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Ohio to End Unemployment Supplement Due to Discouraged Workers, Experts Say Issue is More Complex

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio to End Unemployment Supplement Due to Discouraged Workers, Experts Say Issue is More Complex

By Marty Schladen Citing fears that a $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement was keeping Ohioans from returning to the workforce, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that he would end it.  However, the governor was unable to cite any data showing that businesses’ trouble finding workers was due to the supplement and not other dislocations caused by […]

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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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Ohio Loses Congressional Seat After 2020 Census

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Loses Congressional Seat After 2020 Census

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio’s sway in Congress ain’t what it used to be. The Buckeye State will lose one congressional seat when the map is redrawn ahead of the 2022 elections, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday. Ohio will go from 16 seats to 15. The U.S. House of Representatives has 435 total seats that are […]

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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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Ohio Abortion Ban Targeting Roe v. Wade Back in the Works

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Abortion Ban Targeting Roe v. Wade Back in the Works

By Susan Tebben The battle on abortion in Ohio will only be stopped by the U.S. Supreme Court or a change in the U.S. Constitution, according to reproductive law experts and those once again pushing for abortion bans. Two state legislators have introduced a bill making abortion procedures a felony, which marks the second time in […]

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Whitehall Man Who Kicked in US Capitol Window During Riot Arrested

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Whitehall Man Who Kicked in US Capitol Window During Riot Arrested

By Jake Zuckerman An Ohio man who kicked in a reinforced window shutter at the U.S. Capitol during the violent insurrection Jan. 6 was arrested in connection with his role in the raid. Footage from the crowd captures Troy Faulkner, of Whitehall, kicking in a reinforced window shutter that prosecutors say was worth $1000. While Faulkner […]

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Columbus Gears Up for Armed Protests This Weekend

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Gears Up for Armed Protests This Weekend

Updated 01/15/2021: This article has been updated to include information on City of Columbus Downtown campus closures. Coming just over a week after the insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol, and the FBI warning of more armed, pro-Trump protests planned in all 50 states ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, local […]

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