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Local Attorney Celebrates Approval of Pot Ballot Issue


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ATHENS, Ohio – Attorney and marijuana activist Don Wirtshafter said he is relieved after Attorney General Mike DeWine approved the second marijuana ballot issue for Ohio on Thursday. Wirtshafter and a citizen’s group wrote and submitted the Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Amendment that Dewine certified. “It was a lot of relief yesterday that we… Read More

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Opioid Prescriptions For Injured Workers Decreases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The amount of opioids prescribed to injured Ohio workers has fallen significantly since the state’s insurance fund for injured workers created a pharmacy management program amid concerns about painkiller usage. The state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation says that fewer than 4,800 workers have been deemed opiate-dependent after exceeding 9,300 five years… Read More

Dayton Second Ohio Area To Ban Travel Because Of LGBT Laws

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Dayton is banning its employees from non-essential government travel to Mississippi and North Carolina, saying recent laws passed in the two states discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. A Thursday memo from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley forbids city dollars paying for non-essential travel to the states. Mayor Whaley said… Read More

Ohio Auditor Gets Approval to Audit University Foundations


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s state auditor has been given legal authority to audit the books of the fundraising wings of colleges and universities. Auditor David Yost asked the Ohio Attorney General’s office for a legal opinion after some state universities questioned whether their foundations were subject to review. University foundations are typically private, nonprofit… Read More