New Ohio State House Member Jena Powell Makes Forbes ’30 Under 30′ List

Jena Powell grew up on a family farm in rural Darke County, Ohio, bouncing around in the back of her father’s pickup truck with her six brothers and sisters as her mom hauled grain in from the fields. In the late summer, she would show sheep at the Great Darke…

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Sherrod Brown Eyeing Presidential Run, Says He Has Winning Formula for Democrats in 2020

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says he is considering running for president in 2020, but even if he doesn’t run, he believes he has found a winning strategy for any Democrat seeking the nomination two years down the road. Brown told The Columbus Dispatch Monday that he is not close to…

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Ohio County Elects All-Female, All-Democrat Governing Board

One of the biggest stories of the 2018 election was the success of women on the ballot. Voters sent a record number of women, at least 100 as of Thursday, to Congress while Michigan and Kansas both elected their first female governors, Democrats Gretchen Whitmer and Laura Kelly, respectively. Ohio…

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Issue 1 May Be Dead But Lawmakers Have New Plan to Reform Ohio’s Drug-Sentencing Laws

Voters didn’t just reject Issue 1 in Tuesday’s election, they crushed it, with 63 percent voting against the ballot measure that sought to convert most drug-possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors, and remove the option of jail time from a judge’s list of sentencing options. But, according to a report in…

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LeBron James Celebrates Ohio Electing First Black Woman to State Supreme Court

Ohio Democrats had an overall dismal performance in Tuesday’s elections, losing the governorship and all of the down-ticket statewide races including secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and auditor. They also lost every congressional seat they had targeted to flip from red to blue. But they did score some significant…

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Former OSU Star Anthony Gonzalez Makes Transition from Football to Politics

In his first run for public office, former Ohio State University and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez carried the ball across the goal line. Gonzalez, a football star at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, won a seat in Congress Tuesday night and will represent Ohio’s 16th Congressional District…

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Americans for Prosperity Reports Three of its Six Endorsed Candidates Won in Ohio Legislative Races

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) of Ohio issued a statement Wednesday congratulating its newly elected and re-elected members of the Ohio State Senate and Ohio House of Representatives. The organization applauded its activists for their “tireless efforts to support policy champions seeking to represent Ohioans in Columbus.” AFP State Director Micah…

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Ohio’s Issue 1 Handed Resounding Defeat as Voters Balk at Letting Drug Felons Bypass Prison

Maureen O'Conner

Issue 1 went down in flames Tuesday as Ohio voters overwhelmingly decided they didn’t want to change their state constitution in a way that binds the hands of judges in drug possession cases. With more than 90 percent of the precincts reporting, voters were crushing the ballot measure by a…

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