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John Glenn
The Ohio State University

Fans of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn are working to bring a statue of his likeness to the Ohio Statehouse to mark major future milestones, such as his birthday and the anniversary of his famous space flight.

Dan Konik / Statehouse News Bureau

Starting on Thursday, every committee hearing at the Ohio Statehouse will be streamed live or recorded and broadcast later.

Cows congregate at Waterman Farms in Columbus.

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the bipartisan support for a new North American trade deal. Case Western Reserve University law professor Juscelino Colares joins the show.

The nativity display at Ohio Statehouse was paid for by the conservative Thomas More Society.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

A small nativity, complete with a figure representing newborn Jesus, is on display at the Ohio Statehouse right now. The state lawmakers and private group who want it there say it’s perfectly constitutional.

John Kasich was back at the Statehouse for his first event since leaving the governor’s office in January – the unveiling of his official portrait.

Ohio Statehouse cupola
Shih-Pei Chang / Flickr

Twenty-six Ohio schools will gather at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday for the first-ever Computer Science Advocacy Day.

Holly and Spencer Gross smiling with StoryCorps COLUMBUS logo
storycorps / WOSU

Holly Gross grew up across the pond in England. Her husband Spencer has lived in Ohio his whole life. When it comes to politics, Holly is liberal and Spencer is conservative. Even still, this couple managed to fall in love, and they agree their differences bring them closer together.

A rally in support of flavored vapor products was held at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the state's efforts to regulate the vaping industry after a string of vaping-related injuries and deaths. James Jarvis, president of the Ohio Vapor Trade Association, joins the show. 

Hundreds of students skipped class to rally at the Ohio Statehouse for action against climate change as part of the worldwide Climate Strike protest. 

Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks with reporters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

A prominent national historian and author thinks there are signs that the political divisiveness that's entrenched government right now could be lessening in the future.

Doris Kearns Goodwin discussed her new book, "Leadership In Turbulent Times," as the kickoff of a new lecture series at the Statehouse.

Works Begins On Ohio Statehouse Garage

May 13, 2019
Ohio Statehouse
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

A planned year-long renovation of the Ohio Statehouse garage is set to begin this week.

Ohio Statehouse Legislative Chamber
Bob Hall / Flickr

The date for Gov. Mike DeWine’s State of the State address is official, and he’ll be bringing the address back to the capitol.

Former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
Ohio House

In between campaigning and legislating, state lawmakers also found themselves in the middle of some high profile drama and scandal in 2018, including a leadership fight that continued through the end of the year.

Tina Maharath
Tina Maharath

A newly-elected state senator says she faced discrimination from Statehouse security while attending her first women’s caucus meeting.

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The Ohio House has passed a bill, SB 51, full of projects the lawmakers wanted approved before the end of the year. The so-called “Christmas Tree” bill includes millions of dollars for different repairs and developments, including at the Statehouse itself.