Twenty-one Ohio officials have been permanently banned from traveling to Russia, per a list published by the country's Foreign Ministry.
State of play: The Russian travel ban applies to Ohio's entire delegation to Congress, including local Reps. Mike Carey (R-Columbus), Joyce Beatty (D-Columbus) and Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville).
A proposed change to city law would require Columbus police officers to publicly display their name tags and badge numbers while on duty.
Ohio Democrats are seeking a constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights should Roe v. Wade be overturned.
Why it matters: The constitutional amendment would override Republican efforts to restrict abortion access and put the question before voters.
Driving the news: Just over 20% of registered Ohio voters cast ballots in this week's primary election, which also featured congressional races and local initiatives.
Abortion access in Ohio may be impacted by the U.S. Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe v. Wade.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine successfully fended off a GOP primary challenge and will face former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley this November in his quest for another term.
The primary election is almost upon us and Monday's the last day to cast an early ballot.
Details: The Franklin County Board of Elections, at 1700 Morse Road, has voting today from 8am-2pm.
- If you have an absentee ballot at home, it must be postmarked today in order to count.
- Another option is dropping off the ballot to the board of elections by 7:30pm tomorrow.
Columbus ranks No. 77 out of the country's 100 largest cities for sustainability, according to a recent study by WalletHub.
Why it matters: With a goal to be carbon neutral by 2050, Columbus has plenty of work to do before securing a top spot on the greenest cities ranking.
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