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Ohio lawmakers who lied for Trump ought to be held accountable

BY: - January 13, 2021

We’ve been hearing a lot about accountability since the Trump-incited insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Who’s at fault for this historic attack on American democracy, and how can they be held responsible? Most of us know who deserves the central blame. In an ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Sunday, 67 percent of […]

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Civic society suffers when one party bypasses the public

BY: - October 28, 2020

What would you think about a candidate for public office who thought so little of the democratic process that he or she refused to respond to a nonpartisan voter survey, or ignored invitations to participate in a public candidate forum, with both programs hosted by a respected good-government group? This election cycle in Ohio, many […]

Democrat gets Ohio House candidacy reinstated by Ohio Supreme Court ruling

BY: - April 14, 2020

A Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives leadership team will have a Democratic challenger this November after all. Rep. Jay Edwards will face-off against fellow Nelsonville resident Katie O’Neill in the 94th House District, thanks to an Ohio Supreme Court decision announced on Tuesday. O’Neill had seen her candidacy ruled ineligible by the […]

Many Ohio lawmakers use campaign $$ to subscribe to hometown papers

BY: - February 7, 2020

Dozens of Ohio legislators are choosing to spend their donors’ money in the interest of local journalism. In total, 35 state representatives and senators paid for news subscriptions using campaign funds in 2019, a review from the Ohio Capital Journal has found.  And though the president bemoans the alleged problem of “fake news,” it is […]