Ohio Statehouse

Ohio Republicans look to have picked up one Ohio Senate seat, and perhaps 2 to 4 in the Ohio House

BY: - November 9, 2022

Competing under maps declared to be an unconstitutional GOP gerrymander by a bipartisan majority on the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio Republicans look to have picked up one Ohio Senate seat Tuesday and perhaps two to four seats in the Ohio House as well. With outstanding absentee and provisional ballots, these results could change in the […]

Ohio may end state-mandated reading assessment that holds failing third-graders back

BY: - October 24, 2022

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 Third Grade Reading Guarantee remains one of the most hotly-debated policies in Ohio’s education […]

Demonstrators demand security for reproductive rights in Ohio ahead of election

BY: - October 10, 2022

A mix of local activists, medical experts, abortion clinic escorts, and candidates expressed the need for protection of reproductive rights in Ohio law. Protesters were also countered with advocates from anti-abortion group Created Equal as they marched downtown. 

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Extremist Ohio legislators created the law forcing child rape victims to give birth

BY: - July 19, 2022

Lawmaking in Ohio has become a national and international embarrassment. A model of far-right extremism that draws gasps of incredulity. The severe ramifications of Ohio’s abortion ban on a pregnant child in the state, a victim of rape, generated worldwide disbelief and disgust. But the state legislature, whose so-called “heartbeat” bill would have forced a […]

Races to watch in Ohio’s August 2nd legislative primary

BY: - July 18, 2022

There’s an election in about two weeks, but you could be forgiven for losing track. Secretary of State Frank LaRose is shelling out a quarter million dollars to remind voter that on Aug. 2, Ohio holds its primaries for state House and state Senate. The delay in voting stems from redistricting, a bitter fiasco that […]

Ohio lawmaker who wrote bill requiring gun training for teachers owns gun training business

BY: - June 20, 2022

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 Republican lawmaker who drafted the training curriculum that schools would […]

Ohio health departments could soon be required to promote ivermectin to treat COVID-19

BY: - April 28, 2022

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.   A new bill proposed by House Republicans would require boards of […]

Proposed bill would prohibit charging domestic violence victims for calling 911

BY: - April 27, 2022

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.   A proposed bill would prevent local governments and law enforcement agencies […]

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Think Texas politics is extreme? Ohio right-wing radicalism has taken over the state

BY: - September 14, 2021

Don’t kid yourself. Texas radicalism isn’t just coming to a state near you. It’s been in Ohio for a long while and getting worse. Understand that the abhorrent politics being practiced against Texans by the GOP is being mimicked by Republican copycats in Columbus. Hold that thought. Jaws dropped when Texas got away with enacting […]

History Thursday: The Ohio Statehouse squirrels’ 150-year legacy

BY: - July 29, 2021

When people thought of the Ohio Statehouse, a reporter wrote in the early 1960s, one defining image came to mind: Not the important policy debates inside or the many famous figures that have traversed its halls. No, the reporter wrote. People thought of the squirrels. Since its completion in 1861, the Ohio Statehouse grounds have […]

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Rugby is for every body

BY: - July 9, 2021

By Kat Amrhein During my time as a collegiate rugby player for the Miami Women’s Club Rugby Team, I played alongside individuals of different shapes, sizes, races, sexual orientations and gender identities. Each player brought their distinctive abilities to the team, and there was acceptance for the diversity within our club. A short and scrappy […]

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 […]