Laura A. Bischoff, The Columbus Dispatch

Laura A. Bischoff

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Laura:

Property rights or local control? Ohio lawmakers debate restrictions on short-term rentals

Local governments would have difficulty restricting short-term rentals in neighborhoods if a bill advancing in the Ohio House becomes state law. → Read More

After turmoil and fights, three challengers oust incumbents from STRS Ohio pension board

Three challengers won election to the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio board, unseating three incumbents, the pension fund announced Saturday. → Read More

Democrat Nan Whaley makes Ohio history as first woman nominated to run for governor

Democrat Nan Whaley broke a political glass ceiling Tuesday when she became the first woman in Ohio history to win a nomination to run for governor. → Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose wins Republican primary

In the fall, LaRose will go up against Democrat Chelsea Clark, a city council member in the Cincinnati suburb of Forest Park. → Read More

Who gets abortions in Ohio? Unmarried, twenty-somethings in their first trimester.

The typical patient who terminates her pregnancy in Ohio is unmarried, non-white, under age 30 and already has at least one child. → Read More

If Ohio outlaws abortion, women would have to travel to other states for services

If Ohio outlaws abortion, pregnant women seeking to terminate unwanted pregnancies would have to travel to other states for services. → Read More

Abortion still legal in Ohio

Abortion is legal in Ohio, for now, but that could change if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade and returns the issue to states. → Read More

Will he, won't he? Scramble for Donald Trump's backing in GOP Senate primary may soon end

As soon as news spread Trump might back JD Vance, other Republicans launched effort to stop it. → Read More

Tough on crime Republicans want voters to change Ohio Constitution on bail rules

Ohio Republicans want voters to the state constitution to make it easier to keep people accused of crimes behind bars until trial or plea deals. → Read More

2005 law knocked $20M off a jury award for a child rape survivor. Now she's challenging it

The Ohio Supreme Court will consider whether to uphold a law that caps money awards in civil cases. → Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine touts Intel deal, economic growth in his State of State address

Intel's investment in Ohio is said to be the state's largest economic development project. → Read More

Ohio Republicans discussing impeachment of Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor after map ruling

O'Connor, a Republican, was the deciding vote to strike down a third set of legislative maps and subsequently drew the ire of her fellow party members. → Read More

Retired teachers in Ohio to get small cost of living bump after years of no increases

The State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio board approved a one-time, 3% cost of living bump for eligible retirees starting July 1. → Read More

Ohio Supreme Court rejects statehouse maps, ending hopes of full May primary

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected state House and Senate maps for the third time, effectively ending any hopes of a complete May primary. → Read More

A look back at Ohio's major gun policy changes

In recent years, Ohio has made several major changes to its gun laws. → Read More

When does Ohio's new gun law take effect?

Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law one of the most significant changes to Ohio gun policy. It'll take effect this summer. → Read More

What is the 'drop-dead date' for when federal courts need to take over Ohio maps?

U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley decided to hold off on intervening in the Ohio redistricting process - for now. → Read More

Former Ohio House speaker Householder will go on trial in January 2023 in federal court

Former Ohio House speaker Larry Householder won't go to trial on public corruption charges until next year, according to a schedule published Friday. → Read More

Ohio's pension funds want to divest from Russia. The question is: How?

Ohio's five public pension systems, which collectively hold $210 million in Russian assets, are considering how they can best get rid of the holdings. → Read More

Ukraine conflict: Ohio politicos push Russian divestment, OSU cancels food delivery robots

Ohio State University will pull the plug on robots that deliver meals on campus after GrubHub ended its partnership with Russia-based Yandex SDG. → Read More