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Dan Konik

The Ohio Republican Party is taking issue with the Ohio Democratic Party over its slate card that has been sent to Ohio voters.

Statehouse News Bureau

The panel working on putting the state’s new medical marijuana law in place has come up with some rules for sites where marijuana would be grown in Ohio. And the number of proposed growing sites has upset activists who’ve had questions about the new law.  " title="<--break-->" class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content">


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Brad Ingles

As Ohio goes down to the home stretch a week before Election Day, two candidate surrogates came to Columbus to appeal to younger voters. President Obama and the son of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump are trying to turn the vote out this week.

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State agencies are already looking past this election and months ahead – to the upcoming budget process.

Statehouse News Bureau

The state organization that oversees doctors in Ohio is advising them against recommending marijuana for patients right now, though the state medical board isn’t stopping them from doing that.

Jo Ingles

It is currently a felony to take a picture of your ballot in Ohio. Some lawmakers plan to sponsor a bill to allow voters to take those pictures if they want. But there’s a reason that law was put in place.

Dan Konik

This presidential race has been described by many voters as the nastiest campaign in modern day history. Some experts say negative political rhetoric is having on children during this election season.

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Ohio’s jobless rate ticked up slightly last month.

Jo Ingles

A federal court has ruled thousands of Ohioans who had been removed from the voter rolls must be allowed to vote in this election.

Statehouse News Bureau

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been talking a lot lately about voter fraud and the possibility of a rigged election. This is what the Republican who is in charge of Ohio’s voting system thinks about his party’s standard bearer’s assertions.

Jo Ingles

Former President Bill Clinton visited one of the most reliably red counties in Ohio this morning. He spent much of the time talking about unity.

Jo Ingles

President Obama will be campaigning in Cleveland later today. But last night, he was in Columbus where he spoke to Democrats attending the annual state party dinner. The President had a pretty tough message for Republicans - but tailored for the Democratic Party faithful.

For nearly 2 years Akron based First Energy has lobbied for permission to increase fees on customer’s bills to fund infrastructure improvements. Earlier this week the Ohio Public Utilities Commission said yes.  The new fee is expected to raise $200 million dollars a year.

Statehouse News Bureau

Some Republican Party leaders have been denouncing Presidential candidate Donald Trump since a tape revealing his lewd talk about sexual assault came out this weekend. But some of Trump’s supporters are firing back.

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Today is the last day to register to vote in Ohio for this election.

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Statehouse News Bureau

There will be three debates between Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman and his Democratic challenger, former Governor Ted Strickland, in the coming weeks.

Jo Ingles

Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senator is joining the chorus of those calling on Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump to release his tax returns.

Andy Chow

One of the most watched U.S. Senate races in the country is here in Ohio. But maybe not any more, with a new poll showing incumbent Republican Rob Portman with a commanding lead over Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland.

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Ohio’s top elections official is taking issue with a recent post on a conservative blog.

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A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead among Ohio voters has grown.

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Ohio is used to getting a lot of attention when it comes to electing presidents. It’s been called a bellwether state. But is it?

Andy Chow

The state’s top law enforcement official is urging communities throughout the state to take advantage of all of the programs available to help them fight the heroin epidemic that’s facing all parts of Ohio.

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Ohio’s Attorney General has launched a new program to try to protect the state’s businesses from being victimized by internet hackers.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s Secretary of State is pushing Congress to pass a law that limits the federal government’s role in elections.

Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say the opioid abuse crisis is so bad that all state lawmakers should be called together at the Statehouse to deal with it.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s top election official says he’s not concerned that hackers might be able to break into machines and manipulate the upcoming election.

Andy Chow

Although he’s no longer in the presidential race, Gov. John Kasich is still working to get his message on different issues out to a national audience. Kasich now has strong words for any leaders who suggest cutting foreign aid.

Jo Ingles

Some members of Ohio’s Legislative Black Caucus are on a two day bus tour of the state to try to influence African American voters to vote for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Jo Ingles

A state lawmaker says a newly issued court ruling will mean 1.2 million voters will be added back onto Ohio's voter rolls.

Liam Niemeyer

It’s hard to miss commercials from popular fantasy sports sites like Draft Kings and Fan Duel which earn millions of dollars during the baseball and football season. But a state lawmaker says he wants to make it clear that a lot of what they’re doing is illegal in Ohio. 

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