Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio)

The first issue on the ballot was the first to be called, as it was apparent early on that voters were approving Issue 1 overwhelmingly. 

For the first time, Ohio’s law enforcement agencies now have a set of minimum standards for the use of deadly force and for recruitment and hiring. 

Gov. John Kasich is ready to run for president – he’s scheduled his campaign kick off for a few weeks from now at his alma mater. 

Ohio Public Radio

As electronic cigarettes are becoming more popular, the numbers of medical crises involving the liquid nicotine refills they use are rising dramatically. 

A bill that would all but ban traffic cameras by requiring cities to post police officers at each camera location is speeding through the legislature. 

Toledo Blade

Praise poured in after news came out over the weekend of the death of longtime Ohio Republican Party chair Bob Bennett.

Sarah Ingles

There weren’t any surprises in the statewide races. But there were some shockers in the Statehouse races – including a major upset. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed with Governor John Kasich in a battle over releasing his public schedule. 

There’s plenty of data on Ohio elections, but it’s often not organized beyond contest, candidate and year. But now there’s a website that’s taken 150 years of Ohio election results to make that data more understandable, more useful, and to some, even more fascinating than it already is. 

The only issue on Tuesday’s statewide ballot has no organized opposition. But the bond issue to raise money for local infrastructure construction and repair projects does have a few critics in the Tea Party. 

Candidates hoping to appear on the May ballot  need to file the paperwork by February 5.

The panel of lawmakers and private citizens that will be asked to recommend changes to Ohio’s Constitution is looking at the way the lines for legislative districts are drawn.

As the weather gets colder, there are more than a few Ohioans who are right now planning their annual extended stays in Florida or other warm climates.

In Ohio on Friday, a hearing in federal court could decide whether that state will become the first to use a particular cocktail of deadly drugs to execute an inmate. It's the latest chapter in what's become a troubled history of capital punishment in that state.

While Texas is far and away the busiest state in the nation for executions, Ohio is just seven spots behind it. It has carried out 52 executions since 1999 and three so far this year, with another one scheduled in two weeks. And that one, the execution of Ronald Phillips, could use a new drug cocktail.

Tea Party activists are being told they have a lot of opportunity in next year’s elections, as they continue to oppose Republicans on several issues.

For thousands of voters in Ohio, Election Day is going to be a day of rest — because they worked hard to vote on Sunday.

Thousands stood in long lines at voting sites in northeast Ohio, in southwest Ohio and in central Ohio. But the Franklin County Early Voting Center may have had the most carnival-like atmosphere.

The Ohio Department of Transportation trucked in a speaker from next door in Indiana, to talk about how Indiana’s lease of its turnpike is paying off for that state.

The state auditor says he’s finished a second round of an investigation into whether more Ohio schools are altering attendance data, possibly to improve their appearance on state report cards.

Ohio has been a key swing state in the last three presidential races. As with many elections, there are reports of stolen yard signs and clashes between supporters of the candidates at rallies.