Laura A. Bischoff

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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Watch the full Ohio governor’s debate in Dayton
 The first Ohio governor’s debate, held Sept. 19 at the University of Dayton, featured a fiery face-off between candidates Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray.  You can watch the full debate in the video above, or you can watch it on your streaming device (like Roku, Amazon Fire or Apple TV).

Posted: 2 days ago

The first Ohio governor’s debate, held Sept. 19 at the University of Dayton, featured a fiery face-off between candidates Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray.  You can watch the full debate in the video above, or you can watch it on your streaming device (like Roku, Amazon Fire or Apple TV).
Highlights from first Ohio Governor’s Debate in Dayton
 Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine debated for one hour at the University of Dayton, exchanging barbs — about each others records as state attorney general — and ideas — about drugs, the opioid crisis and state support for Ohio’s urban core. The Wednesday night event marked the first debate for the...

Posted: 3 days ago

Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine debated for one hour at the University of Dayton, exchanging barbs — about each others records as state attorney general — and ideas — about drugs, the opioid crisis and state support for Ohio’s urban core. The Wednesday night event marked the first debate for the...
How people are reacting to the first governor debate on Twitter
 The governor debate in Dayton Wednesday night was a hot topic on Twitter. At one point, #OHgovdebate was trending nationally. Here’s a look at what some had to say about the testy debate between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray:

Posted: 3 days ago

The governor debate in Dayton Wednesday night was a hot topic on Twitter. At one point, #OHgovdebate was trending nationally. Here’s a look at what some had to say about the testy debate between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray:
Watch: DeWine, Cordray trade fiery jabs in first debate in Dayton
 The two men seeking to become Ohio’s next governor engaged in a feisty debate Wednesday night, drawing contrasts between each other on key issues facing the state’s 11.7 million residents.  Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine debated for one hour at the University of Dayton, exchanging barbs — about...

Posted: 4 days ago

The two men seeking to become Ohio’s next governor engaged in a feisty debate Wednesday night, drawing contrasts between each other on key issues facing the state’s 11.7 million residents.  Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine debated for one hour at the University of Dayton, exchanging barbs — about...
Ohio Governor’s Race: Who is Mike DeWine?
 If you don’t know who Mike DeWine is, perhaps you’re new to Ohio. For more than four decades, the Republican has been a fixture of Ohio politics: local prosecutor, state lawmaker, lieutenant governor, member of Congress and state attorney general. Now the 71-year-old Cedarville resident wants to cap off his career with Ohio governor...

Posted: 4 days ago

If you don’t know who Mike DeWine is, perhaps you’re new to Ohio. For more than four decades, the Republican has been a fixture of Ohio politics: local prosecutor, state lawmaker, lieutenant governor, member of Congress and state attorney general. Now the 71-year-old Cedarville resident wants to cap off his career with Ohio governor...
Ohio governor race: Who is Richard Cordray?
 For all but four of the past 28 years, Republicans have held a firm grip on the Ohio governor’s office. Democrat Richard Cordray wants to break that streak. Less than a year ago, Cordray jumped into the race for Ohio governor, elbowed out other contenders and grabbed 62.2 percent of the vote in a six-way primary. He is running for governor...

Posted: 4 days ago

For all but four of the past 28 years, Republicans have held a firm grip on the Ohio governor’s office. Democrat Richard Cordray wants to break that streak. Less than a year ago, Cordray jumped into the race for Ohio governor, elbowed out other contenders and grabbed 62.2 percent of the vote in a six-way primary. He is running for governor...
New poll shows close governor race ahead of Wednesday’s Dayton debate
 Heading into the first debate in the governor’s race Wednesday at the University of Dayton, the race between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine is a close one, according to a new poll. The two candidates will debate at 7 p.m. at the University of Dayton — an event hosted by the university. Cox Media Group Ohio...

Posted: 4 days ago

Heading into the first debate in the governor’s race Wednesday at the University of Dayton, the race between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine is a close one, according to a new poll. The two candidates will debate at 7 p.m. at the University of Dayton — an event hosted by the university. Cox Media Group Ohio...
Marijuana operator gets go-ahead for Yellow Springs grow site
 Cresco Labs got the go-ahead Friday from state officials to begin growing medical marijuana at its facility in Yellow Springs, the company said. The Ohio Department of Commerce signed off on the certificate of operations for the large-scale cultivation facility. Cresco plans to grow more than 30 strains of cannabis for medical marijuana patients...

Posted: 8 days ago

Cresco Labs got the go-ahead Friday from state officials to begin growing medical marijuana at its facility in Yellow Springs, the company said. The Ohio Department of Commerce signed off on the certificate of operations for the large-scale cultivation facility. Cresco plans to grow more than 30 strains of cannabis for medical marijuana patients...
Ohio governor debate in Dayton: How to watch, listen, follow
 The first governor debate of 2018 will be Wednesday night at the University of Dayton. WHIO-TV, Dayton Daily News and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate and have it covered for you from all angles. The governor race between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray is a dead-heat in the polls, one of the closest in...

Posted: 8 days ago

The first governor debate of 2018 will be Wednesday night at the University of Dayton. WHIO-TV, Dayton Daily News and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate and have it covered for you from all angles. The governor race between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray is a dead-heat in the polls, one of the closest in...
Libertarians threaten legal action to get into governor debates
 The Libertarian Party of Ohio is threatening to take legal action against organizers of gubernatorial debates that exclude Libertarian Travis Irvine and Green Party candidate Constance Gadell-Newton. Related: Dayton to host first governor debate at UD Attorneys for the LPO sent complaints this week to the University of Dayton, Cleveland State...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Libertarian Party of Ohio is threatening to take legal action against organizers of gubernatorial debates that exclude Libertarian Travis Irvine and Green Party candidate Constance Gadell-Newton. Related: Dayton to host first governor debate at UD Attorneys for the LPO sent complaints this week to the University of Dayton, Cleveland State...