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As Ohio House’s war on vaccine mandates fades, Speaker reticent on what’s next

BY: - October 18, 2021

Despite a political dead cat bounce late last week, the Ohio House’s war on vaccine mandates ended in stalemate, if not a humble retreat. After eight hearings on two versions of legislation to ban vaccine mandates, the requisite support failed to materialize and Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp, R-Ohio, said Wednesday it’s time to move […]

Ohio Republicans push bill to ban 5 transgender athletes from women’s sports

BY: - April 30, 2021

Of about 400,000 Ohio high school athletes, five transgender girls opted this school year to follow their gender identity and compete in women’s sports. Ohio High School Athletic Association policy, developed with experts from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, allows transgender girls to compete if they have either undergone a year of hormone therapy, or obtained special […]

Ohio’s professional sports teams want in on legalized sports betting

BY: - April 21, 2021

Ohio’s professional sports teams are in favor of legalized sports gambling and want in on the action. A coalition of eight pro teams (plus the Memorial Golf Tournament in Dublin) announced support for a legislative effort to legalize sports gambling in the state.  A group of lawmakers spent the early months of 2021 hearing testimony […]

Senate bill would ban transgender student athletes from women’s sports

BY: - March 18, 2021

An Ohio state Senator introduced legislation Tuesday that would prevent transgender girls and women from participating in women’s sports at state K-12 schools and universities. Senate Bill 132, sponsored by Sen. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, would require schools to separate student athletics by sex, not gender. The legislation would apply to public schools as well as […]

History Thursday: Headlines from the last year Ohio State-Michigan didn’t play

BY: - December 10, 2020

A winter without an Ohio State-Michigan football game is, well, it’s like hot soup without a spoon. It’s like an Ohio highway without orange barrels.  “I know that life in Ohio is not complete without the glory of Ohio State football and other football,” President Trump told supporters in Circleville. The rivalry is older than […]

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 […]