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Year in Review: Our top Ohio feature stories of 2020

There was no shortage of breaking news in 2020, from the governor’s coronavirus press conferences to the late-night lame duck sessions at the Ohio...

Death sentences, executions continue to fade in 2020

The numbers of death sentences, executions and public support for the death penalty continued to fall in 2020. And ironically, as it killed so...

Unfinished business: 5 legislative priorities in Ohio pushed to 2021

The 133rd Ohio General Assembly wrapped up its term with a flurry of lame-duck activity last week, closing out a challenging year of legislating...

There were many efforts to change Ohio election laws in 2020,...

More Ohioans voted in the 2020 General Election than in any other election in state history. Elections officials, voter rights advocates and lawmakers from both...

DeWine asked for gun control. Lawmakers gave him a ‘make my...

The Ohio Senate passed a “stand your ground” bill Friday, sending to Gov. Mike DeWine a proposal that would rescind a requirement that gun...

House passes ‘stand your ground’ expanding right to shoot to kill...

The Ohio House passed legislation late Thursday evening that removes a legal requirement that people try to retreat from a confrontation before shooting to...

Legislators consider guns, abortion, HB 6 repeal and health department powers...

Update: At 10:45 a.m. Thursday, the Senate President announced the body could convene as needed, meaning Thursday might not be the last day of...

Transgender Ohioans win birth certificate lawsuit against the state

Four transgender Ohioans who sued the state after it refused to change their birth certificates to reflect their identities have won their lawsuit. A judge...

Extend eviction moratorium to slow covid spread, advocates say

Ohio's local courts should stop eviction proceedings, a group that advocates for the poor said Tuesday. Not only are thousands of Ohioans going to...

Ohio celebrates the start of covid vaccinations, but it could have...

Gov. Mike DeWine called Monday "a great day" in the annals of the Buckeye State as the first doses of coronavirus vaccine were injected...
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