Ohio receives $17.8 million to study self-driving vehicles
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles, an area of research in which the state is already playing a prominent role, according to the...
Ohio awards final prizes in opioid science challenge
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has awarded the final round of prizes in its global technology challenge seeking scientific breakthroughs to address the U.S. opioid crisis.
GOP Trump challengers won’t get much help from their party
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Never Trump" Republicans are eager to see the president confront a credible primary adversary. But the party will likely erect structural barriers that make that kind of...
Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to...
The Latest: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a nonprofit being formed by West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (all times local):
DeWine slates 6-day trade mission to Japan for September
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine plans a trade mission to Japan next month.
The Republican governor announced the six-day trip Wednesday. It will revolve around the Midwest...
Sanford mulls GOP challenge to Trump, heads to New Hampshire
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, is heading to another early voting state as he considers mounting an uphill challenge to President Donald...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prompted to act by the bloodshed in Dayton, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine proposed a package of measures Tuesday that he says will address mass shootings, declaring, "We can come...
Editorials from around Ohio
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
Akron Beacon Journal , June 23
Ohio needs a new process for the state to intervene and help school districts...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate decision to cut funding Republican Gov. Mike DeWine budgeted for reclaiming abandoned coal mining sites is expected to arise during budget compromise talks...
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — When Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called for the Legislature's next special session to be held in Wasilla, some agreed with him that a change of venue would be good for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP political consultant and one of President Donald Trump's harshest Republican critics has backed out of a six-figure agreement to lobby against potential U.S. sanctions on...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's privatized job-creation office says its new leader will make $350,000 this year before benefits and any performance bonus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new law cracking down on what were some of the nation's highest payday loan rates has taken effect in Ohio.
Signed in July by then-Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik), the...
Ohio governor signs ban on abortion after 1st heartbeat
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill imposing one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation was signed into law in Ohio on Thursday, banning abortions after a detectable heartbeat in a...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio bill to ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat (all times local):
New state law on child marriage takes effect
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new state marriage law prohibits children under the age of 17 from marrying in Ohio
The Dayton Daily News reports the new law took effect Monday. It raises the...
- The Washington TimesInside the Beltway: GOP challengers to Trump don't have a chanceJuly 21, 2019
- The Washington TimesRonna McDaniel, RNC chair, scoffs at notion of primary challengers to TrumpFebruary 28, 2019
- Cleveland.comEx-Gov. Kasich apparently really likes to fly first class: Cheers & JeersJanuary 25, 2019
- Cleveland.comNo more Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission foot-dragging on Lake Erie protections: editorialOctober 21, 2018
- Cleveland.comOhio Department of Agriculture director fired for opposing Kasich's algal-bloom policiesOctober 20, 2018
CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge is temporarily blocking part of a new Ohio law that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases.
Agency designed by Kasich to cut red tape now backlogged
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio state agency designed by then-Gov. John Kasich's administration to cut through state bureaucracy is now itself backlogged.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-led Ohio Senate on Wednesday again passed legislation to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, moving the state a step closer to potentially...
State plans repairs to Governor’s Residence
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio plans to use state-allocated money for needed repairs to the Governor's Residence.
The Columbus Dispatch reports lawmakers approved the $2 million last year when...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Mike DeWine's first State of the State speech (all times local):
Legislative Democrats are praising Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's...
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine promises funding to fight lake algae
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said this week that he plans to increase state funding in his upcoming budget proposal to fight algae growth in Lake Erie.
Editorials from around Ohio
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers.
Ex-Gov. Weld likely not the last primary challenge to Trump
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, little-known on the national stage but well-respected among veterans in the GOP establishment, announced an exploratory committee for president on Friday, becoming the first Republican to move toward a serious primary challenge against President Donald Trump.
Planned Parenthood sues Ohio over new abortion restriction
CINCINNATI (AP) — Planned Parenthood has sued Ohio over a law that bans dilation and evacuation abortions, one of the most common abortion methods.
Former Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) signed the ban last year on the procedure known as D&E. It's commonly used in second-trimester abortions. Similar laws have been rejected by the courts.
- BusinessWireAqua America Says Ohio’s New Municipal Fair Market Value Legislation is a Benefit to Communities and Utility Customers AlikeJanuary 14, 2019
- BusinessWireLowe Enterprises in Possible Violation of SEC “Pay-to-Play” Rule 206(4)-5, Says UNITE HERE Local 11October 31, 2018
- BusinessWireLowe Enterprises in Possible Violation of SEC “Pay-to-Play” Rule 206(4)-5, Says UNITE HERE Local 11October 31, 2018
- BusinessWireOhio Moves to the Forefront Among States Supporting Blockchain-based BusinessesAugust 6, 2018
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper supports universal health care
HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — John Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado who is considering a run for president in 2020, said Thursday he supports universal health care and thinks the U.S. eventually should provide it.
But as other Democrats already in the race endorse "Medicare-for-all," Hickenlooper told a crowd at a New Hampshire college that it was more important now to get behind the general idea rather than argue over a specific approach.
Abortion heartbeat bill proposed in both Ohio House, Senate
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers in both chambers of the Ohio Legislature are now pushing measures to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
A version of the so-called heartbeat bill was introduced by Sen. Kristina Roegner on Tuesday, a day after fellow Republicans in the House submitted theirs.
Ohio abortion ‘heartbeat bill’ returns to Legislature
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Ohio proposed again on Monday one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation, and this time around, they have the governor's support.
New Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has indicated he would sign the so-called heartbeat bill that was twice vetoed by his GOP predecessor.
Anti-abortion bills: Odds good in GOP states, not Congress
President Donald Trump's call for a ban on late-term abortions is unlikely to prevail in Congress, but Republican legislators in several states are pushing ahead with their own tough anti-abortion bills that they hope can pass muster with the Supreme Court.
New governor to give State of the State speech March 5
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is set to give his first State of the State speech on March 5 at the Statehouse.
The Ohio House authorized the event in a vote Wednesday, after Speaker Larry Householder officially invited the Republican governor to deliver the midday speech. Householder also is a Republican.
The annual address is traditionally presented to the Legislature, with Supreme Court justices, statewide officeholders and other officials attending.
Keeping tradition, Gov. DeWine plans Statehouse speech
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine plans to deliver his first State of the State address in Columbus, breaking with his Republican predecessor's pattern of taking the annual speech on the road.
Spokesman Dan Tierney says the Republican governor intends to give his speech at the Statehouse, the traditional location. No date has been set.
The speech is traditionally delivered to the Legislature, with Supreme Court justices, state officeholders and other officials attending.
Colorado Electoral College reps try to revive lawsuit
DENVER (AP) — Colorado electors want a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of state law requiring electors to back the winner of the state's popular vote.
The appeals panel heard arguments on Thursday in Denver. It is not clear when they will rule.
The three electors were among those representing Colorado in the Electoral College in 2016.
New Ohio governor makes surprise stop at anti-abortion rally
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's new governor has validated his anti-abortion stance with a surprise appearance at a Statehouse rally.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, first lady Fran DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) showed up unexpectedly Tuesday at the Ohio version of the national March for Life event.
GOP’s John Kasich joins CNN as commentator
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says he's joined CNN as a political commentator.
The Ohio Republican is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and a potential 2020 presidential contender.
Kasich announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he will begin immediately as a regular contributor on the cable news network.
Ex-governor, Trump critic John Kasich lands talent agent
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has a talent agent.
United Talent Agency announced its new client Monday, as Kasich was succeeded as Ohio governor by Republican Mike DeWine.
Kasich said in a release that he's excited to keep his voice active "across the world" and to share his experiences and observations "to help improve the lives of others."
The Latest: New governor sworn in at home
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Republican Gov. Mike DeWine swearing in at his home (all times local):
Republican Mike DeWine has been sworn in as Ohio's 70th governor.
The former U.S. senator took his oath in a private midnight ceremony at his Cedarville home ahead of a public inauguration planned Monday at the Statehouse.
DeWine era to mark shift away from volatile Kasich, Trump
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The inauguration of Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine will mark a shift away from volatility in a state buffeted in recent years between the shifting ambitions of an outspoken governor and the frequent outbursts of an unpredictable president.
Kasich packs final Cabinet confab with firsthand accounts
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was classic John Kasich.
At a wide-ranging final meeting with top advisers, the outspoken governor of Ohio reveled in big accomplishments, lamented defeats, recounted challenges, ribbed staff, castigated fellow Republicans and ordered at least one more program begun: "You got 24 hours. Do it."
Woman serving life in ex-boyfriend’s killing wins clemency
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has commuted the life sentence of a woman convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend who she said abused her for years.
Thomia Hunter's lawyer says the Republican governor's decision will allow her to be released in July.
The Ohio Parole Board had recommended the Cleveland woman's sentence be commuted after it found the issue of her abusive ex-boyfriend never came up at her trial.
State’s governor-elect announces additional Cabinet picks
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has appointed a veteran lawmaker to oversee the state's public colleges and universities among other new picks for his Cabinet as he prepares to take office next week.
The Republican attorney general is scheduled to be sworn in on Jan. 14 after winning the election in November. He succeeds fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).
Quotes from John Kasich during his time as Ohio governor
Gov. John Kasich came into office eight years ago with a blunt warning and rarely shied away from making bold statements. The Republican who spoke off the cuff even during major speeches often peppered his exchanges with folksy sayings and scripture. Over the years, his tone has shifted from scolding and brash to encouraging and down to earth.
Some quotes from his two terms in office as he enters his final days as governor:
Investment firm fined $100,000 over pay-to-play violation
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission is fining a Cleveland investment firm $100,000 over recent campaign contributions that federal officials say violated pay-to-play rules.
Ohio governor-elect announces additional Cabinet picks
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has announced his picks for director of the state prison system and for the Taxation Department.
The Republican attorney general also nominated individuals to head the Department of Administrative Services and the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities office.
The Republican attorney general is scheduled to be sworn in as governor on Jan. 14 after winning election in November. He succeeds fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).
Republicans worry a primary challenge would hurt Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump declared himself "the most popular president in the history of the Republican Party" on Wednesday. Yet his allies fear a primary challenge from a high-profile Republican could doom his re-election.
New law extends benefits to transferred military spouses
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio law allows the spouses of transferred military members to collect unemployment benefits if a move forces spouses to quit their jobs.
An analysis by the nonpartisan Ohio Legislative Service Commission found about 44 military spouses will claim benefits under the law each year, for a cost of about $242,000 annually.
Kasich would prefer competing for presidency as a Republican
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he'd prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he's entering a primary he could win.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn't defeat President Donald Trump if the election were held today.
He says he's seriously considering his options and letting his advisers monitor the daily troubles Trump is facing, including talk of impeachment.
AP: No widespread changes in gun laws after recent shootings
Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a panel to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.
A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure its members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, representing views across the political spectrum.