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Proposed Anti-Abortion Bills Would Impose New Mandates on Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Proposed Anti-Abortion Bills Would Impose New Mandates on Ohioans

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Returning from summer break, the Ohio legislature could review two GOP-led pieces of legislation that would place health mandates on patients considering abortions. One of the bills, recently introduced by state Rep. Jennifer Gross, would require physicians to dictate the results of a mandated ultrasound and also provide information about a link between breast […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Trickles as Hospitalizations Climb

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Trickles as Hospitalizations Climb

Ohio has 10th lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate by state BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN An average of more than 6,400 Ohioans continue to contract COVID-19 per day, according to data from the state health department. The recent surge of cases is driven by children aged 18 and below, who comprise nearly 3 in 10 infections statewide. Nearly 3,700 […]

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DeWine Thinks Law is Unconstitutional and Making Kids Sick, But Won’t Challenge It

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine Thinks Law is Unconstitutional and Making Kids Sick, But Won’t Challenge It

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN  Some are questioning Gov. Mike DeWine’s sincerity when he says he’s doing all he can to fight the spread of coronavirus among children. DeWine and the leaders of children’s hospitals are in a panic over the lack of masking in Ohio schools. Hospital admissions of children with covid are up 536% since July and the hospitals report […]

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Ohio Republicans Pass Four-Year Legislative Maps Maintaining Supermajority

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Republicans Pass Four-Year Legislative Maps Maintaining Supermajority

Court challenges expected to follow soon BY: SUSAN TEBBEN With some using words like “disappointment” and “unease,” Republican majority members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission passed maps of General Assembly districts on Thursday heavily favoring GOP supermajorities that will last four years, if they make it through the courts. In a process that bypassed the midnight […]

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Ohioans Ask for Balanced Maps as Public Redistricting Hearings Continue

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohioans Ask for Balanced Maps as Public Redistricting Hearings Continue

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN As the public input process begins again for Ohio legislative redistricting, many participants at a Sunday night meeting in Dayton asked for new maps that balance ideologies in the state. The testimony at an auditorium at Washington Township RecPlex West went on for hours, with much of it mirroring the feelings of the Fair […]

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NAACP, Ohio Democrats File Lawsuit Over “Stand Your Ground” Law

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal NAACP, Ohio Democrats File Lawsuit Over “Stand Your Ground” Law

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Two Democratic lawmakers and the NAACP filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to overturn a recently passed “stand your ground” law, which removes Ohioans’ legal duty to try to retreat before responding to a perceived attack with deadly force. The legislation passed in the dying hours of the previous General Assembly often known as […]

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Ohio Leaders Push to Reestablish Medicaid Work Requirements

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Leaders Push to Reestablish Medicaid Work Requirements

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has cast a skeptical eye on regulations for a group the state refers to as “job creators.” But he and Attorney General Dave Yost are pushing for regulations that will make it more difficult for the poor — including those with jobs — to get health care. DeWine on Thursday announced […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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