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President Trump’s Budget Axe Could Chop Local Arts

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New Budget Plans If President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is approved by Congress, local programs, funded through the National Endowment of the Arts, will likely suffer. The Dairy Barn Center in Athens could lose as much as $30,000 each year. Effects Hit Home Jane Forrest Redfern, executive director for the Dairy Barn Arts Center, said that… Read More

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House Panel OKs Bill Lifting Ohio Renewable Energy Mandates

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A repeat proposal seeking to eliminate Ohio’s renewable energy requirements has cleared a pivotal legislative committee and heads next to the House floor. The House Public Utilities Committee approved the measure in a 14-9 vote Wednesday, after accepting five amendments and rejecting a sixth. Republican Gov. John Kasich vetoed a similar… Read More

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Ohio Governor To Announce New Limits On Pain Prescribing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to announce new limits on painkiller prescribing as the state fights a worsening addictions epidemic. The Republican governor, lawmakers and officials with Ohio health licensing boards scheduled a Thursday news conference to discuss the new restrictions. The governor and state medical leaders last year announced guidelines… Read More

Shipped Synthetic Drugs Seized At Cincinnati-Area Airport

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CINCINNATI (AP) – Federal border protection officials say they seized scores of shipments of synthetic drugs this month at an express consignment facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Agents with the Cincinnati office of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Wednesday that they seized 83 shipments of drugs, including more than 36… Read More