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Andy Chow

Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.

Andy gained his in-depth knowledge of Statehouse issues while working for Hannah News Service, an online-based news and research publication. He also participated in the Legislative Service Commission’s Fellowship program as a production assistant for “The Ohio Channel.”

Andy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting at Otterbein University and took part in the Washington Semester program through American University in Washington, D.C.

The Ohio Senate will begin official hearings on the extensive energy bill that would redirect the state’s attention away from renewables and subsidize nuclear and coal instead. 

Shawn Rohlin holds his daughter, Madeline, who found out she had hearing loss and needed hearing aids. Her mom, Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley, says discovering hearing aids for children was considered a cosmetic device was shocking.
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Democratic lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would require health insurance companies provide coverage for children’s hearing aids. Hearing aids, which advocates say can help their children learn and develop, is currently treated as a cosmetic device by many plans.

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Lawmakers and dozens of opponents to a pro-gun bill squared off in an Ohio House committee over so-called “Constitutional Carry," HB178, a bill that would allow people to carry a concealed weapon without the need for a permit or training.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine speaks during a public inauguration ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Columbus.
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A collection of case workers and mentors who work with kids experiencing trauma gathered in Columbus to discuss how their programs can better address growing needs. Gov. Mike DeWine says the Ohio START program can help end the cycle of substance abuse.

A collection of case workers and mentors who work with kids experiencing trauma gathered in Columbus to discuss how their programs can better address growing needs. Gov. Mike DeWine says the Ohio START program can help end the cycle of substance abuse.

A collection of case workers and mentors who work with kids experiencing trauma gathered in Columbus to discuss how their programs can better address growing needs. Gov. Mike DeWine says the Ohio START program can help end the cycle of substance abuse. 

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined by former Ohio attorneys general Nancy Rogers (left) and Betty Montgomery (right) to call for lifting the statute of limitations on rape.
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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is calling on state lawmakers to lift the statute of limitations on rape. Five former Ohio attorneys general, both Democrats and Republicans, are joining Yost in advocating for this change.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is calling on state lawmakers to lift the statute of limitations on rape. Five former Ohio attorneys general, both Democrats and Republicans, are joining Yost in advocating for this change. 

The Ohio House is considering a bill, HB194, that would allow sports betting through the Ohio Lottery Commission, which can open the door to several venues. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the Speaker of the House is voicing his opinion on where sports betting should be allowed.

The House Speaker calls the threat of a lawsuit from a central Ohio school superintendent “unfortunate.” The issue revolves around the 166 districts that are getting less money from the state than the school funding formula says they should. 

A classroom at Cleveland's John Hay High School.
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Dozens of people lined up to voice their opposition to state takeovers of local school districts through the so-called Academic Distress Commission. The Ohio Senate is considering legislation that could repeal and replace the system that has been in place since 2015.

A new program at Miami University Hamilton will allow pay for college expenses of students while they work part-time at a select local company.
Miami University

A state senator is touting a new program that he says can play a critical role in college affordability and workforce development by connecting college freshmen with employers.

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Lake Erie is scheduled to shut down in 2020.
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The Ohio House passed a sweeping energy bill, HB6, that would bail out the state’s two nuclear power plants and wipe out green energy standards, with the help of Democratic support.

The Ohio House passed a sweeping energy bill, HB6, that would bail out the state’s two nuclear power plants and wipe out green energy standards, with the help of Democratic support.

A state senator is touting a new program that he says can play a critical role in college affordability and workforce development by connecting college freshmen with employers.

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