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The Speaker of the Ohio House says recent false comments made during testimony by an anti-vax doctor is out of the ordinary. And he doesn’t think changes need to be made to fact check speakers in the future or stop their messages from being spread online through the state’s broadcast service. 

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One of the biggest corruption cases in the nation is happening right here in Ohio. Federal prosecutors are going after the former speaker of the Ohio House and the former head of the Ohio Republican Party, along with others, for federal crimes. But if there are crimes that occured at the state level, those could be affected by an amendment slipped into a Statehouse bill.

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There are 200,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Ohio that will expire later this month. As Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, Gov. Mike DeWine has issued an urgent communication to vaccine providers to ask them to distribute as many doses as possible as quickly as possible.

With the expiration of statewide pandemic health orders, many businesses from the Crew to the Columbus Zoo no longer require masks, at least for people who are fully vaccinated.  But doctors say there are people who should still be wearing face masks. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

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Both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators voted for the establishment of a commission to investigate the Jan 6th insurrection. 

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More than 2.7 million Ohioans have signed up for the state’s vaxamillion drawings. But there are questions as to whether information Ohioans gave to be eligible for that drawing could be subject to public records laws.

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It’s been almost a year since former Speaker Larry Householder was indicted on federal bribery and racketeering charges  then was removed by the Ohio House from his leadership position. But he is still a member there, after being re-elected in November. Now, both Republicans and Democrats are making efforts to oust him from office. 

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As summer approaches and more Ohioans are getting vaccinated, many businesses are thinking about what the new normal will look like post-pandemic. 

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Governor Mike DeWine has signed into law a $465 million bill meant to help lower-income Ohioans pay for rent and mortgages. 

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Ohio Congressman Anthony Gonzalez has been censured by the Ohio Republican Party’s State Central Committee in two separate resolutions. And the effect that will have on his political future is unclear.

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The Ohio Republican Party will decide Friday whether to censure a member of Congress from suburban Cleveland for his vote earlier this year to impeach former President Donald Trump. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports. 

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The Ohio Department of Health director has signed some new orders dealing with the care of older Ohioans. 

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With rates of those getting their first shot slowing down, health officials around Ohio continue to reach out to people of color and those living in areas that are COVID vaccine-hesitant. As Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, some of them are getting the shots.

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Hundreds were expected to attend a “Back the Blue” rally at the Ohio Statehouse Saturday morning, sponsored by a controversial gun rights group.

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After 100 days in office, President Biden is set to lay out his legislative agenda before his first joint session of Congress tonight. Ohio’s two Senators are split over the plans they think he will talk about. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles explains. 

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A coalition of progressive groups is coming together to support a bipartisan school funding plan that’s been put into the budget after languishing in the state legislature. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports. 

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Republican lawmakers are expected to release a police reform plan any day now. But Democrats have their own ideas about what should be part of any changes to policing. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports. 

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After months of speculation, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Niles) has made it official – he’s running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated next year by Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman. 

Ohio’s restaurant and bar owners are saying they expect business to pick up this summer. But they are worried about having enough employees to handle the business. 

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For the second time this week, a new Ohio law requiring fetal tissue from abortions be buried or cremated was put on hold. Now, Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports Ohio’s new telemedicine abortion law will not go into effect on April 12th as planned.

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Separatist groups using the hag tag “White Lives Matter” are protesting throughout the nation this week. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports one such group plans to gather at the Ohio Statehouse.

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A state law that bans the use of telemedicine in medication abortions is set to go into effect on April 12th. But a lawsuit has been filed to prevent that from happening. 

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The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Ohio is increasing this week. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports. 

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Many Ohioans have security cameras inside their homes but Ohio law prohibits residents who live in assisted living or long-term care nursing facilities from having them. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports a bill has been proposed to change that.

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Nearly all of Ohio’s Democratic lawmakers in the Ohio Legislature have already received COVID-19 vaccines or plan to do so in the near future. And most of Ohio’s Republican legislators have or are doing the same. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports. 

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Friday March 19, 2021 marks one year since the first Ohioan died from COVID-19. Since then, more than 18,000 Ohioans have died from the virus. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports on some of them.

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There’s a jump in the state’s latest numbers of people who have died from COVID-19. But there’s a reason for that. 

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Earlier this week, former President Donald Trump chastised Ohio Congressman Anthony Gonzales for voting to impeach him and praised his announced primary opponent, Max Miller. And other Republicans have called for Gonzales to step down. But as Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, at least one top Republican is backing Gonzales. 

The Ohio Department of Health is making major changes to the system it uses for recording COVID-19 deaths. This comes weeks after it was discovered that more than 4000 deaths were not recorded. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles explains. 

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An Ohio House committee has stripped a provision from the governor’s transportation budget that targets distracted driving. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

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