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Ohio governor calls special session to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot

May. 23, 2024 20:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he is calling a rare special session of the General Assembly next week to pass legislation ensuring that President Joe Biden is on the state's 2024 ballot. The special session was called for Tuesday. ...

Fight over foreign money in politics stymies deal to assure President Joe Biden is on Ohio's ballot

May. 09, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The question of whether Democratic President Joe Biden will appear on Ohio's fall ballot has become entangled in a partisan legislative fight to keep foreign money out of state ballot campaigns, a year after cash tied to a Swiss billionaire boosted a successful effort to...

A doctor whose views on COVID-19 vaccinations drew complaints has her medical license reinstated

May. 07, 2024 11:49 AM EDT

An Ohio doctor who drew national attention when she told state legislators that COVID-19 vaccines made people magnetic has had her medical license reinstated after it was suspended for failing to cooperate with an investigation. The Ohio State Medical Board recently voted to restore...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 06, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Toledo Blade. April 29, 2024. Editorial: Unions not the issue A little-noticed event at the White House last week should serve as an opening to the important question of whether private equity funds — known for leveraged buyouts — should be operating with money...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 29, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Marietta Times. April 27, 2024. Editorial: Lawmakers must continue progress Slowly but surely, Ohio lawmakers are progressing in the effort to better protect victims, rather than offering protection to criminals. On Wednesday, the state Senate voted unanimously to...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 25, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. April 18, 2024. Editorial: Does WV need another ‘businessman’ governor? In the latest round of nonstop TV ads between Republican West Virginia gubernatorial candidates Patrick Morrisey, Moore Capito and Chris Miller (candidate and...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 22, 2024 07:22 AM EDT

Marietta Times. April 19, 2024. Editorial: Housing urgency Most Buckeye State residents have understood Ohio has a big housing problem for years now. For those seeking a house or apartment, the crisis is unavoidable. But state lawmakers are just getting around to a...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 15, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

Marietta Times. April 12, 2024. Editorial: Justified discipline An independent, state-ordered investigation into reportedly “erratic and abusive behavior” by Ohio Rep. Elliot Forhan, D-South Euclid, has concluded legislative leaders were justified in disciplining...

Will Biden be on the ballot in Ohio and Alabama? That's up to Republicans

Apr. 13, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden's reelection campaign is wrangling with Republican-dominated state governments in Ohio and Alabama to assure he is listed on their fall ballots, as once-mundane procedural negotiations get caught up in the nation's fractious politics. Both...

Ohio's DeWine focuses on children in his State of the State address

Apr. 10, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Improving access to child care and kids' health care form the core elements of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's agenda in 2024, as the second-term Republican rolled out a slate of policy priorities focusing on children to state lawmakers Wednesday. DeWine, speaking in...