COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled a two-year, $75 billion state budget on Monday that includes a $1 billion initiative to help bring the state back from the economic downfall...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will use $50 million in federal pandemic aid dollars to buy 2 million at-home rapid coronavirus tests to help local health departments respond faster to testing needs,...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Low-orbiting satellites floating less than 600 miles (965 kilometers) above Earth are key to a new broadband technology that Ohio will test early next year in hopes of...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Among the voices of athletes, parents and coaches clamoring for high school sports to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic is a booster with one of the state's...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to a...
Ohio reported a slight decrease in daily coronavirus cases, with 590, following a series of higher-than-average day-to-day increases.
Gov. Mike DeWine, along with first lady Fran DeWine and...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio day care centers and gyms, along with activities ranging from sports like tennis and softball to horse racing to swimming in public pools, will resume this month, the...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Ohio fields record unemployment claims, many workers out of a job find themselves scrambling to make ends meet as they wait days or weeks for their claim to be processed...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has released a new list of 167 state prison inmates who could be eligible for release after 10 inmates and 27 employees at several institutions tested...
Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more frustration than relief.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state reported more than 1,400 coronavirus cases including 25 deaths, while Gov. Mike DeWine presented manufacturers with a top 10 list of desperately needed medical...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio rolled out an updated list Tuesday of jobs that are in high demand — and made it searchable.
The state is required to keep the list, called Ohio's Top Jobs. It's...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two state government offices previously at odds over Ohio’s online checkbook are partnering to keep the website going.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has used a new data tool to identify dozens of duplicate payments made by state government offices since the start of the year.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Google says it is set to break ground on its $600 million data center in an Ohio city, part of $13 billion in planned investments by the tech giant this year.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is partnering with a professional networking website to make it easier for unemployed Ohioans to find jobs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is continuing the tradition of a sleep-over at the Ohio State Fair.
The Republican governor and his wife, Fran DeWine, will tour livestock barns...
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio fund that has provided millions of dollars for technology projects, startups and research is running out of money, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said this week.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's lieutenant governor stressed the importance of foster care initiatives at an adoption summit hosted by a national nonprofit foundation which helps find adoptive homes...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The lieutenant governor says an Ohio agency that was designed to cut through bureaucracy but ironically found itself backlogged has caught up on its work.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio state agency designed by then-Gov. John Kasich's administration to cut through state bureaucracy is now itself backlogged.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Secretary of State Frank LaRose says he is reaching out to Ohioans who were recently purged from Ohio's voting rolls.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's new lieutenant governor spoke of the importance of understanding diversity in his address at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in the state's capital city.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The swearing-in of Ohio's next state treasurer kicks off a long weekend of inaugural events for new statewide officeholders.
All five of the state's executive offices opened up this year as a result of term limits. Republicans maintained control of all five.
Former Rep. Robert Sprague (sprag) has the first inaugural of the group, a swearing-in in Findlay Friday evening. He replaces Republican Josh Mandel (man-DEHL').
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief said Wednesday that more than 275,000 inactive Ohio voters are about to get their final opportunity to keep from dropping off the rolls.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said that's the total number of so-called "last chance mailings" going out from county boards of elections as part of Ohio's contested process for keeping its list of eligible voters up-to-date.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine says a new office overseeing technology-related improvements will be headed by the state's incoming lieutenant governor.
DeWine said Tuesday that current Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) will head the InnovateOhio office and lead workforce development efforts as part of his new role as lieutenant governor.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New business starts in Ohio have seen another record-breaking year.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) reports 2018 marked the ninth consecutive year of records, with more than 125,000 new business filings. The previous record was just over 117,000 in 2017.
New business filings are up nearly 56 percent since 2010.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Campaign finance filings show this year's campaign for Ohio governor was the most expensive gubernatorial race in state history.
The reports show that Republican Mike DeWine, the governor-elect, and Democratic challenger Richard Cordray, spent nearly $45 million between their campaigns.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has set a schedule for events around his inauguration next month.
The Republican DeWine announced Monday he will be officially sworn in at his home in Cedarville in southwestern Ohio early on the morning of Jan. 14.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's county boards of elections are now able to acquire new voting equipment through a program made possible by legislation enacted this year.
A release from Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says the Voting Equipment Acquisition Program provides a total of $104.5 million for counties to purchase new equipment.
Husted says counties will be able to get the equipment in time to test it and train poll workers ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief has resumed the state's stringent process for removing inactive voters from the rolls.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says he instructed Ohio's 88 county boards of elections Tuesday to resume the so-called supplemental process that purges voters for not participating in elections over a six-year period.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Libertarian Party of Ohio says it may sue the state to force continued recognition of the minor political party.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A voting-rights group has appealed a federal judge's ruling that again said voters haven't been illegally purged from Ohio's rolls.
Lawyers for the A. Phillip Randolph Institute asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday to allow purged voters to cast ballots next month and that no additional voters be removed until the appeal is resolved.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge rejected a voting rights group's latest arguments Wednesday that voters were illegally purged from Ohio's voting rolls.
U.S. District Judge George C. Smith largely sided with the state's arguments defending confirmation notices sent to voters that set off a removal process tied to failure to participate in the election process, in another blow to the A. Phillip Randolph Institute.
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — One of the women in line to become Ohio's next first lady has celebrated making campaign visits to all 88 Ohio counties.
Fran DeWine, wife of Republican Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine, marked her 88th county visit in Allen County earlier this week.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's state auditor, treasurer and lieutenant governor say they haven't spoken to Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) in more than a year. The secretary of state says it's been about six months for him.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio election officials say absentee voting for military and overseas voters wanting to cast ballots in the November general election begins this weekend.
Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says county boards of elections will begin mailing absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters who have requested a ballot on Saturday.
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aug. 26
Three cheers for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted for denouncing disinformation that rumormongers have tried to spread about the Aug. 7 special congressional election in central Ohio.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The window has opened for county election boards to begin the official count in Ohio's deadlocked special congressional election.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says Saturday is the first day that official canvassing can begin. The formal tally must be wrapped up by Aug. 24.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Provisional voters in a deadlocked congressional race in Ohio have until Tuesday to provide an acceptable form of ID to their local election board in hopes their vote will be counted.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a central Ohio congressional district (all times local):
Ohio's elections chief says more than 8,000 potential votes are yet to be tallied in a congressional special election that ended too close to call.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) released the information after Republican Troy Balderson ended Tuesday with a razor-thin lead of about 1,800 votes over Democrat Danny O'Connor.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters can start casting ballots in next month's special election.
Early voting for the Aug. 7 special election and 12th District general election begins Tuesday. Residents can vote absentee by mail or in person without having to give a reason.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says voters will decide four local issues across seven counties.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief said Monday that he is making extra efforts to help Ohio voters remain registered after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the state's stringent practices for removing inactive voters from rolls.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted's initiatives were included in instructions issued to county boards of elections following the high court's June ruling.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic Party voters more than doubled Republicans in party-switching and overall voter affiliation growth for Ohio's 2018 primaries.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) released voter data Thursday tracking changes for the May primary.
In 2016, Republicans had outgained Democrats in party-switchers and new voters in a presidential year featuring Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) in the GOP nomination race.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ohio this month to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray.
A Cordray campaign spokesman says Biden will appear June 29 at the Queen City Club in downtown Cincinnati.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democrat Richard Cordray for Ohio governor.
In an announcement on Tuesday, Biden says he's supporting Cordray because he's "smart, principled, pragmatic, and a fighter."
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