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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.

Ohio GOP lawmaker: Bump stock ban unneeded; you can use a rubber band

(April 11, 2018) — An Ohio Republican lawmaker ridiculed a Democratic former police officer’s proposed ban on bump stocks Wednesday, saying rubber bands also could make a semiautomatic weapon operate much like an automatic.

ECOT students can keep school-issued computers

(April 10, 2018) — For ECOT, the cost of recovering computers that the school gave its 12,000 students far outweighs the gain of gathering and reselling them.

Register by Monday or you cant vote in the May primary

(April 9, 2018) — For those who want to vote in Ohio’s May 8 primary election, the deadline to register is quickly approaching.

Board OKs first land purchase for Jesse Owens State Park

(April 9, 2018) — A new state park neared reality on Monday as lawmakers approved nearly $11.2 million for the purchase of more than 5,000 acres of reclaimed strip-mine land in Morgan County.

Kasich says he’d send Ohio National Guard to Mexico border if Trump asked

(April 5, 2018) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich would authorize the use of the Ohio National Guard to support President Trump’s push for border security if the President asked him to, he said on Thursday.

Gov. Kasich signs bill closing domestic violence loophole

(April 5, 2018) — Victims of dating violence now have legal protections in Ohio after Gov. John Kasich signed a bipartisan bill closing what some said was a gaping loophole in Ohio’s domestic violence laws.

Ohio MLK ceremony: They couldnt assassinate the dream

(April 4, 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.

John Kasich, Mark Cuban share disdain for Trump

(April 2, 2018) — Billionaire Mark Cuban and Ohio Gov. John Kasich spoke about topics ranging from business to Donald Trump during an event Monday at Ohio State University.

Police agencies moving to enact state standards

(April 1, 2018) — More than 500 law-enforcement agencies have implemented Ohio’s first-ever statewide standards on use of force and officer recruitment and training.

Ex-Husted aide tapped for top elections security slot

(March 27, 2018) — An Ohioan will be working on election security issues for the Department of Homeland Security just a month after being not being re-appointed to his old job.

GOP state treasurer candidate launches his first TV ad of the campaign

(March 26, 2018) — In his first televised campaign advertisement, GOP state treasurer candidate Robert Sprague makes no mention of his opponent.

Hikers: State has new online resource for trails

(March 23, 2018) — Ohioans looking to enjoy the outdoors now have a new resource when they’re searching for events taking place along the state’s trails.

Hundreds of moms come to Statehouse to demand stricter gun laws

(March 21, 2018) — Hundreds of advocates for stricter gun control converged Wednesday on the Statehouse to meet with lawmakers in support of Gov. John Kasich’s proposal for stricter gun policies.

Conservatives push to reduce state regulations

(March 21, 2018) — Ohio lawmakers announced a renewed push to reduce state regulations on Wednesday, saying an abundance of rules and restrictions are slowing economic growth.