5:12 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Ohio House GOP Selects Rosenberger As Next Speaker

Rosenberger is currently serving his second term at the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 91st House District, which includes Clinton, Highland and Pike counties, and parts of Ross County.
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Republicans have picked an Air Force veteran to be the next leader of the Ohio House.
State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger, of Clarksville in southwest Ohio, is slated to replace term-limited House Speaker William Batchelder in January.
The GOP caucus elected its leadership team for the next General Assembly Wednesday.
House Finance chairman Ron Amstutz (AHM'-stuts) will be speaker pro tempore, the No. 2 ranking Republican. Other leaders will include Barbara Sears, Jim Buchy (BEE'-kee), Mike Dovilla and Dorothy Pelanda.

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7:26 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Television Ads Pick Up In Ohio's Down-ticket Races

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Television ads pick up in Ohio's down-ticket races

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4:51 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Former Youngstown Congressman Jim Traficant Dies

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 17th district. 1985 - 2002Credit Original uploader was Wooyi at en.wikipedia - Congressional bioguide entry.
Credit Original uploader was Wooyi at en.wikipedia - Congressional bioguide entry

Former Congressman Jim Traficant died Saturday after a tractor he was riding flipped over on his family farm. The fiery and colorful Democrat from Youngstown, Ohio, is one of only four members ever to be kicked out of Congress. That was in 2002, after he was convicted of bribery and racketeering.

Before he was convicted and expelled from Congress, Jim Traficant was best known for his improbable hair piece and his outlandish suits. And the broadsides he launched at Republicans, his fellow Democrats and big government.

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Statewide News
5:55 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Family Attorney Says Traficant 'Very Critical'

An attorney for the family of former U.S. Rep. James Traficant says Traficant remains in "very critical" condition after being injured in an accident on his farm outside of Youngstown in northeast Ohio.
Heidi Hanni says Traficant is being kept as comfortable as possible and confirmed that he is not conscious. She disputed reports that the former congressman from Ohio is being kept in a medically induced coma. She says he is being sedated for a number of reasons, including pain management.

6:24 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

State Lawmaker From Dayton Dies Unexpectedly

Rep. Blair speaks on the House floor during session (2013).
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An Ohio state lawmaker who represented southwest Ohio has died unexpectedly during the Legislature's summer recess.

State Rep. Terry Blair, a third-term Republican from Montgomery County, was running for re-election this fall.
House Speaker William Batchelder made the announcement about Thursday's death of the 67-year-old Blair, who chaired the House State and Local Government Committee. Batchelder's office said Blair was battling an illness, according to his family.

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