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Congressmen Address King Comments, Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, addressed two national talking points Monday: Ryan on the racist comments made by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-4 Iowa, and Johnson on the potential to use the State of the Union as a platform to end the partial government shutdown. Ryan […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, addressed two national talking points Monday: Ryan on the racist comments made by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-4 Iowa, and Johnson on the potential to use the State of the Union as a platform to end...

DeWine Takes Office, Signs 6 Executive Orders

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mike DeWine was officially sworn in as the state’s governor during a brief midnight ceremony at his farm in Cedarville. He was given the oath of office by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Justice R. Patrick DeWine, while long-time friend Thomas M. Rose, senior judge of the United States District Court for […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mike DeWine was officially sworn in as the state's governor during a brief midnight ceremony at his farm in Cedarville. He was given the oath of office by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Justice R. Patrick DeWine, while long-time friend Thomas M. Rose, senior judge of the...

Portman Tours Smart2, Says Shutdown to End ‘Soon’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he expects the shutdown of parts of the federal government to end in the next few days, with President Trump likely to take action on his own to move forward on construction of the barrier he wants at the southern border. Portman visited Youngstown for about an […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he expects the shutdown of parts of the federal government to end in the next few days, with President Trump likely to take action on his own to move forward on construction of the barrier he wants at the southern border. Portman...

Ohio CSI Releases Report on Regulation Reform

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For eight years, the Ohio Common Sense Initiative, or CSI, has worked to reform “unnecessary state regulations that stifle job growth,” according to release from Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. In the annual report, Taylor summarized the work CSI has done since its founding in 2011. Last year, it amended or eliminated more […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For eight years, the Ohio Common Sense Initiative, or CSI, has worked to reform "unnecessary state regulations that stifle job growth," according to release from Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. In the annual report, Taylor summarized the work CSI has done since its founding in 2011. Last year,...

GOP, Dem Lawmakers Differ on Trump Border Fight

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Republican lawmakers last night stood fast with President Donald Trump as he pressed his case for security funding, including $5.7 billion for a border wall, while Democrats called for Trump and his fellow Republicans to end the partial government shutdown. Trump, in his nationally televised remarks, described the “growing humanitarian and security […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Republican lawmakers last night stood fast with President Donald Trump as he pressed his case for security funding, including $5.7 billion for a border wall, while Democrats called for Trump and his fellow Republicans to end the partial government shutdown. Trump, in his nationally televised remarks, described...

Husted to Head InnovateOhio, Workforce Efforts

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Governor-elect Mike DeWine Tuesday named his running mate and Lt. Governor-elect Jon Husted to serve as head of InnovateOhio and to take a leadership role in Ohio’s workforce and economic development efforts. Once the pair takes office Jan. 14, Husted will also take the helm of Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative, the mission […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Governor-elect Mike DeWine Tuesday named his running mate and Lt. Governor-elect Jon Husted to serve as head of InnovateOhio and to take a leadership role in Ohio’s workforce and economic development efforts. Once the pair takes office Jan. 14, Husted will also take the helm of Ohio’s...

State Approves $10M to Help Protect Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio – With nearly $10 million in funding approved by the State Controlling Board, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will begin projects aimed at keeping dredged material out of Lake Erie. The projects in Toledo, Lorain and Conneaut are part of the state’s Healthy Lake Erie Fund program […]

TOLEDO, Ohio – With nearly $10 million in funding approved by the State Controlling Board, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will begin projects aimed at keeping dredged material out of Lake Erie. The projects in Toledo, Lorain and Conneaut are part of the state’s...

Shutdown Takes Toll on Workforce at Elkton Prison

ELKTON, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan says the longer the government shutdown continues, the more dire the situation for federal employees who are either furloughed or working without pay. “If they don’t get paid in the next week, there’s going to be a lot of people who are not going to be able to […]

ELKTON, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan says the longer the government shutdown continues, the more dire the situation for federal employees who are either furloughed or working without pay. “If they don’t get paid in the next week, there’s going to be a lot of people who are not...

Brown, Congressmen Begin New Terms

WASHINGTON – The three congressmen representing the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys and one of Ohio’s two U.S. senators were sworn in Thursday afternoon as members of the 116th Congress. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who was elected to a third six-year term in November, said the first order of business must be to reopen the government, […]

WASHINGTON – The three congressmen representing the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys and one of Ohio’s two U.S. senators were sworn in Thursday afternoon as members of the 116th Congress. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who was elected to a third six-year term in November, said the first order of business must...

Rulli Takes Business Lessons to Ohio Senate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Michael Rulli traces his interest in politics to childhood. Specifically, it was a trip with his Poland elementary school class to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus that first got him curious about government. During that tour, the students learned about the upper and lower chambers of the state legislature and how legislation […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Michael Rulli traces his interest in politics to childhood. Specifically, it was a trip with his Poland elementary school class to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus that first got him curious about government. During that tour, the students learned about the upper and lower chambers of the...