Rep. Ryan Smith Householder Returns As House Speaker By Ohio Public Radio • Jan 7, 2019 After months of political positioning and backroom deals, the Ohio House has a new speaker. Ohio House GOP Votes To Keep Smith As Speaker By Associated Press • Dec 28, 2018 Ohio Public Radio Ohio House Republicans Thursday selcted Ryan Smith to remain as Speaker next session in a vote questioned by backers of his main rival. Lawmakers Push To Pass Bills In Lame Duck Session By Ohio Public Radio • Dec 12, 2018 Ohio Public Radio As state lawmakers race toward the end of this lame duck legislative session, they’ve been considering two bills that Governor John Kasich opposes – the six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill. Ohio House Speaker Silences Debate On 'Stand Your Ground' Gun Bill By Ohio Public Radio • Nov 15, 2018 Ohio Public Radio The Ohio House Wednesday approved an NRA-backed 'stand your ground' gun bill. New Ohio House Speaker Chosen By Ohio Public Radio • Jun 7, 2018 Ohio Public Radio After two months of impasse, the Ohio House has a new Speaker. Ohio House Leader Proposes Two Ways To Resolve Speakership Impasse By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • May 30, 2018 Ohio Public Radio Ohio House members will be called back to Columbus next week to resolve the Speakership fight one way or another. Why Won’t The House Pro Tem Just Take The Vote? By Ohio Public Radio • May 25, 2018 Statehouse News Bureau This week marked the second in a row without a voting session in the Ohio House. Letter Accuses Former Speaker Of Tanking Payday Lending Reform By Ohio Public Radio • May 25, 2018 Dan Konik Accusations are flying at Broad and High as the Ohio House continues in disorder without a Speaker. GOP Fight Over Ohio House Speakership Becoming Campaign Issue By Ohio Public Radio • May 24, 2018 Ohio Public Radio Ohio House sessions for the week have been cancelled due to the fight among majority Republicans over who will be the next Speaker. Ohio House Republicans Have Yet To Choose Speaker By Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) • May 15, 2018 Statehouse News Bureau Still no word on who the next speaker of the Ohio House might be.