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Opinion: Are Gun & Abortion Laws Really The Top Priorities for Ohioans?

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Opinion: Are Gun & Abortion Laws Really The Top Priorities for Ohioans?

By David C. DeWitt Every week it seems we are reporting stories coming from the Ohio Statehouse on one bill or another that further tinkers with Ohio’s abortion and gun laws, typically restricting abortion services and access to abortion services and expanding access to guns. We have a bill that would ban telemedicine as a way to receive abortion-related […]

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New “Inspector General” Positions Could Root Out Corruption in Ohio County Governments

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New “Inspector General” Positions Could Root Out Corruption in Ohio County Governments

By Tyler Buchanan Lawmakers are considering a plan to establish a county inspector general system in Ohio, with the hopes of rooting out corruption, theft and other administrative problems in local governments.  Ohio currently has a state inspector general’s office, which conducts investigations of state entities. House Bill 311, sponsored by Rep. Dave Greenspan, R-Westlake, would […]

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Telemedicine Bill Could Strip Healthcare From Underserved Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Telemedicine Bill Could Strip Healthcare From Underserved Ohioans

By Susan Tebben Leaders of Ohio’s Planned Parenthoods say a bill to limit abortion-related telemedicine is not only unconstitutional, but cuts off access to safe health care for Ohioans who need it most. Senate Bill 260 is set for a hearing and possible vote on Wednesday, to prevent the use of telemedicine as a way to prescribe […]

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Women Hold Less Than 30 Percent of County Offices Throughout Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Women Hold Less Than 30 Percent of County Offices Throughout Ohio

By Tyler Buchanan There are more county sheriffs in Ohio named Scott than there are sheriffs that are women. There are also as many Johns serving as county engineer as are women. Across Ohio’s 88 counties, there is a striking disparity between the number of men and women serving in elected office.  In sum, women make […]

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Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to “Using Guns While Drunk” Law

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to “Using Guns While Drunk” Law

By Jake Zuckerman The Ohio Supreme Court will test the old adage that guns and alcohol don’t mix. The justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments this week, centered on a Clermont County man challenging the constitutionality of a state law prohibiting the use of firearms while under the influence of alcohol. In a show of […]

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Early Voting is Underway in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Early Voting is Underway in Ohio

By Tyler Buchanan Those eager to cast their primary ballots will not have to wait any longer. Early voting has begun in Ohio, weeks ahead of the March 17 primary election. This election features elections between candidates of the same political party, along with some ballot issues. Which political party are you? Ohio is considered an […]

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Is Porn a Public Health Hazard? Proposed Ohio Laws Tackle That Topic & More

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Is Porn a Public Health Hazard? Proposed Ohio Laws Tackle That Topic & More

By Susan Tebben Several bills regarding sex and gender issues are being considered in the Ohio legislature, including a bill to prohibit transition-related medicine for transgender youth, a bill to make pornography a public health hazard, and one that aims to cease conversion therapy. Transgender-related medicine A bill still being drafted by state Rep. Ron […]

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