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Past articles by Jim:

Ohio traffic fatalities spike in 2022: Will new law curb distracted driving deaths?

New distracted driving law might have prevented some recent traffic deaths. → Read More

Effort to make it harder to amend Ohio Constitution ‘doubtful’ to pass this year

Raising bar for amending Ohio constitution will wait for next legislative session. → Read More

Higher threshold for Ohio constitutional amendments plows forward

Resolution to raise threshold for state constitutional amendments gets more hearings. → Read More

Bill adding gun control measures in Ohio faces opposition in hearing

Bill to restructure state education moves forward. → Read More

Lower license standards for beauty, hair pass Ohio legislature

General Assembly votes to cut required training for barbers, cosmetologists. → Read More

Ohio lawmakers consider medical marijuana, gun crimes and voting changes

House hears bills on medical marijuana, juvenile gun crimes and voting law changes. → Read More

Ohio Secretary of State: Make it harder for citizens to amend constitution

There are two ways to put amendments to the Ohio Constitution up for a statewide referendum. One is by a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly, where Republicans hold a supermajority. The other is through a citizen petition with signatures from 10% of voters in the previous gubernatorial election. That’s currently 402,598 people, according to unofficial totals from the 2022 election.… → Read More

Bill prohibiting looking at phone while driving clears Ohio House

Bill to cut distracted driving clears House, heads for Senate. → Read More

Bellwether no more: Ohio’s Republican strength falls out of step with nation

Republican lock on Ohio offices means loss of bellwether status. → Read More

Republicans poised to hold statewide seats as election results pour in

Democratic hopes of taking at least one statewide office dwindled Tuesday night as Election Day in-person votes poured in, wiping out the appearance of tight races from early absentee ballots. → Read More

Bar association decries Supreme Court ad as false; Republican group doubles down

Republican ad in Supreme Court race decried as false, but stays up. → Read More

Vance, Ryan to take questions at town hall

Tim Ryan, J.D. Vance will appear in FOX News town hall Tuesday evening. → Read More

Candidates for Ohio governor answer your questions

DeWine, Whaley answer readers' questions on issues. → Read More

Want to vote in the Nov. 8 election? Here’s everything you need to know

All you need to know about voting in Ohio the fall 2022 election. → Read More

Biden, DeWine break ground on huge Intel factory

Biden, DeWine at groundbreaking for $20 billion Intel factories near Columbus. → Read More

Chips bring Biden to Ohio today: What to know about the visit

Biden comes to Ohio for Intel factory groundbreaking. → Read More

Doubling up on crops, encouraged by feds, already in practice in Ohio

Planting two crops a year on the same ground encouraged, but already in local practice. → Read More

Tuesday’s election: What you need to know about voting

What you need to know about voting in the Tuesday, Aug. 2, special primary election. → Read More

Ohio abortion providers file lawsuit to block ‘Heartbeat Bill’ again

Ohio abortion clinics try again to block Heartbeat Bill abortion ban. → Read More

Ohio impact: Attorney General files motion to impose ‘Heartbeat Bill’ abortion law

What is Ohio's abortion law if Roe is overturned? → Read More