Ohio Politics

Plain City mayor wants to carry gun on the job

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Plain City Mayor Darrin Lane says people need to know that running a city also can come with days when you don't feel safe.Read more

Ohio ex-official who resigned in scandal says he was a jerk

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Marc Dann resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal involving people in his office and later pleaded guilty to ethics violations involving campaign and transition funds.Read more

Face The State with Scott Light | August 13, 2017

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This week: Opioid emergency, voter purge and war of words.Read more

Trump administration sides with Ohio on purging voter rolls

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Ohio's system for removing inactive voters from the rolls does not violate the National Voter Registration Act, the Justice Department said Monday.Read more

Face The State with Scott Light | August 6, 2017

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This week: charter school funding, words in politics and Sen. Brown's futureRead more

Sessions: US prosecutors will help addiction-ravaged cities

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The Justice Department will dispatch 12 federal prosecutors to cities ravaged by addiction who will focus exclusively on investigating health care fraud and opioid scams.Read more

Ohio will withhold more of e-school's funding amid dispute

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Ohio's Department of Education says it's withholding 12 percent of the monthly payments for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.Read more

Back injured on job? State says surgery won't be first option

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Starting in 2018, the Bureau of Workers Compensation will adopt new rules for back injury treatment. Read more

Ohio doctors would report opioid diagnosis codes under deal

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Ohio doctors would report the specific diagnosis of every patient who receives a prescription painkiller under a tentative agreement reached Friday with the Kasich...Read more

Ohio's high court strikes down traffic camera restrictions

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The state's highest court has twice previously ruled for cities on cameras.Read more

Ohio's high court strikes down traffic camera restrictions

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The Ohio Supreme Court has again upheld cities' use of traffic camera enforcement, striking down as unconstitutional legislative restrictions that included requiring a...Read more

Trump takes health care victory lap in Ohio

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Trump says at a Youngstown, Ohio, rally that Republicans are now one "step closer to liberating our citizens from this Obamacare nightmare and delivering great health...Read more

Face The State with Scott Light | July 23, 2017

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This week: health care debate, immigration, and presidential politics.Read more

Ohio victims' rights effort certified for fall ballot

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Ohio's elections chief has certified for the fall ballot a proposed constitutional amendment giving crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused.Read more

Face The State with Scott Light | July 16, 2017

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This week: Education and tests scores, civility in politics and family health care.Read more

Medical marijuana businesses get clarification on Ohio law

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Next September, Medical Marijuana becomes legal to sell in Ohio.Read more