The Oberlin Review

Kasich’s Opioid Regulations Backfire

Jackie Brant, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2017

Every five hours, someone overdoses on heroin in Ohio. One in every nine deaths from heroin overdoses in the U.S. occurs in Ohio, leading the nation. In Lorain County, approximately 140 people died from heroin overdoses in 2016, according to The Chronicle-Telegram. On the other hand, according to The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio has lower rates of oxycodone and hydrocodone overdoses than many other states. Oxycodone and hydrocodone are prescription opioids, usually distributed in pill form. These painkillers are closely linked to heroin and can have similar effects on users when abused. While the relatively low rates of oxycodone and hydrocodone overdoses in Ohio are seemingly positive statistics, these low rates could be rel...

Local Planned Parenthood to Remain Active After Budget Cuts

Harrison Wollman

February 26, 2016

Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed a bill to cut funding for Ohio’s Planned Parenthood Clinics. House Bill 294 prevents the state from funding health organizations that perform or promote abortions. This action will block about $1.3 million in grants that Planned Parenthood would normally receive from Ohio’s Department of Health. While the bill has yet to be made into law, Diego Espino, the vice president of community engagement for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, expects the repercussions from the signing to extend to local levels. When asked how the Lorain County Planned Parenthood branch would specifically be affected, Espino explained that while a large majority of the day-to-day functions will...

Members of the Oberlin College Democrats, College junior Nora Brickner, College first-year Eli Hovland and College sophomore Jack Benson work on a resolution opposing a provision in an Ohio bill over spring break during a J Street U conference in Washington, D.C. The provision, which opponents claimed would make it more difficult for out-of-state students to vote, was line-item vetoed by Governor John Kasich on Wednesday.

Governor Vetoes Out-of-State Student Voting Provision

April 3, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, line-item vetoed a provision in a transportation bill this Wednesday — a provision that some argued would, if put into effect, create unnecessary barriers to voting for out-of-state students. The Oberlin College Democrats, joining in the push to remove this provision from the bill, wrote a resolution in opposition that Student Senate unanimously endorsed over spring break. “The reality is that we live here, and we deserve to have our say, and that shouldn’t...

Governor Kasich Faces Challenge with Democrat FitzGerald

Madeline Stocker, News Editor

March 9, 2014

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald arrived at Oberlin last Thursday, addressing an audience of students, faculty and community members in regards to his candidacy. FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate, is attempting to unseat Ohio Governor John Kasich in the 2014 gubernatorial race. “Oberlin has a reputation that’s as long as any university in the country in terms of civic activism,” FitzGerald said in an interview with The Morning Journal. Joining him onstage were Janet Garrett, write-in candidate for the fourth congressional district and State Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Ohio. Both executives expressed support for FitzGerald, describing him as a figure capable of bringing much needed change to Ohio, with specif...

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