Ohio Capital Journal Staff

Ohio Capital Journal Staff

Citing Medicaid costs, DeWine and other governors call for an end to Public Health Emergency

By: and - December 20, 2022

Declaring that “we have returned to life as normal,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine joined 24 other Republican governors Monday in calling on President Biden to let the federally declared Public Health Emergency for COVID expire in April. The Public Health Emergency, or PHE, is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and is scheduled to expire on […]

Ohio Republicans want to make June 24 ‘Life Day’ in honor of decision overturning abortion rights

By: - November 16, 2022

A group of Ohio Republican state senators want to designate June 24 “Life Day” in Ohio, in honor of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning national abortion rights on that date this year. Ohio Senate Bill 352 is sponsored by state Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, with co-sponsors including state Sens. Niraj Antani, Louis Blessing, […]

Live Election Day coverage of Ohio’s 2022 Midterm

By: - November 8, 2022

Here is the Ohio Capital Journal’s Election Day live coverage round-up for the 2022 midterms. Check back here for updates throughout the day, and unofficial results once the polls close. Today, Ohio voters decided elections for U.S. Senate, Ohio governor, auditor, attorney general, treasurer, and secretary of state, as well as U.S. Congressional representatives, Ohio […]

Americans for Contraception group makes six-figure digital ad buy against four Ohio GOP congressmen

By: - October 21, 2022

A new advocacy group called Americans for Contraception is targeting four Ohio Republican U.S. Congressmen with a six-figure advertising buy in the lead up to the Nov. 8 election, criticizing them for their votes against the “Right to Contraception Act” introduced by Democrats following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning national abortion rights. The series […]

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost appeals judge’s injunction against abortion ban

By: - October 13, 2022

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is appealing a Hamilton County judge’s order blocking the state’s six-week abortion ban indefinitely as the case over it proceeds. In a news release, Yost’s office said they filed the notice of appeal after consulting with the office of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. The release said the brief arguing its […]


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 […]