Jessica Wehrman

Jessica Wehrman is a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch and covers Washington, D.C. for The Dispatch and Dayton Daily News.

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Former Ohio State wrestler seeking compensation for abuse victims
 One of the first victims to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct involving a former Ohio State University physician told investigators and university officials last month that he and others did not intend to cause a “public relations nightmare for OSU,” but sought compensation for victims of the abuse. An email from...

Posted: 4 days ago

One of the first victims to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct involving a former Ohio State University physician told investigators and university officials last month that he and others did not intend to cause a “public relations nightmare for OSU,” but sought compensation for victims of the abuse. An email from...
Jordan sharply questions FBI agent
 Rep. Jim Jordan sharply questioned the FBI counterintelligence agent whose texts criticizing then-candidate Donald Trump garnered national attention on Thursday – one firework in an explosive hours-long hearing over the FBI’s investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential race and political bias at the FBI...

Posted: 4 days ago

Rep. Jim Jordan sharply questioned the FBI counterintelligence agent whose texts criticizing then-candidate Donald Trump garnered national attention on Thursday – one firework in an explosive hours-long hearing over the FBI’s investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential race and political bias at the FBI...
Kasich criticizes Trump’s approach to foreign policy as ‘America alone’
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich Thursday said President Donald Trump has embraced a “wrecking ball” approach to foreign policy — one that could alienate key U.S. allies. “I think we have been pursuing an ‘America alone’ policy — not an America first one,” he said during an appearance at the National Press...

Posted: 4 days ago

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Thursday said President Donald Trump has embraced a “wrecking ball” approach to foreign policy — one that could alienate key U.S. allies. “I think we have been pursuing an ‘America alone’ policy — not an America first one,” he said during an appearance at the National Press...
Congressional move to honor Larry Doby draws bipartisan backing
 For one second, the Republican from Ohio and the Democrat from New Jersey were nothing but baseball fans, wandering through sports memorabilia, standing out in their suits in a sea of sweaty shorts-clad tourists. But Reps. Jim Renacci, R–Wadsworth, and Bill Pascrell, D–N.J., were taking a moment at the National Museum of African...

Posted: 4 days ago

For one second, the Republican from Ohio and the Democrat from New Jersey were nothing but baseball fans, wandering through sports memorabilia, standing out in their suits in a sea of sweaty shorts-clad tourists. But Reps. Jim Renacci, R–Wadsworth, and Bill Pascrell, D–N.J., were taking a moment at the National Museum of African...
Former Ohio State wrestlers defend Jim Jordan
 U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s supporters are waging an enthusiastic campaign to defend the Urbana Republican against claims he knew about potential sexual misconduct at Ohio State University during his time as assistant wrestling coach and did nothing about it, while former Ohio State administrators said Tuesday they weren’t aware of...

Posted: 5 days ago

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s supporters are waging an enthusiastic campaign to defend the Urbana Republican against claims he knew about potential sexual misconduct at Ohio State University during his time as assistant wrestling coach and did nothing about it, while former Ohio State administrators said Tuesday they weren’t aware of...
National pension committee coming to Columbus: Here’s what they hope to do for the struggling programs
 Denny Pickens spent more than 43 years working for the coal mines in anticipation of the prize at the finish line, the pension he’d spent four decades working for. Now, with that pension in danger, the Wheeling, W.Va. 66-year-old will head to Columbus on Thursday with a singular message: Let me keep that pension. “These pensions...

Posted: 6 days ago

Denny Pickens spent more than 43 years working for the coal mines in anticipation of the prize at the finish line, the pension he’d spent four decades working for. Now, with that pension in danger, the Wheeling, W.Va. 66-year-old will head to Columbus on Thursday with a singular message: Let me keep that pension. “These pensions...
Trump’s pick for justice is a Rich Cordray campaign donor
 Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, has a long association with Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Corday. Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett M. Kavanaugh, has given $1,250 in campaign contributions to Cordray, now running for Ohio governor. The donations are not...

Posted: 6 days ago

Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, has a long association with Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Corday. Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett M. Kavanaugh, has given $1,250 in campaign contributions to Cordray, now running for Ohio governor. The donations are not...
Ohio reaction to Kavanaugh nomination to Supreme Court
 President Trump selected conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nomination to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has deep roots in Washington, D.C., political and legal arena. Ohio’s two senators offered vastly different reactions to the pick. Sen. Rob Portman, who was at the White House when...

Posted: 7 days ago

President Trump selected conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nomination to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has deep roots in Washington, D.C., political and legal arena. Ohio’s two senators offered vastly different reactions to the pick. Sen. Rob Portman, who was at the White House when...
Ethics watchdogs call for investigation of Rep. Jim Jordan; Former coaches come to his defense
 Two congressional watchdogs early Monday called on the Office of Congressional Ethics to conduct a preliminary inquiry into reports that U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan ignored complaints of sexual harassment by a former doctor for Ohio State’s wrestling team. In the complaint, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer and former White House chief...

Posted: 7 days ago

Two congressional watchdogs early Monday called on the Office of Congressional Ethics to conduct a preliminary inquiry into reports that U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan ignored complaints of sexual harassment by a former doctor for Ohio State’s wrestling team. In the complaint, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer and former White House chief...
Rep. Jordan calls allegations he knew of sex abuse at Ohio State ‘bogus’
 U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan offered an extended and impassioned defense Friday night against accusations that he knew of abuse perpetrated by a doctor for Ohio State’s wrestling team but did nothing. “If I had known, I would’ve dealt with it,” Jordan, an Urbana Republican, told Fox News host Bret Baier on Baier’s show...

Posted: 10 days ago

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan offered an extended and impassioned defense Friday night against accusations that he knew of abuse perpetrated by a doctor for Ohio State’s wrestling team but did nothing. “If I had known, I would’ve dealt with it,” Jordan, an Urbana Republican, told Fox News host Bret Baier on Baier’s show...
Senate candidate Renacci says he backs Trump on trade
 Republican Senate candidate Jim Renacci said he backs President Donald Trump’s tough trade approach against China and U.S. allies in the European Union and Canada, saying “it’s going to be a little uncomfortable” economically “for a while, but I don’t think this president or anyone wants a trade war.&rdquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

Republican Senate candidate Jim Renacci said he backs President Donald Trump’s tough trade approach against China and U.S. allies in the European Union and Canada, saying “it’s going to be a little uncomfortable” economically “for a while, but I don’t think this president or anyone wants a trade war.&rdquo...