Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
The Simpsons movie debuts this summer. The animated series is set in a fictitious “Springfield.” But no one knows whether that’s Springfield, Ohio, Oregon, Illinois, Missouri, Massachusetts or where. So the film’s producers want those real-life cities to compete to host the premiere of the movie. But some Ohio lawmakers aren’t big fans of the animinated series.
Democrat Sherrod Brown is among a group of populist freshman US senators who could have an impact on what is usually a staid institution.
Many Americans belive crooked behavior is the norm in Washington. From Capitol Hill, Chad Pergram examines the allure of power in the capital and what makes politicians go wrong.
Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison for his role in a congressional bribery scandal.
Democratic northeast Ohio Represetative Sherrod Brown flew back to Washington this week for the Congressional, lame duck session. But he returned as Ohio’s Senator-elect.
House Majority Leader John Boehner of Southwest Ohio testified Thursday before the house ethics committee. The panel’s probing what the leader and other lawmakers knew about the inappropriate e-mails former Congressman Mark Foley sent to Congressional pages. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.
Lawmakers of both parties think congressional leaders, including House Majority Leader John Boehner of southwest Ohio should resign if they knew about electronic message exchanges between former republican Florida congressman Mark Foley and a 16-year-old house page.