Tim Schaffer

Bill to extend working hours for Ohio teens reintroduced by lawmakers

BY: - February 7, 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.   A bill introduced to the Ohio Senate would extend the hours teenagers can […]

Senate Republicans add oil and gas lease provisions to poultry bill at eleventh hour

BY: - December 12, 2022

Last week in the Ohio Senate Agriculture committee, Republican members used a measure tied to retail poultry purchases to clear the path for greater oil and gas drilling on public lands. State Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, added the language as part of a series of amendments meant to advance unrelated policy changes. In his […]

DeWine vetoes bill removing Ohio county fair restrictions

BY: - January 13, 2021

For the third time, Gov. Mike DeWine has vetoed a bill from the Ohio legislature targeting the state health department’s ability to respond to a pandemic. This latest veto rejected a bill approved last month which sought to void a health order limiting activity at Ohio county fairs. There are no county fairs scheduled until […]

Gun advocates argue for removal of ‘duty to retreat’ in Ohio

BY: - December 13, 2019

A third hearing on a bill to remove the duty to retreat from a self-defense law was eventful and testy at times on Wednesday in its state Senate committee.  Senate Bill 237 would expand the current law, often called the Castle Doctrine, which gives Ohio residents legal standing to use force to defend their home […]