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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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Redistricting Commission Could Vote on Map Thursday

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Redistricting Commission Could Vote on Map Thursday

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Redistricting Commission could vote on a map in one of two meetings happening today at the Ohio Statehouse. The commission scheduled one meeting at 10 a.m. in the Finan Hearing Room, and another for 2 p.m. in the same room. On the agenda, the ORC said it “will meet to hear […]

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Ohio Colleges get Grant Funding for Security Improvements, Sexual Violence Initiative

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Colleges get Grant Funding for Security Improvements, Sexual Violence Initiative

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Through recently announced grant funding and boosts from the Ohio Controlling Board, higher education across the state will be able to conduct security improvement projects, and continue an initiative regarding sexual violence on campuses. The controlling board approved several funding requests for state colleges and universities, but they also approved a request from […]

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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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