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The Ohio Statehouse

House Budget Pumps $170M into Solving Ohio’s Opiate Epidemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A plan unveiled Tuesday by majority House Republicans includes funding for a smartphone app, a 24-hour hotline and other inventive ways to tackle Ohio’s opioid crisis. Speaker Clifford Rosenberger and Finance Chairman Ryan Smith said their version of Ohio’s two-year operating budget adds over $170 million to address the scourge driven… Read More

Mine Owned By Justice Cited For Safety Violations In Death

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities have cited a West Virginia mining operation owned by Gov. Jim Justice for six safety violations following a workers’ fatal fall in February. The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says 43-year-old Jason Kenneth Matthews of Bluefield, Virginia, fell from a ladder while attempting repairs inside the… Read More