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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 28, 2019
The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.

A federal judge has denied nuclear bailout opponents more time to collect petition signatures for a referendum to overturn the law.

U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus said his court does not have jurisdiction and instead asked the state supreme court for its opinion.

Today on the Weekly Reporter Roundtable on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the nuclear bailout law and more.


Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 21, 2019

Thousands of lawsuits over the opioid crisis will begin Monday, as more than a dozen drug industry corporations make last minute appeals for trial settlements.

The litigation includes more than 2,000 separate cases brought up by cities, attorney generals and local governments from around the country, including cases from two Ohio counties. 

Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson reached a settlement of  $20.4 with the affected Ohio areas. 

Today on the Weekly Reporter Roundtable: Ohio’s role in the opioid crisis and more. 


America's Workforce Development

Oct 14, 2019
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The National Association of Manufacturers has promised to help train nearly 2 million workers over the next five years to address a worker shortage.

Part of the problem is record low unemployment. Another part is the lack of workers properly trained for the job openings.

Today on All Sides: the disconnect between the jobs and the workforce to fill them.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 14, 2019

When Gov. Mike DeWine addressed a Dayton crowd two days after a mass shooting in August, the crowd asked him to just "do something." He responded with a proposal for universal background checks on gun sales and a version of the "red flag" law.

The governor last week retreated from both promises, saying that he has a superior plan that would expand the state’s pink slip system, hospitalizing certain people deemed at risk for violence for up to three days, and a way to make it easier to prosecute gun sellers.

Gun Control In Ohio

Oct 9, 2019

Governor Mike DeWine in August -- and just days after a mass shooting in Dayton -- proposed the outline of a plan for mandatory background checks on private gun sales and a version of the so-called “red flag” law. On Monday, DeWine retreated from both proposals.

Instead, he proposed expanding the state’s “pink slip” system that hospitalizes people who are mentally ill for up to three days. And he proposed a plan to make it easier to prosecute the gun sellers.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the DeWine plan to address gun violence.


Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 7, 2019
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Governor Mike DeWine is set to unveil the legislation for his 17-point fun safety plan today. 

The plan called for tougher background checks, a version of a “red-flag” procedure, and expanded mental health services.

The DeWine plan arrives a week after House Democrats demanded that Republican leadership hold hearings on another slate of bills they say will help reduce gun violence and mass shootings

Today on the All Sides with Ann Fisher Weekly Reporter Roundtable: gun control and more. 


Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Sep 30, 2019
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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder said last week that his GOP caucus will take a close look at Gov. Mike DeWine’s gun control proposal when it is introduced. 

But Householder was critical of DeWine’s version of a so-called "red flag" law. DeWine has said he won’t abandon ship on the plan. 

Coming up on the All Sides with Ann Fisher Weekly Reporter Roundtable, the debate over gun control in Ohio, and more.



    Weekly Reporter Roundtable

    Sep 23, 2019
    The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.

    State senators are debating multiple gun control bills that call for expanding gun background checks, raising the legal purchase age to 21, and so-called "red flag laws."

    A bipartisan group of police chiefs, mayors, and legislators joined gun control advocates last week in support of statewide gun reform.

    Today on the All Sides Weekly Reporter Roundtable: the debate over gun reform in Ohio. 


    Opioid Lawsuits

    Aug 29, 2019
    Dave Yost speaks at the Ohio Republican Party event, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Yost was elected as the next Ohio attorney general.
    Tony Dejak / Associated Press

    Attorney General Dave Yost has had a bill drafted that would empower his office to take over local-government opioid lawsuits. The prospects for such an endeavor.

    The measure has not been introduced, but already opponents are lining up against the plan.

    Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: who controls the opioid-related lawsuits in Ohio. 



    Opioid Addiction And Stigma

    Jul 30, 2019
    opioids and prescription medicine bottle

    The public perception of opioid addiction and the reality for addiction victims, their families and loved ones often stand in stark contrast. Stigma is the problem.

    Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the opioid crisis and the role of stigma. 

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    Weekly Reporter Roundtable

    Jul 29, 2019
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    Governor Mike DeWine last week signed the controversial nuclear bailout bill, guaranteeing roughly $150 million for two nuclear power plants in northern Ohio.

    Consumers will pay 85 cents per month to fund the bailout.

    Proponents say Ohioans will save money because the law also cuts fees for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Opponents say the law is a blow to the future of renewable energy industry in Ohio.

    Today on All Sides, the Reporter Roundtable talks nuclear bailout and more.

    Recently-sprouted soybeans on a farm in Central Ohio.
    Nick Evans / WOSU

    The wettest weather in Ohio's recorded history has stalled planting throughout the state, and forecasts for the rest of June aren’t looking any sunnier.

    Cycling In Ohio

    Jun 12, 2019
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    A cyclist was hit and killed on June 4 in Delaware County.

    The cyclist was training for the Pelotonia, an annual bicycle ride that raises money for cancer research. Ohio saw 21 fatal bicycle crashes in 2018, the most in the state in three years.

    Today on All Sides, cycling in Ohio, and where safety stands in the wake of these fatal accidents.

    Weekly Reporter Roundtable

    May 20, 2019
    The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.

    Ohio state lawmakers are expected to consider two bills that address procedures purported to reverse abortions. Neither method has been scientifically proven.

    Soon-to-be-introduced legislation would require physicians and others who perform medication abortions to notify patients that it could be reversible. But the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists warned two years ago that the procedure is unproven and unethical.

    Today on All Sides, the latest round of anti-abortion right campaigns and more on our Weekly Reporter Roundtable. 

    The Ohio Rural Economy And Job Growth

    May 14, 2019
    The Ohio State University

    The rate of job growth in two rural Ohio counties - Wyandot and Holmes - topped that of Columbus between 2010 and 2018, according to an Ohio State economic study.

    That contrasts with the more typical slower rate of grown in rural regions of Ohio and across the country.

    Today on All Sides, what makes a thriving rural economy?