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Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) in the Ohio House Chambers.
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State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) has asked Gov. John Kasich to intervene in a discrimination complaint she filed with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.

Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), on the right, says she was unfairly screened by Ohio Statehouse security.
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An internal review of Ohio Statehouse security found no unprofessional conduct or bias during interactions with an African-American state lawmaker who was trying to enter the building. But she says the report glosses over the bigger issue.

A large rally forms outside the Ohio Statehouse. Union workers and retirees call on Congress to pass a plan that saves their pensions. The rally is in anticipation of a special Congressional committee meeting to be held in Columbus on the issue.
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Thousands of union workers and retirees flocked to the Statehouse from around the country. They’re rallying in Columbus for a fix to what they see as a national pension crisis – the day before a field hearing by a Congressional committee examining the issue.

The labor groups say, without a change, their funds will dry up.

Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

Protests against the Trump administration’s immigration policies continue around the Ohio Statehouse. While the state doesn’t dictate that policy, activists say it has a lot to lose from it. 

An Akron-area state representative has filed a complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission over how security has treated her at the Statehouse.

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Campaign finance filings show an outside law firm that cleared one of Ohio's most powerful state lawmakers of a sexual harassment allegation in April gave to the politician's campaign while the probe was ongoing.

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Records show a powerful Ohio lawmaker was quietly cleared in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by his longtime former law firm, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.

Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) in the Ohio House Chambers.
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Two-term African-American state Rep. Emilia Sykes says she's been talking for more than a year about being discriminated against by Statehouse security. 

The campaign is based around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Clergy members and advocates for the poor from around the state converged at the Statehouse Monday for what’s being called a “die in."

Activists for the Poor Peoples Campaign protested at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Advocates for low-income Ohioans continue what they are calling the “Poor People’s Protest.” And this latest one at the Statehouse culminated with some activists being removed from the premises without a struggle.

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Just 10 days after staging school walkouts across the nation, students are preparing another protest. On Saturday's March For Our Lives, they're again demanding Congressional action to address gun violence - this time, with a march on the Ohio Statehouse. 

Students rally at Ohio Statehouse to protest for safer schools and gun control.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

About 200 of the Ohio students who walked out of their high schools this morning made their way to the Statehouse. They are activists turned student lobbyists who urged lawmakers to pass or reject some gun bills under consideration. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Feb 19, 2018
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In the wake of last week's school shooting, which claimed the lives of 17 people at a Florida high school, the debate over gun control rose to national attention once again. Ohio Republicans, and gun rights proponents, Rob Portman and Jim Renacci, have placed the blame on mental health issues, rather than guns themselves. 

We'll also take a look at a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which is challenging an Ohio law that would ban abortions after a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. 

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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The parents of an Ohio State University student who was found murdered in a Grove City park earlier this year joined state lawmakers Wednesday in unveiling a bill named in her honor.

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