- Bill makes Ohio requirement of presentence report optional Updated: Feb-10-16 3:31 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Senate lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at saving money and the amount of time some inmates spend in jail before sentencing.
- Ohio bill lowers amount of heroin needed for maximum penalty Updated: Feb-10-16 3:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The amount of heroin found in a person's possession that would trigger maximum punishment under state law would be decreased under a bill in the Ohio Legislature.
- Bill to divert Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich's desk Updated: Feb-10-16 1:59 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the coming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.
- Ohio bill would allow guns to be removed by protective order Updated: Feb-06-16 10:30 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - FBI data analyzed by The Associated Press shows 185 people shot to death in Ohio in domestic violence cases in the past decade. An Ohio lawmaker plans to reintroduce legislation aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of alleged domestic abusers once a protective order has been issued. The goal is joining more than a dozen states that have similar laws. A look at the issue in Ohio from both sides.
- Drug-price proposal sent to Ohio lawmakers to consider Updated: Feb-04-16 2:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal aimed at controlling the price Ohio pays for prescription drugs has been sent to state lawmakers for consideration.
- Officials search for cause of death for family in explosion Updated: Feb-04-16 6:18 am
AKRON, Ohio - Authorities say an Ohio mother and two young girls were so badly burned that investigators can't determine if they suffered any injuries prior to a fatal house explosion and fire.
- Senators visit Cincinnati to hear medical marijuana opinions Updated: Feb-04-16 3:15 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two state senators are stopping in Cincinnati as part of an effort to gather public opinions about medical marijuana.
- Ohio prosecutor seeks new law on police use-of-force probes Updated: Feb-01-16 6:37 pm
CLEVELAND - A county prosecutor in Cleveland wants the Ohio Legislature to amend state laws to allow the Ohio attorney general to present deadly police use-of-force cases to grand juries.
- Legislative task force in Ohio takes up medical marijuana Updated: Jan-28-16 3:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A task force charged with exploring the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana in Ohio for medicinal use is beginning its work.
- Authorities: 1 man dead in house explosion in eastern Ohio Updated: Jan-27-16 7:29 pm
NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio - A house explosion left one man dead in eastern Ohio, authorities said Wednesday.
- Ohio House OKs bill to shield violence victims' address info Updated: Jan-27-16 6:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio House has approved legislation that would shield the addresses of victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes from use by government agencies.
- Ohio Democratic lawmakers push for focus on economic issues Updated: Jan-27-16 2:47 pm
COLUMBUS - Democratic state lawmakers pushed an economic agenda Wednesday that included bills to increase Ohio's minimum wage, provide paid family and medical leave, and promote equal pay for women.
- Bill adding historic Wright Flyer to Ohio seal to be heard Updated: Jan-27-16 1:45 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to add the historic Wright Flyer to Ohio's state seal is getting its first airing.
- The Latest: Panel OKs bill aimed at Planned Parenthood funds Updated: Jan-27-16 11:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The latest on legislative action in Ohio on a proposal that seeks to divert government funding away from Planned Parenthood (all times local):
- Ohio bill would spare severely mentally ill from execution Updated: Jan-27-16 7:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A person judged to suffer from severe mental illness at the time of a killing that could result in a death sentence would be spared from capital punishment under a bill before Ohio lawmakers.
- Bill would delete 'mental retardation' from Ohio laws Updated: Jan-26-16 12:03 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill that seeks to delete the term "mental retardation" from the state's laws has cleared the Ohio House.
- Ohio lawmakers aren't the ones actually penning legislation Updated: Jan-23-16 11:36 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio has 132 state lawmakers - and about 150 state law writers.
- 'Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day' proposed Updated: Jan-23-16 5:04 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two Ohio lawmakers want to create an awareness day about communication disorders and name it for former U.S. Sen. John Glenn's wife, Annie, who became a public speaker after going through a program to address her struggle with stuttering.
- Republican Ohio Sen. Chris Widener to retire Jan. 31 Updated: Jan-21-16 5:04 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 2 Republican in the Ohio Senate says he's leaving the Statehouse at the end of January.
- Ohio bill includes money for renovation of Cleveland square Updated: Jan-20-16 6:38 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A total of $3.5 million to fund ongoing renovation of Cleveland's Public Square has been included in a capital projects bill introduced in the Ohio Legislature.
- Lawmakers consider childproofing for e-cigarette liquids Updated: Jan-20-16 3:02 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Liquids used in electronic cigarettes would have to be sold in child-resistant packaging under a bill getting a hearing in the Ohio House.
- Lawmakers resist including LGBT in Ohio hate crime laws Updated: Jan-17-16 9:42 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Authorities in Ohio have resisted including lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people to those covered by state hate crime laws.
- Ohio group pushes ahead to get pot question on 2016 ballots Updated: Jan-15-16 3:04 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A group hoping to put a marijuana legalization issue on Ohio's ballot this fall says it won't wait to see if state lawmakers act on medical marijuana and will push ahead with its proposal despite the failure of a separate effort in November.
- The Latest: Obama takes 'one more look at this thing' Updated: Jan-12-16 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address. All times EST:
- Ethics probe ordered over school's request for state money Updated: Jan-12-16 5:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's House speaker has ordered an ethics investigation into whether a consultant for Wright State University possibly advised the school's president to offer to throw him a major fundraiser while he was advocating for state money.