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In the past month two lawmakers and one high-ranking staffer have resigned under the guise of “inappropriate conduct.” But that phrase can be attributed to a wide-range of infractions. The Senate president says their goal is to be as transparent as possible.

Ohio Senate

Two Republican state lawmakers and a Democratic Senate staffer have resigned in the last month – all over what’s been termed “inappropriate behavior.”

Though the allegations have ranged in severity, the trend highlights a male-dominated culture at the Statehouse that many legislators and staffers say attracts or encourages harassment and abuse, and which makes women uncomfortable or afraid. 

Ohio House of Representatives

Another Ohio lawmaker has resigned over inappropriate behavior. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger said in a statement on Wednesday that he asked for and received the resignation of Republican State Rep. Wes Goodman from Cardington.

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Democrats in the Ohio Senate are looking for a new chief of staff after Michael Premo resigned yesterday, following staff members complaints about inappropriate conduct.

Ohio Statehouse
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

The top leader of the Ohio House is defending his actions after newly-released records show three representatives and one staff member were disciplined after complaints of harassment.

Cliff Hite / Twitter

In the wake of state Sen. Cliff Hite's resignation, and the revelation of his "inappropriate behavior" toward a state employee, all Ohio state senators will be required to receive sexual harassment training.

Cliff Hite / Twitter

A high-ranking Republican senator from northwest Ohio has abruptly resigned his seat, apologizing for "inappropriate behavior" he had with a state employee.

A wind turbine at Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert County.
IBERDROLA RENEWABLES

Leaders in the wind energy industry says they cannot create new projects in Ohio, claiming they’re essentially handcuffed by stiff regulations over where turbines can be placed.

A new proposal would loosen those restrictions.

It can costs kids and parents several hundred dollars to play a single sport in high school. Could there be big changes to the "pay-to-play" system in Ohio?