Ohio Public Radio

The Statehouse News Bureau was founded in 1980 to provide educational, comprehensive coverage of legislation, elections, issues and other activities surrounding the Statehouse to Ohio's public radio and television stations. To this day, the Bureau remains the only broadcast outlet dedicated to in-depth coverage of state government news and topics of statewide interest. The Bureau is funded through eTech Ohio, and is managed by ideastream.

The reporters at the Bureau follow the concerns of the citizens and voters of Ohio, as well as the actions of the Governor, the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio Supreme Court, and other elected officials. We strive to cover statehouse news, government issues, Ohio politics, and concerns of business, culture and the arts with balance and fairness, and work to present diverse voices and points of view from the Statehouse and throughout Ohio.

The three award-winning journalists at the bureau have more than 60 combined years of radio and television experience. They can be heard on National Public Radio and are regular contributors to Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace.

Every weekday, the Statehouse News Bureau produces in-depth news reports for Ohio's public radio stations. Those stories are also available on this website, either on the front page or in our archives. Weekly, the Statehouse News Bureau produces a television show from our studios in the Statehouse. The State of Ohio is an unique blend of news, interviews, talk and analysis, and is broadcast on Ohio's public television stations.

The Statehouse News Bureau also produces special programming throughout the year, including the Governor's annual State of the State address to the Ohio General Assembly and a five-part year-end review.

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Politics
4:44 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Cain Shows No Signs Of Quitting At Stops In West Chester, Dayton

Just days after allegations of an affair surfaced, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain campaigned in Ohio today (Wednesday). At a stop in the Republican stronghold of West Chester, just north of Cincinnati, Cain received a warm welcome. WVXU's Mark Heyne reports.

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Statewide News
11:10 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Conflicting Reports on Ohio’s Economic Recovery

The first of the two conflicting reports comes from Team NEO—an economic development firm based in Cleveland. It says employment should return to pre-recession levels in about two years. The other study, from IHS Global Insight, says Ohio will need five years.

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Politics
5:25 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Poll Finds Obama Edges Ahead Of Romney, Large Margin From GOP Hopefuls

A new independent poll says Mitt Romney and President Obama are running neck and neck in Ohio and two other key swing states. From member station WOSU, Steve Brown reports.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:40 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Several Glitches Reported At The Polls

As usual, there are a few glitches and problems being reported on this election day. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports on some of them.

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Education
5:17 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

National Report Card Shows Ohio Had Little Improvement In Education

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The U.S. Department of Education ranks each states’ performance in a national report card every other year. StateImpact: Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports that in Ohio, not much has changed over the last few years.

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