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Trump rule could end food stamp access for thousands in Ohio

BY: - December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration this week finalized a regulation that’s expected to knock nearly 10,000 — or perhaps as many as 45,000 — Ohioans off food stamp benefits. It’s one of three controversial policies the administration is pursuing that aim to limit eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.  The numbers are complicated, […]

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

BY: - December 5, 2019

Supporters of gun reform measures proposed by Gov. Mike DeWine said the legislation would be an important first step in curbing gun violence, but wouldn’t agree that universal background checks were a better solution. The Committee for Government Oversight and Reform met Wednesday to hear proponent testimony as they review Senate Bill 221, which proposes […]

Catching our eye 12.5.19

BY: - December 5, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: Love to see it. Toledo Blade’s Jon Chavez is reporting that, “with just a month […]

GM, LG Chem to build new Lordstown plant, create 1,100 jobs

BY: - December 5, 2019

A partnership with General Motors and South Korean company LG Chem will lead to a new factory for electric vehicle batteries and reportedly create 1,100 jobs in Lordstown, Ohio. The facility will be located “in the Lordstown area,” GM announced on Thursday, the site of a former assembly plant that GM closed earlier this year. […]

Verhoff Proposal Rail System Map

Passenger rail system in Ohio? One ‘data nerd’ has an idea on how to make it possible.

BY: - December 5, 2019

Kevin Verhoff remembers the days when he needed public transportation the most. Living in San Francisco, he rode the bus or took the BART rail system to work. Years later, in New Jersey, he dealt with frequent car troubles but thankfully had access to a nearby train line to get to work in Newark. “It […]

Ohio Senate Chambers

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

BY: - December 5, 2019

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 a person to try to escape an aggressor before fighting back with deadly force. Members of Ohioans for Concealed Carry and Ohio Gun Owners testified in support of Senate Bill 237, […]

Ohio Republicans emerge as top Trump defenders on impeachment

BY: - December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Ohio Republicans helped lead the defense of President Donald Trump on Wednesday as U.S. House Democrats laid out their framework for articles of impeachment.  As the House Judiciary Committee held its first official impeachment hearing on Wednesday, Ohio Reps. Steve Chabot and Jim Jordan accused Democrats of plowing ahead with an unfair, partisan […]

Thaddeus Stevens and John A. Bingham before the Senate, arguing the case of President Andrew Johnson's impeachment.

Ohio Republican congressman once tried to oust a president who played ‘king of the people’

BY: - December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — A president was on trial. Unpopular with leaders in Congress since the day he was elected, he made a firing decision that became the final straw. And a congressman from Ohio was left to argue the case for his impeachment. It was 1868. The first president to face impeachment in the United States […]

Catching our eye 12.4.19

BY: - December 4, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. We will publish this section in The Rundown as well. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: Out of darkness comes […]

A medical exam room.

Ohio abortion bills by the numbers: Here’s what’s pending

BY: - December 3, 2019

A number of abortion-related bills have passed at least one chamber of the Ohio legislature, or are being reviewed currently within the Statehouse. Legislation that would effectively ban abortions after about six weeks — Senate Bill 23 — passed the Senate in April with 18 votes in favor and 13 opposed. The House approved the […]

Advocates gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. Monday.

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

BY: - December 3, 2019

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 hour of arguments in the case that challenges now-defunct New York City gun restrictions. The case has been billed as the biggest gun rights lawsuit in a decade, with the […]

Ohio delegates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Ohio Dems announce pre-primary caucus sites to elect convention delegates

BY: - December 3, 2019

The Ohio Democratic Party announced in a release Tuesday they will host 16 congressional district caucuses across the state on Tuesday, Jan. 7, to elect 89 district-level delegates and eight alternates to represent Ohio at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. “Ohio Democrats are clearly fired up for 2020 and excited about our field […]