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Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Morgan:

More indictments ‘likely’ in Householder bribery scandal, legal expert says

As former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder awaits sentencing for his role in selling out the Statehouse, members of his team debate whether or not they will be indicted as well. → Read More

Prosecutors claim to catch Householder lying during contentious cross-examination

The largest public corruption trial in Ohio history is nearing its conclusion, with just one last witness — former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. → Read More

Householder to testify in his own defense Wednesday in FirstEnergy bribery trial

Former Statehouse Speaker Larry Householder will take the stand Wednesday in the trial for his alleged role in a bribery scheme to pass Ohio’s nuclear bailout bill. → Read More

How to find out if your voter registration was removed in Ohio’s mass purge

There are now about 125,000 fewer voters in Ohio after Sec. of State Frank LaRose removed names from the active voter rolls. Here's how to find out if you're one of them. → Read More

Ohio State Representative Kris Jordan dies at 46

State Representative Kris Jordan, a Republican from Delaware County, died Saturday. The lawmaker was just 46-years-old. → Read More

‘Why is it still going up?’ — Utility costs increasing, Ohio consumers looking for answers

Many Ohioans are seeing utility bill increases despite using less energy, prompting questions and concerns about their costs. A new Democratic bill could give them answers. → Read More

House GOP member reintroduces bill to deny gender-affirming healthcare to Ohio youth

An Ohio bill to limit healthcare for LGBTQ+ youth that was postponed by Republican lawmakers in November was reintroduced Wednesday morning, a Republican representative announced at a news conference. → Read More

Activists submit proposal to have abortion protections placed on November ballot

Ohio activist groups have submitted their proposal for a constitutional amendment that would give everyone in the state the legal right to have an abortion. → Read More

Abortion rights groups collecting signatures for November ballot initiative

Activists are now gathering signatures to allow voters to choose if abortion should be legal in Ohio. → Read More

State Fire Marshal: East Palestine first responders most likely didn’t know hazardous substances were burning

The Ohio Fire Marshal said the firefighters who responded to the derailed train in East Palestine probably didn’t know there were extremely hazardous substances burning in the air around them. → Read More

Ohioans in danger may soon be able to text 911

Ohioans all over the state would be able to text 911 in an emergency under a bipartisan bill proposed in the Senate. → Read More

Ohio GOP to reintroduce bill to prohibit transgender girls from school sports

A bill to prohibit transgender girls in Ohio from playing school sports will be reintroduced, GOP leaders announced on Wednesday. → Read More

What to know about the Householder trial so far

Householder is accused of accepting a nearly $61 million bribe in exchange for legislation, House Bill 6, that would provide a $1.3 billion bailout to FirstEnergy and other utility companies. → Read More

Déjà vu? Advocates worry proposed GOP bill could cause next Ohio corruption scandal

Ohio is in the middle of the largest corruption trial in state history, yet Democrats and advocates are raising red flags that another scandal is brewing. → Read More

As some lawmakers debate Nazi home schooling scandal, others propose expansion to school voucher program

A bill to expand the school voucher system and provide more money to home-schoolers has been proposed in Ohio as the Dept. of Education is investigating a Nazi home-schooling scandal. → Read More

Bill to extend working hours for Ohio teens reintroduced by lawmakers

A bill introduced to the Ohio Senate would extend the hours teenagers can work, as long as their parent gives permission. → Read More

True bias or tactic? Attorneys in Householder corruption trial argue judge doesn't like them

The defense attorneys for former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder have seemingly developed a new strategy — taking aim at the judge over alleged bias and trying to set themselves up for an appeal. → Read More

Gov. DeWine's State of the State: Childcare, education and workforce development

Gov. Mike DeWine outlined his priorities for the year in his State of the State address Tuesday, focusing on childcare, education and workforce development. → Read More

Ohio Gov. DeWine set to give State of the State address Tuesday

Gov. Mike DeWine will give his State of the State address, in which he will discuss how he plans on using Ohioans' tax dollars, at noon on Tuesday. → Read More

COVID-19 delays Householder public corruption trial until Tuesday

The federal trial against former Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder has been postponed until Tuesday after a juror tested positive for COVID-19, according to U.S. District Court. → Read More