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How Should Ohio’s Schools Handle Requests By Students To Bring Medical Marijuana?

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Ohio law says medical marijuana can be used to treat specific conditions in children. But what happens when those kids need to take a dose of it while they are attending school? The answer is unclear. The chief legal counsel for the Ohio School Boards Association says some administrators have been asking about how to… Read More

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School Choice Advocates Look To Lawmakers For Facility Funding Boost

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Charter school advocates are calling on lawmakers to bump up their funding for facilities. They say the money now going to charters falls well below what they need. But critics say more changes should be made before a funding increase. Supporters of charter schools argue that parents and students should have the ability to make their… Read More

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Hospital, Doc Face 9th Suit Over Patient Deaths, Drug Doses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A new wrongful-death lawsuit alleges an Ohio hospital patient was given a lethal painkiller overdose weeks after concern was raised about the doctor who ordered the medication. It’s the ninth lawsuit against the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System, now-fired Dr. William Husel (HYOO’-suhl), and pharmacists and nurses accused of wrongly approving… Read More

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W.Va. Senate Committee OKs Education Bill Jeered by Teachers

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia senators have advanced education legislation viewed by teachers as retaliation for last year’s nine-day statewide strike. The Republican-led Senate voted 18-16 as a committee Thursday to advance the comprehensive bill to the full Senate, where it later underwent a first reading. Republicans Bill Hamilton and Kenny Mann joined Democrats… Read More

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Kentucky Lawmakers Seek Return of Sexual Harassment Payment

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Three current and former Republican lawmakers who paid a woman $110,000 as part of a secret sexual harassment settlement are demanding she give the money back for violating a confidentiality agreement. Jeff Hoover, Michael Meredith and Jim DeCesare were among four Republican state House members who signed a secret sexual harassment… Read More

Domestic Violence Protections Extended To Victims In Dating, Intimate Relationships

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Gov. Mike DeWine signed an executive order that extends protections and access to resources for victims of domestic violence. The order includes protections to victims in dating relationships and intimate relationships. Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), the House minority leader, says the additions reflect the changing dynamics of modern relationships. She adds that the executive order sends… Read More

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W. Va. Senators Hear Takes On Education Bill

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia senators were schooled about comprehensive legislation opposed by teachers to revamp the education system Wednesday while a state board urged them to consider its components as separate bills. Senators heard a presentation before asking questions to chamber lawyers over several hours about the bill. On Monday, the Republican-led Senate… Read More

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Episode 047: Judge Gayle Williams-Byers Offers Tips For Promoting Your Well-Being


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Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers — whose side gig is teaching other judges — is determined to convince her colleagues that “self-care is not selfish.” In this episode, she explains that judges have one of the toughest jobs in the world. Not only do they have the pressure of leading people in difficult situations, but… Read More