COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 700 K-12 schools in Ohio will share in $57.8 million for security upgrades in the latest grants awarded through a state program.
The 708 schools in 57 counties are getting up to $100,000 each for “physical security expenses” such as new security cameras, public address systems, automatic door locks, visitor badging systems and exterior lighting.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Mike DeWine's authority to end Ohio’s participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of the federal government's 2021 deadline for stopping the payments.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday gained a second term as he defeated challenger Nan Whaley, a Democrat who hoped to regain a seat last won by her party 16 years ago.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Just three years ago, Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and then-Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat, stood side by side, promising to push together for gun control proposals after a gunman killed nine people and wounded more than two dozen in Dayton's nightclub district.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An independent commission in Ohio canceled a pair of debates in the state's governor's and U.S. Senate races on Wednesday because the Republican candidates declined to participate.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in his reelection bid after deciding against openly backing him in the primary.
In a statement on Wednesday, Trump said DeWine “quietly, but professionally and patriotically, goes about doing his job.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is awarding $47 million for security upgrades at over 1,100 schools in 81 counties, and will accept applications for another $53 million in that grant program, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday.
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday took aim at the “Biden recession" and tacked the blame on Democrat Stacey Abrams, becoming one of many Republicans to seek to weigh down their rivals with voters' worries about the economy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new law taking effect this fall will establish uniform rules for carrying knives across Ohio to prevent municipalities from enforcing local regulations, proponents say.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has postponed the last execution that was scheduled for this year, pushing the October date for Quisi Bryan, convicted of killing a Cleveland police officer, to early in 2026.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio school districts could begin arming employees as soon as this fall under a bill signed into law Monday by GOP Gov.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Jim Renacci spent as much as $12 million in his failed primary bid against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine — only about $290,000 of it from outside donors, records show.
Post-primary campaign finance reports filed Friday complete the picture of spending in the May 3 race, in which the governor bested Renacci and two other GOP challengers.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio school districts could begin arming employees as soon as this fall under legislation approved by Republican lawmakers and set to be signed by GOP Gov.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legalized sports betting in Ohio will officially begin Jan. 1, the state Casino Control Commission announced Wednesday.
A bill signed into law by Gov.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday announced plans to spend “a significant amount of money” on efforts to ensure every school building in the state is properly protected against an attack.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Ohio attorney general filed a criminal complaint against the five Republican members of the state's redistricting commission Thursday, a day after the Ohio Supreme Court rejected the commission's legislative maps for the fifth straight time.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In June 2021, Gov. Mike DeWine ended Ohio's participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of a government deadline for stopping the payments.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed by three years the September execution of a death row inmate sentenced to die for killing two men in a robbery that netted $40.
The governor’s action was one of several reprieves he’s issued in recent years as the state struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio prisoner scheduled for execution next year for killing his 3-year-old son in an arson fire has died of a heart attack, the state said.
Michael Webb, 73, was sentenced to die for setting a 1990 fire at his Clermont County house in southern Ohio.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday won his party’s nomination for a second term in office and will face Democrat Nan Whaley this fall after he overcame conservative anger of his strict pandemic policies and notable rifts with former President Donald Trump.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are going all in on sports betting.
The team announced a long-term partnership Tuesday with Bally's Interactive, a division of Bally's Corp., that makes the gaming leader the official sports betting partner of the NFL team.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State regulation of streams that flow temporarily after rainfall will be restricted under legislation signed into law by Republican Gov.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 75-year-old Republican said in an announcement late Friday he was diagnosed by his personal physician after experiencing mild symptoms such as a runny nose, head ache, body aches and a sore throat.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The school closures, stay-at-home mandates and curfews that Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine imposed early in the pandemic still infuriate Donald Trump's most loyal supporters. His dismissal of the former president's stolen election lie and criticism that Trump “poured gas on the fire" before the U.S.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday the state will collect hundreds of donated helmets, protective vests and other surplus police equipment for the civilian defense of Ukraine.
Distribution of the equipment will be coordinated by the Fund to Aid Ukraine, a nonprofit organization based in Parma in suburban Cleveland, which has a large Ukrainian-American population.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State leaders on Thursday announced plans to spend $10.5 million on additional machines used to trace ballistic evidence from gun crimes.
The spending increases from nine to 16 the number of Ohio National Integrated Ballistic Information Network units.
The two Democrats trying to unseat first-term Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine took turns Tuesday criticizing the governor and his party for overseeing years of corruption and decline across the state.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments in May on whether Gov. Mike DeWine had the legal ability to end the state's participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program last year ahead of a government deadline for stopping the payments.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine used his first State of the State speech in three years on Wednesday to boast about Ohio's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and its economic health while also pledging new investments in Appalachia and calling for more efforts to address mental illness treatment.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The world has turned upside down since March 5, 2019, the only time Ohio first-term Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has delivered a State of the State address.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A debate among Republicans running for Ohio governor is off, after GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine declined to participate and another candidate decided to follow suit.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday that former U.S.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law Monday a measure that will make a concealed weapons permit optional for anyone legally allowed to carry a gun and eliminate the requirement that individuals “promptly” notify police officers that they are carrying a concealed weapon.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Overseas absentee ballots could arrive up to 20 days after Ohio's primary election instead of 10 and still be counted under emergency legislation signed into law Friday by Gov.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, facing a competitive 2022 reelection race, will skip this month's Republican primary debate, event organizers said Thursday.
The nonpartisan Ohio Debate Commission said DeWine did not give a reason for declining to participate in the March 29 debate, adding that it hopes the governor will reconsider.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Overseas absentee ballots could arrive up to 20 days after Ohio's primary election and still be counted under emergency legislation approved by the General Assembly Thursday amid debate over new state legislative maps.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioan's five public employee pension funds would have to divest themselves of all Russian-connected assets and state and local governments would be banned from contracting with Russian companies under emergency GOP legislation introduced Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A concealed weapons permit would become optional and the requirement that individuals “promptly” notify police officers that they are carrying a concealed weapon would be eliminated under legislation approved along partisan lines by Ohio's GOP-controlled Legislature and sent to Republican Gov.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is another year older with the celebration of its 219th birthday.
The Ohio History Connection planned a commemoration event Tuesday at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, including the introduction of the state commission involved with the 250th birthday of the United States in 2026.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Schools and school sports regulators could no longer require advance waivers or otherwise restrict participants’ religious apparel unless it causes a “legitimate danger” for fellow competitors, under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor signed an executive order Saturday requiring the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to immediately remove all Russian-made and branded products from its shelves.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio business says its insurance company must compensate it for financial losses suffered during a pandemic-related shutdown. The insurance company refused to pay, saying its policy didn't cover such losses.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A political stalemate over Ohio's new legislative maps plunged the state into confusion Wednesday, even as members of a new map-drawing commission defended themselves against potential contempt charges they face for failing to meet the latest court order requiring them to stop gerrymandering.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has postponed three additional executions in keeping with his contention that lethal injection is no longer an option in Ohio because of the ongoing lack of drugs with which to put inmates to death.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party on Friday endorsed incumbent GOP Gov. Mike DeWine for re-election ahead of the May primary.
The party's central committee endorsed DeWine and GOP Lt.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced plans Tuesday to resume his annual State of the State address, ending a two-year hiatus as he heads into a competitive reelection race.
The Republican governor said he will deliver the big policy speech in the Ohio House chamber at noon March 23.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine temporarily renamed three state parks on Monday in honor of the Super Bowl-bound Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals face off against the Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles Sunday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The crowded race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio topped out at 13 major-party candidates on Wednesday as the state closed the books on candidate entries for 2022.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former state representative has become the third Ohio Republican to challenge Gov. Mike DeWine in this year's primary election.
Ron Hood joined the race Tuesday with former state Rep.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge again blocked an Ohio law Wednesday that would require fetal remains from surgical abortions to be cremated or buried.
It was the second time in a year that Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Alison Hatheway prevented the law from taking effect, in a case brought by a group of clinics and the ACLU of Ohio.