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Gov money: Millions spent by DeWine, Taylor in heated primary race
 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine spent $4.9 million and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor spent $1.9 million trying to knock each other down and promote their own chances of winning the Republican nomination for governor in the May 8 primary, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday. On top of that, DeWine received $613,400 in help from the...

Posted: 29 days ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine spent $4.9 million and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor spent $1.9 million trying to knock each other down and promote their own chances of winning the Republican nomination for governor in the May 8 primary, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday. On top of that, DeWine received $613,400 in help from the...
Ohio governor candidates release tax returns
 Federal tax returns released on Wednesday show that Mike and Fran DeWine reported $634,975 wages, pension and investment income last year and paid $113,801 in taxes. The Greene County couple donated $57,389 to charities, including Catholic churches, anti-abortion groups and community health organizations. The DeWine-Husted campaign allowed...

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Federal tax returns released on Wednesday show that Mike and Fran DeWine reported $634,975 wages, pension and investment income last year and paid $113,801 in taxes. The Greene County couple donated $57,389 to charities, including Catholic churches, anti-abortion groups and community health organizations. The DeWine-Husted campaign allowed...
DeWine and Husted release tax returns before May 8 primary
 Federal tax returns released on Wednesday show that Mike and Fran DeWine reported $634,975 wages, pension and investment income last year and paid $113,801 in taxes. The Greene County couple donated $57,389 to charities, including Catholic churches, anti-abortion groups and community health organizations. VOTER GUIDE: What’s on your...

9:06 PM Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018

Federal tax returns released on Wednesday show that Mike and Fran DeWine reported $634,975 wages, pension and investment income last year and paid $113,801 in taxes. The Greene County couple donated $57,389 to charities, including Catholic churches, anti-abortion groups and community health organizations. VOTER GUIDE: What’s on your...
Payday lender made 3 international trips with ex-Ohio House speaker
 When then-Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and his aide Ben Webb traveled to China in 2016, Carol Stewart of Advance America, a payday lender, made the trip too. When Rosenberger toured London for four days in August 2017, Stewart was among the payday lending industry representatives on the junket. And when Rosenberger traveled to Normandy...

7:06 PM Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018

When then-Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and his aide Ben Webb traveled to China in 2016, Carol Stewart of Advance America, a payday lender, made the trip too. When Rosenberger toured London for four days in August 2017, Stewart was among the payday lending industry representatives on the junket. And when Rosenberger traveled to Normandy...
What is State Issue 1 on the May ballot?
 On May 8, Ohio voters will decide on major changes to how Ohio draws district lines for members of Congress. The issue, put on the ballot by the General Assembly by a bi-partisan vote of 83-10 in the House and a unanimous vote in the Senate, is supposed to create a fairer process. After every census, Ohio lawmakers change the state&rsquo...

8:35 PM Monday, Apr. 23, 2018

On May 8, Ohio voters will decide on major changes to how Ohio draws district lines for members of Congress. The issue, put on the ballot by the General Assembly by a bi-partisan vote of 83-10 in the House and a unanimous vote in the Senate, is supposed to create a fairer process. After every census, Ohio lawmakers change the state&rsquo...
Gov. Kasich orders review of Ohio gun background check program
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Monday to get an update on weaknesses in the state’s gun background-check system. Failure by local courts and law enforcement to send timely data to the state, which forwards it to National Instant Criminal Background Check System, could mean guns are being purchased by people who are...

7:29 PM Monday, Apr. 23, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Monday to get an update on weaknesses in the state’s gun background-check system. Failure by local courts and law enforcement to send timely data to the state, which forwards it to National Instant Criminal Background Check System, could mean guns are being purchased by people who are...
Guns, minimum wage top issues in Ohio Democratic governor primary
 Four years ago, Ohio Democrats pushed hard for a gubernatorial candidate who looked good on paper and found one: Ed FitzGerald. The campaign was soon run aground by scandal — including news reports that he had been questioned by police after they found him in a parked car in the early morning hours with a woman who was not his wife...

2:05 PM Monday, Apr. 23, 2018

Four years ago, Ohio Democrats pushed hard for a gubernatorial candidate who looked good on paper and found one: Ed FitzGerald. The campaign was soon run aground by scandal — including news reports that he had been questioned by police after they found him in a parked car in the early morning hours with a woman who was not his wife...
Former male stripper makes another run for Ohio governor
 Dayton Democrat Larry Ealy, who once worked as an exotic dancer, is making a second run for Ohio governor. “Why make another run at it? I’ve got some unfinished business,” said Ealy, a 55-year-old father of 10. He said he believes that minorities, particularly African-Americans, have been denied due process and equal rights...

9:52 PM Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018

Dayton Democrat Larry Ealy, who once worked as an exotic dancer, is making a second run for Ohio governor. “Why make another run at it? I’ve got some unfinished business,” said Ealy, a 55-year-old father of 10. He said he believes that minorities, particularly African-Americans, have been denied due process and equal rights...
Who was the highest paid public worker in Ohio in 2017? It’s not Urban Meyer
 The highest paid public employee in Ohio last year wasn’t Urban Meyer, who made $5.28 million. Instead, Ohio State University men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann claimed the spot with compensation package totaling $5.66 million. Holtmann, who led the Buckeyes to a second round appearance in the NCAA 2018 March Madness tournament...

7:24 PM Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018

The highest paid public employee in Ohio last year wasn’t Urban Meyer, who made $5.28 million. Instead, Ohio State University men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann claimed the spot with compensation package totaling $5.66 million. Holtmann, who led the Buckeyes to a second round appearance in the NCAA 2018 March Madness tournament...
Major reforms could come to payday lending industry in Ohio
 A week after Republican Cliff Rosenberger’s abrupt resignation, state lawmakers moved to push through the strongest reforms on payday lending that Ohio has seen in a decade. House Bill 123 calls for closing loopholes, limiting monthly payments to no more than 5 percent of the borrower’s monthly income, limiting fees to $20 or...

4:29 PM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

A week after Republican Cliff Rosenberger’s abrupt resignation, state lawmakers moved to push through the strongest reforms on payday lending that Ohio has seen in a decade. House Bill 123 calls for closing loopholes, limiting monthly payments to no more than 5 percent of the borrower’s monthly income, limiting fees to $20 or...
Kucinich discloses $20,000 speaking fee from pro-Syrian group
 Democrat Dennis Kucinich is under attack for his association with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and now disclosure of a $20,000 payment he received from a pro-Assad group. Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland accused Kucinich of deliberately trying to hide the $20,000 payment by listing the income on his ethics statement without disclosing...

2:17 PM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

Democrat Dennis Kucinich is under attack for his association with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and now disclosure of a $20,000 payment he received from a pro-Assad group. Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland accused Kucinich of deliberately trying to hide the $20,000 payment by listing the income on his ethics statement without disclosing...
FBI public corruption squad digging into Ohio cases for a decade
 Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s resignation in the wake of FBI questions over his activities is only the latest high-profile inquiry by a public corruption investigation team that has honed in on everything from bribery among top state officials to dirty cops. Under then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, the bureau in 2008...

3:56 PM Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s resignation in the wake of FBI questions over his activities is only the latest high-profile inquiry by a public corruption investigation team that has honed in on everything from bribery among top state officials to dirty cops. Under then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, the bureau in 2008...
GOP fight for governor turns personal, nasty
 The fight to win over voters in the Ohio governor’s race is bitter, ugly and personal. And that’s just on the Republican side. The May 8 GOP primary for governor is shaping up as one of the nastiest intra-party battles in recent years. Across Ohio, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is on a “made tough” tour, pushing her conservative...

10:00 AM Sunday, Apr. 15, 2018

The fight to win over voters in the Ohio governor’s race is bitter, ugly and personal. And that’s just on the Republican side. The May 8 GOP primary for governor is shaping up as one of the nastiest intra-party battles in recent years. Across Ohio, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is on a “made tough” tour, pushing her conservative...
Ohio House Speaker resigns immediately; won’t wait till May 1
 Republican Cliff Rosenberger’s resignation is effective immediately, not May 1 as he had announced earlier this week, Ohio House GOP spokesman Brad Miller said in a statement. Miller said that Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring, R-Canton, number two legislative leader, “felt it was in the best interest of the institution that Cliff...

10:31 PM Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018

Republican Cliff Rosenberger’s resignation is effective immediately, not May 1 as he had announced earlier this week, Ohio House GOP spokesman Brad Miller said in a statement. Miller said that Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring, R-Canton, number two legislative leader, “felt it was in the best interest of the institution that Cliff...
The fast and furious fall of Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
 Cliff Rosenberger stepped into the job of Ohio House speaker in January 2015 with the largest GOP majority in nearly half a century and what appeared to be a long political career ahead of him. His resignation last month, which came after the FBI began asking questions about his activities in office, shows how quickly the powerful can fall...

4:26 PM Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018

Cliff Rosenberger stepped into the job of Ohio House speaker in January 2015 with the largest GOP majority in nearly half a century and what appeared to be a long political career ahead of him. His resignation last month, which came after the FBI began asking questions about his activities in office, shows how quickly the powerful can fall...
Who’s in charge of Ohio House?: Rosenberger out, Schuring steps in
 The Ohio House is in turmoil — Republican Cliff Rosenberger is resigning as speaker, other lawmakers are fighting over who will replace him, a hot primary is weeks away, and there are big issues facing the state. Casting a cloud over all of it a Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into Rosenberger, who led the Ohio House since January...

6:17 PM Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018

The Ohio House is in turmoil — Republican Cliff Rosenberger is resigning as speaker, other lawmakers are fighting over who will replace him, a hot primary is weeks away, and there are big issues facing the state. Casting a cloud over all of it a Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into Rosenberger, who led the Ohio House since January...
Payday lending crackdown stalls in Ohio House
 Less than 24 hours after Republican Cliff Rosenberger announced his resignation as Ohio House speaker, lawmakers delayed action on the strongest restrictions for payday lending that the state has considered in a decade. State Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, urged the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee to amend and pass...

5:28 PM Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018

Less than 24 hours after Republican Cliff Rosenberger announced his resignation as Ohio House speaker, lawmakers delayed action on the strongest restrictions for payday lending that the state has considered in a decade. State Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, urged the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee to amend and pass...
Ohio House speaker resigns: How did it happen?
 At 5:46 p.m. Friday, April 6, Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff broke the story that Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger was hiring a defense attorney after the FBI started asking questions. By Tuesday night, April 10, Rosenberger announced his resignation. Here’s a look at how we got here: April 6: Rosenberger...

3:23 PM Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018

At 5:46 p.m. Friday, April 6, Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff broke the story that Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger was hiring a defense attorney after the FBI started asking questions. By Tuesday night, April 10, Rosenberger announced his resignation. Here’s a look at how we got here: April 6: Rosenberger...
Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger resigning amid FBI probe
 Facing an FBI investigation, Republican Cliff Rosenberger announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as Ohio House speaker and resigning his seat as of May 1. “First and foremost, I believe that all of my actions as Speaker have been both ethical and lawful. However, I understand that the nature of this inquiry has the potential to...

11:57 PM Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018

Facing an FBI investigation, Republican Cliff Rosenberger announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as Ohio House speaker and resigning his seat as of May 1. “First and foremost, I believe that all of my actions as Speaker have been both ethical and lawful. However, I understand that the nature of this inquiry has the potential to...
Parkland father urges Ohio leaders to pass gun restrictions
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday met with Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was gunned down in the Parkland massacre, to advocate for new gun restrictions. After the Parkland shooting that killed 17 on Feb. 14, the NRA-endorsed Kasich changed his position and began calling for gun controls. State Rep. Mike Henne, R-Clayton...

10:16 PM Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday met with Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was gunned down in the Parkland massacre, to advocate for new gun restrictions. After the Parkland shooting that killed 17 on Feb. 14, the NRA-endorsed Kasich changed his position and began calling for gun controls. State Rep. Mike Henne, R-Clayton...
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