Former Ohio Gov. John Gilligan dies at 92

CINCINNATI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Former Ohio Gov. John Gilligan, father of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, died Monday. He was 92.

Poll finds most in Ohio don't want Gov. Kasich to be president

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Ohio voters have little enthusiasm for a presidential run by Gov. John Kasich, a poll released Friday indicated.

Ohio death row inmate apparently hangs self

CLEVELAND, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- An Ohio man convicted of stabbing his neighbor to death with scissors was found hanged in his cell Sunday, days before his scheduled execution, officials said.

The Issue: Texas in the spotlight; other states enact abortion laws

While the eyes of the nation were on Texas' abortion debate and filibuster, laws affecting abortion access went into effect without much national hoopla.
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Man who raped and killed baby seeks mercy

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 2 (UPI) -- Lawyers for an Ohio man facing execution for raping and killing his girlfriend's baby daughter in 1998 asked the state parole board Tuesday to spare his life.
N.J. to use U.S. money to expand Medicaid

N.J. to use U.S. money to expand Medicaid

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Christie, a sharp critic of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, says he wants New Jersey to get federal dollars to expand Medicaid after all.
Fla. U-turn: Yes to Obama Medicaid option

Fla. U-turn: Yes to Obama Medicaid option

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Scott, a sharp critic of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, says he wants Florida to participate in an optional part of the law after all.

Gulfport Energy takes on more Utica shale

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- More than 21,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day are expected to come from the Utica shale play in Ohio given new acreage, said Gulfport Energy Corp.

Ohio tax proposal irks energy hawks

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- An energy group objected to a push by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to raise taxes on oil and gas drillers, though the state says it's in line with economic reality.

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Hitler-Obama link draws fire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Debe Terhar, president of Ohio's board of education, removed her Facebook page after comparisons between Adolf Hitler and President Barack Obama were posted.

Strickland won't make Ohio governor bid

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Ted Strickland said Tuesday he won't run against Ohio Gov. John Kasich next year to get his old job back.

Ohio gov. commutes fat inmate's execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich Monday commuted the death sentence of a killer who cited his obesity as a reason to be spared, saying he didn't get an adequate defense.

Clemency recommended for 480-lb. inmate

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Ohio Parole Board voted to recommend clemency for 480-pound death row inmate Ronald Post, who contends he is too fat to be executed.
Kasich predicts Ohio victory for Romney

Kasich predicts Ohio victory for Romney

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he expects results in his swing state to be known fairly quickly after polls close, despite the tightness of the presidential race.
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