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Ohio Senate OKs Payday Lending Bill After Changes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Republican-controlled Senate has toughened a proposed bill cracking down on the short-term lending industry and returned the measure to the House. During a rare July session Tuesday, senators approved the bill, 21-9. Nine Republicans opposed restrictions tacked onto the legislation over the payday lending industry’s objections. The Senate bill bars… Read More

Ohio BOE Delays Resolution To Alter State Report Cards

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Ohio Board of Education members will wait until the fall to consider a resolution that proposes some drastic changes to the state report cards for schools and school districts, but a delay on the resolution doesn’t mean the end of discussions about potential modifications. The resolution before board members Tuesday recommended scrapping the A to… Read More

Gladden House Sessions 2018: Tank and the Bangas

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Tank and the Bangas brought their infectious energy to the Gladden House on third day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Hailing from New Orleans, LA, the band combines a variety of musical genres into one singular sound that is as unique as their stage presence. Tank and the Bangas waded methodically into their set with… Read More

Justice DeWine Steps Away From ECOT Case


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine has stepped aside from a hot-button case over how Ohio calculated funding for a now-defunct online charter school. DeWine filed his recusal in the case of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, five months after it was argued. The son of Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine… Read More

CVS Pharmacy Company Catches Case


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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Department of Insurance has issued a $1.5 million civil penalty against pharmacy benefit manager CaremarkPCS for violations related to reimbursements to pharmacists. The state agency also placed the provider’s license on probation for one year. An order from the insurance department cites 454 violations related to reimbursement claim denials… Read More

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Medical Bills Lawsuit In Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A lawsuit is seeking to stop the University of Kentucky and state Department of Revenue from garnishing people’s wages for unpaid medical bills. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that a group of people has asked Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate to grant class action status to the lawsuit. Lexington attorney Doug… Read More