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Ohio University Receives Ohio EPA Grant


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According to a press release from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will receive $23,721 from the agency for an anti-pollution campaign. The grant is for the school’s Rain to River Education Program, an effort to help communities protect streams by keeping pollution out of storm drains. The… Read More

Ohio House Speaker: Governor Veto of “Heartbeat” Abortion Bill Under Discussion

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio House Speaker says the governor’s veto of the so-called “heartbeat” abortion bill is under discussion. Brad Miller, a spokesman for Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, said Wednesday some GOP House members believe Gov. John Kasich’s veto of the ban was a step backward in opposition to abortion. Miller says Rosenberger is… Read More

Trump’s Education Sec’y Nominee Owes Ohio

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Democratic senators are calling on Betsy DeVos — President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary — to ensure that a political action committee she controlled pays $5.3 million in fines and penalties owed for campaign finance violations. DeVos’ All Children Matter PAC broke Ohio election law by funneling $870,000 in contributions from its nationwide PAC… Read More

Kentucky Offering Special Bank Accounts for People with Disabilities

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball says the state is offering special bank accounts to people with disabilities. The accounts allow people with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for federal programs like Medicaid and the Social Security Disability Insurance program. Money deposited in the accounts are exempt from federal… Read More

Wayne National Forest

Feds Make Parts of Wayne National Forest Available for Lease

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MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) – Despite strong opposition, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has made roughly 719 acres of Ohio’s only national forest available for lease by oil-and-gas drilling companies. The bureau on Tuesday began accepting bids on 17 government-owned parcels, which represents less than .3 percent of the southeast Ohio forest. A BLM spokesman… Read More