Gun Violence

Ohio issues highlighted in report on racial disparities in executions

A line can be drawn from lynchings and other gross acts of historic racial discrimination and the fact that minorities disproportionately are executed now, according to a new report by the Death Penalty Information Center.

Alleged Neo-Nazi who carried anti-Semitic sign at COVID-19 protest pleads guilty...

An alleged neo-Nazi with an extensive criminal history who raised an anti-Semitic sign at a protest of the coronavirus quarantine pleaded guilty to a...

Ohio AG files brief in support of school districts letting employees...

Ohio’s Attorney General Dave Yost this week put his support behind a Butler County school district’s policy to arm school personnel. “This case presents the...

Hours of opposition testimony, three hearings lead to committee passage of...

A Senate committee approved legislation allowing school districts to enact firearms policies for personnel in only the third hearing on the bill, but the...

DeWine says his administration wants ideas about how to help distressed...

Ohio Go.v Mike DeWine says he's focused on helping low-income and minority Ohioans through coconavirus crisis.

‘I have not lost my voice’: Gabby Giffords at DNC convention...

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, recounting her recovery from a gunshot wound to...

Bill on arming teachers could include “school marshal program”

An Ohio Senate bill meant to reduce the amount of training needed for school personnel to be armed could be amended to create a...

Legislature considering lowering standards for armed teachers despite failed history of...

A piece of legislation that would reduce the amount of training needed to arm teachers in schools has a long history of similar attempts...

House considers ‘stand your ground’ bill; critics call it a racist...

Legalized lynching. Citizens’ license to kill. Codification of black men’s deaths.   These were just a few of the characterizations people offered to the Ohio House...

Hundreds support Ohio Senate public health crisis declaration on racism

A state Senate committee heard hours of testimony Tuesday supporting the declaration of racism as a public health crisis. Cosponsors Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland; and...
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