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Same-Sex Couples File Supreme Court Appeal

A split among federal courts on gay marriage could make it more likely the U. S. Supreme Court will hear the issue.
14, 2014

Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide.

Justice: Gay Marriage Shouldn’t Be In Ohio Constitution

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer.
November 14, 2014

A state Supreme Court justice says language on gay marriage, pro or con, doesn’t belong in the Ohio Constitution.

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Appeal From Former Death Row Inmate

Dale Johnston spent seven years on Ohio's death row to two murders he didn't commit. Another man later confessed to the killings.
November 13, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in the case of Dale Johnston, a Grove City man seeking compensation for serving seven years on death row for two murders he didn’t commit.

Conspirator In Ohio Treasury Scheme Gets 4 Years

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Mohammed Noure Alo was sentenced to four years in prison in a bribery scheme.
12, 2014

A conspirator in a bribery scheme involving a former Ohio deputy treasurer has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Ohio House GOP Selects Rosenberger As Next Speaker

Cliff Rosenberger
The Ohio House Wednesday chose Representative Cliff Rosenberger as its new Speaker.
November 12, 2014

Republicans have picked an Air Force veteran to be the next leader of the Ohio House.

House, Senate Leaders Discuss Agency For Lame Duck Session

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10, 2014

Leaders in the Ohio General Assembly expect lawmakers to discuss bills dealing with redistricting, toxic algae blooms and execution drugs, and regulations on telephone companies and credit unions during the lame duck session.

A Look At What’s Next For Gay Marriage In US

A split among federal courts on gay marriage makes it more likely the U. S. Supreme Court will hear the issue.
7, 2014

A decision by a panel of federal judges to uphold anti-gay marriage laws in four states has created a split among the nation’s appeals courts.

Ohio Democrats Face Rebuild After Election Losses

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is expected to play a leading role in democratic party reorganization in Ohio.
November 6, 2014

The Ohio Democratic Party is in disarray after finding themselves on the losing end of another electoral sweep in statewide races. With the party chairman resigning, leaders and analysts are weighing in on how the party can bounce back and rebuild.

Vote Possible On Ohio Common Core Repeal Proposal

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Several teacher attended a recent hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core education standards in Ohio. A House panel could vote soon to repeal the standards.
5, 2014

A day after Republicans won resounding election victories, an Ohio House panel plans a possible vote on a GOP proposal to repeal Common Core learning standards in the state.

Athens Outlaws Fracking, Three Other Bans Fail At Polls

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November 5, 2014

There were four local anti-fracking measures on ballots in eastern Ohio, and the results were mixed.