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Keith Faber

Questions are swirling in Ohio's auditor race about candidates' handling of their personal tax payments.

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A federal judge rejected a voting rights group's latest arguments Wednesday that voters were illegally purged from Ohio's voting rolls.

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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.
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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.

Rob Richardson Jr.

Democratic treasurer candidate Rob Richardson twice in the past faced legal questions about his handling of money, an Associated Press review of court filings shows.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich has grown increasingly frustrated as he's watched shootings in Las Vegas and Florida — and closer to home in Cincinnati and his city of Westerville — fail to move state lawmakers around the country to tighten state gun laws.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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Doctors in Ohio sparred Monday over which candidate in the state's fall governor's race is best for health care.

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An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official now is doing political work for him.

Rob Richardson

The Democratic candidate for Ohio state treasurer said Monday that he would use his role as the state's investment chief to encourage a culture of diversity and a shift away from investing in for-profit prisons.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
Richard Vogel / Associated Press

While Ohio blew past the deadline Saturday for rolling out its medical marijuana program, the pot industry is confident greener days are coming soon.

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First Energy Solutions said Wednesday that it is closing its last coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania, a move decried by the coal industry and called inevitable by environmentalists.

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Betty Sutton, Ohio's Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, is adding her voice to the #MeToo movement, sharing details of alleged abuse that led to her then-husband's arrest in the 1980s.

President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rennaci.
Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press

President Donald Trump's mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation's premier swing state. But when he steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he's entering a state — and a Republican Party — deeply divided by his presidency.

Emails released by the office of Mike DeWine show Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed May 3, 2018.
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Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised repeated concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed this May, public records show.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

President Donald Trump's preferred congressional candidate — and his chief legislative achievement — are about to be tested in battleground Ohio in the season's final high-stakes special election.

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