Ohio Politics

Auditor: Continue Ohio marijuana program despite 'multiple' flaws

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The state auditor says Ohio should continue its medical marijuana program despite "multiple" flaws in selecting grower applicants.Read more

Gun stances of Ohio governor candidates run the gamut

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In politically diverse Ohio, voters have their pick of those positions — and just about everything in between — from a crowded field of contenders trying to succeed term...Read more

State board sends congressional redistricting plan to ballot

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The Ohio Ballot Board cleared the proposed constitutional amendment on redistricting Tuesday.Read more

2 state senators in Ohio propose statewide ban on assault weapons

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Sens. Michael Skindell and Charleta Tavares introduced legislation Tuesday making it a fifth-degree felony to possess or acquire a firearm considered an "assault weapon."Read more

Face The State with Scott Light | February 18, 2018

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This week on Face The State with Scott Light, our panel looks at civility in politics as we honor and remember two Westerville Police officers killed in the line of duty...Read more

Cordray accepts endorsement of 3rd former rival in Ohio race

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Ex-state Rep. Connie Pillich's anticipated withdrawal Wednesday left no woman leading a Democratic ticket.Read more

State lawmaker says new cabinet position would better align students with employers

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State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced a realignment of the Ohio Department of Education and others to help graduates find employment.Read more

E-school, state take funding fight to Ohio Supreme Court

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The case's outcome will determine the survival of the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, and it also could have a broader impact on the oversight and funding...Read more

Face The State with Scott Light | February 11, 2018

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This week on Face The State our panel discusses redistricting, the Ohio Senate's debate over a death with dignity bill, and being critical of the government.Read more

Ohio GOP endorses Mike DeWine in governor's race

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The Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee voted Friday to endorse Mike DeWine for governor.Read more

Surprise twist as new Democrat joins Ohio governor's race

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Jon Heavey, of suburban Cleveland, was among the 2018 candidates who filed petitions by Wednesday's deadline. He's among eight Democrats now officially running to...Read more

How soon should schools contact parents if their kid isn't in class?

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House Bill 82 would require School Districts notify parents no later than 120 minutes after the school bell.Read more

Justices issue legal blows to 2 Ohio abortion clinics

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The Ohio Supreme Court delivered a pair of blows to abortion clinics in Toledo and Cleveland on Tuesday.Read more

Face The State with Scott Light | February 4, 2018

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This week on Face The State, calls for a resignation, Columbus's chances to land HQ2, and the deportation debate.Read more

Ohio Republican leader who made fun of sexual harassment claims asked to resign

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State Representative Bill Seitz says he has apologized and has no plans to resign.Read more

Gov. John Kasich says 'total clarity' needed on drug sales

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich says new rules are necessary for the companies that distribute drugs in the state.Read more