Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
New Congressional Map Clears Ohio House
A newly drawn congressional map has cleared the Republican-controlled Ohio House despite claims from most Democrats that the measure unfairly benefits the GOP.
The proposal passed Thursday on a 56-36 vote, with several Democrats voting in favor. It now goes to the Republican-controlled state Senate.
The once-a-decade redistricting process happens after each census when U.S. House district lines are drawn to reflect population changes. The new lines proposed by Republicans reflect
the loss of two Ohio districts.
Democrats claim the Ohio House has moved too quickly on the legislation establishing the new boundaries. Many also say the GOP-controlled redistricting committee abused its power by crafting districts Republicans can easily retain.
The proposed U.S. House districts will affect Ohio congressional politics for the next decade. Among other features, they would force six incumbents to vie for three seats.