Rep. Wes Goodman

ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The top leader in the Ohio House is speaking out about the resignation of former Representative Wes Goodman who allegedly sexually assaulted a teenager.  The House speaker says he never heard about the accusation.

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, November 22nd:

WES GOODMAN
OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

More information, including allegations of harassment, is coming out against the now former Ohio Rep. Wes Goodman. The top staff leader for House Republicans says they’ve been fielding rumors about Goodman for more than a year but, until this month, there was nothing to act on. 

STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

In the past month, two lawmakers and one high-ranking staffer have resigned under the guise of "inappropriate conduct." But that phrase can be attributed to a wide-range of infractions.

The Senate president says they're goal is to be as transparent as possible.

 

Ohio Statehouse
State of Ohio

Two Republican state lawmakers and a Democratic Senate staffer have resigned in the last month – all over what’s been termed “inappropriate behavior." This raises the question of whether there is a culture at the Statehouse that attracts or encourages behavior that makes people feel uncomfortable or afraid. 

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, November 16th: