Ohio Republicans

Democrats call for Bob Young’s removal as chair of House Pensions Committee after second arrest

BY: - August 31, 2023

Northeast Ohio lawmakers are calling for state Rep. Bob Young to be removed from his pensions committee leadership position following his second arrest in two months. Young (R-Green) is facing three charges: domestic violence, assault and violation of a protection order. He was in court Wednesday morning via Zoom from Summit County jail and will […]

Ohio state Rep. Bob Young arrested for second time in last two months

BY: and - August 29, 2023

Ohio Republican state Rep. Bob Young was arrested for the second time in two months Monday night after he allegedly violated a protection order stemming from his first arrest on domestic violence charges, according to Summit County Jail records. The Republican legislator is being held in Summit County jail on a misdemeanor charge of “recklessly” […]

Ohio Republicans promote mail-in, early voting after opposing it

BY: - July 26, 2023

Once a rallying point to exclaim about unsubstantiated fraud, Ohio Republicans are embracing mail-in and early voting ahead of the August 8 special election. Ohioans are showing up to vote on Issue 1, the proposal to make it harder to amend the state Constitution. “We’re encouraging everybody to get out and cast their ballot in the […]

Mugshot for Ohio Republican state representative Bob Young. Photo by Summit County Sheriff's Office, WEWS background.

Ohio Rep. Bob Young struck wife, brother, sheriff’s report alleges; lawmaker says he won’t resign

BY: - July 12, 2023

State Rep. Bob Young (R-Green) allegedly struck his wife and later followed her to his brother’s house, where Young allegedly instigated a fight with him, according to a Summit County Sheriff’s report released Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, Young’s lawyer confirmed to OCJ/WEWS that his client will not be resigning, in spite of calls from his […]


Ohio Republicans breaking law and the constitution however they wish, with no accountability

BY: - June 20, 2023

You and I can’t ignore the law without consequence. Lead foots flying down the turnpike can’t sweet talk their way out of a hefty ticket (not that I haven’t tried). The rule of law permeates all aspects of our lives from driving to protecting our general safety and ensuring our rights.  We don’t always like […]


Ohio Senate Republicans aim to make poor families suffer even more enormous hardship and pain

BY: - June 16, 2023

Every day that the Ohio Statehouse is in session is a dangerous day for the most vulnerable Ohioans. On Thursday, the unconstitutionally gerrymandered Republican supermajority in the Ohio Senate passed their version of the two-year state budget, attacking poor families’ access to affordable housing, food, and medical care. All of these things are already severely […]


Gerrymandered Ohio Statehouse gives voters no recourse through initiated statute, only constitution

BY: - May 18, 2023

In order to understand the bad faith of the Republican arguments for attacking Ohio voters and asking us to enshrine 41% minority rule over our Ohio Constitution, voters need to understand the power dynamics at play when it comes to initiated statutes versus amendments to the Ohio Constitution. In Ohio, citizens have two options for […]


Save the date: Ohio’s Aug. 8 election puts nearly 175 years of majority voter authority on the line

BY: - May 16, 2023

Save the date. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023. Put it in your phone. Circle it on your calendar. Tack it to your fridge. Make sure everyone you know does the same. It’s an election day you can’t miss — if a  lawsuit before the Ohio Supreme Court doesn’t stop it first as an illegal maneuver by […]


Bipartisan opposition makes Ohio Republican August election, minority-rule power grab look absurd

BY: - April 26, 2023

More than 200 bipartisan groups, four bipartisan former Ohio governors, and Ohio’s entire system of bipartisan elections officials are all against a special August election proposed by Ohio Republican politicians to attack the power of voters and enshrine 41% minority rule over the state constitution. This week, current Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said he […]

GOP lawmakers, Right to Life meet with Ohio Chamber, Business Roundtable on amendment change

BY: - March 28, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The resolution to make it harder to amend the Ohio Constitution has […]


In proposed higher education law, Ohio Republicans have gone ‘woke’

BY: - March 24, 2023

As a member of the faculty senate of Bowling Green State University I want to express my appreciation to the sponsors of Ohio Senate Bill 83.  This bill will fulfill the lifelong dreams of our now aging boomer radicals by kicking ROTC off our campus and bashing down the barriers to trans participation in all […]

Ohio Republicans want to make June 24 ‘Life Day’ in honor of decision overturning abortion rights

BY: - November 16, 2022

A group of Ohio Republican state senators want to designate June 24 “Life Day” in Ohio, in honor of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning national abortion rights on that date this year. Ohio Senate Bill 352 is sponsored by state Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, with co-sponsors including state Sens. Niraj Antani, Louis Blessing, […]