Latest Ohio state government News

Former Ohio prisons chief top contender to run US prisons

May. 21, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former director of the Ohio state prison system has emerged as a leading contender to run the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Gary Mohr, who has also worked in the private prison...

Former Ohio prisons chief top contender to run US prisons

May. 20, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former director of the Ohio state prison system has emerged as a leading contender to run the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday. Gary Mohr, who has also worked in the private...

Court: traffic camera fine revenue can reduce state funding

May. 19, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Reducing state funding to local municipalities by the amount those communities collected through the use of traffic cameras doesn't violate the state Constitution, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court also upheld the constitutionality of a law...

Lawmakers want Ohio State's 2010 football season restored

May. 19, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by House lawmakers. The...

GOP lawmakers, Ohio AG, want public safety a factor in bail

May. 18, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges in Ohio would be required to consider criminal suspects' threat to public safety when setting bail amounts under both legislation and a proposal for a state constitutional amendment being advanced by House Republicans. The GOP proposals followed a...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 16, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Statehouse misinformation on bail hurts justice on many levels Less than two years after Ohio amended Criminal Rule 46 in a bipartisan process to reduce the use of cash bail so those without means don’t unfairly stew...

Ohio governor delays September execution amid drug shortage

May. 13, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed by three years the September execution of a death row inmate sentenced to die for killing two men in a robbery that netted $40. The governor’s action was one of several reprieves he’s issued in recent years as the...

Agreement reached for Ohio vote on legal weed in 2023

May. 13, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group backing the legalization of marijuana for adult use in Ohio and Republican legislative leaders have reached a settlement calling for a possible statewide legalization vote next year. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol sued the...

'Just too far': Ohio mapmakers spar over contempt threat

May. 12, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Partisan mapmakers in Ohio made distinctly emotional pleas to the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday, as justices once again weigh whether to hold the state's redistricting commission in contempt. The bipartisan commission has sent five different plans for state...

Ohio names former college leader next state superintendent

May. 10, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former teacher, district superintendent and higher education leader was named Ohio's new state superintendent on Tuesday. Stephen Dackin is a former vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education, which voted 14-4 with one abstention to approve his...