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Ohio ballot change effort cleared for signature gathering

Feb. 20, 2020 9:26 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a proposal to let Ohioans be automatically registered to vote when conducting business at state Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices were cleared Thursday to begin a statewide signature gathering process. The proposal announced earlier this year would also require early voting...

Ohio governments working to craft unusual opioid bargain

Feb. 19, 2020 1:27 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor, attorney general and dozens of local governments are nearing agreement on divvying up proceeds of a potentially huge settlement with the opioid industry, hoping to avoid mistakes made with the national tobacco settlement. The so-called “One Ohio”...

Ohio attorney general OKs next step of minimum wage issue

Jan. 27, 2020 2:10 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general on Monday approved the next step of a proposal to amend the state constitution to raise the minimum wage. The amendment calls for annual boosts in the minimum wage until it hits $13 an hour in 2025. The current Ohio minimum wage is $8.55 an hour. The initial...

Ohio prosecutor who pleaded guilty resigns amid pressure

Jan. 17, 2020 5:05 PM EST

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor who was accused of sexual harassment by female employees and later pleaded guilty to negligent assault resigned Friday under pressure from state officials. Sandusky County Prosecutor Tim Braun had faced a court hearing next week where Ohio's attorney general planned...

Judge suspends prosecutor after state asked for his removal

Dec. 31, 2019 1:59 PM EST

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor who faced allegations of sexual harassment of female employees before pleading guilty to negligent assault was suspended Tuesday, a day after the state filed a complaint to remove him. Sandusky County Judge Jeremiah Ray ordered that county Prosecutor Tim Braun be...