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State Rep. Tavia Galonski is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill to shield crisis counselors from being forced to testify.
Ohio House

Advocates for sexual abuse survivors can be required to report and testify in court about the cases they are handling – unlike doctors and lawyers. Some survivors of sexual abuse say they’ve experienced retaliation when that happens.

casino sports book
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Ohio lawmakers have been considering legalizing sports betting ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that states are allowed to do that. But there are two very different ideas on how to make that happen.

A man watches a baseball game in a casino.
John Locher / Associated Press

Some lawmakers are looking for a way to bring legal sports betting to Ohio. The move is in reaction to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, allowing states administer gambling on sports.

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Ron Schwane / AP

Akron-based FirstEnergy Solutions has filed for bankruptcy, just days after announcing it would close nuclear power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. New legislation that could impact at least the plants in Ohio.

Ohio National Guard

Ohio lawmakers are presenting a united front in efforts to get a missile defense base located at Camp Ravenna in Northeast Ohio.

Davis Besse nuclear power plant
Tim Rudell / WKSU

Another clash may be coming between Republican state lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich. It’s over a bill on nuclear power plants, but the issue may be more about money.

The utility that owns Ohio’s two nuclear power sites say it needs to charge its customers more in order save the struggling plants. The senator who’s proposing a bill that would allow that to happen is accused of having a conflict of interest.