Ohio Capital Journal Staff

Ohio Capital Journal Staff

Man fishing on Cuyahoga River with Cleveland in background

Cleveland now ranks as the poorest big city in the United States

By: - September 22, 2020

Cleveland had the highest poverty rate among large U.S. cities in 2019, overtaking Detroit, according to data released by the U.S. Census bureau last week. The data for the ranking is from 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated problems related to poverty in Ohio and around the country. The Cleveland-based Center for Community Solutions reported […]

Big Ten announces plan to begin college football season Oct. 23-24

By: - September 16, 2020

The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors announced Wednesday morning plans to start its college football season Oct. 23-24 after a unanimous vote, promising “significant medical protocols including daily antigen testing, enhanced cardiac screening and an enhanced data-driven approach when making decisions about practice/competition.” The decision was based on information presented by the Big […]

Report: FirstEnergy being investigated by federal securities and exchange commission

By: - September 15, 2020

The company at the center of what prosecutors are calling the biggest corruption scandal in Ohio political history is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, reported Tuesday afternoon: The examination became public in a lawsuit the company and a consulting firm filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland against a former […]

DeWine’s health director pick withdraws hours after selection

By: - September 10, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine named his choice for a new health director Thursday afternoon in a release at 3:30 p.m. By 8:30 p.m., DeWine had announced she had withdrawn from consideration. “This evening, Dr. Joan Duwve withdrew her name from consideration for the position of Director of the Ohio Department of Health, citing personal reasons,” […]

Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, at House Intelligence Committee hearing

News report: Congressman Turner spent over $70K in campaign money on meals since 2017

By: - September 9, 2020

Ohio’s 10th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, reportedly spent over $70,000 in campaign funds at restaurants to fund meals at around 370 meetings since 2017, according to a report out Wednesday morning from Politico. From Politico: The individual receipts are fairly modest in most cases — typically ranging from $12 to a few […]

Food stamp benefits available to eligible Ohio schoolchildren attending classes remotely

By: - September 8, 2020

Thousands of Ohio children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school will soon receive money to buy food through the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced last week. This funding was made possible by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a release said, […]

Ohio unemployment dips down to 8.9% in July

By: - August 25, 2020

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 8.9% in July 2020, down from a revised 11.0% in June, according to a release last week from the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 62,700 over the month, from a revised 5,038,400 in June to 5,101,100 in July 2020, the release said. […]

Handful of conservative House Republicans introduce articles of impeachment against DeWine

By: - August 24, 2020

Four Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives have co-sponsored Articles of Impeachment against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine: Nino Vitale, John Becker, Paul Zeltwanger and Candice Keller. This follows months of discontent about the DeWine Administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic from these lawmakers and others in the Ohio House. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Monday […]

Former state rep, secretary of state candidate to speak as part of ‘rising stars’ keynote at DNC

By: - August 17, 2020

Former Ohio state representative and 2018 Democratic candidate for Ohio secretary of state Kathleen Clyde will speak Tuesday night at the virtual Democratic National Convention as part of a slate of ‘rising stars’ in the party delivering a keynote address. Clyde, who now serves as a Portage County commissioner, will join 16 others for the […]

Big Ten reportedly votes 12-2 to cancel football season

By: - August 10, 2020

The Big Ten has voted to cancel the 2020 college football season, the Detroit Free Press is reporting. The historic move stems from concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, multiple people with knowledge of the decision reportedly told the Free Press. The conference is expected to officially announce the decision publicly on Tuesday. The […]

Bloomberg News: Kasich offered speaking spot at Democratic convention

By: - August 7, 2020

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been offered a spot to speak during the Democratic National Convention, Bloomberg News reported Friday morning. The Democratic convention is offering a speaking slot to Republican former Ohio Governor John Kasich, as well as to Joe Biden’s final rival for the nomination, progressive Bernie Sanders, according to a person […]

Ohio House votes to remove Householder as speaker, elects Cupp

By: - July 30, 2020

The Ohio House of Representatives voted Thursday to remove Speaker Larry Householder as the chamber’s leader, then hours later elevated state Rep. Bob Cupp to serve as the next Speaker of the House. Cupp, 69, a former Ohio Supreme Court justice, was chosen to guide the legislative chamber following the arrest of Householder as part […]