Dave Yost

A weekend of protests in Columbus following Dobbs decision

BY: - June 27, 2022

Over the weekend protesters rallied in demonstrations large and small voicing their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Saturday afternoon a couple dozen people gathered near the end of a sleepy street in Beechwold. Demonstrators brought bullhorns, pots and pans, even a vuvuzela, and organizers handed out pamphlets describing what […]

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has six-week abortion ban put into effect

BY: - June 27, 2022

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. Shortly after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court […]

Ohio Attorney General Yost files for 6-week abortion ban as Roe is overturned

BY: and - June 24, 2022

As Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed court motions to enact Ohio’s six-week abortion ban, a motley bunch of protesters gathered near the Ohio Statehouse on Friday in a tiny sliver of shade cast by the William McKinley statue. They held signs declaring “abortion is healthcare” or “abortion is a human right.” Another read “our […]

Delaware County judge allows part of case against Google to proceed

BY: - May 31, 2022

Attorney General Dave Yost hailed a Delaware County judge’s decision last week in his case against Google. But the preliminary decision on the search giant’s motion to dismiss was only a partial victory for the state — an invitation to make its case that Google should be regulated as a common carrier. Common carriers have […]

Bill would require testing of an untold number of rape kits from human trafficking victims in Ohio

BY: - May 19, 2022

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.   Ohio doesn’t have a requirement to test rape kits when investigating […]

House lawmaker files resolution to block remote civil trials

BY: - May 18, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred the adoption of remote conferencing, and whether you appreciate working in sweatpants and slippers, or the thought of back-to-back Zoom meetings makes you break out in a cold sweat, those technologies aren’t soon going away. Still, state lawmakers want to draw some bright lines around when video conferencing is and isn’t […]

A judge ordered Dewitt McDonald released last month, so why is he still in prison?

BY: - April 27, 2022

Right now, Dewitt McDonald is sitting in prison at Richland Correctional Institution even though late last month a judge ordered his release. McDonald’s case goes back to a 1994 drive-by shooting in Sandusky that left one woman dead. Prosecutors claimed McDonald was in the car, and they charged him with aiding and abetting the crime. […]

COMMENTARY

First Energy dissolution? An historic opportunity to remove key player in corrupt political culture

BY: - April 1, 2022

We are out of time. Scientists are running out of words strong enough to convey the civilization-crushing urgency.  The world’s science community just issued a frighteningly stark warning: “Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a livable future.”  UN Secretary General Guterres: ”I have seen […]

Lawmakers roll out proposed constitutional amendment that could increase cash bail

BY: - March 30, 2022

Ohio Republicans may be lining up behind a constitutional amendment requiring judges to consider public safety when setting the amount of bail. The proposal is going before lawmakers as a joint resolution backed by Reps. Jeff LaRe, R-Violet Township, and D.J. Swearingen, R-Huron, in the House and Sen. Theresa Gavarone, R-Huron, in the Senate. They […]

COMMENTARY

To reclaim Ohioans’ historical power, First Energy’s corporate charter should be revoked

BY: - March 2, 2022

The illegalities connected to FirstEnergy Corporation in its bribery scheme to pass House Bill 6 (HB 6) continue to surface, most recently its improper use of ratepayer money to fund dark money efforts totaling $70.9 million. Several individuals have already pleaded guilty for their role in the largest bribery scandal in Ohio history. Former Ohio […]

Ohio Supreme Court allows Dems’ redistricting objection

BY: - February 7, 2022

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a request by the state’s Attorney General to reduce Democratic redistricting leaders’ court filing to a “friends of the court” brief. In a short ruling released Friday evening, the court denied a motion to convert the brief, filed by Ohio Redistricting Commission co-chair state Sen. Vernon Sykes, D-Akron, and […]

GOP says ‘attempts’ on partisanship make Ohio Statehouse maps constitutional

BY: - January 28, 2022

The GOP members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission have said objections to their maps have no merit because they made their best attempt at politically balancing the maps. Democrats on the commission filed their own response in favor of invalidating the second version of the maps, just as those who objected to them want. The […]