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Laura A. Bischoff

Laura Bischoff has worked for the Dayton Daily News since 1995 and focuses on state and federal government. She has been assigned to the Statehouse bureau since 2001 and has broken stories on the public pension funds, Ohio State University, Ohio Medicaid and politicians of all stripes.  Her work has earned her a number of state and national reporting honors.  Prior to her current assignment, Bischoff worked as a business reporter and covered Dayton city hall. She previously covered local government for the Flint (Mich.) Journal.  Bischoff was raised in Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  She lives in Worthington with her husband and two sons.

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Ohio Governor’s Race: Who is Mike DeWine?
 If you don’t know who Mike DeWine is, perhaps you’re new to Ohio. For more than four decades, the Republican has been a fixture of Ohio politics: local prosecutor, state lawmaker, lieutenant governor, member of Congress and state attorney general. Now the 71-year-old Cedarville resident wants to cap off his career with Ohio governor...

Posted: 6 hours ago

If you don’t know who Mike DeWine is, perhaps you’re new to Ohio. For more than four decades, the Republican has been a fixture of Ohio politics: local prosecutor, state lawmaker, lieutenant governor, member of Congress and state attorney general. Now the 71-year-old Cedarville resident wants to cap off his career with Ohio governor...
Ohio governor race: Who is Richard Cordray?
 For all but four of the past 28 years, Republicans have held a firm grip on the Ohio governor’s office. Democrat Richard Cordray wants to break that streak. Less than a year ago, Cordray jumped into the race for Ohio governor, elbowed out other contenders and grabbed 62.2 percent of the vote in a six-way primary. He is running for governor...

Posted: 6 hours ago

For all but four of the past 28 years, Republicans have held a firm grip on the Ohio governor’s office. Democrat Richard Cordray wants to break that streak. Less than a year ago, Cordray jumped into the race for Ohio governor, elbowed out other contenders and grabbed 62.2 percent of the vote in a six-way primary. He is running for governor...
New poll shows close governor race ahead of Wednesday’s Dayton debate
 Heading into the first debate in the governor’s race Wednesday at the University of Dayton, the race between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine is a close one, according to a new poll. The two candidates will debate at 7 p.m. at the University of Dayton — an event hosted by the university. Cox Media Group Ohio...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Heading into the first debate in the governor’s race Wednesday at the University of Dayton, the race between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine is a close one, according to a new poll. The two candidates will debate at 7 p.m. at the University of Dayton — an event hosted by the university. Cox Media Group Ohio...
Marijuana operator gets go-ahead for Yellow Springs grow site
 Cresco Labs got the go-ahead Friday from state officials to begin growing medical marijuana at its facility in Yellow Springs, the company said. The Ohio Department of Commerce signed off on the certificate of operations for the large-scale cultivation facility. Cresco plans to grow more than 30 strains of cannabis for medical marijuana patients...

Posted: 4 days ago

Cresco Labs got the go-ahead Friday from state officials to begin growing medical marijuana at its facility in Yellow Springs, the company said. The Ohio Department of Commerce signed off on the certificate of operations for the large-scale cultivation facility. Cresco plans to grow more than 30 strains of cannabis for medical marijuana patients...
Libertarians threaten legal action to get into governor debates
 The Libertarian Party of Ohio is threatening to take legal action against organizers of gubernatorial debates that exclude Libertarian Travis Irvine and Green Party candidate Constance Gadell-Newton. Related: Dayton to host first governor debate at UD Attorneys for the LPO sent complaints this week to the University of Dayton, Cleveland State...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Libertarian Party of Ohio is threatening to take legal action against organizers of gubernatorial debates that exclude Libertarian Travis Irvine and Green Party candidate Constance Gadell-Newton. Related: Dayton to host first governor debate at UD Attorneys for the LPO sent complaints this week to the University of Dayton, Cleveland State...
Governor candidate Cordray wants to reduce standardized tests in Ohio schools
 Democrat Richard Cordray wants to chop back on standardized testing, add on-site school health services and put for-profit charter schools out of business. Cordray and his runningmate Betty Sutton unveiled their K-12 education plan at a press conference in Columbus on Wednesday. Classrooms are over-regulated and students face too many mandatory...

Posted: 6 days ago

Democrat Richard Cordray wants to chop back on standardized testing, add on-site school health services and put for-profit charter schools out of business. Cordray and his runningmate Betty Sutton unveiled their K-12 education plan at a press conference in Columbus on Wednesday. Classrooms are over-regulated and students face too many mandatory...
What is State Issue 1 on the Ohio ballot this fall?
 Ohio voters this fall will decide State Issue 1, a proposed constitutional amendment that is being bankrolled by billionaires including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, Nicholas and Susan Pritzker of San Francisco and George Soros’ Open Society Policy Center. The Yes on Issue 1 campaign received $4.5 million...

Posted: 8 days ago

Ohio voters this fall will decide State Issue 1, a proposed constitutional amendment that is being bankrolled by billionaires including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, Nicholas and Susan Pritzker of San Francisco and George Soros’ Open Society Policy Center. The Yes on Issue 1 campaign received $4.5 million...
Your questions answered about Ohio’s medical marijuana law
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Posted: 9 days ago

AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable, Parkinson’s disease, positive...
Costs, delays frustrate those waiting on Ohio’s medical pot rollout
 Ohio’s drawn-out process for getting its medical marijuana program off the ground has frustrated some local residents who are wondering when the drug will finally become available and what it will cost when it does. “I would speculate that a lot of people are not going to be able to use it just because of the cost factor,&rdquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

Ohio’s drawn-out process for getting its medical marijuana program off the ground has frustrated some local residents who are wondering when the drug will finally become available and what it will cost when it does. “I would speculate that a lot of people are not going to be able to use it just because of the cost factor,&rdquo...
Lawsuits, delays push back medical pot launch
 Ohio’s medical marijuana program was supposed to be “fully operational” by this weekend — dispensaries open, patients registered, labs operating. But lawsuits, construction delays and other problems piled up, and the Sept. 8 deadline carved into Ohio law passed on Saturday without a single legal bud being available...

Posted: 11 days ago

Ohio’s medical marijuana program was supposed to be “fully operational” by this weekend — dispensaries open, patients registered, labs operating. But lawsuits, construction delays and other problems piled up, and the Sept. 8 deadline carved into Ohio law passed on Saturday without a single legal bud being available...
Dayton to host first governor debate at UD
 The University of Dayton will host the first of three debates between gubernatorial candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, the campaigns announced on Friday. The hour-long debate will be 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the University of Dayton. Cox Media Group Ohio will broadcast it live on WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio and stream it...

Posted: 11 days ago

The University of Dayton will host the first of three debates between gubernatorial candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, the campaigns announced on Friday. The hour-long debate will be 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the University of Dayton. Cox Media Group Ohio will broadcast it live on WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio and stream it...