Civil Rights

Gun advocates argue for removal of ‘duty to retreat’ in Ohio

A third hearing on a bill to remove the duty to retreat from a self-defense law was eventful and testy at times on Wednesday...

Front license plates still needed in Ohio, police tell lawmakers 

Sgt. Richard Forney has a clear reason why he believes Ohio should require two license plates on vehicles: the presence of the front plate...

Bill on rape statutes addresses marital rape loophole

With bipartisan support on the issue of removing the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault in Ohio, legislators are hoping a bill...

Tax credit for donors to anti-abortion pregnancy centers moves toward full...

A bill giving a tax credit to donors for pregnancy centers who promote carrying a pregnancy to term was approved in the state House...

Study on unproven ‘abortion reversal’ drug halted due to risk to...

A study on an unproven “abortion reversal” treatment that relates to a senate bill currently sitting in the Ohio Legislature has ended because of...

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country.  The bill,...

Bipartisan state senators working to protect domestic violence survivors from gun...

Just before Thanksgiving this year, Logan resident Natalie Nutter filed for divorce from her husband, Kevin. Weeks prior, Kevin Nutter, also of Logan, pleaded guilty...

Dayton shooting, universal background checks brought up in gun reform bill...

Supporters of gun reform measures proposed by Gov. Mike DeWine said the legislation would be an important first step in curbing gun violence, but...

Supporters of ‘Duty to Retreat Act’ testify before Senate committee

A committee of state senators took another look Tuesday at a proposed change to the self-defense law that would eliminate the legal requirement for...

U.S. Supreme Court may sidestep a big Second Amendment fight

WASHINGTON — A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare.  The justices heard an...
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