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Conservative values group to host Ohio governor race forum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio-based conservative group plans to host candidates for governor at a candidate forum this fall. Citizens for Community Values, based in suburban Cincinnati, says both Republican and Democratic candidates have been invited to the Oct. 8 event. The four GOP candidates – Attorney General Mike …

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Board OKs language on drug price, victim rights issues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state panel has approved final ballot language for two statewide issues being placed before Ohio voters this fall. The Ohio Ballot Board met Thursday on the measures related to crime victims’ rights and drug pricing set to appear on Nov. 7 ballots. Issue 1 is …

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Language nears OK on Ohio drug price, victim rights measures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state panel is set to approve final ballot language for two statewide issues being placed before Ohio voters this fall. The Ohio Ballot Board meets Thursday on measures related to crime victims’ rights and drug pricing set to appear on Nov. 7 ballots. Issue 1 …

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Democrats set first Ohio governor race debate Sept. 12

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Democrats plan to stage the first in a series of debates next month in the race for their party’s 2018 governor nomination. Party Chairman David Pepper said Monday the four current candidates will meet Sept. 12 at Martins Ferry High School in eastern Ohio. He …

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Trump administration sides with Ohio on purging voter rolls

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – President Donald Trump’s administration has reversed the government’s position on a voter roll case before the U.S. Supreme Court and is now backing Ohio’s method for purging voters. A Justice Department filing on Monday said the department determined Ohio’s method does not …

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

By The Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Trump Is Furious …

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Protesters occupy 2 Portman offices; 16 arrested in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Opponents of the Republican health care plan have occupied two Ohio offices of U.S. Senator Rob Portman, with 16 people arrested in Columbus. Columbus police reported the arrests Friday afternoon, saying protesters blocked emergency crews trying to reach someone with chest pains in the downtown office …

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Protesters occupy 2 Portman offices; 15 arrested in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Opponents of the Republican health care plan have occupied two Ohio offices of U.S. Senator Rob Portman, with 15 people arrested in Columbus. Columbus police reported the arrests Friday afternoon, saying protesters blocked emergency crews trying to reach someone with chest pains in the downtown office …

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The Latest: Lt. Gov. Taylor: Ohio is great, can be greater

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Latest on Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor officially entering the race for governor (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor has entered the 2018 gubernatorial race and says the great state of Ohio can be greater. Taylor made the move official Friday at …

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Grand jury indicts man after Ohio congressman threatened

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A man has been indicted by a federal grand jury after a threatening voicemail message was left at the office of an Ohio congressman. Authorities say the voicemail left June 21 at the office of Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers mentioned the June 14 shooting at …

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