Ohio News

In spite of having plenty of opportunities to gamble, Ohio has a rate of problem gambling that’s less than half the national rate of 2.2 percent, according to a study just released by the state. But the state is still keeping an eye toward developing problems.

One of the state’s leading civil liberties organizations is opposing Issue 1 – the victims’ rights constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law.

There’s more information out today about why Republican state Sen. Cliff Hite of Findlay suddenly resigned his seat, just a month after saying he would run for re-election next year.

Ten months ago state lawmakers created a bipartisan panel with the power to review the state budget and make recommendations for ending billions in tax loopholes. Now that group has met for the first time.

It’s likely Ohio’s only statewide elected Democrat will enter the race to become his party’s nominee for governor.

Just a day after one Republican dropped her candidacy for Secretary of State, another is ending his bid to be the state’s treasurer. 

A longtime Republican Senator from northwest Ohio has abruptly resigned his seat.

A Republican candidate for Secretary of State has dropped out of the primary fight, citing party unity as her reason.

The Ohio Republican Party is taking a Democrat to task for what it calls a secret deal with a hedge fund to do student loan collections. But the Democrat the GOP is focusing on isn’t running for office….at least not yet. 

We are likely still a generation away from seeing self-driving cars as the main mode of transportation. But for the Ohio Department of Transportation, the future is now.

Backers of the Drug Price Relief Act, also known as Issue 2 on next month's ballot, say the media isn’t explaining it well. So they are taking their message straight to voters.

The U.S. EPA is trying to throw out one of the most sweeping pieces of regulation for carbon emissions. Opponents and supporters say this will have a big impact on Ohio.

There are new efforts to combine and even eliminate some state task forces, committees, and boards. 

The state budget office says its required analysis of Issue 2 shows Ohio could save money if voters approve the drug price initiative next month. But the report says there are many variables that make it impossible to predict how much the state would save.

For decades, customers at fireworks stores in Ohio have had to sign forms promising they will leave the state before setting them off. Now the Ohio House has passed a bill that would loosen state regulations on fireworks sales. 

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