Police officers and ministers are joining mental health, probation and prosecutor’s office representatives on a new Ohio panel to study possible updates to police training.
Rep. U.S. Senator Rob Portman is defending his vote in support of a failed challenge to the new EPA standards. Dem. Sherrod Brown called the vote to uphold the standards a victory for clean air.
The Quinnipiac University poll is the first showing the race between Dem. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Josh Mandel has narrowed to within single digits.
A proposal to hold back Ohio third graders who cannot read has been softened by a committee of state senators, and the governor is frustrated by the move. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has an update.
The two chambers agreed on a bill that establishes a slightly more Democrat-friendly Congressional map and returns to a single March primary.
The controversial bill finally got its first hearing in the Ohio Senate, where it was both hailed and denounced by pro-life and pro-choice activists.
An Ohio Senate committee is expected to approve a new, Republican-proposed congressional district map that has drawn the ire of Democrats and voter advocacy groups.
J. Kenneth Blackwell — the former GOP treasurer, secretary of state and 2006 gubernatorial candidates — just announced on Twitter he won’t run for the seat now held by Democrat Sherrod Brown.
Public employers and unions this year are reaching contract settlements more easily. The agreements at the bargaining table come as a new collective bargaining law is scheduled to take effect on July 1.
The debate over collective bargaining, pension reform and privatization has not only divided Ohioans, it has prompted some long-time public workers to call it a career. WOSU reports anxiety over the changes is causing a sharp increase in retirements.
Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell says he’s still deciding whether to run for Sherrod Brown’s seat in the U.S. Senate.