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Ohio gets $26 million to fight opioids
 The state will receive $26 million to fight heroin and prescription drugs, part of a pot of $485 million in grants that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is offering to battle the drug epidemic. According to Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, the money will be used over the next two years for medication-assisted treatment...

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The state will receive $26 million to fight heroin and prescription drugs, part of a pot of $485 million in grants that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is offering to battle the drug epidemic. According to Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, the money will be used over the next two years for medication-assisted treatment...
Brown has twice what Mandel has in bank for Senate run
 Sen. Sherrod Brown is raising serious cash for his potential 2018 rematch with 2012 foe Josh Mandel. The Ohio Democrat raised $2.4 million for the first quarter of 2017 — far higher than the $1.35 million he raised this time back in 2011, on the cusp of his first re-election bid, according to his campaign spokesman. RELATED: For Democrats...

Posted: 7 days ago

Sen. Sherrod Brown is raising serious cash for his potential 2018 rematch with 2012 foe Josh Mandel. The Ohio Democrat raised $2.4 million for the first quarter of 2017 — far higher than the $1.35 million he raised this time back in 2011, on the cusp of his first re-election bid, according to his campaign spokesman. RELATED: For Democrats...
Ohioans in Congress report $16M in campaign funds
 Few, if any, even have political opponents at this point, but that hasn’t stopped Ohio U.S. House members from starting the 2018 campaign season with a whopping $16 million in the bank, according to an analysis of campaign finance reports. Of the 16 U.S. House incumbents, Columbus area Rep. Pat Tiberi remains the fundraising leader...

Posted: 7 days ago

Few, if any, even have political opponents at this point, but that hasn’t stopped Ohio U.S. House members from starting the 2018 campaign season with a whopping $16 million in the bank, according to an analysis of campaign finance reports. Of the 16 U.S. House incumbents, Columbus area Rep. Pat Tiberi remains the fundraising leader...
Wreck causes nightmare for Ohio family
 Weeks after a devastating accident in the Republic of Georgia, Zach Lawrence’s family is trying to bring him home. Lawrence, a 38-year-old startup consultant who was raised in Reynoldsburg and who now lives in Dublin, was in the eastern European state for a business conference when the car he was riding in – returning from a fishing...

Posted: 9 days ago

Weeks after a devastating accident in the Republic of Georgia, Zach Lawrence’s family is trying to bring him home. Lawrence, a 38-year-old startup consultant who was raised in Reynoldsburg and who now lives in Dublin, was in the eastern European state for a business conference when the car he was riding in – returning from a fishing...
How our lawmakers voted last week in Washington
 Here’s a look at how our lawmakers voted in Congress last week: SENATE * To change the rules of the Senate to allow Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed. On this vote, a yes vote means that the senator wants an existing vote stalling Gorsuch’s nomination to stand. Passed: 52-48 Democrat: Brown: Yes Republican: Portman...

Posted: 15 days ago

Here’s a look at how our lawmakers voted in Congress last week: SENATE * To change the rules of the Senate to allow Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed. On this vote, a yes vote means that the senator wants an existing vote stalling Gorsuch’s nomination to stand. Passed: 52-48 Democrat: Brown: Yes Republican: Portman...
Ohio members of Congress mostly support Trump action on Syria
 Ohio’s congressional delegation expressed support for Thursday night’s cruise missile attack on a Syrian airfield, but one day later, many had questions on what happens next as the U.S. increases its intervention into Syria’s six-year civil war. While Sen. Rob Portman called President Donald Trump decision to drop more than...

Posted: 17 days ago

Ohio’s congressional delegation expressed support for Thursday night’s cruise missile attack on a Syrian airfield, but one day later, many had questions on what happens next as the U.S. increases its intervention into Syria’s six-year civil war. While Sen. Rob Portman called President Donald Trump decision to drop more than...
Jordan standing by Freedom Caucus member targeted by President Trump
 Rep. Jim Jordan says he’s prepared to “do everything I can” to help a House Freedom Caucus member who the Trump administration threatened to try to unseat in the aftermath of the meltdown over a GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Jordan, speaking at a panel discussion sponsored by the D.C. newspaper Politico, was...

Posted: 18 days ago

Rep. Jim Jordan says he’s prepared to “do everything I can” to help a House Freedom Caucus member who the Trump administration threatened to try to unseat in the aftermath of the meltdown over a GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Jordan, speaking at a panel discussion sponsored by the D.C. newspaper Politico, was...
Video: John Glenn buried today at Arlington
 Former Sen. John Glenn now rests in the same earth that he once marveled at from a tiny window inside the Friendship 7 in 1962. Glenn, who died Dec. 8 at 95, was interred at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday in a small private ceremony with family and close friends, months after thousands visited him as he laid in state in the Ohio Statehouse...

Posted: 18 days ago

Former Sen. John Glenn now rests in the same earth that he once marveled at from a tiny window inside the Friendship 7 in 1962. Glenn, who died Dec. 8 at 95, was interred at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday in a small private ceremony with family and close friends, months after thousands visited him as he laid in state in the Ohio Statehouse...
Local Congressman Jim Jordan fights back: Tweets ‘don’t change facts’
 NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, went on CNN’s State of the Union to react to President Donald Trump’s Friday tweetstorm attacking him and members of the House Freedom Caucus. Jordan and the caucus did not support Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan’s health care plan last week and essentially forced Ryan to pull...

Posted: 23 days ago

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, went on CNN’s State of the Union to react to President Donald Trump’s Friday tweetstorm attacking him and members of the House Freedom Caucus. Jordan and the caucus did not support Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan’s health care plan last week and essentially forced Ryan to pull...
Local Congressman Jordan responds to political threat from President Trump
 President Donald Trump is taking aim at conservatives in his own party. Days after the U.S. House Freedom Caucus members, including local Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Warren Davidson, stopped Trump’s health care plan, the president issued a threat to the group. “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they...

Posted: 25 days ago

President Donald Trump is taking aim at conservatives in his own party. Days after the U.S. House Freedom Caucus members, including local Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Warren Davidson, stopped Trump’s health care plan, the president issued a threat to the group. “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they...
How will Trump’s climate change executive orders impact Ohio?
 Not even 100 days into his presidency, President Donald Trump Tuesday announced an executive order that would have sweeping impact on his predecessor’s efforts to curb climate change – a move that business and the energy industry cheers and that environmentalists lament. With the stroke of a pen on Tuesday, Trump issued an order...

Posted: 27 days ago

Not even 100 days into his presidency, President Donald Trump Tuesday announced an executive order that would have sweeping impact on his predecessor’s efforts to curb climate change – a move that business and the energy industry cheers and that environmentalists lament. With the stroke of a pen on Tuesday, Trump issued an order...
Kasich goes to Washington, calls on Congress to get along
 John Kasich’s bipartisanship tour landed in Washington, D.C., Monday, with the Ohio governor urging lawmakers to make nice with Democrats and lauding journalists — a group that President Donald Trump has referred to as “the enemy of the people” — at a D.C. dinner. Kasich flew into Washington to meet with members...

Posted: 28 days ago

John Kasich’s bipartisanship tour landed in Washington, D.C., Monday, with the Ohio governor urging lawmakers to make nice with Democrats and lauding journalists — a group that President Donald Trump has referred to as “the enemy of the people” — at a D.C. dinner. Kasich flew into Washington to meet with members...
Health bill pulled in stunning defeat for GOP
 Faced with an intransigent group of conservative Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday abandoned GOP dreams of scrapping the health law signed by President Barack Obama and there appeared little chance that the effort will soon be revived. With moderate Republicans blaming about 30 conservatives known as the Freedom Caucus for scuttling...

3:07 PM Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Faced with an intransigent group of conservative Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday abandoned GOP dreams of scrapping the health law signed by President Barack Obama and there appeared little chance that the effort will soon be revived. With moderate Republicans blaming about 30 conservatives known as the Freedom Caucus for scuttling...
Conservative opposition delays health care vote
 Despite a full-court press from President Donald Trump and heavy pressure from GOP leadership, a conservative group of House Republicans Thursday effectively delayed a vote aimed at overhauling the nation’s health care system. In response, Trump threw down the gauntlet in what one Republican called a game of “high stakes poker&rdquo...

6:49 PM Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017

Despite a full-court press from President Donald Trump and heavy pressure from GOP leadership, a conservative group of House Republicans Thursday effectively delayed a vote aimed at overhauling the nation’s health care system. In response, Trump threw down the gauntlet in what one Republican called a game of “high stakes poker&rdquo...
Ohioans press Portman about Trump, Medicaid and Muslim ban
 Ohioans asked Sen. Rob Portman about immigration and the Muslim ban. They asked about immigration and the Muslim ban. They asked about Obamacare, and the Republican plan to repeal and replace it. They asked about the Supreme Court. And they asked about Donald Trump. And Portman, R-Ohio, weighed in for an hour and fifteen minutes, sometimes...

2:55 PM Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017

Ohioans asked Sen. Rob Portman about immigration and the Muslim ban. They asked about immigration and the Muslim ban. They asked about Obamacare, and the Republican plan to repeal and replace it. They asked about the Supreme Court. And they asked about Donald Trump. And Portman, R-Ohio, weighed in for an hour and fifteen minutes, sometimes...
Outcome uncertain as vote nears on health care bill
 After seven years of vowing to kill the 2010 health care law, House Republicans are scrambling to assemble the 216 votes they need Thursday to scrap the law signed by President Barack Obama and substitute their own version. As of Wednesday night, the group of conservative Republicans opposing the GOP bill, led by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana...

7:22 PM Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

After seven years of vowing to kill the 2010 health care law, House Republicans are scrambling to assemble the 216 votes they need Thursday to scrap the law signed by President Barack Obama and substitute their own version. As of Wednesday night, the group of conservative Republicans opposing the GOP bill, led by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana...
Trump’s communications may have been captured by ‘normal’ surveillance
 Days after Rep. Mike Turner asked the heads of the FBI and NSA whether it was possible that they inadvertently collected information about President-elect Donald Trump and his team by surveilling foreign governments, the Republican head of the House Intelligence Committee said such surveillance took place. House Intelligence Chairman Devin...

6:20 PM Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

Days after Rep. Mike Turner asked the heads of the FBI and NSA whether it was possible that they inadvertently collected information about President-elect Donald Trump and his team by surveilling foreign governments, the Republican head of the House Intelligence Committee said such surveillance took place. House Intelligence Chairman Devin...
Trump to Congress: Pass health plan or risk loss in 2018
 Despite warnings from President Donald Trump of political consequences, two local Republicans say they oppose a revised version of a GOP leadership health care plan that would replace the 2010 law known as Obamacare. With the House scheduled to vote as early as Thursday on the GOP bill, Reps. Jim Jordan of Urbana and Warren Davidson of Troy...

10:40 PM Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

Despite warnings from President Donald Trump of political consequences, two local Republicans say they oppose a revised version of a GOP leadership health care plan that would replace the 2010 law known as Obamacare. With the House scheduled to vote as early as Thursday on the GOP bill, Reps. Jim Jordan of Urbana and Warren Davidson of Troy...
Congressman Turner hints intelligence agencies may have spied on Trump
 Rep. Mike Turner hinted Monday that the intelligence community may have inadvertently spied on President Donald Trump last year, wiretapping the conversations of those overseas only to find that those people were talking with Trump and his associates. Hours after FBI Director James Comey confirmed he had “no information” confirming...

3:21 PM Monday, Mar. 20, 2017

Rep. Mike Turner hinted Monday that the intelligence community may have inadvertently spied on President Donald Trump last year, wiretapping the conversations of those overseas only to find that those people were talking with Trump and his associates. Hours after FBI Director James Comey confirmed he had “no information” confirming...
Trump budget boosts military spending, cuts to other departments
 In the first budget of his presidency, President Donald Trump plans to increase military spending and cut discretionary spending. The budget underscores what has been an increasingly common theme: Because Trump vowed to increase military spending, without tackling entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare, which account for a whopping...

2:46 PM Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

In the first budget of his presidency, President Donald Trump plans to increase military spending and cut discretionary spending. The budget underscores what has been an increasingly common theme: Because Trump vowed to increase military spending, without tackling entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare, which account for a whopping...
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