COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – This week on The Spectrum:
- Guilty verdicts in the largest corruption trial in Ohio history as former House Speaker Larry Householder and former chairman of the Ohio Republican Party were convicted of federal racketeering charges this week.
“This is a victory for all Ohioans,” said Kenneth Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.
“It’s important to understand that what Larry Householder did was not OK,” said Ohio Rep. Brian Stewart (R-Ashville).
- One month after the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, lawmakers grilled Norfolk Southern’s CEO on Capitol Hill.
“This company has failed to do its job over and over and over,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
“This is an industry that enjoys special subsidies that almost no industry enjoys,” said Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio).
Why lawmakers are now calling for more regulation for the entire rail industry.
- A central Ohio veteran was dragged out of his wheelchair and jailed for three days. What led to his arrest and why the deputies involved may end up in court.
- Republican strategist Matt Dole and President and CEO of Innovation Ohio Desiree Tims join the roundtable to discuss the Householder verdict and what could come next.