- Operators of 2 Ohio abortion clinics sue over state hurdles Updated: Sep-01-15 8:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The operators of two southwest Ohio abortion clinics asked a federal court on Tuesday to declare recently enacted state laws governing their operations unconstitutional.
- Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley Updated: Aug-31-15 9:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the traditional Alaska Native name.
- Groups ask Kasich to end funds to Planned Parenthood Updated: Aug-31-15 10:50 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Anti-abortion groups in Ohio have called on Gov. John Kasich to block Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, though federal health officials have warned other states that such a move could violate the law.
- Board OKs 1st Ohio standards for police use of deadly force Updated: Aug-28-15 3:43 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Use of deadly force by police officers would be limited to defending themselves or others from serious injury or death under Ohio's first statewide standards adopted Friday and sent to hundreds of law enforcement agencies.
- Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists Updated: Aug-27-15 2:55 pm
CLEVELAND - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out of date" policies.
- Tim Scott hosting Rick Perry at town hall in Columbia Updated: Aug-27-15 4:06 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Rick Perry is the latest Republican presidential candidate to take part in a town hall meeting with South Carolina's junior senator.
- Rand Paul is 6th candidate planning to attend Michigan event Updated: Aug-25-15 9:15 am
MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is scheduled to speak next month at a Republican gathering in Michigan.
- GOP candidates court voters in Alabama Updated: Aug-22-15 10:05 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama was once considered a flyover state for presidential hopefuls. That is no longer the case.
- Union protest punctuates Koch group's Ohio summit Updated: Aug-21-15 5:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hundreds of union workers and their supporters demonstrated and marched in downtown Columbus to protest the politics of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch (kohk) and their flagship conservative organization, Americans for Prosperity.
- Bush talks tax-cutting in speech to tea party group Updated: Aug-21-15 3:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is highlighting his experience cutting taxes and overhauling Florida's education system in an appeal to tea party conservatives.
- Trump plans rally in 40,000-seat stadium in Alabama Updated: Aug-21-15 1:58 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump planned a campaign rally in a 40,000-seat football stadium in Mobile on Friday evening after initial venues proved too small because of the demand for tickets.
- A 1st for Ohio: Hits target for minority business purchases Updated: Aug-20-15 3:23 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - For the first time, Ohio has met its goal for purchasing goods and services from minority-owned businesses.
- Top South Carolina prosecutor hosting presidential hopefuls Updated: Aug-20-15 3:15 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's top prosecutor is taking part in a series of conversations with more than a dozen of the contenders seeking the Republican presidential nomination.
- Obama, politicians pay tribute to ex-US Rep. Louis Stokes Updated: Aug-19-15 1:50 pm
CLEVELAND - President Barack Obama and Ohio political figures from both parties are paying tribute Wednesday to 15-term U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, who died at home Tuesday of cancer at age 90. Stokes was the first black to be elected to Congress from Ohio.
- GOP presidential hopefuls gather for education summit Updated: Aug-19-15 4:05 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Six Republican presidential hopefuls are heading to New Hampshire to discuss elementary and secondary education policy.
- Trump, Walker to make stops in Alabama this week Updated: Aug-18-15 6:22 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Alabama on Friday.
- GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers health plan with tax credits Updated: Aug-18-15 2:28 pm
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minnesota - Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Tuesday offered an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care law that would provide tax credits and restructure Medicaid, and took a swipe at GOP rivals in Congress for their inability to repeal the law.
- Koch group jumps into Senate fight with anti-Strickland ad Updated: Aug-18-15 3:27 am
WASHINGTON - Americans for Prosperity, one of the biggest outside groups backed by billionaire conservative donors Charles and David Koch, this week begins a $1.4 million television advertising campaign against former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, now a leading Democratic candidate for Senate.
- Alabama Gov. Bentley endorses Kasich of Ohio for president Updated: Aug-17-15 5:49 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the Republican presidential nomination, saying he has the executive-level experience and compassion necessary to lead.
- GOP hopeful Kasich lands endorsement of Alabama's governor Updated: Aug-17-15 2:53 pm
Republican John Kasich (KAY-sik) has landed the endorsement of fellow governor Robert Bentley of Alabama, as Kasich seeks to build support for the GOP presidential nomination.
- Report: Medicaid costs Ohio $2 billion less than expected Updated: Aug-13-15 2:22 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's total Medicaid spending was nearly $2 billion below estimates for the fiscal year that ended in June, despite more newly eligible enrollees under an expansion of the program, according to a new report.
- Rubio to address Detroit Economic Club next week Updated: Aug-12-15 5:18 pm
DETROIT - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will address the Detroit Economic Club next week.
- Editorials from around Ohio Updated: Aug-10-15 5:20 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
- Election rights advocates allege new voter ID violations Updated: Aug-10-15 4:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recently passed Ohio voting laws create new hurdles for minority voters casting absentee and provisional ballots, election rights advocates argued in an updated federal lawsuit filed Monday.
- Constitutional convention sparking buzz, but odds still long Updated: Aug-10-15 12:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power to push for a federal spending limit through a mechanism unused since George Washington's day.