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Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

Dec. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House...

Official portrait unveiled of former Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Dec. 9, 2019 6:55 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The official portrait of former Ohio. Gov. John Kasich was unveiled Monday at a packed Statehouse event. The Republican governor held office from 2011 through 2018. The Capital Square Review and Advisory Board presented the portrait in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. ...

Former California GOP legislative leader changes to no party

Dec. 5, 2019 10:15 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former Republican leader in California's state Assembly is dropping his party affiliation, saying Thursday that he's tired of the political bickering. Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, east of Los Angeles, said he switched to no party preference on Monday and pulled papers Thursday to...

Kasich collects $40,000 for talk at public Ohio university

Nov. 29, 2019 1:40 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miami University paid former Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) $40,000 for a recent speech on civility. The Dayton Daily News reports Kasich spoke Nov. 13 on the public university’s Hamilton campus. A contract negotiated by his talent agency assured the two-time Republican...

Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 25, 2019 6:06 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: College trends should alarm us all Akron Beacon Journal Nov. 23 We’re becoming a country more to the liking of fictional Judge Elihu Smails. Smails, portrayed by the inimitable Ted Knight in the 1980 movie...

Correction: XGR-Gun Laws-Ohio story

Nov. 25, 2019 12:58 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Nov. 23 about so-called stand-your-ground gun legislation in Ohio, The Associated Press erroneously reported the first name of a state senator. His name is Sen. Terry Johnson, not Sen. Ron Johnson. A corrected version of the story is below: Ohio GOP lawmakers pursuing...

Ohio offices partner to preserve future of online checkbook

Nov. 25, 2019 8:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two state government offices previously at odds over Ohio’s online checkbook are partnering to keep the website going. The state treasurer’s office and the Office and Budget and Management recently announced the collaboration. Under previous administrations, the two...

Ohio ranks high in hazardous dams needing work

Nov. 10, 2019 10:05 AM EST

NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — Picturesque, and at times, worrisome. The Muskingum University dam holds back what locals call "College Lake" on the campus of the private liberal arts college. Perched directly over the inlet to the lake's spillway is a wooden gazebo — a locally legendary fixture where many...

Pence files Trump's paperwork for the New Hampshire primary

Nov. 7, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday added President Donald Trump's name to the Republican primary ballot in New Hampshire, the state where he achieved his first victory of the 2016 campaign. Accompanied by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, Pence signed the paperwork and paid the $1,000...

Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 4, 2019 8:02 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Why is 'stand your ground' necessary? Akron Beacon Journal Nov. 2 The numbers are staggering. In 2017, the most recent year for which we have complete data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39,773 people died in the...