Julie Carr Smyth

Ohio House

A day after Republicans gathered to figure out the next speaker of the Ohio House, there's still no word on who that might be. GOP state lawmakers met for hours at a downtown hotel on Tuesday but left without making a decision, cancelling a House session scheduled for Wednesday.

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Ohio's then-largest online charter school may have broken the law by withholding information used in calculating payments and inflated the amount of time students spent learning by not deducting the time they were inactive online, the state auditor said Thursday.

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A Cincinnati anti-abortion activist was in regular contact with Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office during a 2015 Planned Parenthood investigation and some of her input was shared with state investigators, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.

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A Republican woman running against an Ohio lawmaker with whom she exchanged sexual text messages has followed through on her threat to release more texts, even as the legislator pursues an extortion claim against her.

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Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is returning a $20,000 speaking fee he received last year from a group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor have filed their final fundraising reports before the May primary. And Republican Mike DeWine is far out in front.

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
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A Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General candidate said Tuesday that his Republican opponent, Auditor Dave Yost, should have immediately referred to authorities a whistleblower's allegations that ECOT intentionally inflated attendance figures.

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Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claim that Ohio's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation, The Associated Press has learned.

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Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a candidate for Ohio governor, reported Tuesday earning speaking fees from a group with sympathies toward the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Ann Sanner

All Ohio state lawmakers must receive sexual harassment training following a wave of the sexual misconduct scandals that swept the nation and forced resignations in both chambers of Ohio's state Legislature.

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Two-thirds of Appalachia's coal industry jobs have disappeared since the 1990s. Now the region is hoping tourism will help rebuild its economy by tapping into history and its rugged natural beauty.

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Parental love. Women's rights. The trust between doctor and patient.

These are some of emotional issues at play as Ohio becomes the latest state to consider banning abortion if it's based on a diagnosis that a baby would be born with Down syndrome.

Josh Mandel

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel has created a faith outreach team whose first goal is repeal of a federal law prohibiting religious organizations and other charitable groups from backing political candidates.

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An organization representing Ohio big-city mayors wants Republican Gov. John Kasich to establish an emergency operations center to coordinate the state's response to the opioid crisis.

Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic says it will pull an annual fundraiser from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after all.

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