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Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) returned to the Ohio House on September 1 for the first time since being stripped of his speakership in July.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

The Ohio House came back to work Tuesday, and so did state Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford). It was his first time at the Statehouse since being indicted and ousted as Speaker over an alleged bribery scheme involving the nuclear bailout law he championed.

New Ohio House Speaker Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) speaks during an announcement of a proposed overhaul school funding for schools in Ohio at the Statehouse in Columbus, March 25, 2019.
John Minchillo / AP

New Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) might be called the accidental speaker.

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.

Former 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.

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.

Rep. Smith speaks during Ohio House session on April 11, 2018.
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The former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives will be leaving the Ohio legislature soon to take a leadership post in higher education.

Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) is the Ohio House Democrats' first new leader in five years.
Dan Konik / Ohio Public Radio

The election of a third Ohio House Speaker in less than a year caused a shakeup among the minority party, as well. A three-term representative from Akron with a family history in politics has been picked to lead the Democratic caucus.

House Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Fred Strahorn at the Ohio Speaker Dias after Householder was elected Speaker of the House.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Following the election of state Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) as Ohio House Speaker, the head of Ohio House Democrats says he’s stepping down as minority leader.

Householder's Comeback

Jan 10, 2019
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the rise and fall and rise of state Rep. Larry Householder, the newly elected Ohio House Speaker. Veteran political reporter Joe Hallett joins the show.

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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was just elected this week, but he isn't new to the position. His first stint ended 15 years ago amid a finance scandal and FBI investigation.

House Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Fred Strahorn at the Ohio Speaker Dias after Householder was elected Speaker of the House.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Larry Householder's election to Speaker of the Ohio House ended a months-long battle, and returned him to the role 14 years after he first held it. The vote also marked the beginning of some new work and maybe more changes in the legislature.

Amid Harassment Allegation, Householder Promises Reform In Ohio House

Jan 8, 2019
House Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Fred Strahorn at the Ohio Speaker Dias after Householder was elected Speaker of the House.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

In an unprecedented vote, the Ohio House has elected a new speaker, rejecting the Republican who had been serving in that position since June, when the previous speaker resigned.

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