Briefs

Where can Ohioans charge their electric vehicles?

BY: - January 2, 2020

As sales of electric vehicles have taken off in recent years, owners are faced with the challenge of figuring out where they can charge up. In a recent report from Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline news service, Ohio fell around the middle of the pack in the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, with 1,115 […]

History Thursday: The 1920 Presidential election

BY: - January 2, 2020

History Thursday A hundred years ago, in 1920, Warren G. Harding was the last Ohioan to be elected president. The Republican Harding won the 1920 election over another Ohioan, Democratic Ohio Gov. James M. Cox, who had Franklin D. Roosevelt as his running mate. Cox would retire from politics after the 1920 election to focus […]

Vaping illness, Internet access in rural Ohio and home rule

BY: - December 23, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Programming note The Ohio Capital Journal will continue to be posting stories at OhioCapitalJournal.com throughout the holidays, though The […]

Auto worker at a Chrysler plant in Ohio

Report: Ohio’s unemployment stayed put in November

BY: - December 20, 2019

Ohio’s unemployment rate was unchanged in November from a month prior and remains higher than the national average. The unemployment in November stood at 4.2 percent, the same it was in October, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported on Friday. The rate is, however, better now in Ohio than November 2018 when […]

Christmas movies, education plans, access to health care and driving while Black

BY: - December 20, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Friday Funday Ohio’s 2018 Libertarian candidate for governor Travis Irvine, a comedian and filmmaker, has been showing […]

Happy Holidays, don’t get scammed: Part 2, the EBT edition

BY: - December 19, 2019

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services warned Thursday of a potential Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) scam involving the collection of credit card information from EBT recipients. Some SNAP recipients have been connected to a fraudulent customer service number and were asked to provide a credit card number so that they could be […]

History Thursday: Impeachment

BY: - December 19, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  History Thursday Last night, for the third time in American history, the U.S. House voted to impeach the […]

14 Dems file for Ohio’s presidential primary ballot; Weld challenging Trump

BY: - December 18, 2019

The longest shot for president cut it the closest here in Ohio. The Secretary of State’s Office confirmed John Delaney’s campaign filing for Ohio’s primary Election right before the 4 p.m. deadline Wednesday.  Delaney, who has been running for president since July 2017 and is polling at 0.3 percent nationally, beat the deadline by just […]

Portman, Brown applaud naming North Korea sanctions after late Ohioan taken hostage by regime

BY: - December 18, 2019

Ohio U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown celebrated Wednesday the inclusion of the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions and Enforcement Act in the final FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report. They were joined at the event by Fred and Cindy Warmbier, whose son Otto died after being imprisoned in North […]

Foodbanks around Ohio, a huge methane leak from fracking, and felons buying guns

BY: - December 18, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: Warms my heart. There’s more to do. That Joe Burrow-inspired fundraiser for the Athens County […]

Joe Burrow, poverty, Ohio’s economy, the NEXUS pipeline and plastic bag bans

BY: - December 17, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: The Ohio Capital Journal is proud of Heisman winner Joe Burrow for highlighting issues […]

Report: Ohio absentee ballot applications rejected due to signature issues

BY: - December 16, 2019

Issues with signatures proved to be the difference in thousands of Ohioans not being able to vote in last year’s general election, an Associated Press investigation found. These voters had requested absentee ballots but did not receive them “because of missing or mismatched signatures on their ballot applications,” AP reported.  More than 6,500 absentee ballot […]