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Local students, families take part in D.C. march against gun violence
 Stephanie Cooper, 18, of Yellow Springs still remembers the first school shooting she ever heard about. It was at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty–six people died. Twenty of them were first–graders. It was 2012. She was in middle school. “To me it seems like it started happening more frequently after...

7:34 PM Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018

Stephanie Cooper, 18, of Yellow Springs still remembers the first school shooting she ever heard about. It was at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty–six people died. Twenty of them were first–graders. It was 2012. She was in middle school. “To me it seems like it started happening more frequently after...
U.S. Senate passes Portman bill to crack down on sex trafficking
 The U.S. Senate Wednesday passed a bill that would give victims and prosecutors the right to sue websites that allow posts selling women and young girls – the culmination of a three-year effort by Portman to stop online sex trafficking The bill, which passed the House at the end of February, now goes to President Donald Trump for his...

9:40 PM Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

The U.S. Senate Wednesday passed a bill that would give victims and prosecutors the right to sue websites that allow posts selling women and young girls – the culmination of a three-year effort by Portman to stop online sex trafficking The bill, which passed the House at the end of February, now goes to President Donald Trump for his...
States take lead in passing gun laws
 Despite the pleas from students across the country for Washington to do something about gun violence, the states seem to be ones listening. In the aftermath of a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that took the lives of 17 students, at least two states have moved to pass more stringent gun regulations. A handful of Republican governors &mdash...

9:00 AM Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

Despite the pleas from students across the country for Washington to do something about gun violence, the states seem to be ones listening. In the aftermath of a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that took the lives of 17 students, at least two states have moved to pass more stringent gun regulations. A handful of Republican governors &mdash...
Pa. election outcome has some thinking Ohio districts are in play
 Democrat Conor Lamb’s stunning victory Tuesday in a suburban Pittsburgh congressional district easily won in 2016 by President Donald Trump has convinced Democrats and some independent analysts the party has a chance to compete for at least two GOP seats in Ohio. Although Lamb apparently prevailed over Republican Rick Saccone by less...

8:42 PM Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018

Democrat Conor Lamb’s stunning victory Tuesday in a suburban Pittsburgh congressional district easily won in 2016 by President Donald Trump has convinced Democrats and some independent analysts the party has a chance to compete for at least two GOP seats in Ohio. Although Lamb apparently prevailed over Republican Rick Saccone by less...
Ohio lawmaker wants military to assist Puerto Rico cleanup
 In the aftermath of a whirlwind two-day trip to Puerto Rico, Rep. Brad Wenstrup will push for but the active duty and reservists to help assist in the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. Wenstrup, a Cincinnati Republican who serves on the House Veterans Affairs Committee and who is an Army Reservist, flew into Puerto Rico last Sunday for a field hearing...

2:07 PM Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018

In the aftermath of a whirlwind two-day trip to Puerto Rico, Rep. Brad Wenstrup will push for but the active duty and reservists to help assist in the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. Wenstrup, a Cincinnati Republican who serves on the House Veterans Affairs Committee and who is an Army Reservist, flew into Puerto Rico last Sunday for a field hearing...
Ohio farmers fear retaliation from tariffs
 When Sen. Sherrod Brown spoke before a room full of Ohio Farm Bureau farmers Wednesday, one farmer joked that the Ohio Democrat was brave to face a room populated with the traditionally conservative group. But the group ultimately never asked one of the issues that they may be most at odds with Brown over: Fears that newly-announced tariffs...

8:30 PM Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

When Sen. Sherrod Brown spoke before a room full of Ohio Farm Bureau farmers Wednesday, one farmer joked that the Ohio Democrat was brave to face a room populated with the traditionally conservative group. But the group ultimately never asked one of the issues that they may be most at odds with Brown over: Fears that newly-announced tariffs...
Portman calls on pension panel to shed partisanship
 Even before it’s begun its work, a committee aimed at solving a pension crisis that imperils the retirement savings of 1.5 million retirees nationwide and 60,000 Ohioans risks dividing along partisan lines, an Ohio senator warned Wednesday. Making his first comments before the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer...

7:20 PM Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

Even before it’s begun its work, a committee aimed at solving a pension crisis that imperils the retirement savings of 1.5 million retirees nationwide and 60,000 Ohioans risks dividing along partisan lines, an Ohio senator warned Wednesday. Making his first comments before the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer...
With Tillerson gone, WH turnover highest in four decades
 As a reality TV star, President Donald Trump’s catchphrase was “you’re fired.” In his White House, Trump’s penchant for pushing out senior staff and cabinet officials has resulted in the highest turnover in any presidential administration in four decades. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday became the second...

8:20 PM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

As a reality TV star, President Donald Trump’s catchphrase was “you’re fired.” In his White House, Trump’s penchant for pushing out senior staff and cabinet officials has resulted in the highest turnover in any presidential administration in four decades. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday became the second...
Big crowds gather at estate sale of the things John Glenn left behind
 Long after the obituaries, the tributes, the solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, there was this: a modest Cape Cod house in the D.C. suburbs and an estate sale of the things John Glenn left behind. Glenn died in December 2016, but the news that his suburban D.C. home and all of its contents were on sale still drew crowds last...

5:21 PM Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

Long after the obituaries, the tributes, the solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, there was this: a modest Cape Cod house in the D.C. suburbs and an estate sale of the things John Glenn left behind. Glenn died in December 2016, but the news that his suburban D.C. home and all of its contents were on sale still drew crowds last...
Trump’s trade plan has auto industry, farmers worried about price hikes
 President Donald Trump’s decision to impose steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum may boost Ohio’s steel industry, but it has prompted fears the tariffs will lead to higher costs for people buying cars, trucks and other consumer items made with steel. Although White House officials insisted Thursday the tariffs will not...

9:22 PM Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018

President Donald Trump’s decision to impose steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum may boost Ohio’s steel industry, but it has prompted fears the tariffs will lead to higher costs for people buying cars, trucks and other consumer items made with steel. Although White House officials insisted Thursday the tariffs will not...
Proximity to Wright-Patt cited in letter touting Ohio for missile site
 The Ohio congressional delegation is doubling down on its efforts to lure a Missile Defense site to northeast Ohio. In a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis dated Monday, Ohio’s two senators and all but one member of the Ohio House delegation urged the Trump administration to select Camp Ravenna as the East Coast Missile Defense...

4:16 PM Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2018

The Ohio congressional delegation is doubling down on its efforts to lure a Missile Defense site to northeast Ohio. In a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis dated Monday, Ohio’s two senators and all but one member of the Ohio House delegation urged the Trump administration to select Camp Ravenna as the East Coast Missile Defense...
U.S. Senate advances plan to weaken banking rules
 To some in the financial services industry, a Senate vote Tuesday clearing the way for a rollback of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulation was the beginning of a dream realized. For Sen. Sherrod Brown, it was a bad dream. Brown, an Ohio Democrat who serves as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, fought to become the lead...

8:04 PM Tuesday, Mar. 06, 2018

To some in the financial services industry, a Senate vote Tuesday clearing the way for a rollback of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulation was the beginning of a dream realized. For Sen. Sherrod Brown, it was a bad dream. Brown, an Ohio Democrat who serves as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, fought to become the lead...
Congress puts DACA decision on back burner
 In January, Senate Democrats were so concerned about the plight of the nearly 700,000 people brought to the U.S. illegally as children — more than 4,400 in Ohio — that it contributed to their decision to shut down the federal government. But events since then have moved the status of the so-called “Dreamers” to a congressional...

11:00 AM Monday, Mar. 05, 2018

In January, Senate Democrats were so concerned about the plight of the nearly 700,000 people brought to the U.S. illegally as children — more than 4,400 in Ohio — that it contributed to their decision to shut down the federal government. But events since then have moved the status of the so-called “Dreamers” to a congressional...
Xenia pastor to White House panel: ‘I almost lost my life to addiction’
 White House officials sought to assure those affected by the opioid epidemic Thursday that virtually every cabinet agency was working on how best to alleviate the crisis. At a White House summit on opioid abuse, Greg Delaney, the outreach coordinator for Woodhaven Recovery in Dayton, joined 200 affected by the crisis to discuss the Trump...

9:24 PM Thursday, Mar. 01, 2018

White House officials sought to assure those affected by the opioid epidemic Thursday that virtually every cabinet agency was working on how best to alleviate the crisis. At a White House summit on opioid abuse, Greg Delaney, the outreach coordinator for Woodhaven Recovery in Dayton, joined 200 affected by the crisis to discuss the Trump...
Xenia pastor at White House today to discuss opioid crisis
 A Xenia pastor will be among those at the White House today to discuss the nation’s opioid epidemic. Pastor Greg Delaney will be among a group of about 200 people from around the country who have dealt with the crisis. He’ll attend a panel with First Lady Melania Trump, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway and Health...

1:55 PM Thursday, Mar. 01, 2018

A Xenia pastor will be among those at the White House today to discuss the nation’s opioid epidemic. Pastor Greg Delaney will be among a group of about 200 people from around the country who have dealt with the crisis. He’ll attend a panel with First Lady Melania Trump, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway and Health...
Both Ohio senators to serve on pension rescue panel
 Sen. Rob Portman has joined Sen. Sherrod Brown on a joint committee tasked with solving a pension crisis that has endangered the pensions of 60,000 Ohio workers and retirees. The 16-member House-Senate committee was created at the insistence of Brown, D-Ohio, who will serve as co-chair. Portman, R-Ohio, is the only other Ohioan on the panel...

4:56 PM Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Sen. Rob Portman has joined Sen. Sherrod Brown on a joint committee tasked with solving a pension crisis that has endangered the pensions of 60,000 Ohio workers and retirees. The 16-member House-Senate committee was created at the insistence of Brown, D-Ohio, who will serve as co-chair. Portman, R-Ohio, is the only other Ohioan on the panel...
Ohio Senator Brown to co-chair panel on pension crisis
 Sen. Sherrod Brown will co–chair a bipartisan commission tasked with solving a pension crisis that put more than 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees’ pensions at risk. Brown, D–Ohio, fought for the creation of the commission as part of a budget agreement reached earlier this month. Brown joins Democratic...

7:22 PM Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Sen. Sherrod Brown will co–chair a bipartisan commission tasked with solving a pension crisis that put more than 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees’ pensions at risk. Brown, D–Ohio, fought for the creation of the commission as part of a budget agreement reached earlier this month. Brown joins Democratic...
Ohio members of Congress react to Democratic memo on FBI
 Dayton-area Congressman Mike Turner said the Democratic memo released last weekend aimed at rebutting GOP claims that the FBI abused their power in order to help Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 “does not disprove” any of those claims. Turner, a member of the House Intelligence Committee from Dayton, said the memo did not disprove...

7:06 PM Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Dayton-area Congressman Mike Turner said the Democratic memo released last weekend aimed at rebutting GOP claims that the FBI abused their power in order to help Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 “does not disprove” any of those claims. Turner, a member of the House Intelligence Committee from Dayton, said the memo did not disprove...
East Coast nuclear defense site could be in Ohio
 Nuclear missiles headed for the United States could be shot down from Ohio if the state’s congressional delegation has its way. Ohio’s members of Congress are in the midst of what one congressman calls a “full court press” to land an East Coast Missile Defense site in Ravenna, Ohio — a site that would, along...

4:36 PM Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Nuclear missiles headed for the United States could be shot down from Ohio if the state’s congressional delegation has its way. Ohio’s members of Congress are in the midst of what one congressman calls a “full court press” to land an East Coast Missile Defense site in Ravenna, Ohio — a site that would, along...
Gov. John Kasich wants group to act on gun issues by next week
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he is hoping that a group he’s convened to find solutions to gun violence in the state will be able to deliver something by the end of business next week to the Ohio General Assembly. Kasich, in Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the National Governors Association, declined to lay out what the group is considering...

7:15 PM Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he is hoping that a group he’s convened to find solutions to gun violence in the state will be able to deliver something by the end of business next week to the Ohio General Assembly. Kasich, in Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the National Governors Association, declined to lay out what the group is considering...
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