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A group of juvenile advocates are asking Ohio’s top court to require that kids speak to a lawyer before they’re asked if they wish to waive attorney representation.

Nurses from around the state rallied at the Statehouse to draw attention to a bill that isn’t getting much traction so far in the legislature. It would mandate patient-to-nurse ratios for hospitals and nursing homes. 

The use of red light cameras is one of those rare issues that doesn’t split along party lines. State lawmakers have banned the use of these traffic cameras unless an officer is present. But one legislator has again proposed adding even more restrictions. 

During the past week, two more candidates officially launched their campaigns for governor in 2018. Two Republican candidates have launched their campaigns, with two more expected soon. Another four are running in the Democratic primary. And yet no Democrat has officially announced their intent to run for a down ticket race. So why does it seem all of these candidates want to be governor? 

Ohio lawmakers are taking another swing at updating the state’s rules on fantasy sports. But this time the bill has support from the industry. 

There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that’s meant to help people who live in food deserts - urban areas where they can’t readily access fresh foods. The legislation would allow residents in those areas to raise small animals for food. But some lawmakers think it’s in bad taste.

A state hearing officer has dealt another blow to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow - the state's largest online charter school - in its battle with the state.

The Ohio Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a student’s constitutional rights weren’t violated by a search of an unattended book bag that led to the discovery of a gun.

An estimated $43 billion was spent last year on tourism in Ohio. And the state’s tourism department is hoping to increase that number even higher this year. 

Police say too many drivers aren't obeying the law that says motorists must move over one lane for police officers who have stopped on the side of the road. So, they are backing a bill that would increase penalties for failing to comply with it.

A battle is brewing between a natural gas pipeline company and the state's top environmental regulators. The Ohio EPA is slapping the pipeline company with a big fine after spilling millions of gallons of pollution, on top of other violations. But, according to the state, that company is refusing to pay up.

A battle is brewing between a natural gas pipeline company and the state's top environmental regulators. The Ohio EPA is slapping the pipeline company with a big fine after spilling millions of gallons of pollution. But that company is refusing to pay up.

The battle between the state and its largest online charter school brought supporters of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT, to the Statehouse. And the crowd of hundreds of students, parents and teachers also included a well-known but rarely seen figure.

Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is taking another swing at running for U.S. Senate and he’s rehashing a promise he made the last time he ran against Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown. 

A day after a second Republican came into the race for governor, a fourth candidate has announced campaign for the Democratic nomination.

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