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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s resolution opposing a “precipitous withdrawal” from Syria was backed by many GOP Senators who disagree with the president’s foreign policy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Lawyers say a $6.5 million settlement has been reached with the widow of a former Ohio State University football star who says police used excessive force arresting her late husband. Jim Stillwagon, who died last year, was captain of the school’s 1968 national championship team. In 2013, he was acquitted of… Read More
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
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
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
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
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
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Pope Francis has appointed an auxiliary bishop from New York to lead the Catholic Diocese of Columbus in Ohio. Fifty-six-year-old Bishop Robert Brennan will replace Bishop Frederick Campbell. Campbell had served in the role since 2004 and was required to resign under church law when he turned 75 in August. The… Read More
Stream our favorite albums of the month in the first installment of a new series from NPR Music.
NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities in Ohio have ruled the cause of a mobile home fire that killed a 3-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister as undetermined for now but say that could change. A spokesman for the State Fire Marshal’s Office said Thursday that the investigation into the Monday morning fire in New… Read More
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
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
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public schools in West Virginia are closed for a second straight day as dangerously frigid weather continues to blanket the state. Dozens of county school districts called off classes for Thursday. Some college campuses also planned to remain shut. Forecasters say breezy conditions again will send wind chill readings below zero,… Read More
Frostbite can nip ears in just a few minutes in the sort of temperatures many Americans are facing this week. Pull that hat down and curb the drinking; alcohol can impair your judgment of temperature.
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
In this episode of The Kindness Podcast, I’m talking with Thomas Hodson, director and general manager of the WOUB Center for Public Media at Ohio University. Hodson has led dual careers in law and journalism. Whether in the courtroom or the classroom, Tom shares the importance of mentoring in his life and the tools to… Read More