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State Democratic leaders call on the governor for help in opiate epidemic

By Liam Niemeyer
WCPO

(September 28, 2016) — State Rep. Greta Johnson, D-Akron, walked up to the podium in the Ohio statehouse Wednesday and repeated her statement four times:

Today, two or three people are going to die from overdoses in Summit County.


Former Ohio State doctor gets $100,000 in age discrimination settlement

By Kaitlin Fochesato
The Columbus Dispatch

(September 26, 2016) — Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will pay $100,000 as part of a settlement unveiled Monday to a former doctor who alleged age discrimination in a 2015 lawsuit filed in the Ohio Court of Claims.


Anne Holton, Tim Kaine’s wife, stops in Columbus on tour of Ohio

By Kaitlin Fochesato
The Columbus Dispatch

(September 22, 2016) — A class of about 16 preschoolers had a new friend to play with Thursday afternoon: Anne Holton, wife of the Democratic nominee for Vice President Tim Kaine.


Chelsea Clinton stumps for her mom in Westerville

By Kaitlin Fochesato
The Columbus Dispatch

(September 16, 2016) — Becker was one of about 100 guests who attended brief remarks made by Chelsea in the Ohio Together office on Westerview Drive that opened last week. The venue was a rented office space with a small stage, in between a hot yoga studio and a printing press.


Columbus home-health agency owes Ohio more than $600,000, Yost finds

By Kaitlin Fochesato
The Columbus Dispatch

(September 13, 2016) — A home-health agency owes the state $612,023, according to an release from State Auditor Dave Yost this morning.


Proposal could save CPS millions — but is there a catch?

By Liam Niemeyer
WCPO

(September 12, 2016) — Cincinnati Public Schools could save more than $11 million a year if a recent state auditor’s proposal is put into place — but local and state teacher union leaders say the plan could harm the quality of education for young students in the district.


Ohio bill would make ‘revenge porn’ illegal

By Liam Niemeyer
WCPO

(September 12, 2016) — The act of putting sexually explicit images or videos of someone online without that person’s consent — most commonly known as revenge porn — could soon be illegal in Ohio if a bill introduced last week becomes law.


Longer terms for presiding and administrative judges proposed

By Kaitlin Fochesato
The Columbus Dispatch

(September 12, 2016) — Local courts may soon be able to set longer terms for presiding and administrative judges, according to a proposed rule change announced today.


Group disputes calls that Donald Trump won’t support women

By Kaitlin Fochesato
The Columbus Dispatch

(September 9, 2016) — White is a lawyer with an office in downtown Columbus who hails from New Albany. She represents a voter that the Trump campaign is hoping to connect with during its Trump for Women Ohio tour, especially since the most recent Quinnipiac Poll released Thursday shows Trump down among women 3 9-52 percentin Ohio against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.


Want to vote this fall? Heres how to make sure you are registered

By Kaitlin Fochesato
The Columbus Dispatch

(September 6, 2016) — Have you been confused by all of the voting news and not sure whats happening? We have answers for you.

You will likely hear from Secretary of State Jon Husted soon. His office is contacting more than 1.6 million Ohioans eligible voters who have not registered. He also sent out absentee ballot applications to all registered voters this weekend with early voting set to start on Oct. 12.


Donald Trump promotes tough immigration policies in Wilmington

By Liam Niemeyer
WCPO

(September 2, 2016) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to talk about his policies for trade reform and immigration in his second stop in Southwest Ohio on Thursday in Wilmington.


Sherrod Brown stops in Columbus

By Kaitlin Fochesato
The Columbus Dispatch

(September 1, 2016) — If you were wondering what Brown thought of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent trip to Mexico, he said, “I don’t pretend to understand why he does what he does.”


Groups urge Ohio State Medical Board to remove Ohio Right to Life head Michael Gonidakis

By Kaitlin Fochesato
Columbus Dispatch

(August 22, 2016) — Most of the groups that have signed a letter demanding the removal of the Ohio State Medical Board’s president openly favor abortion rights. But for Common Cause Ohio, that isn’t the case.


Portman speaks to trafficking surviors, responds to Strickland’s new ad on trade

By William T. Perkins
Columbus Dispatch

(February 21, 2016) — Sen. Rob Portman told a group of human trafficking survivors Monday that he was making progress in an effort to shut down illegal activity on Backpage.com a site many of them were trafficked through.


Strickland announces economic plan slated to support working class

By William T. Perkins
Columbus Dispatch

(February 21, 2016) — Former Gov. Ted Strickland said today that if he is elected to the U.S. Senate he intends to rebalance the economy to better support working-class citizens.


Democrats push for early voting, but turnout sparse on first day

By William T. Perkins
Columbus Dispatch

(February 17, 2016) — Early voting began for this year’s primary election today, and, despite Democratic efforts to get their voters out early, the turnout was low for both parties.


Pat Tiberi introduces federal ‘fetal remains’ bill

By William T. Perkins
Columbus Dispatch

(February 11, 2016) — The Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children act, introduced Thursday by Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Genoa Township, would impose penalties on individuals or groups who dispose of aborted fetal remains in “landfills or navigable waterways.”


Dayton man still pursuing 20-year dream to get Wright Flyer on Ohio state seal

By William T. Perkins
Columbus Dispatch

(February 5, 2016) — For William W. Burnett, a 65-year-old Dayton-area resident, Ohios connection with aviation history is a principle of the true facts and he’s quick to correct anyone who thinks otherwise.


Ohio Senate passes bill that would divert funds from Planned Parenthood

By Joshua Lim
WCPO

(February 5, 2016) — The Ohio Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would that would ban state money from going to organizations that provide abortions. The vote was 22-8.


Rep. Joyce Beatty to attend NAACP Image Awards

By William T. Perkins
Columbus Dispatch

(February 4, 2016) — Theres a big difference between the U.S. House floor and a Hollywood red carpet, but by Friday night, Rep. Joyce Beatty will know what it feels like to have set foot on both.