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An analysis by the state shows Medicaid expansion has cut in half the number of uninsured Ohioans. Most recipients said the expansion made it easier to find work and care for their families.
Jurors concluded that Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was guilty of 8 of the 18 counts with which he had been charged.
The administration is proposing to substantially weaken President Barack Obama’s signature rule on climate change. It would give states more power to regulate carbon emissions from coal plants.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Republican West Virginia House Speaker Tim Armstead says he has resigned to run for a vacant seat on the state Supreme Court. Armstead announced his plan Tuesday on Twitter. He said in a statement the secretary of state’s office said he’s not required to resign but that he’s doing so to… Read More
MASON, Ohio (AP) – An amusement park in Ohio is offering free admission to teachers for the last weekend in August to celebrate the beginning of the school year. Kings Island says teachers will receive free admission with valid school identification or teaching licenses from Aug. 24-26. Educators who qualify include teachers, faculty and school… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s attorney general is suing the founder and leaders of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, aiming to recoup millions of dollars in public funding that flowed to the massive, now-defunct online school. The lawsuit filed Tuesday names ECOT founder William Lager and his two companies that provided management and curriculum services…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal magistrate is allowing attorneys to question a neo-Nazi website publisher’s father and accountant in connection with a lawsuit against the publisher. SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah says Andrew Anglin falsely labeled him as the “mastermind” behind a deadly bombing at a concert in England. A libel lawsuit against… Read More
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Five clergy members protesting the detention of immigrants at a prison in Ohio have been arrested on trespassing charges. Organizers of the protest say the five wanted to give communion to detainees who have been denied spiritual services. About 40 people took part in the protest Monday at the prison in… Read More
Rendville, OH is currently the smallest incorporated community in Ohio, with only 36 residents as of the 2010 census. Just a brief look at the town, and one would probably not guess that the town was more socially progressive than many other communities in the state in the late 1800s. Unlike nearly everywhere else in… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A requirement that teachers obtain master’s degrees has been removed by Kentucky officials. News outlets report the state Education Professional Standards Board voted Monday to waive the condition for teachers to move from Rank III to Rank II. Teachers were required to earn Rank II through a board-approved master’s degree program… Read More
Paula Poundstone has been a successful comedian for decades, diligently working her way up through nightclubs and comedy clubs throughout the ’70s until she was discovered by Robin Williams, who had her on an episode of Saturday Night Live that he hosted in 1984. From there, Poundstone began appearing on various talk shows, and soon… Read More
Priyanka Das has been an artist her entire life, and utilizing film to further her artistic ventures just made sense to the artist from a young age. Earlier this year, Das graduated from Ohio University’s School of Film, and she’s currently living in New York City working with a variety of art-centric groups. In 2016,… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A spokeswoman says a West Virginia high school remained closed on a county’s first day of school as school officials wait for results of air quality testing for mold in several rooms in the school. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Capital High School in Charleston closed on Kanawha County’s first day… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) – Cincinnati city officials says thieves are ripping manhole covers and storm water grates out of the ground to sell for scrap metal. Greater Cincinnati Waterworks and Metropolitan Sewer District officials say scrap metal is valuable right now, and that scrappers are using industrial vehicles like backhoes to rip the metal out of… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Records show Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed this May. Emails released by Republican Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine’s office show behind-the-scenes anxiety surrounding more than 50 bulletproof vests that… Read More