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House Committee Begins Hearings On Common Core Repeal Bill

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This bill is before the Rules Committee, not the Education Committee, where Republican chair Gerald Stebelton of Lancaster halted a similar measure last fall.
9:46AM
August
18, 2014

Hearings are scheduled to begin today on a controversial second attempt to repeal the Common Core public education standards now being phased in in Ohio.

Columbus Rally Part Of National Protest

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Sam Gresham of Common Cause Ohio speaks at a Thursday rally denouncing police violence.
9:09AM
August
15, 2014

Dozens of locals gathered at a downtown Columbus park Thursday night to remember victims of police violence.

Ohio’s Moratorium On Executions Extended Through End Of Year

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A federal judge has extended the moratorium on executions in Ohio until January 15. The moratorium was scheduled to end this week.
11:18AM
August
11, 2014

The one-page order by Columbus federal judge Gregory Frost issued Friday affects the state’s latest death penalty policy change, which was announced in late April and increases the amount of the sedative and painkiller Ohio uses.

DNC Calls Columbus Visit “Helpful”, Still No Decision On 2016

Delegates from the Democratic National Party arrive Wednesday at Nationwide Arena.
Delegates from the Democratic National Party arrive Wednesday at Nationwide Arena.
1:03PM
August
8, 2014

Columbus awaits a decision on a political plum. A team from the Democratic National Committee wrapped up a two day visit to get a close up look for a possible 2016 national convention.

A Look At Elevator Pitches For 2016 Democratic Convention

T-shirt wore by participants at rally welcoming Democratic National Party at a rally outside Nationwide Arena on Wednesday.
T-shirt wore by participants at rally welcoming Democratic National Party at a rally outside Nationwide Arena on Wednesday.
4:42PM
August 7, 2014

A collection of civic, business and academic leaders from the five cities vying for the 2016 Democratic Convention provide a snapshot as to why their city should be chosen to host the convention.

Dems In Columbus Another Day To Assess Site For 2016 Convention

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A Democratic team visits Columbus for a second day as it decides where to hold 2016 political convention.
12:27PM
August 7, 2014

State and local leaders plan to join Democratic planners to discuss Columbus’ bid to host the political party’s presidential convention in 2016.

Columbus Makes Bid For 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Delegates from the Democratic National Convention selection committee arrive at Arena District pep rally. Columbus is among five cities competing for the 2016 national convention.
11:54AM
August
6, 2014

A ten member delegation from the Democratic National Committee arrived Wednesday by pedi-cab at an Arena District pep rally. Columbus is among five cities vying for the party’s 2016 nominating convention.

Constitution Commission Considers Changes To Term Limits

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Democrats say Ohio's new GOP-backed congressional map shows the system is broken and unfairly favors the controlling party.
8:12AM
August
6, 2014

For the first of a three-part series examining some issues on the table before Ohio’s Constitutional Modernization Commission, Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports on what’s being considered on a controversial issue: term limits.

Irish Visitors: Situation An ‘Innocuous Incident’

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Democratic candidate for governor, Ed FitzGerald calls incident with woman "innocuous".
4:01PM
August 1, 2014

The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor has released a statement from members of an Irish delegation calling a situation with a female delegate and the candidate an ‘innocuous incident.’ The statement from the campaign of Ed FitzGerald says FitzGerald was driving delegate Joanne Grehan back to her hotel in 2012 at the delegation’s request when [...]

Obama’s Approval Rating Falling In Ohio

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7:59AM
July
31, 2014

A new poll by Quinnipiac University says Obama’s approval rating in Ohio has slipped to 36 percent. The same survey in May gave him a 39-percent approval rating.