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State Board of Ed to consider allowing race theory discussion

BY: - July 13, 2021

Ohio’s State Board of Education is being asked to remove a “limitation on verbal public participation” on the topics of “critical race theory” and the “1619 project” at a meeting Tuesday. The term “critical race theory” has been used, typically by academics but more recently by conservatives, to discuss how supposedly race-neutral public policy can […]

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Fix Ohio’s punitive approach to student debt to help more Ohioans graduate

BY: and - February 11, 2021

Every Ohioan deserves the opportunity to pursue their educational dreams. For some that may mean a two- or four-year degree once they’re done with high school. For others, it could be a credential that opens the door to a better paying job. Higher education doesn’t only benefit those who graduate; better educated residents get better […]

AG Yost, law enforcement highlight success in latest effort to combat human trafficking

BY: - October 26, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday joined federal, state and local law enforcement partners to announce the success of a statewide anti-human trafficking operation called Operation Autumn Hope. Yost reported that last week’s operation rescued 154 victims of human trafficking and resulted in the arrests of 179 men for illegally soliciting sex and other related […]

Ohio AG, county prosecutors oppose ban on no-knock warrants, instead want to enhance standards

BY: - October 16, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and three county prosecutors acknowledged Thursday that no-knock warrants are very rare in the state, but say the tool shouldn’t be banned, just clarified. Yost and prosecutors from Franklin, Cuyahoga and Hamilton counties held a press conference Thursday announcing a push for changes to the statute regarding no-knock search warrants. […]

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Two different surveys show that Ohio’s charities and nonprofits are in crisis

BY: - September 14, 2020

Nonprofit organizations are essential in Ohio — offering essential resources and assistance to Ohioans in need. However, COVID-19 has created a considerable problem; donations and fundraising are down, volunteer work is limited in the age of social distancing. Organizations are now stressed, and essential programming is now vulnerable to termination. These programs are much-needed for […]

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Ohio’s punitive student debt collection hurting thousands trying to advance their futures. It must end.

BY: - June 11, 2020

My daughter Hannah has been a full-time student at Ohio State University since 2016. She took classes each summer to be able to graduate in four years, and when possible, she would take those in Cincinnati, where we live. Now, because of Ohio’s punitive approach to student debt collection, she may not get the degree […]

Planned Parenthood, health clinics win injunction on coronavirus order

BY: - April 28, 2020

Just as the state began the process of opening up health care facilities, health clinics in the state prevailed on their ability to continue surgical abortions under a coronavirus health order. After a temporary restraining order was issued keeping the state from taking legal action against Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and other clinics that […]

Ohio Attorney General says courts may suspend jury trials during pandemic

BY: - March 18, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued a formal opinion Wednesday that courts may suspend jury trials to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, and that they may do so consistent with state and federal speedy-trial obligations, a press release announced. “Only the trial court can continue a case,” Yost said. “This opinion is a […]

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Ohio’s punitive approach to debt collection a roadblock for students

BY: - March 9, 2020

Everyone benefits when students can pursue training and education beyond high school. Post-secondary education helps people become more engaged in their communities and get higher-paying jobs. Wisely, Ohio policymakers set an ambitious goal that by 2025, 65% of our state’s adult population will have a college degree, certificate or credential.  But Ohio law works against […]

Push is on to improve Ohio voter registration, though methods still being debated

BY: - February 14, 2020

Officials from both political parties have expressed the need to improve Ohio’s voter registration system. How best to do that is still being decided. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, who oversees the state’s elections process, has lent support to registration reform. He is among those calling for a way to register to vote or […]

Happy holidays, don’t get scammed

BY: - December 6, 2019

It’s the holiday season, which means the spirit of giving is high, but it also means that there are those among us who would seek to prey on that charity and generosity by scamming people. In a news release called, “How the Grinch Stole Your Donation,” the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is offering tips and […]