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Democratic Ohio House member looks to introduce automatic voter registration bill

BY: - January 10, 2020

A new proposal to require voters to be automatically registered to vote could be filed in the Ohio House by the end of the week, according to its sponsor. State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland, is pushing forward with a move that has been supported by Secretary of State Frank LaRose in the past, and […]

Medical cannabis for Browns/Bengals fans? Plus, mass incarceration and form letters

BY: - January 9, 2020

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: Sweet relief? Cleveland.com’s Andrew Tobias is reporting, “Officials with Ohio’s medical marijuana program on Tuesday revealed 27 […]

U.S. House votes to check Trump on military action against Iran

BY: - January 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Thursday on a resolution to curtail President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran without first securing congressional approval.  The chamber voted 224-194, largely along party lines, to approve the resolution from Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), which would direct Trump to halt the use of U.S. armed […]

Ohio is likely to lose a congressional seat. Here’s why that’s a huge deal

BY: - January 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — Ohio is projected to lose a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show — a change that would diminish the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to less money for federally funded projects and services like roads and health care facilities. “It’s virtually certain that we will be […]

Ohio roads, bridges to see improvements with new gas tax money

BY: - January 9, 2020

County engineers glad for gas tax hike, but rising material costs still a concern for some Tim Schumm is already looking forward to spring.  County engineers like him also serve as amateur meteorologists. Forget baseball. Spring means it’s paving season, and the Henry County official knows the recent influx of gas tax revenue will help […]

Brown, Portman boast support of new trade agreement

BY: - January 9, 2020

Ohio’s U.S. Senators gave their input on a new trade agreement approved by the Senate Finance Committee this week. Both U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Sen. Rob Portman spoke positively about the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (USMCA) by the committee on Tuesday. Brown mentioned a provision he said he worked to […]

Cincinnati’s last abortion clinic faces closure

BY: - January 8, 2020

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: Access to abortion. The Columbus Dispatch’s Cathy Candisky is reporting that Cincinnati’s last abortion clinic could close. “Ohio […]

Earning $19 a month in jail, man looks to Ohio Supreme Court about a $9,000 court debt

BY: - January 8, 2020

Darren Taylor will likely spend the next 30 years incarcerated, where he earns $19 per month for prison work. On top of $6,500 in restitution, a judge ordered him to pay $9,000 in court costs and rebuffed a request to waive the court fees. Now, his attorney is asking the Ohio Supreme Court a question: […]

Teachers union funds books for Ohio schools, urges State to do the same

BY: - January 8, 2020

What would you do with your piece of a $50,000 grant to help bring back Ohio’s school libraries? Teachers in a Parma school hope to educate middle schoolers about dyslexia, to better understand the challenge some fellow students face. Teachers in Franklin County want to provide bilingual books and expose students to a more diverse […]

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Ohio Senator proposes ban on abortion drugs via telemedicine

BY: - January 7, 2020

An Ohio Senator is looking for co-sponsors to a bill that would ban telemedicine as a way of receiving abortion medication. State Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, sent a letter to senate members on Tuesday explaining the bill that would affect the prescription of a two-pill regimen, Mifepristone and Misoprostol, used in inducing an abortion. […]

12 Dems certified for Ohio primary ballot, Trump to be unopposed

BY: - January 7, 2020

Yang a write-in candidate; Delaney, Weld left off ballot President Donald Trump will face no challenge on the Ohio primary ballot in March, while a dozen Democrats will duke it out to earn some of the state’s delegates. The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office announced the list of candidates that will appear on the March […]

Ohio has seen an increase of nearly 12,000 uninsured children the past two years

BY: - January 7, 2020

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: Nearly 12,000 more uninsured children. The Columbus Dispatch’s Cathy Candisky is reporting that, “Thousands more of Ohio’s […]