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Strickland announces economic plan slated to support working class

By: William Perkins

(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.


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

By: William Perkins

(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.


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

By: William Perkins

(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 Perkins

(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.”


Ohio Senate passes bill that would divert funds from Planned Parenthood

By: Joshua Lim

(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.


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

By: William Perkins

(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.


Rep. Joyce Beatty to attend NAACP Image Awards

By: William Perkins

(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.


Ohio bill would let K-9 partners retire with officers

By: William Perkins

(February 3, 2016) — When police officers retire from service in Ohio, it sometimes means saying goodbye to their closest colleagues their K-9 partners.


Veteran kicked out of Army for sexual orientation gets status upgrade 60 years later

By: William Perkins

(January 29, 2016) — A local veteran undesirably discharged from the military due to his sexual orientation more than 60 years ago will have his discharge status upgraded after decades of hiding his identity and service history.


Ohioans may soon be able to register to vote online — but should it wait until 2017?

By: Joshua Lim

(January 29, 2016) — COLUMBUS Ohioans would be able to register to vote without the need to sign, print or mail a paper form if a proposed bill related to online voter registration is passed.


Ohioans may soon be able to register to vote online — but should it wait until 2017?

By: Joshua Lim

(January 29, 2016) — COLUMBUS Ohioans would be able to register to vote without the need to sign, print or mail a paper form if a proposed bill related to online voter registration is passed.


Privacy continues to be key issue in ‘fetal remains’ hearings

By: William Perkins

(January 27, 2016) — Proponents of two fetal remains bills said at a committee meeting today that the bills will help give women peace of mind after an abortion that the fetuses will not be ground up in a trash disposal.


Stivers, Beatty discuss problem of homeless veterans

By: William Perkins

(January 26, 2016) — Veterans who return from duty with less than an honorable discharge about 15 percent can lose out on medical services offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Medical marijuana amendment could be on on 2016 Ohio ballot

By: Joshua Lim

(January 26, 2016) — WASHINGTON — A Washington D.C.-based organization wants to put a medical marijuana amendment on Ohio’s November ballot.


New national player to push medical marijuana legalization in Ohio

By: William Perkins

(January 22, 2016) — The start of 2016 brought some changes to the landscape of Ohios marijuana legalization efforts including the arrival of a national organization that wants Ohio to be the 24th medical marijuana state.


Sen. Sherrod Brown talks TB, Iran sanctions in Columbus

By: William Perkins

(January 18, 2016) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, speaking at Columbus Public Health today, said he doesnt want to be an alarmist about the potential of a tuberculosis outbreak.


Legacy of MLK fills Downtown church

By: William Perkins

(January 15, 2016) — Marlin was one of four student speakers at the 31st annual Dr. Martin King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. Each of the speakers was a winner in the 2015 Statewide MLK Oratorical Contest.


Husted says he’s intent on finding fix to absentee-ballot postmark issues

By: William Perkins

(January 13, 2016) — Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said he isnt sure the U.S. Postal Service has a solution to the postmark issues that plagued absentee ballots during last years general election.


Ohio House bill would protect privacy of domestic-violence victims

By: William Perkins

(January 13, 2016) — A bill aimed at protecting the privacy of domestic-abuse victims will likely see debate on the Ohio House floor next week, after it was unanimously approved by a committee this week.


Ohio abortion-rights leaders worried about harsh rhetoric against Planned Parenthood

By: Dina Berliner

(December 2, 2015) — After the attack at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic that killed three people on Friday, the organizations officials in Ohio are re-evaluating their security measures.