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Sen. Brown Takes On Voter Rolls With Proposed Legislation

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Ohio’s top Democratic elected official is fighting the state’s process when it comes to scratching voters off the rolls. The new bill from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling approving Ohio’s voter roll cleanup process. It states no voter should be kicked off the rolls just because they failed to cast a… Read More

SEO History Center to Present “The Many Phantoms of the Kirkbride Hospitals” June 23

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As a part of their “Athens Asylum: 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” series, the Southeast Ohio History Center will present “The Many Phantoms of the Kirkbride Hospitals” on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Ridges Auditorium (Building 23 on The Ridges campus in Athens, OH). The presentation will be led by Robert… Read More

Previously Blocked Federal Study Raises Alarm About Chemicals Like C8

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The Trump administration today released a politically charged study on the health impacts of perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS chemicals, including the compound known as C8, which has been detected in some water systems in the Ohio Valley. The draft report, released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry(ATSDR), finds these fluorinated chemicals, which are used in… Read More

Ohio Democratic Voters Surged for Primary

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Democratic Party voters more than doubled Republicans in party-switching and overall voter affiliation growth for Ohio’s 2018 primaries. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted released voter data Thursday tracking changes for the May primary. In 2016, Republicans had outgained Democrats in party-switchers and new voters in a presidential year featuring Donald… Read More