Ohio House speaker waits to see if Kasich vetoes more bills


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is sitting down for a year-end briefing as he awaits potential additional vetoes from the governor, a fellow Republican.

Rosenberger’s Tuesday media briefing comes a day after Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) signed 17 bills into law.

One expands Ohio’s concealed-weapons law to allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares, though such places still could choose to prohibit such weapons.

Another measure would override local ordinances that regulate pet stores and requires the state’s agriculture director to license them.

Yet another law requires motorists to allow at least 3 feet of space when passing bicyclists on the road.

Kasich previously signed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks but vetoed another measure that would have banned abortions at the first detectable fetal heartbeat.