Rich Cordray

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State Sen. Joe Schiavoni says he’ll introduce legislation to legalize sports betting in Ohio, just days after the major party gubernatorial candidates discussed the idea.

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 16:

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Most of the Democrats running in statewide races spoke at an Ohio Young Black Democrats event over the weekend near Cleveland, addressing several issues including voter turnout.

A small crowd gathered at the Warrensville Heights Civic Center on Saturday for the event, which included Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray.

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Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says he is not surprised or worried about the lower Democratic voter turnout during yesterday's primary election.

Across the board, the Republican turn out was higher Ohio, though overall voter turnout was lower than typical primaries.

Brown says that shouldn't worry Democrats when it comes to November. He points to a divisive Republican primary.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich had a message for both his fellow Republican and the Democrat who were winners in yesterday’s primary for governor. 

Kasich has less than eight months left in office, and said he’s concerned about two of his legacy acts.

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