Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who is facing widespread calls to resign in the wake his recent blackface scandal, drew even more ire on social media Sunday for referring to the first Africans brought to his state as “indentured servants.” While talking about the 400th anniversary of the first Africans’ arrival to his state, he attempted to […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Mike DeWine took the official oath of office to become Ohio’s 70th governor during a private ceremony just after midnight at his Cedarville farm, but was publically inaugurated at the Ohio statehouse on Monday. DeWine, 72, was sworn in by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Judge Pat Dewine, with a hand […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – President Donald Trump publicly endorsed candidate Mike DeWine in Ohio’s gubernatorial race while criticizing his Democratic opponent. He tweeted that DeWine, the state’s Republican attorney general, would make “a great Governor for the People of Ohio.” In a follow-up tweet, the president compared Democratic nominee Richard Cordray to U.S. Senator Elizabeth […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Former Cleveland mayor and U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich made his first public appearance in Massillon since filing paperwork indicating his intentions to join the race to become Ohio’s next governor. Kucinich appeared Tuesday morning at Affinity Medical Center to show support for efforts towards saving the hospital. The Democrat filed with the Ohio Secretary of […]

CLEVELAND — “Is it too late to enter the Ohio governor’s race?” Jerry Springer asked Cleveland Democrats gathered in a state lawmaker’s home last week. Springer, a former Cincinnati mayor and tabloid talk show host, wanted feedback from Sen. Sandra Williams, a leader in the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party; and Democratic Reps. Janine Boyd and […]

CLEVELAND– Ohio Gov. John Kasich was in Cleveland on Tuesday to sign a bill to protect the health of Lake Erie. The news conference was held at the Great Lakes Science Center. Kasich was joined by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Craig Butler and Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority President and CEO Will Friedman. “We’re paying […]

  U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci of Northeast Ohio on Monday filed paperwork to run for governor, hoping his status as a self-made businessman and state government outsider can help him win over President Donald Trump’s voters. Renacci visited WKYC Monday morning to speak with reporter Tiffany Tarpley on his run for governor. See what he had to […]

Ohio Gov. John Kasich warned Tuesday that Ohio was “on the verge of a recession.” Kasich made the remarks in an address to Ohio House members, laying the groundwork for what might be a more austere two-year budget proposal next month, Gongwer News Service reported. Income and sales tax flowing to state coffers are below […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is now responding after sexually aggressive remarks made by Donald Trump in 2005 surfaced yesterday. The footage is of Trump bragging about being able to grope women and trying to have sex with a married woman during a 2005 taping for “Access Hollywood.” Kasich’s statement is as follows: “Nothing that […]

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced a major transportation project for Cleveland Wednesday. The announcement is that the I-480 Valley View Bridge project has been accelerated by two years. According to a release from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the bridge carries an estimated 180,000 vehicles across the Cuyahoga River daily. The 4,100-foot twin-bridge […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio– House Bill 60, also known as Goddard’s Law, is now on the books. The man for whom it was named, our own Dick Goddard, stood at the side of Ohio Governor John Kasich Monday afternoon as the bill was signed into law. “It’s wonderful; if it’s the last thing I do of any […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Even after going to Columbus as governor, George Voinovich couldn’t help showing off Cleveland. Sen. George Voinovich died in his home Sunday at the age of 79. He returned to show off the waterfront rail line and other city assets to travel and tour writers in an effort to promote the city […]