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LaRose: Each county to have one ballot drop box this fall

BY: - August 13, 2020

Ohio’s 88 counties will each have one ballot drop box available to use for the General Election, Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Wednesday. LaRose made the directive to all county boards of elections.  At a news conference on Wednesday, LaRose said he had asked the Ohio Attorney General’s office for legal insight as to […]

Householder remains on the 2020 ballot past key deadline

BY: - August 11, 2020

Former Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder remains on the ballot to be reelected as a state representative this November, the Licking County Board of Elections director has confirmed. Rep. Householder, R-Glenford, is the only name that will appear on the House 72nd District ballot. No Democrat filed to challenge him for the seat, […]

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 […]

‘All ages are susceptible:’ 260 kids infected in Georgia summer camp COVID-19 outbreak

BY: - August 2, 2020

Research from the CDC details how the new coronavirus ripped through a Georgia summer camp infecting 260 attendees in a matter of days. The account, released Friday, comes as school districts nationally agonize over balancing the threat of an infectious disease and myriad collateral damage in keeping children from schoolrooms. “This investigation adds to the […]

Bipartisan House reps introduce Ohio campaign finance reform bill

BY: - July 30, 2020

A pair of bipartisan Ohio House representatives introduced legislation this week they say would bring Ohio campaign finance regulations in line with federal law. State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda, D-Forest Park, on Monday introduced House Bill 737, with Rep. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville. The bipartisan campaign finance reform legislation, they say, is the first step […]

Dems introduce legislation to repeal House Bill 6

BY: - July 29, 2020

Legislation to formally repeal House Bill 6, the energy bailout bill at the center of racketeering charges against Speaker Larry Householder and four others, has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. Since Householder’s arrest on July 21, there have been two simultaneous efforts led by both political parties to repeal the controversial energy […]

First presidential debate moved to Cleveland

BY: - July 27, 2020

The first presidential debate of the season will now be held on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. In a Monday announcement, the Commission on Presidential Debates said the September 29 event will be moved from the University of Notre Dame’s campus to the Health Education Campus. The event will be hosted by CWRU […]

Two county fairs report COVID-19 outbreaks

BY: - July 26, 2020

The Pickaway and Clinton county fairs are investigating separate COVID-19 outbreaks.  The Clinton County Health District is investigating a “cluster” of cases from people who attended the fair, which ran from July 11 to July 18.  A spokesman for the department said he’s aware of at least three cases, though the investigation is ongoing.  The […]

Columbus State union calls for Borges resignation from board

BY: - July 23, 2020

The faculty union for Columbus State Community College has asked for the resignation of a board member after he was charged in the federal investigation also charging Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. The executive Committee of the Columbus State Education Association announced in a Thursday statement the call for Matthew Borges’ resignation from the college’s […]

Gov. DeWine announces statewide public mask order starting Thursday evening

BY: - July 22, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced a statewide public mask order set to go into effect Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Beginning tomorrow at 6:00pm, citizens in all Ohio counties will be under a mandatory mask order while out in public. pic.twitter.com/UqLEzT3Mly — Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) July 22, 2020   DeWine said Wednesday that […]

Unionized fast-food, janitorial, nursing home workers picket for Black Lives Matter in Toledo, Cleveland

BY: - July 20, 2020

Unionized fast-food, nursing home and janitorial workers in Toledo and Cleveland picketed Monday in solidarity with the Strike for Black Lives, a national day of action confronting systemic racism.  SEIU District 1199 — a union that represents workers in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio — was one of more than 50 major national labor organizations that […]