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Challenger Whaley to Gov. DeWine: Debate me

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COLUMBUS — Nan Whaley, the underdog Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, is challenging Republican Gov. Mike DeWine to debate her as the November election approaches.

GOP-drawn map scrapped — again

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a second Republican-drawn map of U.S. House districts as gerrymandered on Tuesday, sending it back for a third attempt to meet constitutional parameters approved by Ohio voters.

Portman highlights efforts to foster economic growth via technology, education

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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, detailed several legislative priorities for local leaders at Friday’s Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Breakfast — especially explaining the importance of the United States Innovation and Competition Act, or CHIPS Act.

Rep. Jim Jordan’s re-election campaign settles Federal Election Commission case with $60,000 payment

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WASHINGTON, D. C. - U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s re-election campaign paid a $60,000 “conciliation settlement fee” to the Federal Election Commission on June 22 to conclude a probe the FEC opened after the campaign corrected some of its old reports in 2021, according to an FEC report Jordan filed Thursday.

Jayland Walker’s autopsy shows he suffered 41 gunshot entry wounds and five graze wounds,...

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AKRON — Jayland Walker, the unarmed man shot last month by eight Akron police officers while fleeing after a car chase, suffered 41 gunshot entry wounds and five graze wounds, Summit County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler said in a press conference Friday morning.

What are Ohioans’ options under new abortion restrictions?

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With Ohio’s handful of abortion clinics severely restricted and potentially threatened with closure, options for people seeking to end their pregnancy are limited — but not necessarily out of reach.

DeWine announces over $42.1 Million in demolition funding for Ohio communities

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COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted awarded over $42.1 million in grant funding to help communities in nearly every Ohio county turn blighted properties into new opportunities that attract investment, business, and jobs.

Prosecutor: Man sentenced on gun charge in officer shooting

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CINCINNATI — Federal prosecutors say a hunter has been sentenced to just under a decade in prison for illegal possession of a weapon used to shoot and seriously wound an Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer investigating a deer poaching complaint in 2020.

What does ‘Heartbeat Bill’ mean for pregnant rape victims, cancer patients?

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A week after Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill” banning most abortions in the state after about six weeks suddenly became law following the fall of Roe v. Wade, Ohioans are grappling with the ramifications for women who are rape victims or have health issues or pregnancy complications.

Ohio state representative says she would consider banning birth control

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CLEVELAND — State Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Clermont County Republican, said during a radio interview this week that she would entertain a debate about outlawing birth control in the wake of the United States Supreme Court overturning constitutional protections for abortion.