Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Re-Emerges, Gets Panel OK

An Ohio House panel okays the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
November 20, 2014

A bill imposing some of the nation’s most stringent abortion restrictions has cleared an Ohio House committee after suddenly re-surfacing in the lame duck session.

Task Force Recommends 37 Changes To OSU Marching Band

An independent task force has released recommendations for improvements to the Ohio State Marching Band.
18, 2014

A four-month review of the culture of Ohio State University’s marching band has resulted in 37 recommendations for improvement in band operations, training and university oversight.

Parents’ Standing Asserted In Ohio Slots Challenge

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The Ohio Supreme Court plans to rule on whether Ohio school students should have standing in a case questioning the legality of video slot terminals.
17, 2014

An anti-gambling group tells the Ohio Supreme Court parents of public school students should be given legal standing to sue Gov. John Kasich over his decision to legalize slots-like video lottery terminals and use some proceeds for non-educational purposes.

DeWine Aide Failed To Report Harassment

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An aide to Ohio Attorney General MIke DeWine allegedly failed to report threat.
October 16, 2014

An investigation of Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office last year determined DeWine’s then-employment law chief knew about but failed to report a threat against a female employee.

Backers Of Ohio Voter Guarantees Hold Summit

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October 11, 2014

More than 100 people attended a statewide summit exploring voting-rights issues in Ohio and advancing a proposed constitutional amendment that would put certain guarantees in the state Constitution.

Ohio Manufacturers Form New Lobbying Group

A handful of Ohio manufacturers has formed a lobbying committee to fight for workforce related legislation.
8, 2014

Seven large Ohio manufacturers have formed a new lobbying group.

Ohio Governor Raises $1.5M More Toward Fall Race

Republican incumbent governor John Kasich out-fundraised his Democratic opponent Ed Fitzgerald again in October.
October 3, 2014

Political donors poured another $1.5 million into Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s re-election campaign in September, as the term-limited Republican continued to amass a massive war chest against a struggling Democratic opponent.

Study Of Ohio State Band Culture Includes Survey

The head of an inquiry into Ohio State University Band culture says her report will be finished within six weeks.
2, 2014

Its leader says the task force studying the culture inside Ohio State University’s marching band is making “significant progress” and will wrap up its work within six weeks.

Ohio Senate Aides’ Time Records Under Review

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Authorities are investing whether two aides to the President of the Ohio Senate changed their records after spending time away from their jobs to act as political consultants.
18, 2014

Authorities are investigating a directive by the Ohio Senate president that allowed two top aides to create dozens of time records requesting time away from state work, mostly for political consulting.