The controversial legislation no longer includes an elimination of the "duty to retreat" for people who find themselves in threatening situations. Opponents argued that removing that language from Ohio code would make it for people to use lethal force in self-defense.
An Ohio Senate committee has approved "alternate pathways" to graduation for high school seniors and juniors who are not on track to earn their diploma through the current method of using standardized test scores.
A bill in the Ohio Senate doesn’t ban so-called "step therapy," but would allow for exemptions such as if medication causes an allergy or if the patient has already tried the treatment and it didn’t work.
Republican senators are planning to discuss the possible changes they would like to make to HB 228, the so-called "Stand Your Ground" bill, which might include more specific language on when to use lethal force in self-defense situations.
An Ohio Senate committee plans to pass the "Stand Your Ground" bill by the end of the week. The bill would make it easier for someone to use lethal force in self-defense by removing the duty to retreat in cases where a person feels threatened.
The results for a razor close central Ohio Senate seat have flipped after officials counted the remaining provisional and absentee ballots. The race is just the latest seat to flip from Republican to Democratic in Ohio's 3rd Senate District.
The Republican leader of the Ohio Senate says he’s confident that Central Ohio's new Congressman Troy Balderson will win in November, even as he’s announcing that Balderson’s replacement in the Senate won’t be picked until after the election.