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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway talks with reporters outside the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Washington.
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When Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor for President Donald Trump, took the stage at the Ohio Republican Party State dinner the very first topic of discussion was on women in leadership and how to encourage more candidates to run for office.

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.

State Auditor Betty Montgomery is hospitalized with an inflammation disorder of the peripheral nerves. Montgomery is being treated for Guillain-Barre syndrome, but her office says her condition is not life-threatening. She is being treated in the intensive care unit at the Ohio State University Medical Center.

Symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome include weakness or tingling in the legs, which may spread to the arms and upper body.