Marty Schladen/Ohio Capital Journal
Marty Schladen has been a reporter for decades, working in Indiana, Texas and other places before returning to his native Ohio to work at The Columbus Dispatch in 2017 and then joining the Ohio Capital Journal in 2020. He's won state and national journalism awards for investigations into utility regulation, public corruption, the environment, prescription drug spending and other matters.
Theory vs. reality: The Dobbs ruling, abortion bans and women’s health
By: Marty Schladen/Ohio Capital Journal - October 17, 2022
When the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned abortion protections in Roe v. Wade, the majority wrote that it’s up to the states to decide whether to allow abortions, restrict them or to ban them altogether. In other words, the six justices were saying that the U.S. Constitution gives no more protections to people who […]
Study: More Republicans than Democrats likely died of COVID-19
By: Marty Schladen/Ohio Capital Journal - October 4, 2022
It’s already known that hundreds of thousands of Americans would still be alive if every eligible person had gotten vaccinated against COVID-19. Now new research strongly suggests that many more of those “excess deaths” in Ohio and Florida were among people with Republican voter registrations. It’s perhaps unsurprising that Republicans were more reluctant to get […]
‘14,000 attempts.’ Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders.
By: Marty Schladen/Ohio Capital Journal - July 30, 2020
As Congress argues over whether to continue the jobless aid at $600 a week or some fraction of that, out-of-work Americans are left to worry whether they can survive on state benefits that often are a small part of their normal pay.