Judge Says Columbus Police Ran ‘Amok’; Restricts Use Of Force

By Catherine Whelan, NPR. -

A federal judge has ordered police in Columbus, Ohio, to stop using force including tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets against nonviolent protesters, ruling that officers ran "amok" during [...]

Ohio Students Sit-in To Demand University Cut Ties With Police

By Graeme Massie, The Independent. -

Students at Ohio State staged a sit-in protest and demanded that the university cut ties with Columbus Police in the wake of the killing of Ma’Khia Bryant. The protest took place one day after [...]

Group That Won School-Funding Suit Now Challenging Private School Vouchers

By Darrel Rowland, Columbus Dispatch. -

The same coalition that successfully sued the state a generation ago over an unconstitutional school-funding system now is putting together a new lawsuit challenging the legality of Ohio’s school [...]

Solidarity With Ohio prisoners

By Martha Grevatt, Workers World. -

Over 200 people demonstrated outside the state prison in Marion, Ohio, May 2 to protest the conditions inside and demand prisoners who meet certain criteria be released. The prison drew national [...]

Physicians Demonstrate Support For Targeted Health Department Director

By Jane Morice, Cleveland.com. -

Columbus, Ohio - The Physicians Action Network held a socially distanced demonstration Sunday at the Ohio Statehouse, showing their support for Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy [...]

73 Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19 At One Ohio Prison

By Catherine Garcia, The Week. -

The COVID-19 coronavirus is hitting prisons in Ohio hard, especially the Marion Correctional Institution, where 73 percent of the inmate population has tested positive for the virus. The Ohio [...]

Refusing To Fund Our Own Destruction

By Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Otherwords.org -

I spent the summer of 2015 knocking on doors across Cincinnati. As a rising college sophomore, I’d joined a group called Ohio Citizen Action to canvass for my community and the planet. That year, [...]

Lake Erie Just Won The Same Legal Rights As People

By Sigal Samuel, Vox.com -

It started in a pub. A handful of people, hunched over beers in Toledo, Ohio, were talking about a water crisis that had plagued the city in 2014. The pollution of Lake Erie had gotten so bad [...]

Enbridge Gas Pipeline Explodes In Ohio

By Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch.com -

A natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge exploded in Noble County, Ohio at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Monday. At least two people were reportedly injured and two homes are believed to have been [...]

Columbus, OH: Rally To End ODRC #PrisonStrike Retaliation

By Pittsburgh Anarchist Black Cross, Itsgoingdown.org -

On Friday November 16th, activists from across Ohio and Pennsylvania collaborated for an action outside the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) Central Office in Columbus. The [...]

Supreme Court Allows Purging Voter Registration For Nonvoters Who Do Not Respond To Mail

By Staff, Demos.org -

WASHINGTON – In a 5-4 ruling in Husted v. APRI, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld an Ohio voter purge practice that removes infrequent voters from the registration rolls. The decision creates a [...]

Columbus Activists Turn Out To Support ‘Black Pride 4’ Protesters During Sentencing

By Prince Shakur, Injusticetoday.com -

On March 13, roughly two dozen community activists and supporters gathered outside a courtroom in Franklin County Municipal Court to support four young activists accused of disrupting last June’s [...]

Lifeline Program Changes Could Cut Low-Cost Internet For Thousands In Ohio

By Julie Washington, Cleveland.com -

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A federal program that helps low-income people afford internet service in their homes is in the Federal Communications Commission's crosshairs. Under changes the FCC recently [...]

Ohio Overturns Ban On Cities Keeping Them From Voting Against Fracking

By Ruth Milka, nationofchange.org -

By Ruth Milka for Nation of Change - In a great victory for environmentalists and the people of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court struck down a provision that restricted citizen’s efforts to vote [...]

Fossil Fuel Allies Are Tearing Apart Ohio’s Embrace Of Clean Energy

By Brad Wieners and David Hasemyer, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Brad Wieners and David Hasemyer for Inside Climate Change - COLUMBUS, Ohio—On March 30, Bill Seitz, a charismatic Republican, took to the floor of the Ohio House to make a case for gutting a [...]

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