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Ohio Alcohol Sales Restricted As COVID-19 Cases Remain High

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has issued an executive order limiting alcohol sales in bars and restaurants to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. DeWine signed the order Friday, July 31, and it took effect the same day.   The governor’s order bans alcohol sales after 10 p.m. and the consumption of… Read More

Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima, left) laughs with Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton) after session on July 30, as Rep. Todd Smith (R-Farmersville) looks on. Cross is among the Republicans who have proposed bills to push back on Gov. Mike DeWine's public health orders.

New Ohio House Speaker Must Work To Unite GOP Caucus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — While all but three Republicans voted for him publicly, sources say Bob Cupp (R-Lima) he beat House Speaker Pro Tem Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) by just one vote in a private session. One thing Cupp will have to deal with some Republican lawmakers’ continuing concerns over the state’s response to… Read More

Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) is congratulated after his election as Speaker of the Ohio House in January 2019.

FBI Agents Search Ex-Ohio House Speaker’s Statehouse Office

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities have executed a search warrant in the Statehouse office of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. The search for Householder’s personal belongings took place Friday, a day after the chamber he formerly led voted to strip him of his leadership role. Householder, a Republican, has been implicated in a… Read More