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State Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) was elected the Speaker of the Ohio House following the removal of Larry Householder.
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State Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) will take over as Ohio House Speaker following the removal of Larry Householder. 

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / AP

The Ohio House voted unanimously to remove Larry Householder as Ohio House Speaker, just minutes after a federal grand jury indicted Householder and four others in a $60 million racketeering conspiracy connected to last year's nuclear bailout bill.

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder
Paul Vernon / AP

With a vote set Thursday to remove House Speaker Larry Householder, just two candidates remain in the race to replace him as leader. However, there’s apparently a disagreement among Republicans on how that can happen.

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder faces a federal charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering. He was arrested Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

After taking a secret ballot vote Tuesday, Republicans in the Ohio House have decided to remove House Speaker Larry Householder as their leader in a floor vote on Thursday. But it’s unlikely that they’ll vote to expel Householder, who’s facing a federal racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout he pushed last year.

House Speaker Larry Householder
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio lawmakers are introducing bills that require more transparency when it comes to dark money groups in political campaigns. The bills are in reaction to an alleged racketeering scheme involving a dark money organization and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford).

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Members of the Ohio House will meet Tuesday to pick a new House Speaker, for the second time in a little over two years. They will consider how to replace current leader Larry Householder (R-Glenford), who’s facing a federal racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout law he pushed.

Central Ohio House members Rep. Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) walking with Rep. Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) before announcing a bill to repeal HB6.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Republican lawmakers say they're working on how to move forward given the arrest of House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford), who now faces federal racketeering charges. This could set up a new fight to become the next speaker.

House Speaker Larry Householder
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

A growing chorus of Ohio lawmakers are calling for Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder to resign after he was arrested and charged with bribery and racketeering on Tuesday.

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Gov. Mike DeWine and other Ohio leaders are calling for the resignation of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford), who has been charged in connection to a $61 million public corruption racketeering conspiracy case. 

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder
Paul Vernon / AP

Gov. Mike DeWine’s Wednesday evening speech seemed to be a warning to Ohioans to wear masks or risk another round of shutdowns and closures.

Rep. Crossman speaks to striking UAW workers after a press conference at the Statehouse Rep. Crossman speaks to striking UAW workers after a press conference at the Statehouse on October 16, 2020.
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Some Ohio House Democrats have introduced a bill that would allow their staffers to unionize. The move comes after furor over communication about a staffer testing positive for COVID-19.

A collection of masks made by Sew-hio sewing club.
Marian Jacques

Twelve Ohio counties are under an order by Gov. Mike DeWine to wear masks in indoor spaces and outdoors where social distancing isn’t possible.

That order is meant to reduce coronavirus rates in areas of the state where the virus is raging out of control, but it's being met with somewhat mixed reaction.

Gov. Mike DeWine, center, speaks between Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, left, and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

A potential showdown is coming between state lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine, over a bill passed last month that hits at the power and reach of public health orders issued during the pandemic.

KAREN KASLER / Ohio House

The Ohio House Speaker's office is reinstituting its work-from-home policy, after at least one House employee tested positive for COVID-19 and put on administrative leave. Some Democratic members are furious, saying they’ve been kept in the dark.

Taylor Williams, left, and other shoppers what in line to enter a Traders Joes store, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Woodmere Village, Ohio. Only 25 customers are allowed in the store at one time.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

The number of Ohio counties where masks are required in indoor business spaces and public places has gone up to 12, with one county falling off the initial list and five more being added.

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