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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 19, 2024 15:27 PM EST

Toledo Blade. February 17, 2024. Editorial: Gov.’s integrity suspect Since winning his first election as Clark County prosecutor in 1976 Gov. Mike DeWine has held Ohio political office nearly continuously. But he still has a lot to learn according to...

Two fired utility execs and a former top Ohio regulator plead not guilty in bribery scheme

Feb. 13, 2024 16:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two fired executives of FirstEnergy Corp. and a former top state utilities regulator pleaded not guilty Tuesday to state charges related to a $60 million bribery scheme that centered on securing a legislative bailout for two Ohio nuclear power plants with the help of a...

Bernie Moreno running for Senate as outsider, but public entities he served boosted his business

Feb. 07, 2024 12:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In his bid for U.S. Senate in Ohio, Republican Bernie Moreno has cast himself in the mold of former President Donald Trump, who has endorsed him: that of “political outsider.” “I’m the only outsider in the race. I’m the only one that has created...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 05, 2024 17:23 PM EST

Toledo Blade. February 2, 2024. Editorial: Focus on railroad safety Safer railroads are a must for the United States, as evidenced by the ongoing trauma in East Palestine, Ohio. Yet statistics from the industry show that the number of accidents...

Deadly school bus crash in Ohio yields safety, training guidance — but no seat belt mandate

Feb. 01, 2024 09:51 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a deadly school bus crash last summer, a task force convened by Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recommended Wednesday more training, driver benefits and safety features — but not a seat belt mandate. How and when safety upgrades are made would be up...

Could Ohio be the next state to use nitrogen gas in executions? A new method would end a 5-year halt

Jan. 30, 2024 18:42 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican attorney general put his weight behind a legislative effort Tuesday to bring nitrogen gas executions to the state, joining what could be a national movement in pro-death penalty states to expand capital punishment on the heels of Alabama’s first use of...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 29, 2024 17:24 PM EST

Cincinnati Enquirer. January 24, 2024. Editorial: Another loss for Ohio: Supreme Court rules DeWine’s Super Bowl visit cost can stay secret The DeWine administration argued disclosure of expense receipts could reveal information that could be used to attack the...

Ohio bans gender-affirming care and restricts transgender athletes despite GOP governor's veto

Jan. 24, 2024 22:43 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has banned gender-affirming care for minors and restricted transgender women’s and girls’ participation on sports teams, a move that has families of transgender children scrambling over how best to care for them. The Republican-dominated Senate voted...

Ohio Legislature puts tobacco control in the state's hands after governor's veto

Jan. 24, 2024 17:17 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Local governments in Ohio can no longer regulate tobacco in their communities after the Republican Legislature overrode on Wednesday GOP Gov. Mike DeWine's veto of a budget measure that puts regulation instead in the hands of the state. The measure, vetoed in...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 22, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. January XX, 2024. Editorial: Ohio Voters Bill of Rights amendment won’t pass as written. It needs to be revised Progressive Ohioans hoping to bolster voters’ rights by a ballot issue that would amend the Ohio Constitution are awaiting the...