Bob Peterson

Ohio Senator Bob Peterson addresses guests during during Candle-lite's 175th anniversary celebration Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Leesburg, Ohio.
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State Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House), president pro tempore of the Ohio Senate, has tested positive for COVID-19. Peterson, along with Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina), have placed themselves under quarantine.

Home for sale sign
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One-third of Ohioans are not homeowners. Two lawmakers want to change that with a bill they say will help first-time homebuyers.

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Ohio Senate Republicans are saying one of their top goals is to protect what they believe to be the state’s number one natural resource: Lake Erie. They say keeping Lake Erie clean will be a team effort that doesn’t just fall on the shoulders of farmers. 

A new committee of lawmakers meets for the first time Thursday to study Ohio’s unemployment compensation system.  Members will see whether the jobless benefits system for workers is sustainable.