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Execution of Ohio death row inmate stopped over organ donor issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich stepped in Wednesday to postpone the execution of Ronald Phillips so it can be determined if the inmate can donate his "non-vital" organs.

Democratic governor says Obamacare critics should 'take a deep breath'

WASHINGON, D.C., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich says the Obama administration needs to find a way to develop bipartisan support for the Affordable Care Act.
Ohio board approves Medicaid expansion

Ohio board approves Medicaid expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Republican legislators and anti-abortion activists sued Tuesday to block the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to expand Medicaid.

Harry Mitts Jr., who killed neighbor, cop executed in Ohio prison

LUCASVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- After spending nearly 20 years in prison for killing his neighbor and a police officer, Harry Mitts Jr. was executed Wednesday, Ohio prison officials said.

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.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

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.
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