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Karen Kasler

Attorney General Mike DeWine’s four month investigation into the activities of Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio clears the organization of wrongdoing in one way but opens up questions about another practice.

Karen Kasler

The backers of last month’s marijuana legalization issue spent a lot of money on a campaign that voters overwhelmingly rejected.

Andy Chow

A collection of leaders and activists from various faiths gathered to call out what they believe to be “hate talk” from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Andy Chow

Brutus Buckeye, Ohio State University’s mascot, turned 50 this year. Along with the big birthday celebrations on campus, he also earned an official commendation at the Ohio Statehouse. 

Stu Nicholson, Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio House has passed a bill to help pets who need emergency medical care. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains.

Karen Kasler

The chief strategist behind President George W. Bush’s campaigns has written a book about another president – Ohio’s William McKinley, elected in 1896. He was at the Statehouse today to sign that book, and talked about the upcoming presidential election.

Jo Ingles

The mass shooting at an abortion clinic in Colorado that killed four people, including one police officer, late last month is the latest example pro-choice activists say underscores why more needs to be done to protect those facilities. There’s a new bill in the Ohio legislature that would create protective barriers around those facilities.

The chair of the Ohio Republican Party has come out with some of his strongest language yet on his party’s leading candidate – Donald Trump.

Karen Kasler

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered Cuyahoga County to release the data on the comings and goings of Democratic former candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald, the former county executive.

Statehouse News Bureau

Democrats around the country plan to talk a lot in the coming months about ways to make college more affordable.  Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

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Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich blasted President Obama’s speech last night, though he seemed to agree in part with one point of it earlier on Sunday. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports.

Statehouse News Bureau

A recent report by the state Inspector General that looked into the work activities of two former aides to Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is being questioned. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains why.

Karen Kasler

A bill has been introduced in the Ohio legislature that would, if passed, make Ohio a so-called "right to work" state for private businesses.

The proposal to change the state’s foster care age out from 18 to 21 took another step closer to reality. Lawmakers believe the change could cut down on several problems.

A former top aide to Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and another of her employees could face criminal charges because of the findings in an investigation into how they spent time on the job.

Karen Kasler

About 150 protestors assembled a few blocks away and marched together to the Donald Trump rally, carrying signs and chanting.

Ben Postlethwait

Thousands of people flocked to Columbus to catch the Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump at his first rally in Ohio. Donald Trump used the opportunity to throw a few punches at Gov. John Kasich in front of his home crowd.

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A new report from the University of Cincinnati estimates Ohioans will be spending 4.2% more this holiday season than last.

"Meet the Press", NBC News

Gov. John Kasich was back on the TV news talk show circuit this weekend, and he had a few choice words for his fellow Republican candidate Donald Trump. 

Statehouse News Bureau
Statehouse News Bureau

Lawmakers including Gov. John Kasich and all but two of Ohio’s Congressional delegation have raised concerns and voted against Syrian refugees being resettled in the US and Ohio right now.

New Day for America

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is threatening to sue his fellow candidate, Republican Gov. John Kasich. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports the news came out last night, at the end of an interesting evening…..

Jo Ingles

Backers of the failed Issue 3 campaign that would have legalized marijuana for personal and medical use in Ohio say they plan to come back to the ballot in 2016. But in an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, ResponsibleOhio’s Ian James says the plan his group intends to put on the ballot next year will be based on free market principles.

Friday is the national Transgender Day of Remembrance, for people who committed suicide or were killed in acts of violence against trans people. Two state lawmakers are observing it with a bill they say will help trans and LGBT teens.

Jo Ingles

There’s bipartisan support for two companion bills in the legislature that would get rid of management training for cosmetologists. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports the plan has lawmakers, salon owners and cosmetologists splitting hairs over what should be required of future hair stylists in the Buckeye State.

Karen Kasler

The first piece of bipartisan legislation to come out of Gov. John Kasich’s task force on police action and community relations is out. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Andy Chow

Ohio House Republicans agreed to send a message to the president that they want to stop accepting refugees from Syria. But it seems that the top House leader doesn’t want to completely shut the door to people in need.

"Saturday Night Live", NBC Universal

Gov. John Kasich has pushed back again against Donald Trump.

A U.S. Senate contender wants to make gun control a top issue in his race against a former governor. 

Karen Kasler

Lawmakers in the Ohio House approved a resolution urging President Obama to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the US.

Republican Rep. Tim Derickson (R-Oxford), who’s running for the southwest Ohio seat recently vacated by US House Speaker John Boehner, sponsored the resolution. “This resolution really is about screening, security screenings," Derickson said. "It’s not about not welcoming immigrants.”

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich is asking the federal government to stop sending Syrian refugees to Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles has details.

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