Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press

Julie Carr Smyth

The Associated Press

Worthington, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Julie:

DeWine to equip Ohio troopers with 1,500 new body cameras

COLUMBUS — Over the next six months, Ohio will join a growing number of states whose highway troopers are equipped with body cameras, Republican Gov. → Read More

Democratic group sues over Ohio GOP's new congressional map

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Ohio Supreme Court by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee’s legal arm on behalf of a group of Ohio voters. → Read More

Democratic group sues over Ohio GOP’s new congressional map

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s newly drawn map of congressional districts was hit with its first constitutional challenge, which alleges the boundaries repr → Read More

How Ohio's new US congressional map sprinted into law

Congressional redistricting is the arcane but consequential process of redrawing U.S. House districts every 10 years, which often goes unnoticed by citizens. → Read More

GOP-led Ohio Legislature OKs fast-tracked congressional map

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s new map of congressional districts cleared the state Legislature along party lines Thursday, after a breakneck sprint t → Read More

Ohio Supreme Court decides gun access case under Marsy’s Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio woman has successfully challenged her abusive ex-husband’s right to possess a gun, under a crime victims’ rights → Read More

Ohio GOP fast-tracks new congressional map, votes begin

COLUMBUS — A fast-tracked map of Ohio’s new congressional districts cleared the Ohio Senate on Tuesday and headed to the House, even as voting- → Read More

Lions, tigers and an unbearable year at Jack Hanna's zoo

It's been a bear of a year for Ohio's Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the nation’s second-largest zoological park → Read More

Lions, tigers and an unbearable year at Jack Hanna's zoo

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium had a bear of a year. → Read More

3 Ohio officials detail failed map negotiations to court

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three statewide elected officials told the Ohio Supreme Court on Friday that even their combined 75 years of experience couldn → Read More

Cranley: I’ll clean houseif elected governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Cranley said Thursday he will fire Ohio’s entire utility regulatory board if elected, → Read More

2 Ohio lawmakers introduce Texas-style abortion restriction

COLUMBUS — Two Republican state lawmakers in Ohio introduced Texas-style legislation Tuesday that could effectively end all abortions in the state. R → Read More

Congressional map-making in Ohio kicked down the road again

COLUMBUS — The panel charged with making new maps of Ohio’s political districts is poised to miss another deadline.Republican House Speaker Bob → Read More

Biden sued over reversal of Trump-era abortion referral ban

Ohio’s top lawyer has filed suit against the Biden administration seeking to restore a Trump-era ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics that was reversed earlier this month → Read More

Ohio city auditor resigns after tax mistake

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A city auditor in central Ohio resigned Thursday after months of drama over his job performance, which included a $1.28 million mist → Read More

Ohio’s top Democrat backs US Rep. Tim Ryan in US Senate race

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s top elected Democrat endorsed U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan for Senate on Wednesday, an expected move aimed at further strengthening the → Read More

Commissioner sought to oversee 3 Ohio redistricting suits

COLUMBUS — Attorneys in one of three lawsuits brought against Ohio’s newly drawn maps of legislative districts asked the state’s high cou → Read More

GOP maps hit with 2nd lawsuit in 2 day

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s newly drawn legislative district maps were hit Friday with the second lawsuit in two days that alleges Republican gerry → Read More

GOP state Sen. Matt Dolan jumps into US Senate race in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan formally entered the race for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat on Monday, adding a centrist voice more → Read More

GOP state Sen. Matt Dolan jumps into US Senate race in Ohio

Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan formally entered the race for Ohio’s open U. S. Senate seat on Monday, adding a centrist voice more akin to exiting Republican Rob Portman’s than to the crowded, Trump-aligned field of GOP hopefuls. He said Ohioans want jobs, security and problem-solving, “not the political blame game that lacks commonsense solutions. ” Dolan has previously cast himself as a… → Read More