Ohio lawmakers defunded Planned Parenthood, taking away state funding for women’s health programs because of the organization’s link to abortions. Planned Parenthood has maintained many of those programs using private funds. [Planned Parenthood Federation of America] When Ohio lawmakers . . .
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act protest outside the Supreme Court in 2015. [Jacquelyn Martin/The Associated Press] When Republicans used a GOP tax bill to kill a provision in the 2010 health-care law requiring most Americans buy health insurance . . .
Cardinal Health’s National Logistics Center at 5995 Commerce Drive in Groveport is one of the biggest recipients of the tax break that’s been worth at least $4.3 billion so far. [Eric Albrecht/Dispatch] Distribution centers, including those used by drug . . .
Ali Farooqui, a junior at Ohio Wesleyan University, pauses waile casting his ballot during Midterm Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Willis Education Center in Delaware, Ohio. Voting rights groups are worried that Ohio’s process to purge registered . . .
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine answers a question during a press conference regarding the Dayton Mass Shooting on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the . . .
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is dismissing a legislator’s proposal to use the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to execute death row inmates as the state struggles to find a drug combination to carry out lethal injections. the . . .
Recalling the blood on the streets of Dayton — and the shouts of “do something!” at a vigil for the nine dead — Gov. Mike DeWine rolled out a package Tuesday described as steps to help protect Ohioans from . . .
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 . . .
Republican Governor Mike DeWine and his GOP predecessor both favored the civil gun seizure tool. After Dayton, there may be a new political window. Of all the policy responses to mass shootings, red flag laws may be the most politically . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Rifles are lined up for sale Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at The Sports Lure in Buffalo, Wyo. Gun sales have returned to normal following a nationwide spike in late 2012 and early 2013, but some sizes of ammunition are still . . .
Ohio legislators are considering a bill that would make it easier for anyone age 21 or older to carry concealed weapons. (Adobe Stock) COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio continues to chip away at firearm restrictions, and one bill being considered . . .
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 . . .
COLUMBUS — Across Ohio the legal purchase age for tobacco and vaping products will increase to 21, up from 18, when Gov. Mike DeWine signs the state budget bill. The new restriction will apply to anyone who hasn’t turned 18 by . . .
The sun sets on Cleveland in 2016. A CVS in nearby Parma, Ohio, received more opioids than any other drugstore in Cuyahoga County. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) PARMA, Ohio — At Knuckleheads Bar & Grill, the subject on a . . .
Inspired by 1950s movies such as “West Side Story,” Ohio restricted switchblades and other knives, but a new bill would reverse that. (AP Photo/John Locher) COLUMBUS, Ohio – Without any song or dance, the Ohio Senate sent a bill . . .
Ohio lawmakers were unable to make a deal before the deadline to pass a balanced budget. (Paul Vernon, AP) COLUMBUS – Unable to reach a deal on everything from income tax cuts to a nuclear plant bailout, Ohio’s GOP-controlled Legislature missed its . . .
COLUMBUS – A federal judge has temporarily blocked Ohio’s ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati granted a preliminary injunction against Senate Bill 23 on Wednesday. In a 12-page order, Barrett, who was . . .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Dominic Binkley: 614-728-4127 (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Attorney General Dave Yost is urging Ohioans to watch out for home repair scammers and fake charities after powerful storms caused major damage to homes . . .
A brief overview of current news and updates on Ohio’s anti-trafficking movement news A Lima man was indicted on 52 counts of sex-related crimes including trafficking in persons, rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and felonious assault. The . . .
Ohio officials asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a court-ordered congressional remap until the high court issues rulings in related cases (Sabrina Eaton, cleveland.com) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted the state of Ohio’s . . .
Ohio House debates energy bill, HB6, before passing the chamber by a vote of 53-43. The Ohio House passed a sweeping energy bill, HB6, that would bail out the state’s two nuclear power plants and wipe out green energy . . .
The bipartisan legislation was introduced Tuesday, calling for similar measures in Senate version. The Ohio House introduced its own bipartisan drug sentencing bill Tuesday, which, like the Senate version that’s been under discussion for weeks, seeks less prison time for . . .
No time limit on rape charges? In response to a report detailing how ex-Ohio State athletic doctor Richard Strauss abused at least 177 students between 1979 and 1998, Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday urged state lawmakers to abolish the . . .
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Attorney General Dave Yost joined 44 states in announcing an antitrust lawsuit against 20 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and unreasonably . . .
The Ohio Statehouse [Brooke LaValley/Columbus Dispatch] Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder After jettisoning a controversial Medicaid change, the Ohio House gave broad, bipartisan support to a new two-year, $68.9 billion operating budget Thursday that includes a tax cut for . . .
Ohio’s congressional districts were illegally drawn to benefit Republicans and disadvantage Democrats, a three-judge federal court panel ruled. (Ohio Secretary of State) A three-judge federal court panel Thursday rejected the state’s request for a stay of an order to . . .
What a new rule in Ohio means for people getting pain meds Naloxone is a medication more prescribed now than ever before. Here’s why.< Do you or does someone you know have a pain pill prescription? Did naloxone come with the prescription? . . .
Under federal guidelines, applications for Medicaid coverage and annual renewals to maintain benefits must be processed within 45 days for non-disability requests and 90 days for disability ones. [MGN Online] Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran [Joshua A. Bickel/Dispatch] State . . .
This Ohio congressional district map has been in use since the 2012 election. Ohio’s congressional map is so politically gerrymandered that a new map must be put in place before the next congressional election in 2020, three federal judges . . .
Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder says lawmakers’ budget plan revisions will include cuts to personal state income taxes, as well as reducing tax breaks on things like business income, movie productions, and corporate jets. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) COLUMBUS, Ohio . . .
Tony Huang, CEO of Possible Finance, showing the app that customers will use — come Saturday, when the company begins operating in Ohio — to obtain and repay short-term loans. (Laura Hancock, cleveland.com) COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new short-term loan . . .
A law restricting payday lending in Ohio that was co-sponsored by a Springfield representative is about to take effect. House Bill 123 was passed and signed into law last year. Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, and co-sponsor Rep. Michael Ashford, D-Toledo, . . .
John Minchillo/The Associated Press CLEVELAND, Ohio — U.S. immigration authorities paid city & county governments in Ohio at least $23.6 million between 2013 and 2017 to detain in local jails people accused of being in the country illegally. The . . .
Federal money to fight the opioid crisis nearly doubled in the last two years, according to a national think tank’s new report analyzing that funding. The Bipartisan Policy Center says $343 million federal dollars poured into Ohio over the . . .
This Tuesday, May 8, 2007 file photo shows the Purdue Pharma logo at their offices in Stamford, Connecticut. CLEVELAND, Ohio — The decision by one of the U.S.’s largest painkiller manufacturers to pay the state of Oklahoma $270 million . . .
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted speaks about his role in the DeWine administration in January. [Brooke LaValley/Dispatch] WASHINGTON — Lt. Gov. Jon Husted warned White House officials that if they want the federal courts to invalidate Obamacare they need . . .
An Obamacare sign is displayed on the storefront of an insurance agency in Hialeah, Fla., on May 11, 2017. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says if the health-reform law is ruled unconstitutional, he’ll “guarantee” new state-level rules to protect people with . . .
OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vermont. (Toby Talbot / AP) As the nation’s opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities, small towns . . .
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost wants a federal appeals court to preserve coverage for pre-existing conditions amid a challenge to the Affordable Care Act. (Kevin Stankiewicz/Dispatch) Despite President Donald Trump’s effort to dump Obamacare in its entirety, Ohio Attorney . . .
President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Obamacare, a day after his administration asked a federal court to strike down the entire law. Speaking in the Oval Office, he said Republicans “will be the party of great health care.” (March . . .
Top: House Speaker Larry Householder Bottom: House Democratic Leader Emilia Sykes [Dispatch file photos] If you’re into government accountability — or perhaps masochism — you’ll likely agree with House Speaker Larry Householder that Tuesday was “a very exciting day” . . .
Ohio now has approval to create work requirements for those covered by Medicaid expansion. On Friday, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services granted Ohio Department of Medicaid’s request to require those covered through the expansion to have a . . .
Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, listens as President Donald Trump outlines his plan for states to institute work requirements to get Medicaid health-coverage benefits. [AP file photo] Federal regulators Friday approved Ohio’s request . . .
As Ohio looks to revamp its execution protocol, drug makers are increasingly resisting such a use for their products. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File) Gov. Mike DeWine has directed his state prisons department to find a way to carry out . . .
It is good to see the state of Ohio strive to help injured workers also avoid the added pain of opioid addiction. That’s the intended outcome of a decision by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to no longer cover prescriptions . . .
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said the state won’t execute any death row inmates until it finds a new execution method that a judge doesn’t consider “cruel and unusual punishment. (Andrew Welsh-Huggins, AP) COLUMBUS – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine won’t execute . . .
Legislative leaders and Associated Press reporter Julie Carr-Smyth, at the podium, prepare for a Q&A session with reporters Tuesday in Columbus. (Laura Hancock, The Cleveland Plain Dealer) Tuesday was the Associated Press’ annual legislative preview event, during which Ohio’s . . .