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Ohio Lawmaker Renews Call For Judge’s Impeachment

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An Ohio state lawmaker has renewed his call for the impeachment of a federal judge who says he will rule Ohio must recognize gay marriages performed in states where they are legal.
3:40PM
April
7, 2014

A state lawmaker has reiterated his call for the impeachment of a federal judge who plans to order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.

Organizers Begin New Gay-Marriage Effort In Ohio

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FreedomOhio says it will revise wording of its ballot issue to overturn Ohio's ban on gay marriage.
2:26PM
April
4, 2014

Backers of a ballot effort to overturn Ohio’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriage say they are gathering signatures for a new petition that revises wording in their proposed constitutional amendment.

Judge To Strike Down Part Of Ohio Gay Marriage Law

Nicole Yorksmith and wife Pamela want to be listed on their children's birth certificates and are among same-sex couples suing Ohio.
Nicole Yorksmith and wife Pamela want to be listed on their children's birth certificates and are among same-sex couples suing Ohio.
1:08PM
April
4, 2014

A federal judge says he will strike down part of Ohio’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, meaning the state must recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere.

Ohio Supreme Court Denies Libertarian Ballot Access

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Ohio's top court has denied a libertarian party candidate access to the May 6th primary ballot
11:53AM
April 3, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has denied a request from a Libertarian candidate who was seeking to force the state’s elections chief to place his name on primary ballots.

Columbus Loses Bid To Host Republican National Convention

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Columbus has lost its bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
2:07PM
April 2, 2014

Ohio’s hopes for one of the two major party presidential conventions in 2016 have dwindled slightly. Columbus has been eliminated from consideration but Cleveland and Cincinnati remain in the running.

Ohioans Can Start Voting For Contenders In May 6 Primary

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Ohio voters can cast early ballots for the May primary.
10:35AM
April
1, 2014

Early voting begins Tuesday in the state. In-person voting hours are mostly from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in all 88 counties. Voters also get the Saturday before Election Day to cast a ballot.

Judges: Franklin County Sheriff Can’t Run For Committee Post

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Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott will not be on the primary ballot as a candidate for a county Democratic Party post.
9:55AM
April 1, 2014

A central Ohio sheriff has lost his bid to get on the primary ballot as a candidate for a county Democratic Party post.

Advocates Make Final Push For Healthcare Sign-ups

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The federal data shows that many Ohio residents obtaining coverage in the marketplace are older. Eighty-five percent of enrollees are getting financial help to pay their monthly premiums.
9:28AM
March 31, 2014

Health care advocates are holding their final enrollment events around Ohio as a key deadline under the federal law approaches.

Bill To Allow Student Expulsions Without Convictions Clears House

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Current law allows for the expulsion of students who have committed crimes against other students or school staffers. This bill gives a superintendent the authority to expel a student who hasn’t committed a crime, but is thought to be a threat.
8:01AM
March
20, 2014

Lawmakers in the Ohio House have approved a new way for superintendents to deal with students they fear are a threat to others, to school staff or to the district.

Watchdog Probe Sought At Ohio EPA

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Four state lawmakers seek review of pollution-discharge permits for 13 coal facilities that have expired since Gov. John Kasich took office.
1:45PM
March
18, 2014

Four Democratic lawmakers are asking the state watchdog to investigate allegations of political pressure at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.