- The Latest: Fracking tax not on legislative leaders' agenda Updated: Feb-11-16 12:05 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest from a forum for journalists organized by The Associated Press (all times local):
- Radio ads defends Ohio term limits, though no vote imminent Updated: Feb-11-16 3:46 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Radio spots are airing across Ohio that warn against an impending vote by state lawmakers that would extend term limits - only no such vote is imminent.
- Ohio leaders to discuss their 2016 priorities at AP forum Updated: Feb-11-16 3:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Statewide officials and legislative leaders in Ohio plan to share their thoughts for the year ahead during a forum for journalists organized by The Associated Press.
- Ohio bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds heads to Kasich Updated: Feb-10-16 6:18 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.
- House Committee hears testimony on Pastor Protection Act Updated: Feb-10-16 6:09 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio House committee has heard from some of those who favor of a bill that would allow churches in Ohio to deny performing same-sex marriages.
- The Latest: Planned Parenthood targets Kasich in online ads Updated: Feb-10-16 5:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest on an Ohio proposal that seeks to strip government funding away from Planned Parenthood (all times local):
- Bill makes Ohio requirement of presentence report optional Updated: Feb-10-16 3:31 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Senate lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at saving money and the amount of time some inmates spend in jail before sentencing.
- Ohio bill lowers amount of heroin needed for maximum penalty Updated: Feb-10-16 3:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The amount of heroin found in a person's possession that would trigger maximum punishment under state law would be decreased under a bill in the Ohio Legislature.
- Ohio bill would allow guns to be removed by protective order Updated: Feb-06-16 10:30 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - FBI data analyzed by The Associated Press shows 185 people shot to death in Ohio in domestic violence cases in the past decade. An Ohio lawmaker plans to reintroduce legislation aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of alleged domestic abusers once a protective order has been issued. The goal is joining more than a dozen states that have similar laws. A look at the issue in Ohio from both sides.
- Drug-price proposal sent to Ohio lawmakers to consider Updated: Feb-04-16 2:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal aimed at controlling the price Ohio pays for prescription drugs has been sent to state lawmakers for consideration.
- Officials search for cause of death for family in explosion Updated: Feb-04-16 6:18 am
AKRON, Ohio - Authorities say an Ohio mother and two young girls were so badly burned that investigators can't determine if they suffered any injuries prior to a fatal house explosion and fire.
- Senators visit Cincinnati to hear medical marijuana opinions Updated: Feb-04-16 3:15 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two state senators are stopping in Cincinnati as part of an effort to gather public opinions about medical marijuana.
- Ohio prosecutor seeks new law on police use-of-force probes Updated: Feb-01-16 6:37 pm
CLEVELAND - A county prosecutor in Cleveland wants the Ohio Legislature to amend state laws to allow the Ohio attorney general to present deadly police use-of-force cases to grand juries.
- Legislative task force in Ohio takes up medical marijuana Updated: Jan-28-16 3:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A task force charged with exploring the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana in Ohio for medicinal use is beginning its work.
- Authorities: 1 man dead in house explosion in eastern Ohio Updated: Jan-27-16 7:29 pm
NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio - A house explosion left one man dead in eastern Ohio, authorities said Wednesday.
- Ohio House OKs bill to shield violence victims' address info Updated: Jan-27-16 6:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio House has approved legislation that would shield the addresses of victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes from use by government agencies.
- Ohio Democratic lawmakers push for focus on economic issues Updated: Jan-27-16 2:47 pm
COLUMBUS - Democratic state lawmakers pushed an economic agenda Wednesday that included bills to increase Ohio's minimum wage, provide paid family and medical leave, and promote equal pay for women.
- Bill adding historic Wright Flyer to Ohio seal to be heard Updated: Jan-27-16 1:45 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to add the historic Wright Flyer to Ohio's state seal is getting its first airing.
- The Latest: Panel OKs bill aimed at Planned Parenthood funds Updated: Jan-27-16 11:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The latest on legislative action in Ohio on a proposal that seeks to divert government funding away from Planned Parenthood (all times local):
- Ohio bill would spare severely mentally ill from execution Updated: Jan-27-16 7:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A person judged to suffer from severe mental illness at the time of a killing that could result in a death sentence would be spared from capital punishment under a bill before Ohio lawmakers.
- Bill would delete 'mental retardation' from Ohio laws Updated: Jan-26-16 12:03 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill that seeks to delete the term "mental retardation" from the state's laws has cleared the Ohio House.
- Ohio lawmakers aren't the ones actually penning legislation Updated: Jan-23-16 11:36 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio has 132 state lawmakers - and about 150 state law writers.
- 'Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day' proposed Updated: Jan-23-16 5:04 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two Ohio lawmakers want to create an awareness day about communication disorders and name it for former U.S. Sen. John Glenn's wife, Annie, who became a public speaker after going through a program to address her struggle with stuttering.
- Republican Ohio Sen. Chris Widener to retire Jan. 31 Updated: Jan-21-16 5:04 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 2 Republican in the Ohio Senate says he's leaving the Statehouse at the end of January.
- Ohio bill includes money for renovation of Cleveland square Updated: Jan-20-16 6:38 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A total of $3.5 million to fund ongoing renovation of Cleveland's Public Square has been included in a capital projects bill introduced in the Ohio Legislature.