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David DeWitt

David DeWitt

OCJ Editor-in-Chief David DeWitt has more than 15 years experience covering Ohio government, politics and policy, including education, health care, crime and courts, poverty, state and local government, business, labor, energy, environment, and social issues. He has worked for the National Journal, The New York Observer, The Athens NEWS, and Plunderbund.com. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and is a board member of the E.W. Scripps Society of Alumni and Friends. He can be found on Twitter @DC_DeWitt.

Voting rights, immigrants, medical cannabis, plastic bags and a farmer running against Jim Jordan

By: - December 16, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: Interests. Today the Ohio Capital Journal’s Tyler Buchanan reports on the various interests behind the Ohio House […]

COMMENTARY

Gary Gulman’s ‘Great Depresh’ a heartfelt look at depression, anxiety and loneliness

By: - December 13, 2019

Each Friday in our newsletter, we are highlighting things that are relevant that also make us laugh. We are also highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Friday Funday Like […]

History Thursday: The Afghanistan/Pentagon Papers

By: - December 12, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: History Thursday. CNN’s Brian Stelter is reporting, “The Washington Post’s publication of US government papers about the 18-year-long […]

Wealth and income inequality in America continuing to explode

By: - December 11, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent is writing about, “The massive triumph of the rich, illustrated by […]

State medical board still accepting petitions for medical cannabis conditions

By: - December 10, 2019

The State Medical Board of Ohio in an email Tuesday reminded Ohioans that the window is still open for filing petitions for the board to consider adding qualifying conditions for medical cannabis treatment. The Ohio medical board has the authority to approve and designate conditions or diseases as qualifying medical conditions for treatment, the board […]

Bipartisan proposal to eliminate ‘step therapy’ for Stage IV cancer introduced

By: - December 10, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: No more ‘fail first’? Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow is reporting that bipartisan Ohio lawmakers “are […]

COMMENTARY

Struggling public schools and districts need our investment, not F’s

By: - December 10, 2019

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signaled recently that he is open to changing the A-F report card system for public schools and districts in our state. With state Reps. John Patterson, D-Jefferson, and Robert Cupp, R-Lima, continuing to work toward a constitutional funding model for Ohio’s public schools, now is a good time to reevaluate the […]

COMMENTARY

A trial where the jury’s already made up their minds

By: - December 9, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: ‘Peachment. This looks to be a big week in American history as U.S. House […]

COMMENTARY

Catching our eye 12.6.19

By: - December 6, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: About the GM Lordstown announcement. If you read our reporting closely, in Tyler Buchanan‘s story today […]

Happy holidays, don’t get scammed

By: - December 6, 2019

It’s the holiday season, which means the spirit of giving is high, but it also means that there are those among us who would seek to prey on that charity and generosity by scamming people. In a news release called, “How the Grinch Stole Your Donation,” the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is offering tips and […]

Catching our eye 12.5.19

By: - December 5, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: Love to see it. Toledo Blade’s Jon Chavez is reporting that, “with just a month […]

Catching our eye 12.4.19

By: - December 4, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. We will publish this section in The Rundown as well. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: Out of darkness comes […]