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As Sentencing Disparities Persist, Legislative Black Caucus Stands Behind Issue 1

As groups , associations , and individual polticians around Ohio line up against a statewide ballot issue to cut jail time for some drug offenders, one group remains steadfast in their support.

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Ohio Treasurer candidates Democrat Cincinnati attorney Rob Richardson Jr. and Republican Rep. Robert Sprague
Rob Richardson Jr. / Ohio House

The five statewide executive offices will all turn over this year because of term limits on their occupants. The person elected treasurer will oversee Ohio’s $21.5 billion portfolio of investments, and will manage the collection of billions in state revenues.

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The Ohio State Coroners Association has come out adamantly against the only issue on the statewide ballot, saying they can’t support any measure that makes it more difficult to prosecute drug dealers and traffickers.

Ohio governor candidates Democratic Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine speak to reporters following their third debate at Cleveland State University.
Angelo Merendino / AP

Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine tussled over healthcare, drug sentencing laws and support for local government in their third gubernatorial debate Monday night.

The Houston Astros scored a flurry of runs to beat the Cleveland Indians 11-3 at Progressive Field. The Astros three game sweep in the American League Division Series ends Cleveland's season earlier than fans had hoped. 

Jess Mador / WYSO

One of the largest medical marijuana companies in the U.S. officially opened its new large-scale growing operation in Yellow Springs on Monday.

Kārlis Dambrāns / Flickr

The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move to tie the switch to a politically safe demographic: veterans.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listen as Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Andrew Harnik / AP

California Sen. Kamala Harris urged Democrats in Ohio on Sunday to channel their emotions about the confirmation process involving Brett Kavanaugh into ousting elected Republicans this fall.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

Voter registrations are up in Ohio since the November 2016. As of September 8, 2018, there were 7,990,902 voters registered, compared to just over 7,861,000 in the 2016 election.

Police tape
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One man is dead and another charged with tampering with evidence after what the Columbus Division of Police calls an accidental shooting.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Gary Landers / Associated Press

The third and final debate between the major party candidates for governor gets underway Monday night in Cleveland. And it’s perfect timing – since voter registration closes Tuesday.

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