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Ohio Republican Gov. DeWine will face Nan Whaley this fall

May. 03, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday won his party’s nomination for a second term in office and will face Democrat Nan Whaley this fall after he overcame conservative anger of his strict pandemic policies and notable rifts with former President Donald Trump. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 02, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Don’t be deterred from voting in Tuesday’s election by confusion, partisan sniping Yes, Ohio’s 2022 primary is a mess. The constitutionality of the congressional map guiding the May 3 primary U.S. House contests...

Ohio Democrats make play for women's vote in governor's race

Apr. 25, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Democrats selecting their nominee for governor in Ohio have a choice between a two-woman ticket and a man-led ticket endorsed by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Nan Whaley, a former Dayton mayor, is seeking to be the state's first elected female governor. She’s...

Sacramento shooting is latest struggle for downtown strip

Apr. 12, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The mass shooting that police say was a gun battle between rival gangs that left six dead and 12 wounded earlier this month shook the downtown core of California's capital — and created another challenge for a city trying to redefine itself as a destination for more...

Editorial Roundup:

Apr. 11, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. April 7, 2022. Editorial: Why did Gibbs decide to retire now? Perhaps U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs saw the writing on the MAGA hat. Gibbs, R-Lakeville, announced Wednesday that he would retire at the end of his current term, even...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 04, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 2, 2022. Editorial: Could Ohio lose out on tens of millions in federal passenger rail investments? With $66 billion on the table in federal infrastructure funding to expand Amtrak passenger service nationwide, some states have been...

Judge blocks Air Force discipline over vaccine objections

Apr. 04, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has blocked the military from disciplining a dozen U.S. Air Force officers who are asking for religious exemptions to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine. The officers, mostly from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, along with a...

Democrats in governor debate blame DeWine for Ohio's woes

Mar. 29, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

The two Democrats trying to unseat first-term Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine took turns Tuesday criticizing the governor and his party for overseeing years of corruption and decline across the state. Meeting in their first primary debate, ex-Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Mar. 28, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. March 27, 2022. Editorial: Repeated failure to draw constitutional maps is closing off options. Was that the plan all along? The window is closing on Ohio’s politically fractured effort to draw new, lawful state legislative and congressional...

Former UConn, Ohio prep star Williams-Jeter to coach Dayton

Mar. 26, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton has hired Wittenberg coach and former Ohio high school star Tamika Williams-Jeter to take over its women's basketball program. Williams-Jeter, 41, was a two-time Ohio player of the year at nearby Chaminade-Julienne in the late 1990s, before playing for...