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Ohio House Democrats To Pick New Leaders After Speaker Battle Fallout

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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

EPA Plan to Manage Toxic ‘Teflon’ Chemicals Delayed by Shutdown

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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

Ohio University Names Interim LGBT Center Director

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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