Jessie Balmert, Enquirer

Jessie Balmert


Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Jessie:

Abortion rights advocates get green light to collect signatures for 2023 ballot measure

Advocates of abortion access will soon hit the streets to collect signatures to try to make the November ballot. → Read More

Ohio abortion amendment clears first hurdle to make November ballot, AG certifies summary

Proponents of abortion access cleared their first hurdle to make the November 2023 ballot Thursday. → Read More

Abortion rights advocates take first step to make 2023 ballot

Ohioans hoping to put abortion on the November ballot plan to release ballot language Tuesday. → Read More

Two groups join forces to put abortion access on Ohio's 2023 ballot

Two groups pushing to enshrine abortion access in the Ohio Constitution announced that they'll work together to put the issue on the November ballot. → Read More

Will Ohioans vote on abortion in 2023?

One group plans to file language for a ballot issue this month and start collecting signatures to put abortion issue before voters in November. → Read More

Ohio AG asks Supreme Court to reinstate ban on most abortions

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost wants the Ohio Supreme Court to reinstate the state's ban on most abortions sooner rather than later. → Read More

Ohio's law banning most abortions remains blocked, for now

The ruling delays an eventual collision course with the Ohio Supreme Court, which will soon be under new Republican leadership. → Read More

Will abortion access be on Ohio's ballot in 2023? One group sets sights on next year

A group pushing for abortion access in Ohio announced Monday that it wants to put the issue before voters in November 2023. → Read More

Ohio Supreme Court justice: Role of mental health crisis in violent attack 'troubling'

Amid a mental health crisis, Devin Galinari attacked teenagers and a Steak 'n Shake manager. That crisis deserves further examination, a justice says. → Read More

Ohio lawmakers may require fracking under state land, label natural gas 'green'

Last-minute changes to a poultry bill would label natural gas as "green" energy and require fracking under state-owned land and parks. → Read More

Ohio Senate passes bill to tackle unemployment fraud exposed by COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio's unemployment benefits system was plagued by fraud. The Ohio Senate took some steps to curb future catastrophes. → Read More

Ohio Supreme Court dismisses appeal on Gov. DeWine's ending of extra COVID jobless aid

The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed an appeal on whether Gov. Mike DeWine had the power to cut off an extra $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits. → Read More

Ohio just voted with unconstitutional maps. What comes next for redistricting?

Ohio needs new congressional and statehouse maps for 2024. When will that happen? What do changes at the Ohio Supreme Court mean? → Read More

Abortions dropped 65% in Ohio following overturn of Roe v. Wade

Abortions in Ohio dropped by 65% in the months after Roe v. Wade was overturned and the state imposed a 6-week abortion ban, according to new report. → Read More

Is Ohio abortion law clear? Gov. DeWine, Nan Whaley clash over 10-year-old rape victim

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and his Democratic challenger Nan Whaley clashed over abortion access in the wake of Roe v. Wade's demise. → Read More

Democratic attorney general candidate says he would drop abortion appeal

Democrat Jeff Crossman says he wouldn't defend Ohio's abortion law, which was blocked by a judge's order being appealed by Attorney General Dave Yost. → Read More

Ohio Republicans appeal congressional map to U.S. Supreme Court

Ohio Republicans announced they will appeal the congressional map to the U.S. Supreme Court. → Read More

Ohio appeals order blocking six-week abortion ban

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is appealing a Hamilton County judge's recent decision to block the state's six-week abortion ban indefinitely. → Read More

'Of course not': Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio Constitution doesn't protect abortion

Gov. Mike DeWine disagrees with an Ohio judge's decision that abortion is protected in the state's constitution. → Read More

Ohio governor 2022: Where do Mike DeWine, Nan Whaley stand on jobs, abortion, marijuana

Ohio governor 2022: Where do Mike DeWine, Nan Whaley stand on jobs, abortion, marijuana → Read More