Local Politics

Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo joins GOP race for Ohio treasurer

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The county auditor in Columbus is joining the race for Ohio treasurer, becoming the second Republican to do so.Read more

Elections chief: Ohioans must register soon for May primary

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Secretary of State Jon Husted says voters in 74 of Ohio's 88 counties may have a local race or issue on the ballot May 2. The registration deadline for that election is Monday.Read more

Columbus City Council votes to ban conversion therapy

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Columbus City Council voted Monday night to ban conversion therapy.Read more

Ohio bans sex with animals; violators could face jail

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Offenders could face over 3 months and jail, and could be forced to undergo a psychological evaluation.Read more

Face The State with Scott Light | March 26, 2017

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This week: Race for the Governor's office and a new line of help for addicts.Read more

Report: Gov. Kasich to cite $800M business cost in tax fight

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican Ohio Gov.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

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

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