Abortion providers and support groups are reporting delays in seeing patients and higher demand for help. (Gloria Rebecca Gomez/States Newsroom)

As Ohio votes on ballot threshold, western Pa. abortion providers brace for influx of patients

BY: - August 8, 2023

“We believe Ohioans will resoundingly vote in favor of reproductive freedom in November, like voters [in] nearly every other state that has had abortion on the ballot since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade,” Espinoza said.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — JUNE 26: Unni Shreram, a 19-year-old junior at Ohio State University from Dublin, June 26, 2023, at the Ohio Union in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Graham Stokes for Ohio Capital Journal)

‘How are you supposed to finance that?’ Ohio college students face barriers to abortion access

BY: and - July 5, 2023

Cost, distance, and lack of transportation are unique challenges college students face when it comes to abortion access and reproductive health care.

Pharmacy Shelves

Feds expand probe into new layer of drug middlemen

BY: - June 21, 2023

The companies have been accused of driving up the prices of prescription medication.


Happy Pride Month. Bully GOP lawmakers are fixated on assaulting our community | David DeWitt

BY: - June 8, 2023

Theirs is a campaign of fear, hate, and intimidation, meant to dismantle 50 years of progress.

Ohio AG on bathroom policies: Law does not protect ‘subjective preferences’ of trans people

BY: - May 31, 2023

It comes after Ohio GOP lawmakers introduced a bill banning transgender students from using the bathroom and locker room that aligns with their gender identity.

Pharmacy Shelves

PBMs are modern-day drug price gangsters and must be held accountable | Opinion

BY: - April 27, 2023

By Sara Sirota In March, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a groundbreaking lawsuit challenging the coercive tactics of the shadowy, modern-day health care mafia known as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). You may not have heard of PBMs before, but they play a critical role in controlling which medications your insurer covers. While that may […]


Student hunger is pervasive in Ohio. Here’s how officials are trying to fight it

BY: - April 6, 2023

Schools do what they can to make sure food is available for students, but they can’t eliminate that stigma that puts kids into 'categories.'

Aerial view of the train derailment wreckage in East Palestine. (Screenshot from NTSB B-roll recorded Feb. 5, 2023)

What Norfolk Southern’s accident reports say about the company and industry

BY: - February 27, 2023

Norfolk Southern has seen 163.6 derailments and 2.9 hazardous material releases per year on average, according to federal data.


LGBTQ kids need protection from bullies and violence, not adults targeting and bullying them too

BY: - January 26, 2023

LGBTQ people and our allies have to be constantly vocal and vigilant in standing up against the bullies. We are funnier, smarter, and stronger than them.

Sculpture of dying Shawnee chief Tecumseh by Ferdinand Pettrich. Photo from the National Portrait Gallery.

Tecumseh, the war for the Northwest Territory, and how it changed the nation | Opinion

BY: - October 7, 2022

The defeat and destruction of the Erie led to Ohio country becoming devoid of many significant, permanent Indigenous inhabitants.

Medical staff tend to a COVID-19 patient. Courtesy of University Hospitals

Study: More Republicans than Democrats likely died of COVID-19

BY: - October 5, 2022

Research shows that there were 14,146 vaccine-preventable deaths in Pennsylvania.


Ohio GOP’s attempted erasure of a 10-year-old rape victim is sick and disturbed | Opinion

BY: - July 15, 2022

This is a matter of basic human decency, good faith and sensitivity on the most fundamental level of society.