Gov. Mike DeWine has called the Ohio National Guard in to help with protests in Columbus. And the city's mayor, Andrew Ginther, has imposed a curfew beginning at 10 p.m. that will last until 6 a.m., which he says could be extended if warranted.
Ohio Republicans swept the statewide office races in yesterday’s election -- carried by a big victory from Mike DeWine who beat Democrat Rich Cordray for the governor’s office. While the Democrats did have some major wins, the Republicans said the night belonged to them.
Education is a major issue in the race to become Ohio’s next governor. Both Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Rich Cordray say students take too many tests, but the candidates diverge on how they plan to reduce testing and support schools.
Richard Cordray says Ohio needs to do a better job at supporting public transportation at all levels, from big cities to small towns. The Democratic nominee for governor says investing in public transit is part of his larger plan to improve infrastructure.
Since President Trump took office, thousands of Ohio women have taken to the White House and the Statehouse, advocating for abortion rights and equal pay and lambasting what they see as misogyny in government policies and saying they'll "remember in November”. The Statehouse News Bureau breaks down what the two major party candidates are doing to win women's votes.
The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police is slamming Attorney General Mike DeWine, saying he has not done enough to speed up drug kit testing within his agency. However, DeWine’s office disputes the allegations of sluggish turnaround times.
A lawsuit has been filed against the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which used to be led by Democrat gubernatorial nominee Rich Cordray. The allegations of discrimination against the current CFPB director align with accusations being levied against Cordray in a conservative campaign ad.
Environmental advocates are pushing their support for Democrat Rich Cordray in his campaign for governor. They say between him and his Republican opponent, Mike DeWine, Cordray is the one who will back environmental protections and support clean energy.
Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine are preparing to square off in their first debate in the race for governor. The debate on September 19 in Dayton will be the first time in eight years that both candidates shared a stage to battle over the issues.
Ohio’s school system is in a decline compared to schools nationwide, according to the Democratic candidate for governor. Rich Cordray's plan to fix that includes more accountability and support for student services.
Rich Cordray and Mike DeWine are both making the only statewide issue on the fall ballot a major topic of their gubernatorial campaigns. This puts an even bigger spotlight on the measure that would scale down prison time for non-violent drug offenders.
A substance abuse survivor is fighting against the statewide ballot issue this fall that would reduce prison time for non-violent drug offenders. The former addict says, had this measure passed years ago, she would’ve faced a fate worse than jail time.
The latest fundraising numbers show Ohio's gubernatorial race could be the most expensive in the state's history. Republican Mike DeWine raised $2 million in August while Democrat Richard Cordray brought in 1.8 million. That means some competitive races up and down the ticket this fall.
As the candidates for governor gear up for the final push for votes this fall, the Democrat in the race continues to be criticized by many political pundits for being too dry and nerdy. But Rich Cordray himself is launching a social media campaign to capitalize on that image.
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Rich Cordray has unveiled a workforce development and job creation plan, saying that workers must come first if the state wants to thrive economically. His proposal also includes focusing on small businesses and investment in training.
The Republican candidate for governor has rolled out a workforce development and economic investment plan that he describes as cutting edge – focusing on public-private partnerships but also shutting down what he says are regulations that hurt businesses.
Voters from around the state and around the nation were keeping a close eye on Tuesday’s special election for the 12th Congressional District seat in central Ohio -- not only to see who would replace longtime Congressman Pat Tiberi, who resigned in January, but to gauge where voters fall in the current political climate. So what do Tuesday’s results mean for the upcoming November election? It depends on who you ask.