Many of the top-read stories from the Ohio Capital Journal in 2020 involved well-researched reports on COVID-19, the House Bill 6 scandal and the goings on at the Ohio Statehouse.
Occasionally, readers were drawn to coverage of the latest head-turning remark from an elected official.
Here were the most-read stories published by OCJ this year:
State data shows 25,600 homeless students in Ohio. That number has been increasing annually
Two Republican Ohio House members look to eliminate prevailing wage
Ohio House committee considers easing ‘duty to retreat’ laws
A court’s ruling made bestiality legal in 8 Ohio counties. One legislator wants to fix that
Rep. George Lang
How an Ohio representative’s business could profit off the ‘stand your ground’ bill he co-sponsors
Conversion therapy is a discredited practice. Ohio hired its advocate as an expert witness
Ohio primary election voting officially extended through April 28
6,000 coronavirus cases per day? 8,000? OSU researchers on forecasting pandemics
Health dept. Issues stay-at-home order; Ohioans to shelter in place through at least April 6
GOP lawmaker says he won’t let Jewish health director turn Ohio into Nazi Germany
Belmont Correctional Institution. Source: ODRC
31 dead, thousands infected at Ohio prisons; counts climb at 5 facilities
Ohio Democratic legislator wants Trump prosecuted for ‘crimes against humanity’
GOP lawmaker plans bill to ‘reopen Ohio’, revoke powers used by DeWine, Acton
State rep. won’t wear mask because faces are the ‘likeness of God’
Police say suspect threatened to kill father of ranking house Dem unless she resigned
Ohio House passes bill to roll back absentee voting access
A demonstrator addresses a crowd on the west side of the Ohio Statehouse.
GOP Rep. on anti-racism resolution: I’m ‘darker’ than most Black lawmakers
Protesters report adverse effects from tear gas exposure, demand Columbus ban chemical agents entirely
DeWine mask order won’t apply to lawmakers, judges, staffs
Feds said to be investigating largest Medicaid provider in the U.S.
FirstEnergy money flowed to Ohio politicians who supported Householder-backed HB6
Coronavirus cases down 31% in first month since mask mandate
Among Ohio lawmakers, anti-vaccine views run deep
School funding bill to get new look under new speaker
Children wearing protective face masks sit in a classroom. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
GOP lawmaker wants to see if DeWine can be criminally charged
Alleged Householder texts about nuclear bailout are MIA, House says
Community pharmacy group says CVS, other bigs are unfairly steering patients
Ohioan reports being recruited for plot targeting Gov. DeWine at his home
Here is where to drop off your Ohio absentee ballot
A plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor hatched in a ritzy Columbus suburb, prosecutors say
Pictured is Ohio’s congressional delegation as it has looked after the 2012, ’14, ’16, ’18 and ’20 elections.
Ohio congressional map to be redrawn after decade of gerrymandering
House bill would impose harsh new penalties on protesters and their organizations
Ohio House Republican unloads COVID-19 conspiracy theories to Senate committee
Before outbreak, infected House GOP lawmaker skirted COVID-19 guidelines
An Ohio county heard mixed messages on COVID-19. Now it’s a hotspot.
COVID-19 protesters gather outside Ohio GOP Senate leader’s home, seeking veto override
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