tim ginter Bob Cupp Comes Full Circle With Selection As Ohio House Speaker By Karen Kasler • Aug 6, 2020 John Minchillo / AP New Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) might be called the accidental speaker. Ohio Democrats Criticize Bill To Allow Religious Expression In Classwork By Jo Ingles • Nov 25, 2019 Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio Some Ohio lawmakers are backing a bill passed by the House that they say protects the religious rights of students. Opponents say it’s unnecessary and would hurt the academic integrity of schools. Lawmakers Propose Council To Help People With Rare Diseases By Karen Kasler • Nov 14, 2019 There are more than 7,000 diseases that are considered “rare” – meaning that fewer than 200,000 people have them. But 10 percent of Americans have one of those “rare” diseases, including 1.1 million Ohioans.