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EXPLAINER: How mental illness law is changing Ohio death row

Oct. 21, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio law prohibiting the execution of people who had severe mental illness at the time of their crime has begun seeing its first implementations. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in January signed the bill into law covering killers diagnosed with...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 11, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Sex trafficking is an evil beast that steals freedom, wrecks lives, destroys families A councilman running for re-election in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria told a Dispatch reporter that he felt the urge to...

Divided court upholds death sentence for man who killed 4

Oct. 07, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The brutal killing of four people, including an 8-year-old child, justified the death sentence for an Ohio man and outweighed evidence presented on his behalf including a variety of mental health diagnoses, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. ...

Hearings resume on Ohio House anti-vaccine mandate bill

Oct. 06, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The right of individuals to decline the coronavirus vaccine and the right of businesses to require it as a condition of employment are at the center of debate over proposed House Republican legislation limiting employers' ability to mandate COVID-19 vaccination. ...

Commissioner denied to oversee 3 Ohio redistricting suits

Oct. 05, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court denied a request Tuesday by attorneys in two of three lawsuits brought against the state's newly drawn legislative maps to appoint a master commissioner to oversee the disputes. Lawyers for voters represented by the National...

Commissioner sought to oversee 3 Ohio redistricting suits

Oct. 04, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys in two of three lawsuits brought against Ohio's newly drawn maps of legislative districts asked the state's high court Monday to appoint a master commissioner to oversee the disputes. Lawyers for voters represented by the National...

Ohio expands vaccine lottery program to $2M, ages 5-11

Oct. 01, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio doubled the amount of money for its new Vax-to-College program Friday to $2 million and plans to expand the age range to include children 5 years and older once the vaccine is authorized for them at the end of the month. “This is the time...

DeWine's son won't recuse himself from redistricting cases

Sep. 30, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine said Thursday that he will not recuse himself from cases involving new state legislative maps approved by his father, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. “There is no basis for me to do so,” the justice told The...

Lawmakers hit brakes on House anti-vaccine mandate bill

Sep. 29, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A House Republican bill limiting Ohio employers' ability to require that workers receive the coronavirus vaccine as a condition of employment will face a slower legislative route than predicted just a day earlier. Public and private sector...

Ohio House Republicans debut new anti-vaccine mandate bill

Sep. 29, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public and private sector employees could seek exemptions from employer-mandated coronavirus vaccines in three general areas, including an ability to demonstrate the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, under a newly introduced Republican bill in the Ohio House. ...