Ohio House of Representatives

Local News
2:59 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Peter Beck, facing criminal trial, resigns from Ohio House

Former State Rep. Peter Beck
Credit Ohio House of Representatives website

State Rep. Peter Beck, a Mason Republican indicted on 69 counts of fraud and theft, has resigned from the Ohio House.

Mike Dittoe, a spokesman for Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder, said Beck’s resignation was turned in Sunday and put on the House record Monday.

Beck, a former Mason council member and mayor, would have been gone by the end of the month, when his present term expired.

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Ohio legislature
3:48 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Ohio House Republicans select leaders

From Left to Right: Jim Buchy (Greenville), Dorothy Pelanda (Marysville), Mike Dovilla (Berea), Cliff Rosenberger (Clarksville), Barbara Sears (Sylvania), Ron Amstutz (Wooster)
Credit Andy Chow/Ohio Public Radio

Cliff Rosenberger of Clinton County will be Ohio’s first Asian-American Speaker of the House.

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William Mallory, Sr.
11:56 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Former Cincinnati and Ohio political leader William L. Mallory Sr. has died

A campaign sign from William Mallory Sr.'s first race for state office.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

One of Cincinnati's most storied political figures has died. According to family, William L. Mallory Sr. died peacefully Tuesday morning following an illness. He was 82.

Former Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory says his father could find inspiration in almost anything.

"He would be inspired by a thought, by a vision, by a natural landscape, and this would cause him to take on something new," says Mallory. "Sometimes it was poetry, sometimes it was legislation, sometimes it was activism... he was a deeply spiritual man."

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IRS targeting controversy
3:59 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Groups tell Ohio legislators how they were targeted by IRS

Justin Binik-Thomas explains his surprise at being named in a questionnaire sent to a Tea Party group of which he's not affiliated.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The Ohio General Assembly's House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee met in Cincinnati Thursday to hear from people who claim they were targeted for extra scrutiny by the IRS.

Those who spoke, talked about how they had to answer pages of confusing questions that, at times, sounded like political research on their groups.

Timothy Savaglio is a member of the Liberty Township Tea Party. He says filling out the IRS's many and pointed questionnaires became like a full-time job.

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Local News
2:34 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Beck won't resign Ohio House seat, lawyer says

State Rep. Peter Beck
Ohio House of Representatives website

State Rep. Peter Beck of Mason, indicted Friday on 16 felony charges, will not be resigning from his seat in the Ohio House, his lawyer said Monday.

"He has no intention of doing that,'' Konrad Kircher, the Mason lawyer who is defending the Republican lawmaker told WVXU. "These are just charges. He plans to fight them, clear his name, and put this behind him."

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