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Yost Rejects Language For Energy Law Referendum

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Opponents of Ohio’s new energy law are rewriting language that they were going to take to voters to reject a nuclear power bailout. This comes after Attorney General Dave Yost denied their first attempt at summarizing the initiative. Yost identified what he described as 21 inaccuracies in the summary language that holds a referendum on Ohio’s new energy law,… Read More

Unions Accuse FirstEnergy Solutions Of Backing Out Of Agreements

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Several unions representing workers at the state’s two nuclear plants are objecting to a new bankruptcy plan by FirstEnergy Solutions, saying the energy generator’s latest filing would not honor union contracts. Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) says many legislators recently voted to bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear plants because they thought they were protecting union jobs. That… Read More

Gun Groups Offer Differing Takes On DeWine’s Proposed Regulations

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Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) has said he wants input from gun rights advocates as he works on his plan to reduce gun violence, but some of Ohio’s largest groups seem to be split on his proposal. The two main issues brought up by pro-gun groups are DeWine’s plan to expand background checks on gun sales… Read More

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

Group Calls For Capital Punishment Reform After DeWine Delays Execution

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Gov. Mike DeWine is delaying the execution of a death row inmate, for the second time, as the state works to overhaul its lethal injection protocol. But anti-death penalty advocates say it’s time for a more comprehensive change to the way Ohio prosecutes capital punishment cases. Abraham Bonowitz says Ohio’s criminal justice system regarding capital punishment… Read More

Online Child Enticement Investigators Ramp Up Efforts With New Funds

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Ohio is pumping more money into a program that protects children from abuse and exploitation online, but while the money will go towards important resources, state leaders say parents still play the most vital role. Lawmakers added $1 million into Ohio’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force fund. The group, which investigates child abuse imagery… Read More

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

Group Seeking Possible Energy Law Referendum For 2020 Ballot

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Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts is leading the charge for a possible ballot referendum to stop the new energy law that would bail out the state’s two nuclear plants through $150 million in ratepayer subsidies a year. The new law would also create new subsidies for coal and solar. The group registered with the Secretary of… Read More

Mike DeWine Meets Fair Ride Victim’s Mother In Chance Encounter

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Mike DeWine’s first tour of the Ohio State Fairgrounds as governor was mostly a festive affair. But an unplanned encounter brought DeWine face-to-face with the mother who lost her son to a fair ride malfunction in 2017. Amber Duffield shared some stories about her late son, Tyler Jarrell, during her brief meeting DeWine. She talked… Read More

Gun Safety Group Starts Collecting Signatures For Petition

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State officials have approved the petition language that calls on expanded background checks for gun purchases and transfers. This allows the group, Ohioans For Gun Safety, to collect signatures for the initiated statute. Secretary of State Frank LaRose leads the Ohio Ballot Board which approved the issue as following the single-subject rule. Because this is… Read More

Lawmakers Pass Blockbuster Bill Overhauling Energy Policy In Favor Of Nuclear, Coal

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The Ohio House has voted in favor of the sweeping energy bill, HB6, that bails out two nuclear power plants through $150 million in ratepayer subsidies. The comprehensive bill also sets new coal subsidies, allots credits for solar, weakens renewable energy requirements, and eliminates energy efficiency programs. Supporters have said the subsidies are needed to save… Read More