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Coroner on Issue 1: If You Empty The Prisons, You Will Fill The Morgue

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The Ohio State Coroners Association has come out adamantly against the only issue on the statewide ballot, saying they can’t be for any measure that makes it more difficult to prosecute drug dealers and traffickers. Ohio coroners say Issue 1 will help re-sentence drug dealers, putting them back on the streets to “continue poisoning their communities.” Dr. Lisa Mannix… Read More

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Chronic Pain Patients Say New Rules For Prescribing Opioids Are Hurting Them

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Last year, Ohio changed its rules for prescribing opioids, restricting amounts of, and circumstances under which, doctors can prescribe those narcotics. The new rules have an exemption for people who are in hospice type care for diseases like cancer. But many patients who suffer from chronic pain say the new rules are leaving them without pain relief,… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Conversations With The Candidates: Faber and Space For Auditor

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The auditor is considered the top taxpayer watchdog, reviewing the books and doing efficiency audits for thousands of units of state and local government. And the office is up for grabs this year, as are all five of the statewide executive offices. (Watch the interviews with the candidates on “The State of Ohio” here.) The auditor’s… Read More

Third And Final Debate In Governor’s Race Is Monday – Just Before Close Of Voter Registration

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The third and final debate between the major party candidates for governor gets underway Monday night in Cleveland. And it’s perfect timing – since voter registration closes tomorrow. Watch the debate live on the Ohio Debate Commission’s website. This race is close, and that may be why Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray have had… Read More