Marion mayor picked as running mate in governor’s race

Former state Rep. Connie Pillich announced Thursday that Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer would join her ticket as her running mate. Schertzer was a public school teacher and previously worked in the offices of then-Secretary of State Sherrod Brown and Treasurer Mary Ellen Withrow. He was elected mayor of Marion in 2007, the first Democrat elected […]

Renacci drops bid for Ohio governor, jumps into race for U.S. Senate

Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci said Thursday he will leave the Ohio governor’s race to run for U.S. Senate in an attempt to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. In an email to supporters, Renacci confirmed Wednesday that he had met with White House officials, who asked him to run. “While my strong distaste […]

Riordan McClain selected by House panel to fill vacancy as local State Representative

Speaker Pro Tempore of the Ohio House Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) has announced that the screening panels responsible for vetting applicants to fill the vacant 81st and 87th House District seats have each made their unanimous recommendations for the appointments. Riordan McClain from Upper Sandusky has been recommended by the screening panel to fill the vacancy […]

Mandel drops bid for U.S. Senate citing wife’s health issues

Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Friday his withdrawal from the race for U.S. Senate. Mandel, largely considered the Republican frontrunner, cited an unspecified health issue with his wife, Ilana, as the primary reason. “After recent discussions with our family and healthcare professionals, it has become clear to us that it’s no longer possible for […]

Ten vie for Ohio House seat representing much of Marion County

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced the group of applicants who met the deadline to be screened to fill the vacant 81st and 87th House District seats. A screening panel for each vacancy has been tasked with vetting the applicants. Speaker Rosenberger has selected Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) […]

Senator Portman serving on conference committee for tax cut bills

Now that the Senate and House have passed their separate tax-cut plans, a select group of lawmakers will meet behind closed doors to resolve the differences. Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican and booster of the cuts, will be in that group. Republican Senate leaders Wednesday night appointed Portman and several colleagues to meet with […]

Cordray officially enters race for Ohio Governor

Richard Cordray made his long-anticipated entrance into the governor’s race Tuesday after months of speculation. Cordray, a Democrat and the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, adds another body to an already crowded six-way primary for the Democratic nomination to follow term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. He is the highest-profile candidate to enter […]

Process announced for filling vacated State representative seat

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced that screening panels will be organized in the coming weeks to begin the process of filling the vacancies in the 81st and 87th House districts. The 87th House District is currently vacant, and the 81st House District will be vacant after next Tuesday, December […]

Husted drops bid for governor, joins DeWine ticket

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted officially dropped his run for governor in 2018, announcing on Thursday that he will become the running mate of Republican primary rival Mike DeWine. “It’s great to be part of the team,” Husted announced before DeWine and a crowd of supporters at the University of Dayton. The decision shakes […]

Rep. Goodman resigns following “inappropriate behavior”

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement Wednesday regarding the resignation of State Representative Wes Goodman (R-Cardington) who represents most of Marion County. “It is with deep regret that I have asked State Representative Wes Goodman to offer his resignation as a member of the Ohio House. I was […]