Ohio Politics

Mayor resigns after getting threats over plan to stop prayer

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An Ohio mayor says he has resigned after receiving threats over a plan to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord's Prayer at village council meetings.Read more

State Audit: Fraud, illegal spending uncovered at correctional facility in southern Ohio

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A state audit says officials at a southern Ohio halfway house illegally spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on alcohol, hotels, travel costs for family members and a strip club.Read more

Drivers in Ohio now must leave 3-foot gap to pass bicyclists

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It adds the specific 3-foot passing provision to Ohio law, which previously required allowing a generic "safe distance."Read more

Ohio plans update on liquor sale computer system

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Retailers say a system rolled out two years ago is plagued with issues and does not accurately track inventory. The state denies the severity of the claims. Read more

US Rep Jim Renacci enters 2018 race for Ohio governor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci entered the 2018 Ohio governor's race on Monday against a potential trio of GOP state officeholders.Read more

Trump budget cuts would affect all 7 Ohio Amtrak stations

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President Donald Trump's proposed budget would cut Ohio's Amtrak passenger train service and seriously disadvantage those who rely on it, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says.Read more

Ohio: 750,000 Ohioans might lose Medicaid under GOP plan

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The plan would eliminate federal funding incentives provided for expansion under the Affordable Care Act.Read more

Face The State with Scott Light | March 19, 2017

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This week: Ohio and the health care debate plus the fight over front license plates in Ohio.Read more

Ohio's 20 week abortion ban takes effect

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The law took effect without a challenge in court. Read more

State debates education plan under laws replacing No Child Left Behind Act

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One of the biggest issues up for debate is state testing requirements.Read more

Murder victim's mother pushes for violent offender registry

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The family of 20-year-old murder victim Sierah Joughin told the Ohio Senate a violent offender registry will prevent future crimes.Read more

Think tank: GOP health care plan could cost Ohio billions

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A new analysis by the Cleveland-based Center for Community Solutions concludes the plan could cost Ohio over $25 billion by 2025.Read more

Billions in federal Medicaid funding at risk for Ohio under Republican health care plan

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The plan could cost Ohio over $25 billion by 2015Read more

Former lawmaker Connie Pillich running for Ohio governor

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An Air Force veteran and former Ohio lawmaker who unsuccessfully ran for state treasurer in 2014 on Monday became the third Democrat to join the 2018 governor's race.Read more

Face The State with Scott Light | March 12, 2017

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This week: Plan released to replace Affordable Care Act and President Trump's first 50 days.Read more

Jerry's Journal: President Trump & social media

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My Facebook question was very simple, “What did you think of President Trump’s speech tonight?”Read more