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Todays veterans photographed with Civil War technology

(November 12, 2017) — Todd Garland stared down the camera with a stern look, blinking violently as the camera’s flash reverberated around the studio.


DeWine awards grants to Ohio veterans organizations

(November 9, 2017) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office is awarding $971,000 in grants to Ohio veterans’ organizations.


Republicans join effort to abolish death penalty in Ohio

(November 5, 2017) — With another execution looming next week in Ohio, a Democratic lawmaker is pushing a bill that would eliminate the death penalty in the Buckeye State.


Ohio House bans Down syndrome abortions, hears Heartbeat Bill

(November 2, 2017) — After a lengthy, emotional debate, the Ohio House approved a controversial bill Wednesday that would ban abortions in cases in which the fetus might have Down syndrome.


Bill to ban Down-syndrome abortions set for Ohio House vote Wednesday

(October 31, 2017) — A bill that would ban abortions sought because the fetus might have Down syndrome is scheduled to be voted on by the Ohio House Wednesday afternoon, and its likely passage would put it a step closer to becoming another state law limiting abortions.


Ohio House panel OKs ban on abortions for Down syndrome

(October 25, 2017) — In the past seven years, the Ohio legislature and Gov. John Kasich have enacted 19 bills chipping away at abortion rights.


Democrats propose universal health-care coverage for Ohio

(October 24, 2017) — State lawmakers are proposing legislation that would give health insurance to all Ohioans.


Parole Board urges no clemency for Franklin County murderer

(October 20, 2017) — The Ohio Parole Board recommended that Gov. John Kasich deny clemency to a Franklin County man who is scheduled to be executed next month.


Crew SC: Area lawmakers differ on state money for Downtown soccer stadium

(October 18, 2017) — Local state lawmakers don’t want to see the Columbus Crew SC leave, but they differ on the lengths they are willing to go to keep the team in town after owners announced their intent to relocate if they don’t get a new, Downtown stadium.


3 of 4 high school seniors on track to meet Ohio graduation requirements

(October 17, 2017) — About three-fourth of Ohio high school seniors are on track to earn a diploma in the spring, but more likely will graduate thanks to new, softer standards for the class of 2018.


Luncheon spreads message that not all offenders fit in same basket

(October 17, 2017) — Marcia White is neither proud nor ashamed that she killed her abusive husband.

“It is an unfortunate fact about my life, but nonetheless, I did commit a violent act,” White said.


Cyberbullying victim seeks awareness day in Ohio

(October 10, 2017) — When Britain Bennett started getting cyberbullied as a high school sophomore, she tried to laugh it off.


Right to Life leader wins support for state medical board reappointment

(October 3, 2017) — Despite complaints from abortion-rights supporters, Ohio Right to Life President Michael Gonidakis is one step closer to getting another five-year term on the State Medical Board.


Recovery is beautiful exults addicts at Statehouse rally

(September 29, 2017) — Wayne Ford stepped to the podium on the Statehouse steps wearing a gold mask.


Abortions in Ohio hit record low in 2016

(September 29, 2017) — The number of abortions in Ohio reached a new record low last year, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s 2016 Ohio Abortion Report.


Reagan Tokes Act aims to improve GPS monitoring

(September 27, 2017) — Lisa McCrary-Tokes stood alongside Ohio legislators Wednesday morning as a heartbroken mother.


Here is where you can hear local candidates

(September 26, 2017) — The Franklin County Consortium for Good Government will host a series of forums to look at local candidates and issues that will be on the ballot Nov. 7.


Four local law enforcement agencies getting money to fight opioid epidemic

(September 26, 2017) — Programs fighting the opioid epidemic in Franklin County will see a portion of the $3 million in grants administered by the Ohio attorney general’s office to help replicate or expand Drug Abuse Response Teams and Quick Response Teams.


Abortion on Down Syndrome fetus to be banned under Ohio bills

(September 25, 2017) — A week after Kelly Kuhns learned in a heartbreaking phone call that her son would be born with Down syndrome, abortion was mentioned.


Ohio lawmakers want to ban sexting up to age 21

(September 22, 2017) — The legal ramifications of sexting, or the transmitting or nude or seminude images of oneself, can follow a person years after they hit send.