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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 27, 2020 8:34 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Sen. Portman must vote for more impeachment witnesses Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 27 This is a big week for Rob Portman, Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator. With the impeachment trial of President Trump continuing in the Senate, at least...

U.S. President Donald Trump flashes a thumbs-up as he arrives at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Trump says he's open to witnesses as trial rules are set

Jan. 22, 2020 9:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, members of the Coast Guard stand near seized cocaine in Los Angeles. The nation's drug addiction crisis has been morphing in a deadly new direction: more Americans struggling with meth and cocaine. Now the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked of the opioid crisis to help people addicted to those drugs as well. The change to a $1.5 billion opioid grants program was buried in a massive spending bill that Congress passed late in 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)

Feds to let states tap opioid funds for meth, cocaine surge

Jan. 21, 2020 11:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. The little-noticed change is buried in a massive spending bill...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 20, 2020 12:51 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Barberton school district is doing the right thing Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 18 The Barberton City School District is doing the prudent thing by allowing some members of the Magics boys basketball team to engage in silent protest by...

Hassan calls for cybersecurity coordinators in every state

Jan. 18, 2020 8:06 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Every state would have its own cybersecurity coordinator under a bill proposed by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. Hassan, a New Hampshire Democrat, is co-sponsoring the legislation with Republican Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and Rob Portman of Ohio, and Michigan Democratic Sen. Gary Peters. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 13, 2020 12:20 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: It’s time to address our eviction crisis Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 11 We’ve all heard the horror stories. The evil landlord who refuses to make necessary repairs, or ignores black mold or insect infestations. Or worse. The...

In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2018, photo David DeVillers, left, a veteran prosecutor confirmed this week by the U.S. Senate to become U.S. Attorney for southern Ohio, stands with current U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman in the federal prosecutor's offices in Cincinnati. David DeVillers has been formally sworn into office, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)

New U.S. Attorney for southern Ohio formally sworn in

Jan. 11, 2020 8:52 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new top federal prosecutor for southern Ohio was formally sworn into office Friday at a ceremony attended by federal judges, federal agents, defense attorneys, county and state law enforcement officials and others. David DeVillers, 53, took over in November from former U.S....

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Ohio Democratic Senate candidate and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland gives his concession speech during the Ohio Democratic Party's election-night watch party in Columbus, Ohio. Strickland is endorsing Joe Biden for president. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland endorses Biden for president

Dec. 17, 2019 12:00 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has endorsed Joe Biden for president, promising important support from the state's industrial working class regions while highlighting some of the former vice president's potential challenges in the state. Strickland, who led the state from 2007 to...

In this Dec. 13, 2019, photo, members of the press view the roll call vote recorded by the clerk after the House Judiciary Committee approved the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House voted to impeach then-President Bill Clinton. While that battle was bitterly partisan, it was blurrier than the clean, near party-line votes expected this week when the chamber _ now run by Democrats _ is poised to impeach Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

Dec. 10, 2019 6:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and the White House announced a deal Tuesday on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him. Both sides hailed the deal as a win for American workers. They...