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Efforts to Stop Signature Collection Firms, Bribe Collectors in Criminal Complaint Against Householder

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Efforts to Stop Signature Collection Firms, Bribe Collectors in Criminal Complaint Against Householder

By Susan Tebben The criminal complaint against Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four political operatives lays out alleged bribes made to signature collectors for a voter referendum on a nuclear bailout, along with a comprehensive campaign to hire signature collection companies, just so those companies couldn’t work against the bailout effort, House Bill 6. Householder […]

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‘School Marshal Program’ Could Be Included in Amended Bill to Arm Teachers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal ‘School Marshal Program’ Could Be Included in Amended Bill to Arm Teachers

By Susan Tebben An Ohio Senate bill meant to reduce the amount of training needed for school personnel to be armed could be amended to create a “school marshal program” in those schools. The state Senate committee on Government Oversight and Reform met Tuesday to discuss Senate Bill 317, a bill that was written to exempt school […]

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City Officials from Across State Pressed for Federal Funding

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal City Officials from Across State Pressed for Federal Funding

By Susan Tebben City officials from across the state say federal funding is the only way their previously thriving municipalities can survive the pandemic and its accompanying recession. City mayors and city council members are trying to push U.S. Sen. Rob Portman to support funding through the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), […]

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Sentencing Database Could Level Playing Field for Defendants, Enhance Public Trust

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Sentencing Database Could Level Playing Field for Defendants, Enhance Public Trust

By Susan Tebben Despite state legislation to monitor court sentencing data and race statistics, Ohio’s courts have not been collecting or sharing information vital to keep the courts and the public informed about judicial activity. That’s what judges, including two from the state’s highest court, said about a new sentencing database they say will help keep […]

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Ohio Private, Charter Schools Get Millions, While Public Schools Receive Cuts

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Private, Charter Schools Get Millions, While Public Schools Receive Cuts

By Susan Tebben & Tyler Buchanan Ohio educators were at home celebrating “Teacher Appreciation Week” in May when they learned cuts would be made at every public school district in the state. These cuts came just as hundreds of private and charter schools in Ohio were approved to receive millions of dollars from the federal government to […]

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Police Reform Bills Waiting for Ohio Legislature’s Return

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Police Reform Bills Waiting for Ohio Legislature’s Return

By Susan Tebben As protests continue around the state asking for changes to policing, several police reform bills will be waiting for the state legislature to return from its summer break. Some legislators have argued that the House should come back in session to address health and economy issues, along with police issues and a racism […]

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Proponents Speak on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Proponents Speak on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

This article was originally published on Thursday, June 25, 2020. By Susan Tebben Sarina Herman’s mom was dying. It wasn’t just from the cancer she had, but from the chemo being used to treat it, and the language barrier her health care providers couldn’t surpass. “There have been times where they had to push her to […]

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