Ohio Public Radio

Reporter

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 througheTech 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 EditionAll Things Considered and Marketplace

Every weekday, the Statehouse News Bureau produces in-depth news reports forOhio'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. 

Ways to Connect

State of Ohio

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s depiction of African-American communities drew a harsh rebuke today from Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Marcia Fudge.

Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

There’s a new tool for Apple users who want to know more about Ohio’s history in presidential elections – and its role in the upcoming one. 

wksu

There may be no more "Golden Week" when  Ohioans can register and cast ballots at the same time, if a ruling by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati shortening Ohio’s early voting period holds up.

WCBE Files

The anti-abortion group leader who also heads the state medical board says he will recuse himself from voting on a complaint involving three abortion providers he has publicly criticized.

Michelle Faust WCPN

Two of the protesters with the group that burned the American flag outside the Republican National Convention were arraigned today.

wksu

Two days after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke in Youngstown about terrorism, Democratic rival Hillary Clinton was in Cleveland talking about taxes and job creation.

Some Ohio preschools will lose state funding due to a new rule change by the state agency that administers the funds. 

Ohio Public Radio

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland is calling for a halt to the creation of private, for-profit charter schools. 

A Marysville-based lawn products maker has made an unusual purchase. 

Ohio Public Radio

The state plans to appeal Friday's order from a federal district judge that blocks a state law intended to divert public money from Planned Parenthood.

Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio)

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Ted Strickland is apologizing after suggesting that the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was fortunate timing.

Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio)

The recent petition signature filing by Ohio Libertarians to get their party's presidential candidate on the statewide ballot raises questions about how it was done.

Ohio Public Radio

Libertarians trying to get presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Ohio's ballot have submitted signatures for  Charlie Earl - a failed 2014 gubernatorial candidate.

Ohio Public Radio

A federal appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments today on Ohio's voting laws.

Ohio Public Radio

During his campaign stop at the convention center in Columbus yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized fire marshals.

Ohio Public Radio

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine held a rally at Fort Hayes yesterday, one day before Republican nominee Donald Trump's scheduled appearance in Columbus.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he's focused on backing his party's congressional candidates this fall and won't talk about supporting a presidential candidate.

Ohio Department of Education officials are asking a Franklin County judge to force the state's largest online charter school operator to turn over attendance data to determine state funding.

ohiosenate.gov

Medical marijuana becomes legal in Ohio in September, but questions are being raised about the constitutionality of minority business set-asides in the legislation. 

Ohio’s largest online charter school is firing back against state officials who say they don’t have enough information to perform an attendance audit.

Pages