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Stow Patch​.com
Newest Abortion Restricting Bill Heading To Full House Vote After Committee Approval
The Ohio House will consider a new abortion regulation that would keep some doctors from being able to work with abortion clinics and co ...

Posted Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 8:48 am ET

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Redistricting: Ohio Supreme Court hears cases challenging state House and Senate maps
Jessie Balmert
The Columbus Dispatch

Did Republicans ignore voters' efforts to curb gerrymandering when they drew Ohio House and Senate maps? The Ohio Supreme Court is hearing arguments on both sides...

12/08/2021 Online
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Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Lawmakers in Ohio finally seem likely to legalize sports betting: Today in Ohio
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- After several false starts and more than three years of debate, state lawmakers are on the cusp of legalizing betting on sports in Ohio.

We’re talking about the permits for a mix of...

12/08/2021 Online
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Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
Why all eyes will be on Ohio Supreme Court's Maureen O'Connor during redistricting lawsuits
Jessie Balmert
The Columbus Dispatch

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor might be the most important person in Ohio politics right now.

O'Connor will preside over lawsuits challenging Ohio's...

12/08/2021 Online
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WSNY 94​.7 (Columbus)
$3.6M in federal money coming to Ohio to reduce violence against women
COLUMBUS - A variety of non-profit groups and aid organizations in Franklin County are getting nearly a quarter of a million dollars to help reduce violence against women.

The money comes from over $3.6...

12/08/2021 Online
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Wilmington News Journal OH
Ohio redistricting battle heads to state Supreme Court
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By Julie Carr Smyth - Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The shape of Ohio’s state government for the next decade will be in the balance Wednesday as the Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments...

12/08/2021 Online
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Zanesville Times Recorder
Ohio residents push potential ballot initiative to ban vaccine mandates, passports
Haley BeMiller
The Columbus Dispatch

A group of Ohioans is aiming to push lawmakers - and maybe even voters - to consider a proposed law that would ban vaccine mandates and so-called vaccine passports....

12/08/2021 Online
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Akron Beacon Journal
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Statehouse Republicans set to pass abortion bill that could close Southwest Ohio clinics
Anna Staver
The Columbus Dispatch

Access to surgical abortions in Southwest Ohio could soon be threatened because of an expected vote in the Ohio House Wednesday.

Republicans say Senate Bill 157, which...

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Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Ohio casinos, racinos break yearly gambling revenue record with a month to go
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio’s casinos and racinos through November have already broken the record for an entire year with $2.11 billion in gambling revenue heading into December.

This is $120 million ahead...

12/08/2021 Online
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Newark Advocate
Demand for workers in Ohio, Greater Columbus continues to surge
Mark Williams
The Columbus Dispatch

The hunt for workers in Ohio and Greater Columbus is showing no signs of slowing.

Employers statewide posted a record 315,216 openings online from Sept. 14 through...

12/08/2021 Online
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Springfield News Sun
Daily COVID hospitalizations, ICUs hits 21-day high in Ohio
Daily coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reached a 21-day high in Ohio Tuesday.

The state recorded 612 COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 71 ICU admissions in the last day, according to the Ohio...

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Streetsboro Portage County Legal News
How Ohio's new US congressional map sprinted into law
Members of the Ohio Senate Government Oversight Committee hear testimony on a new map of state congressional districts on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julie...
12/08/2021 Online
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Northwest Signal
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Two local villages receive infrastructure grants
COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Tuesday that more than $109 million will be awarded to help fund critical water projects as part of the third and final round of grants...
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WKBN Fox 27 Youngstown
Latest effort to stop vaccine mandates in Ohio hits state Senate
COLUMBUS (WCMH) - Efforts to combat vaccine requirements in Ohio are moving forward at the Ohio Statehouse.

House Bill 218 received a hearing Tuesday in the Ohio Senate.

The bill would create broad exceptions...

12/07/2021 Online
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Hillcrest Patch​.com
Lawmaker Pitches Tax Breaks And Financial Aid To "GROW" Ohio
Ohio has ceded one of its congressional seats in the coming decade thanks to growth rates that haven't kept pace with other states aroun ...

Posted Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 8:08 am ET

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wcpo​.com
Cincinnati earns perfect LGBTQ score; councilmember reflects on 10 years of progress
Posted at 5:43 PM, Dec 07, 2021

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CINCINNATI — As Councilmembers Chris Seelbach wraps up his 10 years at City Hall, he says a lot has changed when it comes to equality...

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Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Gov. Mike DeWine signs executive order to facilitate $500M for industrial cleanup, building demolition projects
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday signed an executive order immediately putting rules in place allowing $500 million in state grants to be awarded to clean up contaminated industrial sites and...
12/07/2021 Online
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