GOP Senate Health Care Bill

Jun 28, 2017
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has put the brakes on a planned vote on the Senate overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. Legislative budget analysts have predicted that the measure would leave 22 million people without healthcare coverage. In Ohio, the issues of mental health care and addiction treatment are key. 

The eleven state government websites that were hacked over the weekend went back online Monday. The hackers had posted messages against President Trump and for the Islamic State on the websites, including Gov. John Kasich’s.

Ohio State University cyber security expert Helen Patton says the Sunday morning attacks didn’t appear to be the destructive kind that have been blamed for shutting down businesses or exposing confidential information.

Several Ohio government websites were hacked on Sunday morning by a group that denounced President Donald Trump and supports the Islamic State. 

The hacker calling itself Team System Dz replaced the websites' content with an anti-government message.

Confederate Monuments

Jun 19, 2017
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What do confederate monuments represent now? Some see them as a reminder of our nation's history with slavery and white supremacy. Others argue the monuments do reflect a period of our nation's history and that is why they should not be removed. This argument is part of a movement to remove confederate monuments from public spaces.

Today, we talk about confederate monuments in New Orleans and Ohio. 

Ohio Sues Five Drug Makers Over Opioid Crisis

Jun 6, 2017

Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit against five drug companies on Wednesday, May 31. He believes evidence will show that these drug companies used deceptive methods to sell their products to doctors and patients.

DeWine says these methods caused thousands of Ohioans to become addicted to painkillers.  In 2015, Ohio was first in the nation for the number of opioid deaths.

Today we will talk about Ohio's lawsuit and the opioid crisis.

Opioid Crisis and Children Services

Jan 18, 2017
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As the opioid crisis has spread across Ohio, children are often overlooked when parents become addicted. Child and family services in the state are having trouble keeping up with the needs of these children. Today we'll discuss how the needs of children with addicted parents are being handled, and what more can be done.


Andy Chow

Every two years there are more than a thousand bills introduced in the Statehouse that never get enough support to pass the House and Senate. At the end of the session, they're left to die. But this was the year many of those controversial bills actually passed. 

Nearly 1.8 million Ohioans have already voted, and more than 11,000 people voted early this year than did in before Election Day in 2012.

There are two million people living in the 32 counties that make up Appalachian Ohio. And the voters there could play a key role in determining the nation’s next president. In the final installment in the Statehouse News Bureau’s series featuring voices of voters, people in the heart of Appalachian Ohio talk about the issues and concerns that drive them this election year.

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over Ohio Provisional Ballots

Oct 31, 2016

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from advocates for the homeless and the Ohio Democratic Party to ensure that more absentee and provisional ballots are counted.

The court on Monday did not comment in refusing to block election rules that could disqualify thousands of absentee and provisional ballots because of minor mistakes or omissions.

When it comes to women's and children's health in the state of Ohio, the diagnosis is not good.

The United Health Foundation recently released its 2016 Health of Women and Children rankings, and Ohio fell closer to the bottom than the top.  Ohio ranked 33rd among states.  

Death Penalty In Ohio

Oct 6, 2016
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Support for the death penalty has been on the decline and recently hit a a record, four decade low. Despite the decline, legislators in many states continue to back capital punishment. Today we discuss Ohio as it prepares to reinstate the death penalty after a two year hiatus, and look at how Nebraska ended the practice.

Ohio's Status as a Political Bellwether

Oct 3, 2016

Ohio has been a good representation of the country since the 1970s, making it vital during election season. However, the demographics in Ohio are not changing with the nation.  As a result, the state may be losing it's status as a bellwether. 

Ohio's largest anti-death penalty group wants more recommendations for changing the state's capital punishment law to be enacted.


Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be making a campaign swing through Ohio.