Ohio chapter of Conservatives Concerned About the Death...

Ohio’s troubling track record on LGBTQ+ rights

When most of us are little, we learn about the “Golden Rule.” This is the basic principle that you should treat others the way you’d like to be treated....

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