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Ohio Judge Blocks Enforcement of Fetal Tissue Disposal Law

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Judge Blocks Enforcement of Fetal Tissue Disposal Law

By Susan Tebben A Hamilton County judge has blocked an Ohio law regulating disposal of surgical abortion tissue that was set to take effect Tuesday. Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison Hatheway granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday pausing the enactment of the law temporarily. The judge said because the state has not created forms, rules […]

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Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio Over Telemedicine Abortion Ban

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio Over Telemedicine Abortion Ban

By Susan Tebben The national and state chapters of Planned Parenthood sued the state of Ohio Thursday over a law set to go into effect in mid-April that prohibits abortion services conducted through telemedicine. The lawsuit regards Senate Bill 260, signed into law in January and banning an available telehealth option for what’s called a medication […]

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Ohio Women Made Historic Firsts and Paved Way for Progress

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Women Made Historic Firsts and Paved Way for Progress

By Susan Tebben In a small unincorporated part of Licking County called Homer, there’s a historic marker unassumingly sitting in front of the town’s public library. The marker memorializes a Homer native who became a stock broker, a magazine publisher, and later a historic presidential candidate. Victoria Claflin Woodhull lost the 1872 election to Ulysses S. […]

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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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Advocates Say Ohio’s Student Debt Collection Methods are a ‘Barrier to Students’

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Advocates Say Ohio’s Student Debt Collection Methods are a ‘Barrier to Students’

By Susan Tebben The debt owed to the state of Ohio through defaulted payments like student loans is nearly 12 times the amount the state invests in higher education over a two-year budget cycle. That $63 billion, confirmed by the collection agency for the state — the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, includes things other than student […]

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New Legislation Would Waive State Testing as Education Gap Worsens

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New Legislation Would Waive State Testing as Education Gap Worsens

By Susan Tebben As state officials look for solutions to an education gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, two pieces of legislation introduced Tuesday hope to give more leniency on state and federal testing. State rep. Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, is a cosponsor with Rep. Jeffrey Crossman, D-Parma, on House Bill 40, to make exemptions for students […]

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Teachers’ Unions Say DeWine is Using Vaccine ‘as a Bargaining Chip’

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Teachers’ Unions Say DeWine is Using Vaccine ‘as a Bargaining Chip’

By Susan Tebben Eight teachers’ unions throughout the state are pushing Gov. Mike DeWine to rethink his timeline for school reopening and vaccine distribution. In a joint statement distributed by the Ohio Federation of Teachers and signed by the presidents of the unions in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown, the leaders expressed […]

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