Politics & Gov

Ice cream. Guns. Grocery bags. Ohio legislature gets to work

In what could be the last full legislative day before November elections, boozy ice cream, grocery bags and gun stores drove the Ohio General...

Ohio Senate passes bill to prohibit widespread stay-at-home orders

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill that would restrict the state health director from issuing broad quarantine and stay-at-home orders in battling a...

State legislature approves ban on local ‘bag bans’

Paper or plastic? That’s a question headed to the governor’s desk. The state legislature has approved House Bill 242 that would prevent local governments from enacting...

Ohio Supreme Court: Evidence of previous crimes not always allowed in...

Using two different sex crime cases, the Ohio Supreme Court specified the ways in which past crimes and accusations can be used in judging...

Mailbag: This is what it’s like to be a write-in candidate

Early voting for the general public in Ohio begins in just 12 days, otherwise known as just over one “Scaramucci” of time. And now,...

House passes deal on stopgap funding, avoids government shutdown

House and Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Tuesday night to pass a three-month funding stopgap, averting a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic...

Senate Committee passes firearm dealer protection, resolution against police defunding

A bill sponsored by Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof to bar public officials from closing down licensed firearm dealers passed through committee on Tuesday,...

Consumer advocate again demanding independent probe of FirstEnergy

Ohio's official consumer advocate is again asking that regulators mount an independent investigation into whether a Northern Ohio utility improperly used ratepayer funds to fuel what federal prosecutors called the biggest bribery scandal in state history.

Ohio closing in on 2 million absentee ballot requests 

Voters turn to absentee ballots amid pandemic More Ohioans are embracing absentee voting this year than ever before, figures provided by Ohio Secretary of State...

Three ways a 6-3 Supreme Court would be different

If the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is replaced this year, the Supreme Court will become something the country has not seen since the...
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