larry householder

Lawmakers say they planned to fail on Strauss sex abuse bill; victims weren’t told

BY: - October 11, 2021

Despite hearing public, firsthand accounts of sexual abuse from eight of at least 177 victims of Ohio State sports physician Dr. Richard Strauss, state Republican leaders indicated they never planned to pass introduced legislation that would allow his victims to hold the university accountable in court. Both former House Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, and current […]

After scandal broke, FirstEnergy lobbyist pushed DeWine on “covid response”

BY: - August 16, 2021

On Sept. 23, 2020, McKenzie K. Davis, a lobbyist with the Success Group, registered to lobby the administration of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on “covid response.” The timing is curious because only six weeks earlier, federal authorities announced they’d arrested then-Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in what they said was  “likely the largest bribery […]

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Gov. DeWine doesn’t seem interested in holding staff and allies accountable in bribery scandal

BY: - July 28, 2021

Nothing to see here. Remain calm. All is well. No big deal. Everybody knew. That appears to be Gov. Mike DeWine’s reaction to the public finding out he appointed a FirstEnergy consultant to regulate utilities in Ohio the company now admits paying $4.3 million to do their bidding. As the fallout from the $61 million […]

Householder alleged to have promoted FirstEnergy interests during Trump roundtable

BY: - July 23, 2021

Facing serious financial trouble and pushing for a federal bailout, the FirstEnergy Corporation saw opportunity in August 2018 when President Donald Trump announced a trip to Ohio. The Akron-based company wanted someone to make the case to Trump in person, so it turned to a reliable political ally: Larry Householder. The Perry County Republican’s alleged […]

Highway Patrol lieutenant appointed to Householder’s former seat

BY: - June 25, 2021

A lieutenant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been selected to fill the vacant House 72nd District seat left open by the expulsion of Larry Householder. Kevin Miller, a Newark Republican, was picked among 20 applicants for the seat. The appointment was announced just two days after the deadline to apply and one day […]

Householder’s son among 20 interested in filling open House seat

BY: - June 24, 2021

Might a Householder hold the former Householder House seat? That’s the hope of Derek Householder, a Perry County commissioner and the son of former Rep. Larry Householder who is among the 20 candidates to fill the vacant Ohio House of Representatives’ 72nd District seat. A screening committee will begin interviewing candidates Thursday to replace the […]

Mailbag: What’s with all the ‘Ohio is for Leaders’ ads on TV?

BY: - June 21, 2021

Welcome back to another installment of the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag. Sports betting is not yet legal here, but the odds are good you will find this political column enlightening. (I hope.) Let’s get to it: Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Who keeps […]

‘Anti-Corruption Act’ would target dark money spending in Ohio

BY: - May 17, 2021

Should nonprofit organizations that spend money on Ohio elections be forced to publicly disclose who funds them? Some lawmakers say yes and are trying once again to change the state’s campaign finance law in an effort to make political spending more transparent. State Reps. Allison Russo, D-Upper Arlington, and Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland, have reintroduced […]

Speaker Cupp: Still no plans to hold vote to expel Rep. Householder

BY: - March 18, 2021

It has been 240 days since former House Speaker Larry Householder was arrested for his alleged involvement in a bribery and money-laundering scheme. Yet the Perry County Republican remains in office as a state representative. And it does not appear his status as an active legislator will change any time soon. Republicans in the Ohio […]

Mailbag: A timeline of Speaker Cupp’s inaction on removing Householder from office

BY: - February 19, 2021

Welcome back to the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag, the political column that eight out of 10 doctors say is a perfect cure for winter boredom. Let’s get to it: Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Where are they on Larry Householder’s status? Can he […]

Householder left off legislative committees as new term gets in full swing

BY: - February 5, 2021

What to know as the 134th Ohio General Assembly’s legislative work ramps up When the Ohio House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus recently announced its committee assignments, one members’ name was noticeably absent: the former House speaker who is on trial for public corruption. Rep. Larry Householder is serving his third term in the 72nd District, […]

Scandal-ridden FirstEnergy agrees to give up new upcharge

BY: - February 2, 2021

Many FirstEnergy customers weren’t recession-proofed when the coronavirus pandemic hit, but Akron-based FirstEnergy made sure that it was. Now, after firing its top management in the wake of a corruption-riddled 2019 law championed by the Akron-based company, FirstEnergy has agreed to stop collecting an upcharge that was part of it, Attorney General Dave Yost said […]