Julie Carr Smyth

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.

Danny O'Connor / Twitter

Democrat Danny O'Connor is within striking distance of winning the 12th congressional district race, with both him and Republican Troy Balderson making a big final push to get out votes for Tuesday's special election.

Steve Dettelbach, Democratic Attorney General nominee
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Democratic attorney general candidate Steven Dettelbach was confronted with an elections complaint Friday alleging that his campaign's raffle offering supporters a chance to meet former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is illegal.

Danny O'Connor / Twitter

A special congressional election in Ohio will be the last test of voter sentiment nationally before November's high stakes midterm election — and the topic of President Donald Trump is never far away.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's office said records released Thursday show lawyers' attempts to schedule an interview with him as part of an Ohio State University sex abuse investigation were sent to a non-existent email address.

Rep. Smith speaks during Ohio House session on April 11, 2018.
Ohio House

The Ohio General Assembly is on summer break after a flurry of activity that included passage of dozens of bills, many sent to the governor, and a few key proposals left in limbo.

Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

Records show more than 200 courts across Ohio failed to respond to Gov. John Kasich’s executive order seeking more information on their history with the national background check database used in stopping gun-related crimes.

Republican Mike DeWine's ice cream social on Sunday wasn't just about dairy treats — it was about making a show of force ahead of what's expected to be a tight race for Ohio's leading party this fall.

Mark Duncan / Associated Press

An Ohio telemarketing company – whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe – has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Ohio Democrats.

Allegra Boverman

Ohio gained 20,000 new private sector jobs in May, meaning the state is outpacing the nation in job growth rate this year. That’s despite having no measureable job growth in all 2017.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Associated Press

It turns out Ohio's rollercoaster primary season was just as tumultuous under the hood as it was on the surface, as personal loans drove one Republican campaign's spending above $14 million and an eager Democrat spent himself into the hole.

Ohio House

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.

Steve Dettelbach, Democratic Attorney General nominee
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Ohio's Democratic attorney general candidate is facing a potential conflict of interest that could affect his ability to prosecute the pharmaceutical industry in the state's lawsuit over the opioid crisis if he is elected.

Eric Gay / Associated Press

Ohio said Tuesday that it will not have medical marijuana available by the September 8 deadline.

Ohio House

When legislative leaders resign midterm, things can get messy.