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Ohio Governor To Attend Netanyahu Speech

John Kasich is set to travel to D.C. to hear Israeli Prime Minister's address.
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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February 25, 2015

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

Wilmington Prepares For Ohio’s Political Spotlight

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
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.
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

Ohio lawmakers again consider the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
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

Dana "Buck" Rinehart
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

ResponsibleOhio still intends to put its issue on the ballot this fall.
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

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.
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.

Ohio Rep. Ryan Says He Won’t Make 2016 US Senate Run

Rep. Tim Ryan won't run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.
February 13, 2015

Veteran northeast Ohio congressman Tim Ryan says he isn’t running for the 2016 Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rob Portman.

Columbus Leaders Vow To Bid Again For Future Political Convention

Columbus leaders are not giving up on hosting a convention.
12, 2015

Columbus has lost its bid to host a national political convention. The Democratic National Committee decided Philadelphia was better suited as the site to nominate its presidential candidate. Disappointed civic and business leaders promise to use the experience to try again in four years.