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Patient’s Widow: Hospital Safeguards ‘Failed Tremendously’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A woman suing an Ohio hospital and doctor with claims that her husband received an outsized dose of a powerful painkiller before he died says it’s clear medical safeguards “failed tremendously.” The lawsuit over Troy Allison’s July death is among at least three so far against Dr. William Husel (HYOO’-suhl) and… Read More

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Frank LaRose Wants To Modernize Voter Roll Removal Process

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Newly-sworn in Secretary of State Frank LaRose is already making his pitch to Ohio lawmakers for his biggest legislative priorities. Among the top issues, modernizing the voter removal process, which right now allows registrations to be removed after six years of inactivity. LaRose says he’s legally obligated to maintain an accurate voter list. But he… Read More

Limited USDA Service During Government Shutdown Sows Confusion For Farmers

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The Farm Service Agency office in Mayfield, Kentucky, is so quiet you can hear the tick of the Department of Agriculture-branded clock on the wall. Eleven employees usually make up this busy office. Only three were called in Thursday morning as the U.S. Department of Agriculture reopened Farm Service Agency offices across the country on Thursday. The… Read More

State Public Awareness Campaign Launched To Promote Foster Care And Adoption

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Ohio has nearly 16,000 children in the custody of county children’s services agencies. Gov. Mike DeWine wants to increase the number of foster care families available to meet that need. Here is one effort that’s designed to recruit more foster parents. The state has a new foster care and adoption website that gives Ohioans information on requirements and… Read More

OU Trustee Committee Advances Tuition Hike For Full Board’s Approval

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ATHENS (WOUB) — Ohio University’s Board of Trustees will decide on whether to approve a 3.5-percent increase in tuition at all Ohio University campuses Friday after the proposal received a committee’s approval. Deb Shaffer, Vice President for Finance and Administration, explained reasons for the proposal to the Resources, Facilities, and Affordability Committee Thursday. Wanting to inform… Read More

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Retired Judge Responds To Kentucky Governor’s Criticism

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A recently retired Kentucky Supreme Court justice who wrote the opinion striking down Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension law has responded to the governor’s criticism of the ruling as an “unprecedented power grab by activist judges.” Justice Daniel Venters writes in an Op-Ed he is a conservative Republican who voted for… Read More

Broadband Internet Bill Advances In W.Va. House

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legislation aimed at expanding high-speed wireless and broadband internet development in West Virginia has advanced in the House of Delegates. The House committee on technology and infrastructure approved the bill Wednesday and forwarded it to the House judiciary committee. The bill would allow broadband providers to install updated technologies on existing… Read More

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Episode 046: Business Journalist Mark Miller Discusses Retirement Strategies and Growing Through Trauma


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Mark Miller, a journalist who often covers issues related to retirement and aging, writes three columns, including for Reuters, and his work appears in places like The New York Times and AARP Magazine. He is the author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security: Practical Strategies for Money, Work, and Living. It’s a helpful… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Ohio takes foul fest against Kent State to improve to 14-1

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ATHENS, Ohio — The common noise heard around the Convocation Center tonight weren’t cheers or boos, instead they were whistles. In a game that featured 55 total fouls and 61 free throws, whistles were a common theme for both the Ohio women’s basketball team and Kent State Wednesday night. “It’s terrible for women’s basketball,” Ohio… Read More