Map-Making Overhaul Goes To Ohio Voters Next Year

By | December 17, 2014

A bipartisan agreement to overhaul the way Ohio draws its legislative districts now goes to the voters.

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Bill To Legalize Fireworks Fizzles

By | December 17, 2014

An effort to legalize consumer grade fireworks in Ohio has hit a procedural snag.

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Mayor Coleman Endorses Council President

By | December 17, 2014

It comes as little surprise Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed City Council president Andrew Ginther in his bid for the city’s top job. As WOSU reports, the two elected leaders have worked closely during the years.

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Obama Unveils ‘New Approach’ On Cuba As Former Foes Chart New Course

By | December 17, 2014

The U.S. and Cuba will start talks on normalizing relations and discuss opening a U.S. Embassy in Havana. Also today, Cuba freed USAID contractor Alan Gross on humanitarian grounds.


Out Of Control Fracking Well Displaces Eastern Ohio Families

By | December 17, 2014

At least 25 families have been evacuated from their Monroe County homes because of an out-of-control natural gas fracking well.


Democrats Elect Pepper New Party Chairman

By | December 17, 2014

Ohio Democrats have elected Cincinnati lawyer David Pepper as their next chairman as the party looks to rebuild after a year of political missteps and devastating losses.


Governor’s Mentoring Program Has Religious Requirement

By Mark Urycki, StateImpact Ohio | December 17, 2014

If you want to be part of Governor Kasich’s program to mentor for Ohio school children, you’ll have to have a religious affiliation.

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Magnetic Pulses Help Depression Sufferers

By | December 17, 2014

Treatment options for people who suffer from major depression recently have broadened. As WOSU reports, a new therapy that uses magnetic energy is giving some patients relief – and hope – after years of struggling with mental illness.

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Prosecutor Will Consider Special Investigator In Some Police Cases

By | December 16, 2014

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said he will consider enlisting a special prosecutor for some grand juries looking into fatal police-involved incidents. WOSU reports that move comes after a student organization made the request.

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County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien Says He Might Run For Mayor

By | December 16, 2014

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says he’s received multiple calls about a potential run for the office. He says he hasn’t made a decision yet.