Ohio State Government

Emotional Sen. Rob Portman says he hopes for gun law consensus after Dayton and El Paso shootings

In this April 11, 2019 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, leaves the chamber as senators wrap up legislative work at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rob Portman on . . .

Ohio legislature remains cool to gun-control reforms after Dayton shootings

Ohio lawmakers are unlikely to pass any new major gun-control rules in response to Sunday’s mass shooting in Dayton, though Senate Republicans are open to hearing Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed “red-flag” law that would allow authorities to temporarily confiscate guns . . .

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine: ‘Democrats, Republicans, everyone can support’ new gun legislation

Dayton Mayor Non Whaley, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speak at Oregon District (Chris Mayhew)   On Thursday, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine had lunch together then spoke with the press about their mutual support for recently proposed . . .

Officials call El Paso shooting a domestic terrorism case, weigh hate crime charges

In multiple mass shootings on Aug. 3 and 4, dozens of Americans were killed, leaving communities devastated. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post) On Aug. 3, shoppers at a Walmart and adjacent shopping center in El Paso recounted the moment an armed . . .