The Republican leader of the Ohio Senate says it is too soon to say whether his chamber would vote before the end of the year on a bill that would ban abortions in the state after the first detectable heartbeat.
Senate President Tom Niehaus said Tuesday that a group of lawmakers he's convened continues to research the measure.
Ohio's top election official says opponents of the state's new election law do not have the signatures needed to get a ballot repeal question before voters next fall, though foes have another 10 days to submit more signatures.
Among other changes, the law shortens the swing state's early voting period.
Secretary of State Jon Husted's ruling on Monday comes after election officials reviewed the more than 333,000 signatures that opponents submitted in late September to put the law on hold.
The Ohio Supreme Court has denied a request to halt the Tuesday execution of a man who fatally shot his three sons while they slept in 1982.
The high court on Monday rejected Reginald Brooks' request just hours after a state appeals court denied his appeal for a chance to seek a new trial.
An attorney for the 66-year-old Brooks, of East Cleveland, had indicated earlier that a new-trial request was pending in U.S. District Court if the state appeal failed. A separate appeal was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.