Ohio Capital Journal Staff

Ohio Capital Journal Staff


Ohio Capital Journal wins five Society of Professional Journalists awards

By: - July 22, 2022

In the “Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest” from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Ohio Capital Journal won five awards, including three first place finishes and two in second place. The contest covered stories and editorial from 2021. In digital media categories, OCJ Reporter Susan Tebben took home two first-place awards, one for best education issues […]

Federal court implements Statehouse maps twice declared unconstitutional by Ohio Supreme Court

By: - May 27, 2022

A federal district court, in a 2-1 decision Friday, implemented Ohio state Senate and House district maps for the 2022 election that have twice been declared unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders by the Ohio Supreme Court. Also in a 2-1 decision, in April, the judges representing the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern […]

Voting rights groups ask federal court to delay implementing maps in light of Ohio Supreme Court decision

By: - May 27, 2022

The ACLU of Ohio filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to delay its deadline for it implementing Ohio House and Senate district maps for 2022 that have now twice been declared unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders by the Ohio Supreme Court. In a 2-1 decision in April, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District […]

Attorney general candidate files criminal complaint against Ohio GOP redistricting commissioners

By: - May 27, 2022

Democratic state Rep. Jeff Crossman announced Thursday his filing of a criminal complaint asking the Ohio State Highway Patrol to investigate Republican members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission for dereliction of duty. Crossman, the Democratic nominee for attorney general this November, said the GOP commissioners had “recklessly failed to perform a duty expressly imposed by […]

Bipartisan Ohio Supreme Court majority rejects partisan Statehouse redistricting maps for fifth time

By: - May 25, 2022

Ohio House and Senate district maps previously passed by Republican members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission and previously ruled unconstitutional remain invalid, a bipartisan 4-3 majority on the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Declining to hold commissioners in contempt, the court ordered the Ohio Redistricting Commission be reconstituted to draft and adopt new General Assembly […]

2022 Ohio Primary Election live updates

By: - May 3, 2022

Throughout the day, Ohio Capital Journal staff will post live updates to this feed on the 2022 Ohio Primary Election.  

Federal, Ohio laws against surprise medical billing go into effect

By: - January 13, 2022

A new Ohio law shielding medical patients from getting hit with surprise medical bills after certain unexpected treatments went into effect Wednesday. It works in tandem with a federal law that went into effect earlier this month. A news release from the Ohio Department of Insurance said surprise medical bills typically range from hundreds to […]

Ohio Democratic candidates for governor announce Lt. Gov. picks

By: - January 5, 2022

The two now-former mayors running for the Democratic Party nomination for Ohio governor in 2022 announced their lieutenant governor selections Wednesday, with former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley choosing Cuyahoga County Councilmember Cheryl Stephens and former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley picking state Sen. Theresa Fedor of Toledo. In Columbus Wednesday, Whaley said she picked Stephens “because […]

Columbus Public Health Department is requiring COVID-19 vaccines for employees

By: - September 8, 2021

The city of Columbus’ public health department will require COVID-19 vaccination for all of its employees, the agency announced in a release Tuesday. Following the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Columbus Public Health will join all four central Ohio hospital systems and many other local and national employers in […]

Mansfield selected as U.S. Air Force’s preferred site for new cyber warfare wing

By: - August 27, 2021

The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday the Mansfield Air National Guard Base, home of the 179th Airlift Wing, has been selected as the preferred site for the Air National Guard’s first Cyber Warfare Wing. “This selection will build on the 179th Airlift Wing’s legacy of excellence to begin a new chapter in the cyber warfare […]

Biden touts rescue plan, tours Ohio State cancer facility in Columbus

By: - March 24, 2021

Reporting from pool reports President Joe Biden touted the recently passed COVID-19 rescue package during a visit to Columbus Tuesday evening, highlighting the child tax credit and earned income tax credit included in the American Rescue Plan. Biden said the U.S. will have, by the end of May, roughly 600 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, […]

Excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech

By: - January 20, 2021

Below are excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural address, following his swearing-in as the nation’s 46th president: We’ll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities. Much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain. Few […]