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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 23, 2023 17:45 PM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. January 22, 2023. Editorial: Racketeering trial will highlight why PUCO, Statehouse reforms are urgent The federal corruption trial of two prominent Republicans that began Friday in Cincinnati is sure to offer Ohioans insights into how politics...

Ex-Ohio House speaker relieved for corruption trial's start

Jan. 23, 2023 14:31 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — As his federal racketeering trial kicked off Monday, former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder said he is optimistic and looking forward to telling his side of the story. “It should be a very good six weeks for me," Householder told reporters as he awaited...

March for Life eyes Congress for post-Roe abortion limits

Jan. 20, 2023 17:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A half century after Roe v. Wade, March for Life supporters on Friday celebrated the Supreme Court's dismantling of that constitutional right to abortion and heralded the political struggle set loose by the court's decision. President Joe Biden pledged to do all in his limited...

Analysis: Bonds for environment, tech jobs lacked 60% vote

Jan. 19, 2023 17:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Requiring 60% of Ohio voters to approve constitutional amendments could jeopardize future state efforts to attract jobs, improve highways, schools and parks, provide low-cost housing access and protect the environment, a former newspaper executive and state lawmaker warned...

US divided over Roe's repeal as abortion foes gird for march

Jan. 18, 2023 12:52 PM EST

Anti-abortion activists will have multiple reasons to celebrate — and some reasons for unease — when they gather Friday in Washington for the annual March for Life. The march, which includes a rally drawing abortion opponents from across the nation, has been held annually since...

High court to weigh freezing ex-Ohio regulator's $8M assets

Jan. 17, 2023 12:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will take up a dispute over the freezing of $8 million in assets belonging to a former top utility regulator caught up in the sweeping Statehouse bribery scheme alleged by federal prosecutors. At the request of...

Ohio lawmaker Dolan running for US Senate again in 2024

Jan. 17, 2023 10:46 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan said Tuesday that he is again running for U.S. Senate as the GOP tries in 2024 to flip the Ohio seat long held by Democrat Sherrod Brown, who is expected to seek reelection. Dolan, a centrist Republican from the Cleveland suburb of...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 16, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. January 11, 2023. Editorial: For the sake of Ohio’s deployed military, lawmakers need to reconsider tighter ballot deadline On a number of levels, House Bill 458, the voting reform grab-bag bill that Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law last...

Republicans push anti-abortion measures with new majority

Jan. 11, 2023 18:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are taking early action on abortion with their new majority, approving two measures Wednesday that make clear they want further restraints after the Supreme Court overruled the federal right to abortion last year. The new GOP-led House passed one...

Ohio lawmaker not speaker but says he still leads House GOP

Jan. 11, 2023 17:42 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative state lawmaker who lost to a fellow Republican in last week's vote to determine who will lead the Ohio House as speaker said Wednesday that he has the support of most of the members of his party in the chamber. The fractures among Republicans...