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  Ohio AG Dave Yost sues FirstEnergy, Householder and others over House Bill 6

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit in Franklin County on Tuesday, accusing FirstEnergy, former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and several others of a “pattern of corrupt activity.”

  Stealing signs has consequences when caught (Unlike the Houston Astros), warns Strongsville Police

  Mail processing equipment dismantled behind Cleveland’s main post office, will the timing of this impact the election and mail-in votes?

  President Trump visits northern Ohio to tour Whirlpool plant, host Bratenahl fundraising event

President Trump hosting fundraiser in Cleveland with photo opportunity costing $35,000

  State lawmakers double down on need for foster care reform after report of teens living in Cleveland office building

Community petitions to ban Confederate flag from Medina County Fair

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  Push to ban Confederate flag from local, county fairs fails in marathon session in Ohio Statehouse

President Trump reportedly plans to travel to Ohio soon

Ohio Department of Health confirms 4 people are being tested for coronavirus

Ohio Department of Health confirms 5 people are being tested for coronavirus

Proposals to cut Cleveland city council and reduce salaries removed from March 17 ballot

Olmsted Township police officer honored at State of the Union after his firefighter son died trying to save others

  Poll: President Trump faces uphill climb in 2020 in four key states including Ohio

A new Baldwin Wallace University poll just released predicts President Trump faces an uphill climb in the 2020 presidential election to win four key Midwest states, including Ohio.

‘Final straw’: GOP ex-Ohio Gov. Kasich supports impeachment

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran against President Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, says he supports impeaching the president

Commissioners say counties should control opioid lawsuits

Ohio county commissioners say counties should have control of any settlement money derived from lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies

Ohio receives $17.8 million to study self-driving vehicles

Ohio's U.S. senators say the state has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles

University in Ohio to host 4th Democratic debate in October

Elections chief narrows deletion of voter registrations

Judge allows purge of voters from Ohio rolls to begin

Democrats sue to stop removal of names from Ohio voter rolls

  Cleveland City Council mulls benefits of installing 1,000 security cameras throughout city

  Ohio lawmaker proposes bill to require universal background checks for all gun purchases

Age to purchase tobacco increases to 21 in Ohio with Gov. DeWine’s new budget

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed Ohio’s two-year budget on Thursday morning, which includes provisions for education and mental health.

  Huge tax increase on vaping juice is close to becoming a reality

Members of the vaping industry are outraged at the tax amendment that was passed last week by the Ohio Senate and is just a couple of steps away from becoming a reality.

  Ohio’s Presidential Primary date in 2020 to get moved on calendar (Here’s why)

On Thursday the Ohio Senate unanimously approved a budget bill that included several amendments like moving the date of the 2020 presidential primary.

Local governments seek negotiating power in opioid lawsuit

Lawyers are asking a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs to create a negotiating group consisting solely of U.S. towns, cities and counties

High court halts electoral map redrawing in Michigan, Ohio

The Supreme Court is putting on hold court orders in Michigan and Ohio to redraw electoral maps that federal judges found were too partisan

Ohio politicians weigh in on court’s decision ordering state’s congressional map be redrawn for 2020 elections

A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court ruled that Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional and, as a result, ordered that a new one is mapped out for the 2020 elections.

Sen. Brown demands apology from president’s expected Federal Reserve Board nominee for calling Cleveland, Cincinnati ‘armpits of America’ (video)

President Donald Trump’s anticipated nominee for the Federal Reserve Board was caught on video making negative comments about Ohio cities, and now U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants an apology.

  Lordstown residents skeptical whether visits from politicians will spur change

As another big name politician stops in her town, Debbie Wilson says it’s just more of the same, and it’s not helping anyone.

Bernie Sanders hosting town hall at Lordstown High School

The event is free and open to the public.

Ohio congressman Tim Ryan announces bid to run for president

United States Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio is the latest candidate to throw his name into the list of 2020 presidential candidates.

Ohio legislators propose allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a gun without a permit

A pair of Ohio lawmakers have introduced a proposal that, if passed, would lighten firearm restrictions in the state.

  Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

The Democratic-controlled chamber fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail, because a two-thirds majority was needed.

Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Mueller's findings absolve Trump on the question of colluding with Russia but don't entirely remove the legal threats the president and his associates are facing.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

Proposed Ohio bill would outlaw smoking in a car with a passenger under 6 years old

An Ohio legislator proposed a bill that would make smoking in a motor vehicle illegal if there is a passenger under 6 years old riding along.

  Cuyahoga County considers regulations to bring e-scooters to Cleveland streets

In summer 2018, electric scooters appeared on the streets of Cleveland. The company Bird dropped off a couple dozen of the e-scooters, which riders can pick up, pay for with a credit card, and then ride to their destination where they can drop it off anywhere they like.

Trump reviving his border wall fight with $8.6 billion budget request

President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.

No 2020 White House run for Dem Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio

Sen. Sherrod Brown says he won't run for president in 2020 after making an exploratory swing through early-voting states

  Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said unequivocally that she is not running for president following her failed run in 2016.

  House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses.

  Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper joins 2020 presidential race

John Hickenlooper is the second governor to enter the sprawling field and is trying to cast himself as a pragmatist who can also take on President Donald Trump.

  Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea results

The U.S. and North Korea previously offered contradictory accounts of why last week's summit in Vietnam broke down, though both pointed to American sanctions as a sticking point.

  Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea results

The U.S. and North Korea previously offered contradictory accounts of why last week's summit in Vietnam broke down, though both pointed to American sanctions as a sticking point.

Gun background check bill passes House, heads to Senate

The bill would close a loophole that allows unlicensed gun sellers to avoid performing background checks on their customers.

  Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

Both leaders left their Vietnam meeting early and canceled a planned signing ceremony.

  Trump, Kim dive into nuclear talks, looking for ‘right deal’

The two men continued offering hopeful words as talks began anew at their second summit on curbing Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons, a problem that has bedeviled generations of leaders.

  Michael Cohen casts Trump as a ‘conman’ who directed lies and cover-ups

Michael Cohen begins a three-year prison sentence in May after he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in 2017 and committing campaign finance violations while he was working for Trump.

Cohen says he will tell ‘my story’ in public hearing

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said Tuesday that the American people can decide "exactly who is telling the truth" when he testifies Wednesday to the House Oversight and Reform committee.

House OKs Democrats’ bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall.

Trump, Kim facing big issues after big welcome in Hanoi

Although many experts are skeptical Kim will give up the nuclear weapons he likely sees as his best guarantee of continued rule, there was a palpable, carnival-like excitement among many in Hanoi as the final preparations were made for the meeting.

  Ex-campaign worker filed lawsuit claiming Trump kissed her without consent; White house issued denial

The woman who filed the lawsuit says then-candidate Donald Trump "grasped her hand and did not let go" and kissed her on the corner of her mouth as she turned slightly away.

  Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

Democrats and some Republicans say there is no emergency at the border. They say Trump is improperly declaring one to work around Congress' rejection of the higher funds for the wall.

Boy raises money for border wall with hot chocolate stand

The 7-year-old’s parents say the mixed reaction to the stand has only “fired him up,” and despite criticism, he’s glad his efforts have made some people happy.

  President Trump declares national emergency over border wall, signs spending bill to avoid shutdown

President Donald Trump is expected to hold a press conference Friday morning to declare a national emergency over the border wall.

  Senate and House pass funding bill; Trump is prepared to sign, will also declare border emergency, McConnell says

President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border.

  Unhappy with budget deal, Trump still doesn’t expect a new shutdown

President Trump is expected to grudgingly accept the agreement, which would avert another government shutdown and give him what Republicans have been describing as a "down payment" on his signature campaign pledge.

  Trump and O’Rourke go head-to-head over border wall in El Paso, TX

Standing in a packed stadium under a giant American flag and banners saying "FINISH THE WALL," Trump vowed to fulfill his 2016 campaign promise regardless of what happens in Congress.

President Trump remarks on defending against the terrorist group ISIS

Following his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump is expected make remarks to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

  Trump calls for bipartisanship, a hard line on immigration in State of the Union address

The president ticked through a litany of issues with crossover appeal, including boosting infrastructure, lowering prescription drug costs and combating childhood cancer, but he also appealed to his political base with his harsh rhetoric on immigration.

Trump touts ‘good’ relationship with North Korea’s Kim in State of the Union

The aim of the summit is to continue working toward peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

  Trump touts economy, warns of border danger in State of the Union; Abrams says ‘we owe more’ to working class in Dem. response

Pres. Donald Trump presented an optimistic vision of the nation, saying "our country is vibrant and our economy is thriving like never before."

  Electricity restored to NYC jail; Justice Department opens probe

Protesters have gathered outside the facility in recent days following news reports that those housed there have largely been without heat or power for the past week.

  Pelosi takes hard line against wall money in funding bill

Her remarks came after Democrats had signaled at least some flexibility in the talks on border security funding that began only Wednesday.

  Trump says ‘wall’ must be part of lawmakers' border deal

A fresh, protracted crisis could make it difficult to tackle other upcoming business such as a deal to prevent automatic budget cuts to the Pentagon and domestic agencies.

Trump confidant Roger Stone pleads not guilty in Russia probe case

Stone is expected to plead not guilty to charges that he lied to lawmakers, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

  Trump casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he’d accept

As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn't think the negotiators will strike a deal that he'd accept.

  Venezuela backtracks on order to expel US diplomats

The Venezuelan president broke relations with the United States on Wednesday after the Trump administration and many other nations in the region recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president.

Conservatives say Trump caved but confident he’ll get wall

Trump said if he didn’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government would shut down again on Feb. 15 or he would use his executive authority to address what he has termed “the humanitarian and security crisis” on the southern U.S. border.

Ohio legislators react to short-term deal to reopen federal government

After 35 days, the president announced Friday afternoon that a deal was reached to temporarily end the government shutdown for at least three weeks.

  Geraldo Rivera buys brew for furloughed federal workers at Cleveland’s Harbor Inn

Political commentator and radio host Geraldo Rivera lifted the spirits of those affected by the longest shutdown in U.S. history with free spirits.

  Failed votes, accusations of ‘crocodile tears’ and a ‘down payment’ offer from Trump as shutdown goes on

Federal workers will miss a second paycheck tomorrow as the shutdown is in day 34.

  Dog owners could face felony charges for attacks if new Ohio legislation passes

For the sixth time an Ohio lawmaker is trying to get a bill passed that would issue a felony to the owner of a dog involved in an attack on a person.

  Democrats work on new shutdown compromise, as federal workers protest at Senate building

The offer is a possible path toward a compromise even though it does not have money for his wall.

  Senate agrees to vote on competing bills to end shutdown

The Republican package would re-open the shuttered parts of government and boost some spending. To try to draw more bipartisan support, it adds $12.7 billion in supplemental funding for regions hit by hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

  Feds provide furloughed workers form letters to ask mortgage and credit companies for a break

On Friday 800,000 federal employees, and many more contractors, will miss a second paycheck because of the government shutdown so the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has posted form letters to ask for leniency from mortgage companies and creditors.

  Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to bring Trump's proposal to the floor this week.

  At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

The criticism of his "compromise" from both Republicans and Democrats underscored Trump's boxed in-position as he tries to win at least some Democratic buy-in without alienating his base.

  Health insurance could be an issue soon for some furloughed workers in Ohio

When you don’t get a paycheck there are all kinds of things that go unpaid, including health insurance premiums.