Kevin Boyce

Columbus and Franklin County officials are encouraging residents to avoid the downtown area this weekend and through President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration amid increased chatter about armed protests near the Ohio Statehouse.

A day after the governor announced a statewide curfew to slow COVID-19 cases, Columbus and Franklin County officials issued a Stay at Home advisory that will take effect Friday.

One of the many images that resonated from several days of downtown Columbus protests and demonstrations against police brutality and racism was Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, and Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin being pepper sprayed by officers.

A Cincinnati police officer escaped injury when his helmet was struck by a bullet during a police brutality protest early Sunday while in Columbus a fire considered suspicious destroyed a nearly completed apartment building. 


Franklin County has joined a national network to develop small businesses and entrepreneurs in the county's underserved neighborhoods. 

Chicago Sun Times

A Columbus attorney convicted in a bribery scheme involving a former deputy state treasurer has been permanently disbarred.

Andy Chow

It's not unusual to see exchanges between lawmakers get heated. But a face-to-face altercation inside the House Chamber between the Republican speaker and a high-ranking Democrat reached an unsettling new level.

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott was unseated in Tuesday's primary, less than six months after losing to another Democrat in Columbus' Mayoral contest.

Ohio Public Radio

An independent internal review finds other individuals inside Ohio treasury knew or should have known that a former deputy treasurer was committing fraud and suggests safeguards against future wrongdoing.

Former Columbus City Council President Mike Mentel has dropped out of the March Democratic primary for Franklin County Commissioner.

A bipartisan bill in Ohio would require law enforcement agencies to have rules governing the use of body cameras and that such policies be made public. 

Democratic state lawmakers have proposed legislation eliminating taxes on feminine care products.

State of Ohio

An African-American state lawmaker and former Columbus City Council member is drafting a bill requiring police officers to wear body cameras.

Democratic Columbus City Council President Andy Ginther has formally announced he will run for Mayor next year.

A federal judge has sentenced two people for their roles in an alleged kickback scheme at the state treasurer's office. 

Ohio House Democrats Choose New Leadership Team

Nov 20, 2014

Democrats in the Ohio House have elected as minority leader Fred Strahorn, a veteran lawmaker with experience in both the House and Senate.

Chicago Tribune

A federal judge has declined to sentence in absentia the former deputy Ohio treasurer who pleaded guilty last year to federal bribery and money laundering charges in an alleged kickback scheme in the office.

Prosecutors Want Ahmad Extradition To Begin

Jul 25, 2014
Dayton Daily News

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to start the process of extraditing the former deputy state treasurer from Pakistan.

Former Ohio Deputy Treasurer Arrested In Pakistan

Apr 30, 2014

A former Ohio deputy treasurer facing 15 years in prison for bribery and conspiracy has been arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of traveling using fake documents.

Prosecutors on Friday issued an arrest warrant for a former Ohio deputy treasurer who pleaded guilty in December to federal charges in a kickback scheme, after receiving information he violated terms of his release. 

Ohio's public pension systems are changing the banks that handle their 41 billion dollars in combined international investments, as Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel tries to separate those investments from banks hired under his predecessor's administration.

GOP Chair Accuses Former Treasurer of Lying About Aide

Aug 26, 2013

The Ohio Republican Party continues to put pressure on a former treasurer as his deputy stands trial on corruption charges.

Boyce Shocked By Indictment Of Former Deputy

Aug 22, 2013

Former Democratic State Treasurer Kevin Boyce says he's shocked by the indictment of his former deputy in an alleged bribery scheme while in office. 

Ahmad, Alo Plead Not Guilty In Bribery Scheme

Aug 20, 2013

Former Deputy State Treasurer Amer Ahmad has pleaded not guilty to charges in a bribery and money laundering scheme.

A former Deputy State Treasurer and a Columbus lobbyist have been indicted on charges of engaging in a bribery scheme during the tenure of former Democratic Treasurer Kevin Boyce.

Boyce On Key Ohio House Committee

Jan 24, 2013

Former Columbus City Council member and former State Treasurer Kevin Boyce will serve as ranking Democrat on the Ohio House Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development Committee for the two-year session.