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Rulli's win in Ohio will grow GOP's razor-thin majority in the US House

Jun. 11, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state Sen. Michael Rulli won a special election Tuesday in eastern Ohio for a U.S. House seat that has sat vacant for months, expanding the GOP's narrow majority in the congressional chamber. Rulli, 55, defeated Democrat Michael Kripchak to fill the...

A Christian group teaches public school students during the school day. Their footprint is growing

Jun. 09, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit that provides off-site Bible instruction to public school students during classroom hours says it will triple its programs in Indiana this fall after new legislation forced school districts to comply. To participating families,...

No 'calamari comeback'? The squid chef from Democrats' 2020 convention says he's a Trump backer

Jun. 08, 2024 08:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “calamari comeback” chef who delighted viewers of the last Democratic National Convention might not be coming back. John Bordieri was dubbed by some as the “calamari ninja” for standing wordlessly, clad head-to-toe in black, and holding a platter of...

Ohio man gets probation after pleading guilty to threatening North Carolina legislator

May. 29, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Ohio man received supervised probation after pleading guilty to threatening to kill a North Carolina state senator in a social media message last year. Nicolas Alan Daniels, of West Portsmouth, Ohio, entered a plea to one felony count of threatening a...

Democrats plan to nominate Biden by virtual roll call to meet Ohio ballot deadline

May. 28, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will be formally nominated as the Democratic presidential nominee through a virtual roll call ahead of the party’s official convention in Chicago in August — a maneuver that will allow Biden to appear on the November ballot in Ohio. The...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 27, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

Marietta Times. May 23, 2024. Editorial: Will lawmakers learn from ruling? Ohio voters have understood for years that lawmakers in Columbus have gone power mad, seeking at every turn to claw control for themselves, rather than leave decision-making in the hands of...

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...