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Ohio announces end of health orders, new incentives for vaccines

Gov. Mike DeWine began to move from sticks to carrots Wednesday when it comes to protecting Ohioans from COVID-19. The rate of infections is more...

Bill barring ‘divisive concepts’ targets race discussions in Ohio schools

A bill in the works in the Ohio legislature would prohibit "teaching or advocating divisive concepts" on race, color, nationality, or sex, according to...

History Thursday: ‘Death car’ shown at Ohio Statehouse after ’48 trial

On Sept. 1, 1950 came this front page headline in The Newark Advocate: Will Bring Death Car To Statehouse. Emile Reiss wanted the governor to...

With variants spreading, Ohio tries to reach the vaccine hesitant

After months of increasing vaccination rates and declining coronavirus cases, infections are again going up in Ohio.  Gov. Mike Dewine and health officials on Thursday...

History Thursday: The vindication and downfall of Col. John P. Slough

Note: This is the second of a two-part history series about one of Ohio’s most controversial lawmakers. You can read Part 1 here. Two weeks...

Ohio AG: Clear death penalty roadblocks or get rid of it

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week used an annual report to draw attention to the fact that 140 people are languishing on death...

After financing xenophobic campaign, FirstEnergy deplores anti-Asian bigotry

There has been a terrifying surge in violence against Asians over the past year, prompting one Ohio company to take a stand on an...

History Thursday: The Statehouse punch heard ’round Ohio

As lawmakers gathered inside their new legislative chamber for the first time in January 1857, Gov. Salmon Chase stood at the rostrum to offer...

History Thursday: Ohio women brought progress, historic firsts

In a small unincorporated part of Licking County called Homer, there’s a historic marker unassumingly sitting in front of the town’s public library. The...

The legislature was stormed in England three centuries ago. Parliament marks...

On Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray was peppered by senators' questions about Trump supporters' Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol as Congress worked to...
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