Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Rats moving into Clintonville force residents to change some of their habits. A recent study by the Columbus Public Health Department shows a widespread rat invasion.
Itâ€™s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same could be true with this week’s election results.
Lawmakers in the Ohio House from both political parties have introduced several bills that they say will improve government transparency. But the word â€œtransparencyâ€ is being used by both sides in different ways.
A bill that would put new rules on minor party candidates has cleared a major legislative hurdle despite objections from Democrats who call it “The John Kasich Re-election Protection Act.”
Senate President Keith Fabor says Gov. John Kasich likely would not have brought Medicaid expansion to the Ohio Controlling Board if he didnâ€™t have the votes.
Ohio is bracing for the potential consequences of a looming government shutdown, from workers who live paycheck to paycheck to program directors worried about further impacts for already dwindling services for low-income clients.
A Democratic state senator says politics are holding up Medicaid expansion and reform, so sheâ€™s proposing a bill that she says will force the issue. But Republicans leaders still appear hesitant to expand the program.
Some Statehouse Democrats say gun owners should have to give up their weapons during a “cooling off” period after they’ve been served with a restraining order.
Ohio Democrats had a big weekend as they started planning for big campaigns ahead next year. The Ohio Democratic Partyâ€™s annual statewide dinner began just hours after a possible contender declined to run in the 2014 governorâ€™s race.
Of the 132 state lawmakers sworn for the new General Assembly, 18 are there for the first time.