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Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) takes the oath as Speaker after his election to that office on July 30.

House Speaker’s ‘Boy Scout’ Reputation Comes With Murky Past

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the Ohio House. It was 2018. The federal investigation into the previous House speaker had left the dais empty for months and the chamber at a standstill. But Cupp, who has served in all three branches… Read More

State Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) was elected the Speaker of the Ohio House following the removal of Larry Householder.

Ohio House Speaker Calls On Indicted Predecessor To Resign

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The GOP speaker of the Ohio House on Tuesday called for his predecessor, a fellow Republican under federal indictment in a $60 million bribery scheme, to resign his seat and leave the General Assembly. Newly elected Speaker Bob Cupp called Rep. Larry Householder’s return to the Statehouse following his July 21… Read More

Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) takes the oath as Speaker after his election to that office on July 30.

Who Is Speaker Bob Cupp? Lawmakers Weigh In

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Two weeks ago, Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) was arrested on a federal racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout law he championed, and wouldn’t say if he would resign. His House colleagues unanimously stripped him of his leadership and the GOP majority installed a new speaker, the third in two years. And… 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