Mike DeWine

photo of highway patrol car lights

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, August 31:

  • ICE raid detainees indicted;
  • Ohio State trustee resigns amid Urban Meyer decision;
  • Officials confirm fentanyl exposure sicked dozens at Ohio prison;
  • Shapiro announces apartments for homeless female veterans;
  • State to begin mailing absentee ballots;
  • New body armor arrives for state agents after grievance;
  • Barberton teen pleads guilty in mansion arson;

13 ICE raid detainees indicted

photo of Delaware County voters waiting to cast ballots inside the Delaware County Early Voting Center

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, August 27:

  • Kasich orders flags flown at half-staff for John McCain
  • Ohio Libertarians set slate for fall elections
  • Sexual abuse lawsuit filed against Cuyahoga Falls televangelist Ernest Angley
  • Wright State's faculty union sets strike date
  • Hunting Works for Ohio reports hunting generates over $1 billion
  • Records show Ohio government watchdog refused to investigate collusion allegations

Kasich orders flags flown at half-staff for John McCain

photo of Rich Cordray and Mike DeWine

The same day that Republican Mike DeWine aired his first ad of this fall’s governor’s race, a group of Democratic governors launched their ad against him.

Richard Cordray started his TV ad campaign earlier this month. But this commercial is from the Democratic Governors Association, and it goes after ads from the group’s Republican counterpart.

“Mike DeWine’s special interest allies are making false attacks on Rich Cordray. Because Rich Cordray has spent his life taking on the big banks and drug companies — the very companies funding DeWine,” the ad says.

photo of untested rape kit

Republican Mike DeWine has put out his first ad for this fall’s race for governor, and it’s a reminder that the two leading contenders in this contest have faced each other before.

The ad features rape survivor Alyssa Allison, whose rape kit was in the backlog of 12,000 that DeWine said he found after the 2010 election. That was the race in which he defeated Attorney General Richard Cordray, who his opponent again this fall.

photo of President Donald Trump

Ohio’s slate of Republican candidates on the November ballot is about to get what the party feels is a helping hand from President Donald Trump. The Ohio Republican Party announced Trump will be the headliner at this year’s state dinner, two weeks after campaigning in the 12th Congressional special election for Troy Balderson.