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Ohio human trafficking victims say what they really want is to be normal

(February 28, 2019) — When Hollie Daniels was 15 years old, she moved to Columbus to live with her mother.

Ohio getting ready to celebrate 100 years of women voting

(February 26, 2019) — The Ohio Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to create a commission to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Dog breeder unhappy after getting state notices designed for puppy mills

(February 22, 2019) — Dog breeder Cathy Talik has been raising miniature schnauzers for more than 20 years.

Whats on the desks of Ohios top officials hint at their personalities

(February 15, 2019) — Whether it’s a black hole of useless papers or a vision from Marie Kondo’s Netflix show “Tidying Up,” your desk says something about you.

President Rutherford Hayes, Reds Dummy Hoy named Great Ohioans

(February 14, 2019) — President Rutherford B. Hayes and Cincinnati Reds centerfielder William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy were named recipients of the 2019 Great Ohioan Award on Thursday for their lasting
impact on Ohio.

Poor Peoples Campaign lists demands for Ohio lawmakers

(February 13, 2019) — The Ohio Poor People’s Campaign called for a “moral revival” and mending of “broken hearts” in a letter delivered to state senators and representatives Wednesday — Valentine’s Day eve.

Kasich as Ohio Governor enacted 21 restrictions on abortion

(February 5, 2019) — Last week, federal appeals court judges heard arguments on the legality of a lower court’s decision to block an Ohio law prohibiting abortions on fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Fine fight continues over Toledos last abortion clinic

(February 4, 2019) — Ohio’s health director increased the fine on a Toledo’s last abortion clinic to $15,000 from $3,000 for safety and procedural violations after a patient with potential post-abortion
complications was improperly transferred to a hospital in 2017.

Fran DeWine wears Janet Voinovich-designed Ohio first lady pin with pride

(January 28, 2019) — From inauguration night into the morning of Jan. 15, the Governor’s Residence in Bexley was filled with laughter, music and family.

Whose sets those levels for snow emergencies, and does anyone ever get arrested?

(January 24, 2019) — Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn received criticism for not declaring a snow emergency when a snowstorm blew through Ohio last weekend.

About those $100,000 new signs at Ohios borders

(January 23, 2019) — The times — and the signs — are changing.

DeWine, Husted make surprise appearance at Right to Life rally

(January 22, 2019) — Mimicking the surprise appearance by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the March for Life in Washington last week, Gov. Mike DeWine, first lady Fran DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted showed up unexpectedly Tuesday at the Statehouse atrium for Ohio’s version.

Statehouse exhibit opens on Neil Armstrong, 50th anniversary of lunar landing

(January 17, 2019) — The Statehouse will be home to an exhibit honoring astronaut Neil Armstrong and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing starting Thursday and running into late July.

Youths from across Ohio honor Martin Luther King Jr. in oratorical contest

(January 17, 2019) — Winners of the 2018 Statewide MLK Oratorical Contest spoke to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, oppression in America and the power of love Thursday for the 34th annual event at
Trinity Episcopal Church in Downtown Columbus.

Ohio MLK ceremony: They couldn’t assassinate the dream

(April 21, 2018) — On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., lawmakers and local leaders said his dreams live on in today’s activism.

Would a law banning LGBT discrimination be good for Ohio business?

(April 18, 2018) — Advocates of LGBT rights in Ohio say a non-discrimination law would benefit business in Ohio — but opponents say such rights could hinder free speech and religious freedom.

AIDS Walk highlights how treatment, awareness has changed

(April 14, 2018) — Art Hanthorn volunteers for the annual Central Ohio AIDS Walk to raise money and awareness. But he also does it to honor the memory of his brother, Bill, who lost his life to the illness in 1994.

Ohio Senate OKs $115 million to help counties replace voting machines

(April 13, 2018) — Ohio counties are one step closer to getting nearly $115 million for new voting machines.

When that local number showing up on your cell isnt really local

(April 13, 2018) — When Ohioans get a call from a local number, that number might not always be what it seems.

Lawmaker fires back at GOP ridicule of bump-stock ban bill

(April 12, 2018) — An Ohio lawmaker is calling for a citizen’s coalition on gun violence after his proposed ban on bump stocks, which can increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic weapon, was lambasted in a Senate committee Wednesday.