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Lawmakers continue to ignore health needs of Ohio mothers and children
Mother's Day is over for the year, but the health-care needs of working-class Ohio mothers and their children remain acute.
Mon May 20, 2013
Dems bet on Pillich beating Mandel for Ohio Treasurer in 2014
Connie Pillich, now serving her third term in the Ohio House of Representatives, announced Monday that she will take on one-term incumbent Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in 2014.
Ohio unemployment rate drops, but slowly
Ohio added 7,600 jobs in April, continuing a trend of frustratingly slow recovery, officials say.
Jones: Quest for Medicaid expansion doesn't let up
Groups supporting Georgia's expansion of Medicaid didn't fold their tents and wander off into the night when the General Assembly adjourned.
Sun May 19, 2013
The Madison Press
District to end year ahead of fiscal projections
Revenues for the 2013 fiscal year ending on June 30 totaled $18,591,323, while expenses fell to $17,830,982. Increases in property and income taxes, as well as state grants-in-aid, added to the revenue side.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Plain Dealer
What JobsOhio does with public money ought to be open to the scrutiny ...
Seven regional chambers of commerce and the state chamber want the General Assembly to clarify the auditing boundaries that pertain to JobsOhio , the quasi-private company that's heir to the former Ohio Department of Development.
State files civil lawsuit against area business
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he has filed a civil lawsuit against those connected to an Ohio business accused of selling synthetic drugs to customers.
Regional News Stories: Ohio Report Shows Huge Growth in Utica Shale Drilling
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Utica shale oil and gas production has grown over the past couple of years.
Regional News Stories: Ohio Unemployment Rate Ticks Down Slightly
The latest job numbers show a tick downwards again in the unemployment rate. But Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports it still hasn't dropped below a big low it hit in December.
Fri May 17, 2013
Reform Update: ACA foes, supporters trade volleys
Democrats and Republicans played another game of political tennis this week when House Republicans served up another vote to fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Democrats returned a litany of reasons why the 2010 law is good for Americans.
The need for dialogue about guns and violence
Back in February 2013, Bishop Thomas E. Breidenthal of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio encouraged a "diocesan conversation" about gun control with the "hope that in engaging this highly-charged topic, we might model the spiritual disciplines of respect, relentless self-questioning, and acknowledgment of what is of value in the arguments of ... (more)
April jobless stats show small dip in Ohio, 39 other states
Ohio was among the 40 states the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that saw a slight dip in unemployment.
Unemployment rate drops to 7 percent.
Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in April 2013, compared to 7.1 percent in March, according to data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Clyde gives state budget update in Kent
The Kent business community received an update on the current state of affairs in Columbus, mainly the state budget process, Thursday by State Rep.
Thu May 16, 2013
Following in Ohio's Footsteps: The Expansion of Asbestos Transparency Legislation
Asbestos personal injury trusts proliferated after many of the early primary asbestos product manufacturers reorganized under bankruptcy law.
The Madison Press
Man accused of growing marijuana pleads no contest
The jury trial of a Pike Township man accused of growing marijuana in his backyard garden last summer was averted at the last minute on Tuesday after the defendant pleaded no contest to the charge.
The Columbus Dispatch
Fund leaders fire back at Mandel
Dissatisfied with state pension reforms enacted last year that affect 1.8 million current and former government workers, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel says without more changes "there will be nothing left at the end of the rainbow" when public employees retire.
The Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. celebrates the accomplishments of our older citizens in recognition of May as Older Americans Month.
County could host Narcan pilot program
Lorain County might end up the focus of a pilot project that would authorize emergency responders to administer the nasal spray Narcan to revive persons who have suffered an overdose from heroin or other drugs if a state bill becomes law.Prospects for the yearlong pilot grew stronger with Wednesday's unanimous 33-0 vote by the Ohio Senate on Senate ... (more)
Wed May 15, 2013
Ohio Democrat lawmakers propose temporarily taking guns from people...
This March 3, 2013, file photo shows handguns displayed in Sandy, Utah. Ohio Democrats on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, proposed new legislation that would temporarily strip guns from those who have been served protection orders.