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Koehler doesn’t meet signature requirement needed for 2021 mayoral race, BOE says

Vice Mayor Smitherman will not run for mayor in 2021

P.G. Sittenfeld announces decision on 2021 mayoral race

Potential candidate drops out of race for Cincinnati Mayor

  P.G. Sittenfeld: ‘This is not an organized crime case involving cartels, gangs or the mob’

Amy Acton contemplating Senate run as she steps away from current role

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Scientist, entrepreneur launches campaign for Cincinnati mayor

  ‘Partisan gridlock’: Ohio Senator Rob Portman announces he won’t run again

Gov. DeWine urges President Biden to further supply vaccine, federal funding to Ohio

Pence reflects on time in office during Indiana visit following inauguration

2 Ohio National Guard members flagged by FBI, removed from inauguration

Aftab Pureval running for Cincinnati mayor

  P.G. Sittenfeld: Feds misstated facts, made ‘unfairly prejudicial statements’

Last month, Sittenfeld asked a judge to throw out all the federal corruption charges against him.

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for President Trump’s removal

“We must hold the president accountable for inciting this attack on our country,” said Sen. Brown in a statement.

  Mason City Councilman attended violent US Capitol protest: ‘Very disheartening because it was such a great event’

The protest left a woman dead and sent shockwaves through the American political system.

  Local leaders respond as protesters swarm US Capitol: ‘This is an embarrassment’

Leaders in the Tri-State are posting about the protesters that breached the Capitol.

Mitch McConnell votes ‘to respect the people’s decision’

  DeWine signs ‘stand your ground’ bill into law — with reservations

  New Hamilton County Commissioner sworn in during drive-through ceremony Saturday

  P.G. Sittenfeld asks judge to throw out federal corruption charges

Ohio House passes change to ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

  Liz Keating appointed to P.G. Sittenfeld’s Cincinnati City Council seat

Wendell Young formally announces candidacy for Cincinnati mayor

Preservation of the city charter and addressing racial inequities are key issues, he says

Cincinnati City Solicitor’s Office dismisses lawsuit seeking to remove Jeff Pastor from office

An attorney for the five Republican voters who filed the suit was not surprised

Wendell Young running for Cincinnati mayor, campaign rep says

He will make a formal announcement regarding his candidacy within the next few days, a campaign representative says

  Articles of impeachment filed again over Gov. Mike DeWine’s COVID-19 restrictions

Rep. John Becker said in a news release that he was joined in the effort by Republican Representatives Keller, Vitale, and Zeltwanger.

’Clean up Council’: David Mann calls for commission after 3 council members arrested on federal corruption charges

'We have a crisis unlike any I have seen in all my years of service to the city'

  Ohio Attorney General asks Supreme Court to begin suspension proceedings against P.G. Sittenfeld

Sittenfeld is accused of taking $40,000 in bribes that went into a political action committee (PAC) he secretly controlled, prosecutors wrote in his indictment.

Ohio Attorney General asks Chris Seelbach to apologize for comments about U.S. Attorney

The state's top lawyer says U.S. Attorney David DeVillers is a career federal prosecutor'with a sterling, apolitical record. To accuse him of political motivations is utterly unsupported by DeVillers' long record

Smitherman: I’m reconsidering running for mayor

This comes a day after the third council member so far this year was arrested on bribery and other federal charges related to the public office they serve.

Ohio lawmaker, voters sue to remove Jeff Pastor from office

Pastor's attorney declined comment

  Sundermann, Landsman propose reforms after 2 council members accused of taking bribes

“Cincinnati is quickly gaining a reputation as a corrupt city,” Sundermann said.

Cincinnati’s vice mayor calls for charter change to remove council members charged with a felony

This comes after two council members, Tamaya Dennard and Jeff Pastor, were accused in the past year of taking bribes from developers

  Joe Biden supporters gather at Washington Park

Those who came out to the park say it’s disheartening how divided our nation has become over the years.

Impromptu celebration for Joe Biden held in Washington Park

Attendees were asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and “be ready to celebrate.”

Several GOP Hamilton County judges swept out by Democrats

Two incumbent Republican judges held onto their seats: Melba Marsh and Amy Searcy

  Joe Deters wins seventh term for Hamilton County prosecutor

Deters, 63, is the longest-serving prosecutor in the county’s history

  Election 2020: When will we know who wins Ohio?

Ohioans could learn who carries the state in the 2020 presidential election by Tuesday night. It could also take weeks.

  Know before you vote: Election Day in the Tri-State

Here is everything you need to know before voting on Election Day.

Election Day freebies, deals and discounts

Here's how you can score some free Krispy Kreme, McDonald's baked items and Tim Horton's coffee

FirstEnergy fires CEO, VPs after 2 plead guilty in nuclear bailout scandal

A company internal review related to the government investigations determined they 'violated certain FirstEnergy policies and its code of conduct,' First Energy said in a news release.

2 plead guilty in Ohio nuclear bailout scandal

The guilty pleas come as part of a federal racketeering investigation into alleged bribes to ensure the passage of a billion-dollar bailout of two failing Ohio nuclear power plants.

How the presidential election will impact your wallet

Social Security and taxes are big topics ahead of the election.

Hamilton County sets records for early voting, mail-in ballots

Voters also can vote at their polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 3

Trump, Biden hit battleground Pennsylvania amid pandemic

The final days of the campaign are crystalizing the starkly different approaches Trump and Biden have taken to address the worst public health crisis in a century — with risks for each candidate.

One-on-one with Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, Senator Kamala Harris

Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee spent the afternoon in Cleveland, just 10 days before the election.

  Thousands drive around I-275 loop for second Trump caravan parade

Thousands of people drove around the I-275 loop Saturday for the second caravan Trump parade.

  Butler County Auditor at odds with the state

Butler County is wrapping up its 2020 revaluation process, and the county auditor is at odds with the state when it comes to property values.

Second I-275 Trump caravan parade planned for Saturday

The next 275 Trump caravan parade is planned for Saturday.

Butler County sheriff’s offer to help celebrities leave U.S. if Trump is reelected goes viral: ‘I’ll even help them pack’

'These are mostly the same people who don’t like police, that doesn’t like first responders. I hope you do leave'

President Trump returning to Ohio for ‘Make America Great Again’ rally

The Saturday event is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

Ohioans not impacted by Iran, Russia obtaining U.S. voter registration records, election chief says

Russia and Iran have obtained U.S. voting registration information, the government’s national intelligence director said at a rare news conference Wednesday night

  VP Mike Pence speaks at Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport

He is scheduled to hold a “Make America Great Again!” rally at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati’s East End.

  Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

One week since returning to the campaign trail, where his handling of the pandemic is a central issue to voters, Trump blasted his government’s own scientists for their criticism of his performance.

VP Mike Pence to campaign in Cincinnati this week

He is scheduled to hold a “Make America Great Again!” rally at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati’s East End on Wednesday.

‘I love Graeter’s.’ Ivanka Trump stops for ice cream in Cincinnati after speech

Daughter of President Donald Trump, Ivanka stopped by Graeter's Ice Cream in Mariemont after she gave a speech at Ault Park supporting her father.

Ivanka Trump announces campaign stop in Cincinnati

Trump's stop in the Queen City will come 18 days before the Nov. 3 general election in which Ohio again figures to play a decisive role.

  More profanity-filled political signs appearing in Mason

The Mason Police Department said they have received several calls about the profanity on the signs.

Election 2020: Why does the order of candidates change on Ohio ballots?

If you have talked with others who have voted already in Ohio, you might have discovered all ballots are not the same.

Voters to decide on two Ky. constitutional amendments

Amendment 1 would provide greater constitutional rights for crime victims in the state, while Amendment 2 deals with term limits for Commonwealth’s attorneys and district court judges.

  Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Union Terminal in Cincinnati

The event was not open to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  Residents of a Mason neighborhood aren’t happy with ‘expletive Trump’ sign

One person said the sign used to be on the ground but someone complained, so the homeowner put it on the roof so no one could touch it.

Cincinnati-area Republican official to Michigan governor after foiled kidnapping plot. ‘Your actions have caused this’

A day after the FBI revealed a foiled plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor, a suburban Cincinnati politician blamed the governor, saying she was “responsible for this.”

Ohio voter registration closes October 5

The deadline is fast approaching to register to vote in the general election.

Ohio Gov. DeWine to President Trump following debate: ‘Great job’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine used his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night to let President Donald Trump know how he thought the Republican incumbent handled the debate.

Ohio AG files lawsuit to block subsidies for nuclear plants

House Bill 6 would create subsidies for two northern Ohio nuclear plants at the center of the scandal.

  COVID-19 pandemic could have lasting impacts on political campaigns, professor says

Campaigns have changed a bit because of the pandemic and those changes could be here to stay.

President Trump speaks at ‘Fighting for the American Worker’ Ohio events

President Trump spoke in Vandalia and Toledo

President Trump to make stops in Dayton, Toledo areas next week

The “Great American Comeback Event” will take place in Swanton near Toledo, according to the campaign website

Cincinnati Councilman Jeff Pastor misses meetings, requests privacy after family has ‘traumatic experience’

The announcement came after FOX19 NOW requested documents from the council clerk Tuesday showing Jeff Pastor's attendance since council returned from summer break

  Elected officials, organizers of Trump event in Butler County dispute concerns it could be mass COVID-19 spreader

'They weren't there to be the mask police. Anybody who is complaining about anything obviously just doesn’t like the President.'

  Large crowd gathers at rally for President Trump in Ross Township

Large crowd gathered at a rally for President Trump in Ross Township Sunday.

  Thousands gather at ’rolling rally’ for President Trump

Thousands gathered Saturday morning for a ‘rolling rally’ in support of President Trump.

VP Mike Pence to make campaign stop in Ohio next week

According to the campaign for President Donald Trump, Pence will make a stop Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds for a “Workers for Trump” event.

Ohio lawmakers pass bill limiting Gov. DeWine’s power to change elections, close houses of worship

'This legislation eliminates possible confusion and will ensure Ohioans are able to cast their ballots in-person on Election Day'

Facing federal charges, Rep. Larry Householder shows up for work at the Ohio Statehouse

Rep. Larry Householder, the former Ohio Speaker of the House, showed up at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, took his spot among the general assembly and worked his way through a busy day of legislating.

Rand Paul blasts ’idiots’ who ’attacked’ him near White House

Sen. Rand Paul said he was “attacked by an angry mob” after leaving the White House following the Republican National Convention.

McConnell-McGrath debate may not happen

There’s a growing possibility that Kentucky’s two major U.S. Senate candidates will not debate face-to-face this fall.

Voting groups sue over Ohio’s absentee ballot signature matching

A lawsuit a little over a month before absentee voting begins in Ohio is not the solution, says a spokeswoman for Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

House speaker squashes ‘imprudent’ effort to impeach Gov. DeWine

The impeachment legislation was co-sponsored by a Mason Republican.