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Dem gubernatorial interviews: Cranley talks ‘energy dividends,’ guns, health and wealth

BY: - April 20, 2022

For every lump of coal or cubic foot of natural gas taken from Ohio’s underground, John Cranley wants to give some of the wealth back to the people at the surface. A former Cincinnati mayor now running for governor as a Democrat, Cranley proposes raising the severance tax — which is paid in Ohio by […]

Dem Gov interviews: Nan Whaley on vaccines, guns, dark money, and abortion

BY: - April 19, 2022

If keeping children in school full-time is the goal, it only makes sense to require the COVID-19 vaccine the same way schools require vaccination against polio, measles, and other shots for enrollment, said Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley. “Kids need to stay in school no matter what,” said Whaley, a two-term Dayton mayor who’s quickly […]

Democrats go after DeWine in gubernatorial debate

BY: - March 30, 2022

Two former mayors seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination shared the debate stage Tuesday, talking political corruption, energy policy, gun violence and more. Rather than spar with one another, former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley trained their words on incumbent Gov. Mike DeWine. Through an hour of back and forth, the […]

Nursing homes spent at least $6 million on Ohio politics in five years

BY: - April 19, 2021

Ohio’s nursing home industry poured at least $6.1 million into state politics and an array of dark money political groups between 2016 and 2020, an Ohio Capital Journal investigation has found. The surge in spending comes as the state has steadily increased its payments to nursing homes through Medicaid, a state and federally funded insurance […]

Fifth Ohio House rep this week announces COVID-19 diagnosis

BY: - December 8, 2020

A member of the Ohio House of Representatives announced Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19, the fifth lawmaker to do so this week. Rep. John Rogers, D-Mentor-on-the-Lake, shared news of the diagnosis Tuesday. A House Democratic spokeswoman said she didn’t have further detail on when he took the test. His case is the latest of […]

Pandemic historian to DeWine, leaders: ‘Just tell the truth’ 

BY: - September 18, 2020

John Barry’s advice to officials responding to COVID-19 starts simple. “Just tell the truth,” said Barry, who wrote “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” and has advised two U.S. presidents on pandemic preparedness. President Donald Trump admitted last week he downplayed the threat posed by the coronavirus in February to […]