home rule

Ohio Attorney General and Columbus locked in court dispute over extent of local firearm authority

BY: - January 24, 2023

A Fairfield County judge has allowed a handful of local gun control and safety measures to take effect in Columbus. It’s the latest twist in a long-running case over the extent of home rule authority in Ohio. Columbus’ ordinances prohibit magazines with 30 or more bullets, criminalizes straw sales, and requires gun owners store firearms […]

Mayors of Ohio’s 30 biggest cities lay out priorities for 2023

BY: - December 19, 2022

Ohio’s mayors are urging state lawmakers to work with them while warning the legislature not to interfere in local governance. The Ohio Mayors Alliance includes the leaders of the state’s 30 biggest cities. The group spans the political spectrum and they met in Columbus Friday to discuss their agenda for the coming year. The chief […]

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 […]

Vaping illness, Internet access in rural Ohio and home rule

BY: - December 23, 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.  Programming note The Ohio Capital Journal will continue to be posting stories at OhioCapitalJournal.com throughout the holidays, though The […]

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Catching our eye 12.6.19

BY: - December 6, 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: About the GM Lordstown announcement. If you read our reporting closely, in Tyler Buchanan‘s story today […]