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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.


Ohio bill would let K-9 partners retire with officers

By William T. Perkins
Columbus Dispatch

(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 T. Perkins
Columbus Dispatch

(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
WCPO

(January 29, 2016) — 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 T. Perkins
Columbus Dispatch

(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 T. Perkins
Columbus Dispatch

(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
WCPO

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


Proposed Bill Would Allow Ohioans to Carry Concealed Firearm Without Permit, Training

By Katy Anderson
WOUB

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Death-penalty opponents marching from Lucasville to Columbus

By: Dina Berliner

(October 9, 2015) — The group of death-penalty opponents were on day four of an 83-mile, weeklong journey to Columbus, where they plan to hold a rally on Saturday near the Statehouse.


Manufacturers emphasize jobs for Ohio

By: Dina Berliner

(October 9, 2015) — Manufacturing-company executives gathered on Friday to talk about how jobs can be drawn to Ohio while staying competitive nationally and abroad.


Ohio bill would keep info secret on domestic-violence victims

By: Dina Berliner

(October 7, 2015) — To protect themselves and keep their addresses private, survivors of domestic violence might not register a car with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles or register to vote things other people take for granted.


New Opportunities for Ohio Entrepreneurs

By: Katy ANderson

(October 1, 2015) — A new partnership between Google and the Secretary of States Office is working to make sure Ohio is a prime location when creating a new business.


Changes Proposed to Ohios Civil Asset Forfeiture Process

By: Katy Anderson

(October 1, 2015) — ColumbusA proposed bill would require a conviction in order for Ohios government to withhold someones property suspected to be involved in criminal activity. The bill, introduced by State Representative Robert McColley, would reform Ohios process of Civil Asset Forfeiture.