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White House officials reportedly say that each week of the shutdown will subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth — double the administration’s original estimate.
The Inspector General for the General Services Administration, said that agency lawyers decided to ignore the constitutional issues when they reviewed the lease after Trump won the 2016 election.
Ohio House Democrats will pick a new leadership team next week, more than a week after their leader resigned in the fallout from the battle over which Republican would be Speaker. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) resigned on Friday, after voting for now-former Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell), who lost the overall House vote to Speaker Larry Householder… Read More
During a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing Wednesday on his nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler was pressed by members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works about the impact of the government shutdown on the agency. Wheeler noted one casualty of the ongoing partial government shutdown, now in its fourth… Read More
Editor’s Note: delfin bautista uses the pronoun they/their and does not capitalize their name. ATHENS — Ohio University has named Tyrone Carr as interim director of the LGBT Center, just shy of a week after removing delfin baustista as director. “I have dedicated my life’s work to promoting a positive culture that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice and ensures… Read More
As the partial government shutdown continues, some federal workers and contractors are looking for temporary jobs to earn income.
Deaf people struggle with high unemployment. So they are creating their own “deaf ecosystems” and pushing employers to better accommodate them.
In a letter to President Trump, Pelosi cites security concerns and suggests working together to find another suitable date. Pelosi also gave the president the option to deliver the address in writing.
A coalition of business leaders and local elected officials say there’s no money for big road construction projects in the transportation budget that will come out next month, so lawmakers have to at least consider the possibility of raising the gas tax. Spokesman Curt Steiner said the group Fix Our Roads Ohio is worried about a projection… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginians have long complained about motorists driving at reduced speeds in the left lane of highways. Now a state lawmaker is doing something about it. Delegate Gary Howell has introduced a bill that would make it illegal to drive in the left lane of a multilane highway while impeding other… Read More
Creating an exercise habit doesn’t mean you have to spend hours sweating on a treadmill. Start small, build up slowly and remember that all movement counts — even vacuuming, if you do it vigorously.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has officially filed to run for governor, calling on his Democratic opponents to release their tax returns ahead of the primary on May 21. Beshear is the second Democrat to file for the race, joining former state employee Geoff Young. Two other Democrats say they are… Read More
The Ohio Democrat told NPR on Wednesday that Democrats “need to win in the heartland” as he announced a tour of states holding the first primaries in 2020.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some lawmakers in drug-ravaged West Virginia want to pitch in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP-led House of Delegates issued a statement Monday that a bill planned by three delegates would divert $10 million from West Virginia’s current $186 million budget surplus… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans who receive food stamps are getting February’s benefits this week. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asked states to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aid no later than Jan. 20 for the nearly 40 million Americans in the program. The Trump administration said SNAP will be funded through February despite the partial federal government… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney says a second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering that near-death hospital patients get potentially fatal doses of pain medicine. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System announced this week it has fired the doctor, notified authorities and removed 20 employees from patient care pending… Read More
On October 26, 2018, Cleveland’s Mourning [A] BLKstar released The Garner Poems, a sonically dense, gorgeously realized concoction that poetically reckons with a wealth of societal evils all while experimenting with a wide range of soundscapes. The work takes its name from the memory of Eric Garner, a black man who was brutally murdered by… Read More
BOSTON (AP) — A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller’s launch party in the 1990s that it would be “followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition,” according to court documents filed Tuesday. The details were made public in a case… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) — The first Ohio sales of medical marijuana are being made with the opening of four dispensaries in the state. Fifty-six-year-old Joan Caleodis was the first customer to buy cannabis Wednesday morning at the CY+ Dispensary in Wintersville near Steubenville in eastern Ohio. Caleodis, of Martin’s Ferry, received a doctor’s recommendation for medical… Read More
A new book, “The Snow Leopard Project and Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation” has been recently authored by Dr. Alex Dehgan. Dehgan is an entrepreneur, expedition leader, diplomat and development official who specializes in creative science, technology and leadership. The book is about his efforts as the Country Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Afghanistan… Read More
When Alexander and Vinton County played each other in December, the game went down to the wire. It was a different story on Tuesday night, as Alexander (10-1, 6-1 TVC-Ohio) coasted to a dominating 72-42 win over Vinton County (6-5, 4-3 TVC-Ohio). “They’ve [Vinton County] been a very good team in this league for a long… Read More
Basketball is a ‘What have you done for me lately?’ type of game. Past success is not guaranteed to last; momentum comes and goes. The Trimble Tomcats found that out Tuesday against the Belpre Golden Eagles, losing 69-59 in an outing which may serve as a turning point for both teams. Undefeated through their first… Read More
Midway into the second half, the Federal Hocking Lancers were tied at 48 against the Miller Falcons. The score was broken open by Colby Bartley and the Falcon offense after putting up four straight threes, combining for a total off 11 3-pointers on the game. In the first half, Bartley led the way for the… Read More