Dems’ 2016 Convention Chair Revisits Sites Of Columbus

Members of the Democratic National Committee visit Columbus Monday ahead of a final decision on the cite to host the party's 2016 National Convention.
January 26, 2015

Democratic National Committee delegation has returned to Columbus as a decision nears on a host city for the party’s 2016 convention.

Ohio House Votes To Shield Execution Drugmaker

The Ohio House has approved a measure to conceal the identities of drug companies that manufacture lethal drugs for executions.
20, 2014

The Ohio House has approved a bill shielding the source of the state’s lethal injection drugs for a minimum of 20 years.

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.