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Morgan Trau

Morgan Trau

Morgan Trau is a political reporter and multimedia journalist based out of the WEWS Columbus Bureau. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Trau has previously worked as an investigative, political and fact-checking reporter in Grand Rapids, Mich. at WZZM-TV; a reporter and MMJ in Spokane, Wash. at KREM-TV and has interned at 60 Minutes and worked for CBS Interactive and PBS NewsHour.

True bias or tactic? Attorneys in Householder corruption trial argue judge doesn’t like them

By: - February 6, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The defense attorneys for former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder have seemingly developed […]

Ohio Gov. DeWine set to give State of the State address Tuesday

By: - January 31, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Gov. Mike DeWine will give his State of the State address, in which he […]

COVID-19 delays Householder public corruption trial until Tuesday

By: - January 30, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. The federal trial of former Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder has been […]

Ohioans continue paying for House Bill 6 scandal as Householder’s corruption trial presses on

By: - January 30, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Ohioans continue to foot the bill of not just former Speaker of the […]

GOP lawmakers share insight into ongoing rift after ‘chaos’ erupts on Ohio House floor

By: - January 27, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Republicans in the Ohio House can’t stop fighting with each other. After the […]

Proposed Ohio bill would relax OVI rules for marijuana users

By: - January 27, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A new bill introduced to the Ohio Senate would prevent marijuana enthusiasts from […]

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Expert says ongoing FBI agent testimony may be significant to outcome of Householder trial

By: - January 25, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The treasurer of FirstEnergy, the company that already confessed to bribing former Speaker of […]

‘Unholy alliance’ — Chaotic first day of Larry Householder corruption trial

By: - January 24, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   CINCINNATI — The chaotic opening statements on Monday in the largest public corruption […]

‘Eyes of the country are on Ohio’ — Jury selected in Larry Householder corruption trial

By: - January 23, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The Ohio Statehouse, and the rest of the country, has their eyes on […]

Larry Householder’s impact remains strong at Ohio Statehouse ahead of corruption trial

By: - January 20, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   As the state gets ready for the most significant corruption trial in Ohio […]

Former Ohio speaker Larry Householder seeks to prevent recordings being played in corruption trial

By: - January 18, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   In recently-filed documents, former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Larry Householder […]

You could make your own alcohol in Ohio if new bill passes

By: - January 17, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A new bill introduced to the Ohio Senate would allow Ohioans to make […]