Legislation barring trans athletes from women’s sports introduced in Ohio House

BY: - March 9, 2023

A bill to keep trans athletes from participating in women’s sports in college and youth athletics was introduced in the Ohio House on Wednesday. State Rep. Jena Powell’s House Bill 6 came to the House Higher Education Committee, where Powell spent her testimony emphasizing the biological differences between males and females, and decrying a “biological […]


Without a statewide strategy for schools and sports, everyone is on their own

BY: - August 31, 2020

Ohio has entered a new strange phase of the coronavirus pandemic. To borrow from a circulating meme, Ohio is where “college students go to school but don’t play sports, and high school students play sports but don’t go to school.” Gov. Mike DeWine in recent weeks gave the green light for a fall season of […]

Proposed bill would prevent ‘sport specialization’ in Ohio schools

BY: - January 21, 2020

Coaches restricting their student-athletes from playing other sports? Rep. Joe Miller, D-Amherst, who moonlights as a basketball referee, says that should be out of bounds.  He and Democratic colleague Adam Miller, D-Columbus, are targeting the idea of “specialization” with their new House Bill 459. It would make it illegal for Ohio coaches to prevent their […]