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Israeli Leader’s Scheduled Speech Splits Ohio Congress Delegation

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said during a Monday appearance in Columbus that he'll attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress
8:00PM
March
2, 2015

Some democrats, including at least two Ohio members of Congress, plan to boycott Tuesday’s scheduled speech to a joint session of Congress by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Local Health Leaders Push For Extension Of ‘CHIP’ Funding

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Franklin County health leaders call on U.S. Congress to extend funding for a children's health insurance plan.
3:29PM
March 2, 2015

Central Ohio public health advocates gained some political support on Monday to keep funding intact for a children’s health insurance program.

Ohio Governor To Attend Netanyahu Speech

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John Kasich is set to travel to D.C. to hear Israeli Prime Minister's address.
3:24PM
March
2, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to travel to Washington to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress.

Strickland To Run For U.S. Senate

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9:56AM
February 25, 2015

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland is jumping back into the political arena.

Wilmington Prepares For Ohio’s Political Spotlight

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Wilmington airport is recovering after the loss of 7,000 jobs in 2009. Governor Kasich will travel to the city for Tuesday's State of the State address
4:12PM
February
23, 2015

Wilmington is preparing for a political invasion. Governor John Kasich and most state lawmakers will travel to the southwest Ohio city tomorrow for the State of the State address. It’s a return visit for Kasich to a city that was deeply scarred by the Great Recession.

Governor Kasich Tests Presidential Waters In South Carolina

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Ohio Governor John Kasich traveled to South Carolina to talk about his stance on several issues that could be part of the 2016 presidential race.
7:23AM
February
20, 2015

Governor John Kasich visited South Carolina this week, a state that holds the third presidential contest in 2016. But as the Governor tests the waters for the GOP presidential nomination, how are southern voters reacting?

Ohio Abortion Foes Introduce ‘Heartbeat’ Bill For 3rd Time

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Ohio lawmakers again consider the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
11:44AM
February 18, 2015

For the third time in as many legislative sessions, Ohio abortion opponents have introduced a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Former Columbus Mayor Dana “Buck” Rinehart Dead at 68

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Dana "Buck" Rinehart
9:45AM
February 18, 2015

Columbus residents and leaders have lost a political legend. Former Columbus Mayor Dana “Buck” Rinehart died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. Rinehart is remembered as an “energetic,” “enthusiastic” man who propelled the city into a renaissance.

Group Pushing Marijuana Amendment Makes Major Change

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ResponsibleOhio still intends to put its issue on the ballot this fall.
8:29AM
February 18, 2015

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio are changing their proposal to let Ohioans grow four pot plants in their home.

Ohio Students First To Take New Common Core Tests

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The Common Core standards, which arose from the federal No Child Left Behind law, have been adopted in more than 40 states and spell out what reading and math skills students should master in each grade.
9:04AM
February
17, 2015

New standardized tests based on the national Common Core standards are being introduced in U.S. schools. The first students to take them are in Ohio beginning today.