Latest Ohio state government News

Ohio's March primary highlights fracturing GOP House and state races riddled with party infighting

Feb. 21, 2024 11:25 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite wielding power in both chambers of the state Legislature, Ohio’s Republican lawmakers are far from coasting through this election season as incumbents face challengers from their own party in the midst of a bitter GOP power struggle. Next month’s...

Fired FirstEnergy execs indicted in $60 million Ohio bribery scheme; regulator faces new charges

Feb. 12, 2024 18:31 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two fired FirstEnergy Corp. executives were indicted Monday in the long-running investigation into a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio that has already resulted in a 20-year prison sentence for a former state House speaker. Former FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 05, 2024 17:23 PM EST

Toledo Blade. February 2, 2024. Editorial: Focus on railroad safety Safer railroads are a must for the United States, as evidenced by the ongoing trauma in East Palestine, Ohio. Yet statistics from the industry show that the number of accidents...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 29, 2024 17:24 PM EST

Cincinnati Enquirer. January 24, 2024. Editorial: Another loss for Ohio: Supreme Court rules DeWine’s Super Bowl visit cost can stay secret The DeWine administration argued disclosure of expense receipts could reveal information that could be used to attack the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 22, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. January XX, 2024. Editorial: Ohio Voters Bill of Rights amendment won’t pass as written. It needs to be revised Progressive Ohioans hoping to bolster voters’ rights by a ballot issue that would amend the Ohio Constitution are awaiting the...

Transgender candidate facing disqualification in Ohio now cleared to run despite omitting deadname

Jan. 18, 2024 19:17 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A transgender candidate vying for a seat in the Republican-majority Ohio House was cleared to run Thursday after her certification had been called into question for omitting her former name on qualifying petitions as required by a little-used state elections law. ...

Ohio can freeze ex-top utility regulator’s $8 million in assets, high court says

Jan. 18, 2024 18:07 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The legal dispute over whether it was appropriate to freeze $8 million in personal assets belonging to a former top Ohio utility regulator caught up in a federal bribery investigation has ping-ponged once again. In a ruling Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 15, 2024 07:19 AM EST

Youngstown Vindicator. January 12, 2024. Editorial: Enjoy sports betting, but do it responsibly One year after sports betting became legal in Ohio, we are seeing enormous amounts of spending that we expect will only grow. As we reported last week, the...

A group representing TikTok, Meta and X sues Ohio over new law limiting kids' use of social media

Jan. 05, 2024 18:29 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A trade group representing TikTok, Snapchat, Meta and other major tech companies sued Ohio on Friday over a pending law that requires children to get parental consent to use social media apps. The law was part of an $86.1 billion state budget bill that...

Ex-Ohio lawmaker is sentenced to probation for domestic violence

Jan. 05, 2024 16:37 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio state lawmaker was sentenced Friday to two years on probation for domestic violence charges and must complete 250 hours of community service. Republican state Rep. Bob Young was also ordered to abstain from alcohol as part of his probation and...