State announces new opioid disposal program
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pharmacies in Ohio will soon offer biodegradable bags so people who are prescribed opioids for work injuries can safely dispose of any opioids they don't use.
Ohio law taking effect requires cigarette buyers to be 21
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio law taking effect Thursday raises the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Ohio is one of 18 states that have raised the minimum age for...
Ohio governor reminds travelers of need of updated license
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is reminding travelers they have less than a year to obtain federally compliant driver's licenses and IDs needed for future air travel.
Editorials from around Ohio
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
GOP House leader still concerned about Ohio gun proposals
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican who leads the Ohio House remains hesitant about GOP Gov. Mike DeWine's proposed changes to address gun violence, even after the governor backed off pushing for...
Ohio House votes to repeal state sales tax on tampons
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal repealing Ohio's sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products has cleared the Ohio House.
Ohio: $31M to aid families of children with behavioral needs
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says it will provide $31 million in new funding to support families of Ohio children with behavioral needs who need help from multiple systems.
GOP Ohio governor’s gun plan doesn’t include ‘red-flag’ law
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's new proposals to address Ohio gun violence in the wake of the Dayton mass shooting don't include background-check requirements for gun sales or...
State park in eastern Ohio grows by 31,000 acres
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio continues to acquire the lands that could eventually make up a nearly 60,000-acre state park in four Appalachian counties
Ohio governor asks lawmakers to ban flavored vape products
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has asked lawmakers to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products as concerns grow about the health effects of vaping.
DeWine calls for change at state psychiatric hospitals
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's 17-point plan to address gun violence in the state following the recent mass shooting includes freeing up space at state psychiatric hospitals for...
Ohio governor delays November execution of condemned killer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed a November execution, citing the filing of disciplinary complaints against the inmate's former attorneys and a continuing lack of...
Federal grant awarded to combat lead poisoning
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $45 million to Ohio to identify and eliminate lead paint in homes.
Waiver gives Ohio more options in treating opioid addiction
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal government is allowing Ohio more flexibility in what services it can provide to Medicaid patients addicted to opioids.
Governor says grants available to upgrade local 911 systems
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is inviting local governments to apply for grants to upgrade their emergency call centers.
The Republican governor says the funding available...
Ohio weighs opening highway corridors to broadband projects
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 1 million Ohioans, mostly in Appalachia, lack high-speed internet service and the state's highway corridors may hold the key to addressing the stubborn problem, a...
Ohio governor orders water testing for toxic chemicals
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor is ordering tests to find out whether potentially harmful chemicals are in the state's drinking water.
Democrat skeptical GOP will OK meaningful Ohio gun laws
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House minority leader says she is skeptical the Republican-led Legislature will pass meaningful gun laws, and thinks electing Democrats in 2020 is the state's best...
Complaint: Justice still voting from estranged wife’s house
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine didn't live at the address where he was registered to vote in the past two elections, including one in which his father was elected...
Ohio lawmaker introduces bill banning flavored vape products
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill banning the sale of flavored vaping products as concerns grow about health effects of vaping.
Ohio governor’s lethal injection comments allowed in lawsuit
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal magistrate judge is allowing comments about the death penalty made by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to become part of a long-running lawsuit challenging Ohio's lethal...
Lawmakers seek tighter limits on expunging juvenile records
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers want to increase the minimum age at which people can have their juvenile court records expunged from 23 to 28, in response to the Dayton shooting...
Commissioners say counties should control opioid lawsuits
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio county commissioners say counties should have control of any settlement money derived from lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies.
Ohio injured worker plans $1.5B in dividends for employers
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers tells employers to watch their mailboxes as it prepares to send out dividend checks totaling around $1.5 billion.
Report: Ohio conducted executions after drugmakers’ warnings
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says Ohio went ahead with executions in recent years even after drugmakers threatened to cut off supplies if medications were used for lethal injection.
Over 3,600 Ohioans reach out to governor after mass shooting
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 3,600 people have written letters, emails and made phone calls to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in the month following the deadly mass shooting in Dayton.
- Globe NewswireConnected Nation Ohio Rebooted: The Next Phase in Connecting Ohioans to BroadbandJuly 29, 2019
- Business WireAmazon Announces Plans to Expand in Ohio; Two New Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Centers Will Create More Than 2,500 Full-Time JobsJuly 22, 2019
- Business WireOhio UAS Center, Air Force Research Laboratory to Test Groundbreaking Aviation TechnologyApril 26, 2019
- Business WireRoot Insurance Names New Director of Government RelationsMarch 8, 2019
- BusinessWireUnitedHealthcare Donates Drug Disposal Kits to Local Health Clinics and Physicians to Help People Safely Dispose of Unused OpioidsJune 7, 2018
Judge allows destruction of expired Ohio lethal drug supply
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is allowing an Ohio prison pharmacist to destroy the state's supply of expired lethal injection drugs.
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...
Death penalty hearing scheduled for 1985 murder of Boy Scout
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments later this year about whether an Ohio man should be executed for the torture, rape and murder of a 12-year-old Boy...
Appeals court: Ohio lethal injection method constitutional
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court says Ohio's current lethal injection system does not pose an unconstitutional risk of suffering to condemned inmates.
Medical board to review nearly 2,000 ‘sexual boundary’ cases
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board of Ohio plans to review nearly 2,000 closed cases of alleged sexual misconduct or impropriety by doctors over the past 25 years to determine whether...
Ohio governor: Opioid lawsuit takeover a ‘serious mistake’
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says allowing the state to take over dozens of pending lawsuits filed by cities and counties against opioid manufacturers and distributers is a "serious...
Ohio governor: Add warrants to background check systems
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio should start requiring that certain protection orders and arrest warrants for top-tier, violent crimes be entered into background check systems that help notify law...
Ceremony held as National Guard unit deploys to Middle East
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A call to duty ceremony has been held for nearly 600 citizen-soldiers of the Ohio National Guard's 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment who are deploying to the Middle...
Ohio forms school safety center to prevent, address threats
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is creating a school safety center to help prevent and address violence involving schools and students.
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed an executive order...
Ohio clinics want heartbeat abortion ban permanently blocked
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for abortion clinics challenging an Ohio law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected have asked a federal court to block the measure...
Governor: Ohio Medicaid lead abatement plan gets federal OK
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio's Department of Medicaid has received federal approval for its plan to enhance and expand Medicaid's lead abatement program.
DeWine dismisses proposal to use fentanyl for executions
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...
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...
$7M pours into university doing Ohio’s 1st hemp research
WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — A historically black university in Ohio is advancing its plans to become the first public institution in the state to conduct hemp research.
Governor: Pediatric mental health summit set for Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine says a pediatric mental health summit to help the state's communities provide mental health support to children across the state is set for...
Ohio officials team up for bipartisan gun reform push
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor and Dayton's Democratic mayor pledged Thursday they will work together in a bipartisan push for gun reforms as the city focuses on recovering from the...
Gun reform urged in Ohio as Texas Democrats shun Trump visit
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor bucked his party to call for expanded gun laws Tuesday and some Democrats in Texas told President Donald Trump to stay away as both states reeled...
Ohio Republicans again faced with calls to enact gun reforms
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...
Vigil honors victims as authorities eye Ohio shooter’s life
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Nineteen hours after a masked gunman opened fire on revelers enjoying summer nightlife, the blood had been scrubbed from the sidewalk and the crime-scene tape torn down as a...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio (all times local):
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio says "thoughts and prayers are not...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's office says farmers in four more counties may be eligible for federal aid from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after heavy rains and flooding hindered...
Ohio governor: ‘No doubt’ drugmakers caused opioid crisis
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday that evidence recently made public makes clear that drugmakers were responsible for the deadly opioid crisis and that they had lied about...