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Ohio Vaccine Lottery Will Be Opt-In to Allow for Verification

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Vaccine Lottery Will Be Opt-In to Allow for Verification

By Jake Zuckerman The Ohio Department of Health recontoured its COVID-19 vaccine lottery program, requiring inoculated Ohioans to register for entry in the $1 million sweepstakes instead of being automatically entered by virtue of voter registration and vaccination. The change is likely to whittle down the number of entrants, thus increasing the odds of winning one […]

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Ohio Republicans Push Bill to Ban Transgender Athletes from Women’s Sports

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Republicans Push Bill to Ban Transgender Athletes from Women’s Sports

By Jake Zuckerman Of about 400,000 Ohio high school athletes, five transgender girls opted this school year to follow their gender identity and compete in women’s sports. Ohio High School Athletic Association policy, developed with experts from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, allows transgender girls to compete if they have either undergone a year of hormone therapy, or obtained […]

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House Bill Would ‘Void’ Federal Gun Laws, Court Rulings that Ohio Lawmakers Oppose

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Bill Would ‘Void’ Federal Gun Laws, Court Rulings that Ohio Lawmakers Oppose

By Jake Zuckerman This article was originally published on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Fourteen House Republicans signed onto legislation that would allow the state of Ohio to nix federal gun laws and court rulings that legislators deem to violate of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House Bill 62 would declare any federal law, executive order, […]

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Law Takes Effect Legalizing Concealed Knife, Brass Knuckle, Razor Carry

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Law Takes Effect Legalizing Concealed Knife, Brass Knuckle, Razor Carry

By Jake Zuckerman Ohioans can now secretly carry knives under a new law that took effect Monday. Prior law prohibited anyone in the state from carrying a concealed “deadly weapon” other than a handgun. House Bill 140 codifies into the law that knives, razors, or cutting instruments not used as a weapon do not count as a “deadly […]

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House Republicans Seek to Expand Concealed-Carry After Recent Surge in Gun Violence

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Republicans Seek to Expand Concealed-Carry After Recent Surge in Gun Violence

By Jake Zuckerman After a spate of seven mass shootings around the U.S. in seven days, Ohio House Republicans introduced legislation that would allow Ohioans aged 21 and older to carry a concealed weapon without a license. House Bill 227, introduced Tuesday by Republican Reps. Thomas Brinkman and Kris Jordan and co-sponsored by 20 more, also […]

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COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Hunters’ Snagging Doses for Older Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Hunters’ Snagging Doses for Older Ohioans

By Jake Zuckerman Despite her advanced degrees and self-professed tech savviness, Dr. Joanne Hilden, a retired pediatric oncologist, couldn’t pin down an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine she was eligible for. It was like trying to find concert tickets, she said. One site after another, Hilden, 64, would leave her name and information on a list […]

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Bill Removing Duty to Tell Cops About Concealed Weapons Moves Forward

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Bill Removing Duty to Tell Cops About Concealed Weapons Moves Forward

By Jake Zuckerman Republicans on a state House committee passed legislation Tuesday removing a requirement for licensed Ohioans to notify police that they’re carrying a concealed handgun or have one in the vehicle. Under House Bill 89, the CCW (concealed carry) licensees would only need to inform police about a weapon if the officer in question […]

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