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Ohio high court upholds project to build Lake Erie wind farm

Aug. 10, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A company can proceed with plans to build what will be the first freshwater offshore wind-powered electric-generation facility in North America, in Lake Erie off the coast of Cleveland, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. At issue is the 2020 approval by...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 08, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

Toledo Blade. August 6, 2022. Editorial: Ohio Ethics Commission - Fix it or eliminate it Ohio’s financial disclosure law doesn’t work and must be fixed. That the Ohio Ethics Commission failed to see a violation in a widely reported example of...

Ex-Ohio court mediator arrested; allegedly sent feces to GOP

Aug. 08, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is in custody after being accused of sending about three-dozen feces-filled letters to lawmakers around the country, including Ohio’s 25 Republican state senators in early July. Police arrested Richard Steinle, a 77-year-old from Mogadore, Ohio,...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Same-sex marriage plaintiff Obergefell runs for Ohio office

Aug. 02, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Jim Obergefell, whose landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationally, is hoping he and fellow Democrats can make gains in the Ohio Statehouse this year with a message grounded in equality. “It really just all comes down...

Ohio awards $47M for school security upgrades; $53M to come

Aug. 02, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is awarding $47 million for security upgrades at over 1,100 schools in 81 counties, and will accept applications for another $53 million in that grant program, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday. The K-12 schools sharing in the $47 million applied when...

Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

Aug. 01, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man who shot and killed a couple whose house and dog he was caring for while they were away on vacation. Death row inmate George Brinkman pleaded guilty to the 2017 deaths of Rogell and Roberta John and...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: Gerrymandered board of education districts do not accord with Ohio law and should be revised: editorial Ohio voters created the State Board of Education in 1953. As the law is currently constituted, 11 of the board’s...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 25, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 23, 2022. Editorial: Should most Ohio retailers be required to accept cash as payment? A downstate GOP lawmaker has done something that many might consider unusual for a Republican -- introduce a bill in the Ohio Senate that would add a...

Attorney: DOJ should investigate Jayland Walker's death

Jul. 20, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for the family of Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month in Ohio, on Wednesday joined the national NAACP and its Akron branch in calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Walker's death. ...