Latest Ohio State General Assembly News

Man, young daughter killed in house fire

Sep. 19, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

QUAKER CITY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house fire has killed a 42-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter in Ohio. The (Cambridge) Daily Jeffersonian reports those killed in the blaze in Guernsey County's Quaker City early Thursday have been identified by authorities as Steve Myers and Lydia Myers....

State senators plan field hearings on Facebook, Google reach

Sep. 19, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel of state senators is hitting the road to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans. Republican Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) said Wednesday that two October hearings are planned. One will be in Cleveland and the other in...

Ohio Senate committee to hear from gun legislation sponsors

Sep. 17, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Senate committee will hear from Democrats and a Republican who are sponsoring legislation that includes expanding background checks for most firearm purchases and a "red flag" law designed to keep guns from people seen as a threat to themselves or others. Sen. Cecil Thomas, a...

Ex-coach who chased school shooter will seek Ohio House seat

Aug. 20, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An educator who chased away the teenager who fatally shot three students at an Ohio high school says he'll campaign for a state House seat. Frank Hall tells Cleveland.com he wants to join the Legislature to advocate for school safety and rural Ohio . Hall drew national headlines after...

The Latest: Attorney: Shooter's friend shocked at killings

Aug. 12, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on developments following the mass shooting in Ohio that killed nine (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The attorney representing a man accused of buying and storing body armor for the Dayton gunman says his client was as shocked as anyone by the mass shooting. Attorney Nick...

Editorials from around Ohio

Aug. 12, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Tobacco will still be an issue despite age increase The Marietta Times Aug. 10 As Ohio this fall joins the 17 other states that have raised the age for purchasing all tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21, parents and guardians need to...

The Latest: Family of Ohio shooter, sister release statement

Aug. 6, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the Ohio shooting (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The family of the Ohio shooter and his sister who was among the nine killed has released a statement saying they are devastated, and cooperating with law enforcement's investigation. The family offered "their...

Governor, Wisconsin GOP leaders to meet on gun control

Aug. 6, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Republican legislative leaders who have shown little interest in a pair of gun control measures touted by the governor are planning to meet next week to discuss the proposals, Evers' spokeswoman said Tuesday. Evers and Democratic legislators...

The Latest: Evers to talk gun safety with GOP leaders

Aug. 6, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on discussions about gun safety in Wiscosnin (all times local): 1:06 p.m. Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers plans to meet next week with Republican legislative leaders to discuss a pair of gun control measures in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Evers'...

The Latest: Apparent Twitter feed shows shooter was leftist

Aug. 5, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the Ohio shooting (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A Twitter account appearing to be from the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, showed tweets labeling himself a "leftist," bemoaning the election of President Donald Trump, supporting Democratic...