Criminal Justice & Policing

Proposed Ohio bill would relax OVI rules for marijuana users

BY: - January 27, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A new bill introduced to the Ohio Senate would prevent marijuana enthusiasts from […]

Corruption trial delayed by COVID

BY: - January 26, 2023

CINCINNATI — A federal court trial over allegations of epic public corruption has been interrupted at least until Monday after a juror was diagnosed with COVID on Wednesday. “The Court was advised this afternoon that a juror has tested positive for COVID-19,” U.S. District Judge Timothy Black wrote in an order Wednesday evening. “In an […]

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Wave of mass shootings prompts Biden to call yet again for assault weapons ban

BY: - January 25, 2023

WASHINGTON — Following a mass shooting on the eve of Lunar New Year in which 11 people in a predominantly Asian neighborhood in California were killed, President Joe Biden again urged Congress to pass legislation banning assault weapons. Communities across America “have been struck by tragedy after tragedy, including mass shootings from Colorado Springs to […]

‘Unholy alliance’ — Chaotic first day of Larry Householder corruption trial

BY: - January 24, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   CINCINNATI — The chaotic opening statements on Monday in the largest public corruption […]

Ohio Attorney General and Columbus locked in court dispute over extent of local firearm authority

BY: - January 24, 2023

A Fairfield County judge has allowed a handful of local gun control and safety measures to take effect in Columbus. It’s the latest twist in a long-running case over the extent of home rule authority in Ohio. Columbus’ ordinances prohibit magazines with 30 or more bullets, criminalizes straw sales, and requires gun owners store firearms […]

‘Eyes of the country are on Ohio’ — Jury selected in Larry Householder corruption trial

BY: - January 23, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The Ohio Statehouse, and the rest of the country, has their eyes on […]

Larry Householder’s impact remains strong at Ohio Statehouse ahead of corruption trial

BY: - January 20, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   As the state gets ready for the most significant corruption trial in Ohio […]

“Noncitizen” will now be listed on Ohio IDs. Advocates worry that will endanger immigrants

BY: - January 18, 2023

In a little-noticed measure, whether a person is a “noncitizen” will now be printed on driver’s licenses and state IDs under a controversial law that was just signed by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.  Critics worry that the requirement addresses a nonexistent problem while making it more difficult for documented immigrants to get IDs they need […]

Former Ohio speaker Larry Householder seeks to prevent recordings being played in corruption trial

BY: - January 18, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   In recently-filed documents, former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Larry Householder […]

You could make your own alcohol in Ohio if new bill passes

BY: - January 17, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A new bill introduced to the Ohio Senate would allow Ohioans to make […]

In a state with 1M license suspensions, Ohio voter ID law could depress turnout

BY: - January 13, 2023

When Gov. Mike DeWine last week signed what’s been called the nation’s strictest voter ID law, it raised fears that it would disenfranchise large numbers of voters in poor communities where people are less likely to meet the new requirements. Those fears seem to be supported by a September report that estimates 1 million Ohioans […]

Dozens of companies, AG Yost, former lawmakers subpoenaed ahead of Householder corruption trial

BY: - January 11, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   In newly-filed documents, federal prosecutors outlined some of the evidence they want to […]