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Abortion providers press on as state regulations grow

BY: - July 22, 2021

Ohio’s largest abortion clinic says it will continuing seeing patients and providing care as it awaits the impact of the most recent wave of regulations by the state, and further efforts in the state legislature. The non-profit Preterm in Cleveland has been open for 47 years, through legal barriers galore, on the state, federal and […]

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The complications of history: Public policy must provide a full picture for true education

BY: - July 23, 2020

Ohioans are understandably proud of the fact that their state was abolitionist from its inception. Predictably, this aspect of our state’s history has been evoked within the context of the anti-racist discussions of the past few months. I recently took some time to read David McCullough’s, “The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who […]

House reps target ‘discriminatory’ health insurance practice

BY: - February 19, 2020

Two lawmakers pitched a bill Tuesday they say would block insurers from a practice that shifts health care costs onto patients with chronic diseases who require expensive drugs. Speaking to the House Health Committee, Reps. Susan Manchester, R-Waynesfield, and Thomas West, D-Canton, proposed prohibiting insurers from using “copay accumulator” policies. These policies prohibit patients from […]

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Bipartisan Ohio bill seeks to raise age to own firearms to 21

BY: - January 24, 2020

A bill with bipartisan sponsorship making its way through the Ohio legislature aims to raise the age for gun ownership from 18 to 21. Senate Bill 182 would also increase the maximum amount of prison time and fines attached to the charge of “improperly furnishing a firearm to an underage person.” Under the proposed law, […]

Judges’ political party can inform voters, experts and advocates say

BY: - January 6, 2020

Experts and election advocates in Ohio are seeing the positives in including a judicial candidate’s party affiliation on a general election ballot, something a new Ohio House Bill proposes to do. Late last month, House Bill 460 was introduced, which would allow judges to include their political party on the ballot, in a change from […]

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New Ohio House bill would allow judges to include party affiliation on ballot

BY: - December 31, 2019

A House Bill introduced during the holiday break would allow judges to run under party affiliation, which the sponsors of the bill say would allow voters to have more information about the candidates. House Bill 460 would allow judges races to become partisan in a general election, as opposed to the non-partisan ballot which also […]

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Welcome to the Ohio Capital Journal, reporting for the people

BY: - December 3, 2019

We live in a world of uncertainty. Some of that uncertainty stems from the human condition, the nature of existence and the nature of civilization. Some of it is intentionally manufactured by those acting in bad faith to further personal and professional ambitions, or to cover up corruption and wrongdoing. The role and responsibility of […]