- Kasich's no-nos for Ohio State-Michigan: M's, pleated khakis Updated: Nov-27-15 6:06 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is again supporting Ohio State in its rivalry against Michigan by encouraging Ohioans to avoid using the letter "M'' Saturday, when the teams meet in Ann Arbor.
- Bill banning microbeads makes debut in Ohio Legislature Updated: Nov-27-15 5:31 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill banning the manufacture and sale of microscopic exfoliating beads used in personal care products has been introduced in Ohio.
- Bill would restrict some Ohio villages' ticketing practices Updated: Nov-26-15 10:16 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State lawmakers are trying to prevent some Ohio villages from accepting direct payments for traffic-related violations.
- Rival campaign, protesters gear up as Trump hits Ohio Updated: Nov-23-15 5:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ahead of Donald Trump's first Ohio campaign stop Monday, supporters of Gov. John Kasich's presidential bid said that the Ohio Republican has the resume to avoid making the type of inflammatory statements that are tripping up GOP rivals who lack similar government experience.
- Black legislators host town hall meeting in southwest Ohio Updated: Nov-23-15 7:09 am
CINCINNATI - Residents of southwest Ohio are getting a chance to meet local members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.
- Court weighs whether school board emails constitute meeting Updated: Nov-22-15 9:28 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether an exchange of emails by members of a central Ohio school board violated the state open meetings law.
- Project to upgrade transit, broadband access in rural areas Updated: Nov-21-15 12:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio transportation agency is expected to use nearly $7 million in federal money to upgrade technology of rural transit agencies and increase broadband Internet access in areas with insufficient service.
- Ohio lawmaker lodges protest over Planned Parenthood debate Updated: Nov-20-15 5:24 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Democratic state lawmaker has formally complained that she was not recognized to speak during House debate on defunding Planned Parenthood.
- Bill to let EMTs aid injured animals clears Ohio House panel Updated: Nov-20-15 10:32 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill that would allow first responders to aid injured animals at emergency scenes has cleared an Ohio House panel.
- Investigators: Faulty gas shut-off caused home explosion Updated: Nov-20-15 4:32 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Investigators have pinpointed the cause of an explosion that destroyed a central Ohio home.
- DC mayor to greet students from Ohio near White House Updated: Nov-19-15 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Washington's mayor is greeting middle school students from Ohio who chose to travel to the nation's capital despite threats in the wake of the Paris attacks.
- Ohio probes whether Wright University violated lobbying laws Updated: Nov-19-15 10:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's attorney general is investigating whether Wright State University and its consultant violated state lobbying laws when the school paid him about $2 million without a state board's prior approval.
- Ohio Gov. Kasich brings campaign back to South Carolina Updated: Nov-19-15 9:03 am
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is bringing his Republican presidential campaign back to South Carolina this week.
- Ohio lawmakers push proposed ban on LGBT conversion therapy Updated: Nov-19-15 7:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two Democratic state lawmakers in Ohio are using this week's Transgender Day of Remembrance as an opportunity to push their bill seeking a ban on therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors.
- 2016 Senate contenders in Ohio differ on Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-18-15 12:50 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Candidates in Ohio's closely watched 2016 U.S. Senate race favor different approaches to Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks.
- Proposed changes spark debate in Ohio's cosmetology industry Updated: Nov-18-15 9:08 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two bills pending in Ohio's House and Senate are pitting big hair salons against cosmetology schools as lawmakers propose eliminating the state's mandate requiring someone with a manager's license on salon premises at all times.
- Bill would let Ohioans with drug convictions keep license Updated: Nov-18-15 7:20 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio Senate panel is considering a bill that would give judges the option of suspending a driver's license for someone convicted of a drug charge instead of the suspension being mandatory.
- Ohio House approves bill to expand concealed weapons law Updated: Nov-17-15 5:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio House has approved a bill to expand the state's concealed weapons law to allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft.
- Ohio House urges Obama to halt Syrian resettlement in state Updated: Nov-17-15 4:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Republican-dominated Ohio House is urging President Barack Obama to halt the settlement of Syrian refugees in the state and the U.S., citing safety concerns.
- Cincinnati Democrat says he'd be tough on guns in US Senate Updated: Nov-17-15 3:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld portrayed himself Tuesday as the only Ohio candidate in the closely watched 2016 race who would support significant gun restrictions if elected, a position that failed to ruffle the feathers of his better known rivals.
- Ohio bill extending foster services to age 21 advances Updated: Nov-16-15 4:51 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio House committee has approved legislation extending the age that younger residents can get foster care services to 21.
- Ohio Democratic delegates feel confident assessing GOP field Updated: Nov-14-15 11:09 am
CINCINNATI - Some key Ohio Democrats think the colorful chase for the Republican presidential nomination will help them keep the swing state blue in the 2016 election.
- Ex-US Senator George Voinovich backs Kasich for president Updated: Nov-13-15 5:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former U.S. senator and Republican ex-governor George Voinovich says he's backing Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) in the race for president.
- Sex-offender label upheld in 'consensual' liaison with teen Updated: Nov-12-15 4:24 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The sex-offender label given a man convicted after a "consensual" sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl when he was 21 does not amount to cruel and unusual punishment, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Divided court rejects execution date for Mexican national Updated: Nov-10-15 4:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a prosecutor's request to set an execution date for a Mexican national convicted of killing four members of his girlfriend's family and sentenced to death in three of the 1991 slayings.