Ohio GOP lawmakers, without evidence, cry fraud on Biden win

BY: - November 9, 2020

As a presidential election teetered toward Joe Biden, several House Republican lawmakers in Ohio took to their social media accounts to allege, without evidence, systemic voter fraud. The state lawmakers largely parroted President Donald Trump’s speech Thursday night and subsequent campaign messaging, which alleged a wide-ranging conspiracy essentially accusing several cities of pulling Democratic votes […]

A quiet election night winner? The coronavirus

BY: - November 5, 2020

Even hours before polls closed Tuesday, it was clear the virus that causes COVID-19 was in for a good night in Ohio. COVID-19 is infecting, hospitalizing and killing record numbers of Ohioans at an accelerated clip, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health. More new infections were reported Tuesday than any day during […]

Thousands head to polls as COVID-19 afflicts record numbers of Ohioans

BY: - November 3, 2020

On March 16, the state health department reported that 13 more Ohioans tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the cumulative known caseload to 50. Just after 10 p.m., Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton issued an order delaying the primary election, scheduled for the next day. The announcement seemingly […]

Amid an outbreak of political violence, Ohio prepares for an election

BY: - October 13, 2020

On Aug. 11, 2017, James Fields Jr. drove alone, overnight from his home in Maumee, Ohio to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in an alt-right rally where men marched and chanted that “Jews will not replace us.” The avowed neo-Nazi drove his car into a 32-year-old woman who came to counter-protest, killing her and injuring at […]

As pandemic worsens, legislature still refuses mask mandate at the Capitol

BY: - October 5, 2020

The new coronavirus has killed more than 209,000 Americans — including 4,925 Ohioans — and infected the leader of the free world and the quarterback of the New England Patriots alike. Yet still, Ohio’s legislative leaders have rebuffed any requirement that members and their staff wear masks at the Capitol. Facial coverings are among the […]

Trump admits he tried to downplay COVID-19. DeWine takes him at ‘face value’

BY: - September 11, 2020

President Donald Trump told legendary journalist Bob Woodward this spring in recorded interviews that the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was much deadlier than the seasonal flu. In the same time frame, Trump called the virus a “hoax” perpetuated by Democrats, alleging they’re using it to damage him politically. He has suggested the virus will […]

GOP lawmakers push to reopen, Ohio’s budget, and Trump’s task force

BY: - April 14, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Pressure to reopen.’s Andrew J. Tobias is reporting, “Gov. Mike DeWine facing increasing pressure from […]


What the Trump budget says about the administration’s health priorities

BY: - February 24, 2020

The Trump administration recently released its budget blueprint for the 2021 fiscal year, the first steps in the complex budgetary process. The final budget will reflect the input of Congress, including the Democratic House of Representatives, and will look significantly different. However, budget drafts by presidential administrations are not meaningless pages of paper. They are […]

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New federal Medicaid waiver is not healthy for Ohio

BY: - February 3, 2020

Last Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the deceptively named Healthy Adult Opportunity waiver to allow states to receive Medicaid funding as either an annual aggregate cap (block grant) or per capita cap program instead of continuing to pay states the federal share of Medicaid expenses.  The waiver applies to parts […]

What Ohio’s members of Congress think about impeaching Trump

BY: - December 10, 2019

Ohio’s 16 members of Congress are split down party lines in whether or not they support the impeachment of President Donald Trump. As the House Judiciary Committee continues to hold public hearings ahead of a chamber-wide vote, the Ohio delegation’s four Democratic members have made clear they support the ongoing impeachment inquiry. The 12 Republicans […]