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On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks for the second time with Ohio State Senator Tina Maharath. Serving District 3, in Franklin County, Maharath is the top Democrat on Financial Institutions & Technology and the Local Government & Elections committees. She is also the first Asian-American woman elected to the Ohio Senate.

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Activating members of the Ohio National Guard for duty protecting the Statehouse and to provide security in Washington during the inauguration of President Biden ran around $1.2 million, the guard said Friday.

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The FBI says evidence shows two Ohio Militia members arrested after attending the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol planned to target the Ohio Statehouse.  

Ohio Public Radio

Concerns over violent protests at the Ohio Statehouse on Sunday faded as a small number of armed but peaceful demonstrators were considerably outnumbered by Ohio Highway Patrol troopers and National Guard members during an afternoon rally.

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.

Ohio Governor Mike Dewine says the Statehouse will be closed Sunday through Wednesday in anticipation of a threatened "armed march" on state capitols.  

cnn.com

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has activated 580 National Guard members in preparation for what the FBI identified as potential armed protests by President Trump's supporters in Columbus and every other state capital this weekend.  

Karen Kasler

State officials are not saying much about preparations for an “armed march” planned for the Ohio Statehouse and other state capitols this Sunday. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

Karen Kasler

Response from Ohio officials to today's attack on the U.S. Capitol and the Ohio Statehouse has largely condemned the violence playing out on TV and social media.   

Jim Letizia

Hundreds of protesters rallied in downtown Columbus Friday night demanding justice for a black man who was killed by a sheriff's deputy outside his home. 

Ohio Public Radio

Two Republican state lawmakers are introducing a bill to crack down on people they call looters and rioters – those who perpetuate violence or damage to property as part of protests.

For the past few months Prognosis Ohio has been spotlighting candidates in Ohio who have a particular interest in health and health care. On this week’s episode, Dan Skinner talks with State Representative Allison Russo of the 24th House district about her campaign for reelection. Russo’s background in the health field shapes her positions and values as a representative.

On this week’s episode, Dan interviews Ohio’s 67th House District candidate—Dr. Rachael Morocco—who is currently running against Rep. Kris Jordan.

 

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Ohio Public Radio

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board says the statue of Christopher Columbus will not be removed from the front of the Statehouse until at least 2025. 

Ohio Public Radio

Some state leaders are angry over damage at the Ohio Statehouse after police brutality protests – and one has suggested the state consider a form of secession from the City of Columbus.

Columbus police say police brutality protests on Sunday was broken up by officers along High Street near the Statehouse. 

newsbreak.com

Crews are working to remove hundreds of red handprints that protesters painted on the steps and walls of the statehouse on Thursday.  

Karen Kasler

Officials say a protest against police brutality held last night in downtown Columbus turned violent just before midnight.  

Andy Chow

Hundreds of students skipped class to rally at the Statehouse Friday for action against climate change as part of the worldwide Climate Strike protest.

votesmart.org

Statehouse security has asked a Republican state lawmaker to stay home after her controversial Facebook post.  

Sam Aberle

Supporters of legal abortion rallied in state capitals throughout the nation earlier today, including at the Ohio Statehouse.

Ohio Public Radio

A planned year-long renovation of the Statehouse garage is set to begin today. It's the largest update since a complete renovation in the 1990s. 

Statehouse News Bureau

The date for Governor Mike DeWine’s State of the State address is official. And he’ll bring it back to the Statehouse. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has details.  

State of Ohio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine plans to deliver his first State of the State address at the Statehouse in Columbus, breaking with his Republican predecessor's past. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor-elect Mike DeWine says he will be officially sworn in at his home in Cedarville on the morning of January 14. 

cleveland.com

Democratic State Representative Emilia Sykes wants Republican Governor John Kasich to help mediate her civil rights complaint. 

cleveland.com

The Ohio Highway Patrol says troopers and security personnel acted properly when stopping a black state lawmaker as she attempted at least three times to enter state buildings. 

Ohio Public Radio

Thousands of union workers and retirees from around the country rallied at the Statehouse Thursday calling for a fix to the nation's pension crisis. 

cleveland.com

An African-American Ohio lawmaker who says security at the Statehouse has inappropriately stopped her several times has filed a complaint with the state Civil Rights Commission. 

Columbus police arrested six protestors with the Poor People's Campaign during a demonstration Monday at the Statehouse. 

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