Laura A. Bischoff

Investigative Reporter

Laura Bischoff has worked for the Dayton Daily News since 1995 and focuses on state and federal government. 

She has been assigned to the Statehouse bureau since 2001 and has broken stories on the public pension funds, Ohio State University, Ohio Medicaid and politicians of all stripes. 

Her work has earned her a number of state and national reporting honors. 

Prior to her current assignment, Bischoff worked as a business reporter and covered Dayton city hall. She previously covered local government for the Flint (Mich.) Journal.

Bischoff was raised in Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 

She lives in Worthington with her husband and two sons.

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COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 10: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives at Ohio State University on October 10, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. A day after the second presidential debate in St. Louis, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Michigan and Ohio. (Photo by Maddie McGarvey/Getty Images)

Candidates focusing on ground game in Ohio

Donald Trump’s first campaign stop after leaving the debate stage in Las Vegas Wednesday was Ohio, where he told 1,500 supporters at the Delaware County Fairgrounds: “In 19 days we are going to win the state of Ohio and we are going to win the White House!” —- Take our ...

Donald Trump makes his entrance at a campaign event at the Delaware County fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2016. (Damon Winter/The New York Times)

Donald Trump doubles down on rigged election rhetoric

Republican Donald Trump doubled down on his allegations that the 2016 presidential election may be rigged and said that Hillary Clinton may play a role in fixing the results.Trump told 1,500 supporters at the Delaware County Fairgrounds: “I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and ...

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton debates with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Mark Ralston/Pool via AP)

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton Round III highlights

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton faced off in their final debate tonight in Las Vegas.Take our poll: Who is winning the debate?Speak out: Tell us what you think on our Ohio Politics Facebook pageLive updates: Get the blow-by-blow on our @Ohio_Politics Twitter pageVoters guide: Compare ...

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Joe Biden to stump for Hillary Clinton in Dayton

Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Dayton and Toledo on Monday.Biden is expected to urge Ohioans to cast early ballots in-person or by mail and highlight Clinton’s vision for America.The campaign stops in Dayton and Toledo are the first for the vice president since early ...

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a campaign rally in Harrisburg, PA, July 29. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Poll shows race for Ohio close, volatile

The presidential race in Ohio remains a volatile contest that could break either way depending on how undecided voters and those supporting third-party candidates make their final decisions, a new survey shows.Democrat Hillary Clinton leads by 3 percentage points over Republican Donald Trump in the poll, which the University of ...

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Race in Ohio: tied or Trump edge?

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are tied 45-45 in Ohio, according to a new independent poll of likely voters from Quinnipiac University.A separate poll of likely voters released Monday by CNN shows Trump holding a 4-point lead over Clinton in Ohio, 48-44, which is just outside the margin ...

Ted Strickland and Rob Portman

Trade, minimum wage focus of Portman-Strickland debate

In the second U.S. Senate debate Republican incumbent Rob Portman and Democrat Ted Strickland clashed over free trade, raising the minimum wage, gun control, and their support for presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.The two men drew sharp contrasts with one another’s records and views.>>>Portman and Strickland on the ...

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Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in new Ohio poll

Republican Donald Trump is leading Democrat Hillary Clinton by four points in the newest poll out of Ohio.CNN has Trump at 48 percent and Clinton at 44 percent.The poll was taken Oct. 10-15. The poll shows libertarian Gary Johnson at 4 percent in Ohio.The poll finds women in Ohio evenly ...

Due to sequestration, WPAFB Building 10, the 88th Air Base Wing Headquarters turned off hallway lighting in 2013 to save money on electricity and air conditioning. Both Clinton and Trump have called for ending the spending caps that were approved by Congress in 2011 and have led to massive furloughs and cutbacks at installations like Wright-Patterson. JIM WITMER / STAFF

Defense issues loom large in presidential race

The election issue that may have the most bearing on the country is how the next commander in chief steers the mightiest military force on the planet. Ohio — and in particular this part of Ohio — has a huge stake in that question because of the large military presence ...

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Polls: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton nearly tied in Ohio

Two new polls out today in Ohio show the race for president is neck-and-neck in the state.The new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Republican Donald Trump up one point over Democrat Hillary Clinton, 42-41 percent. A new poll out from Emerson University has Clinton up over Trump by two, 45-43 ...


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