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DeWine Calls For 30 New Drug Courts In Ohio

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Gov. Mike DeWine will propose the creation of 30 new specialty dockets, known as drug courts, as part of his budget expected to be officially released Friday. The move is one of DeWine’s first major announcements when it comes to fighting the opioid crisis. DeWine wants the state to spend $7.5 million over the next… Read More

Volunteers Sought to Drive W.Va. Disabled Vets to Hospitals

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia is seeking volunteer drivers for a partnership to transport disabled veterans to hospital medical appointments. State Veterans Assistance Secretary Dennis Davis tells The Herald-Dispatch the volunteers are needed at least one day per month for the program that resumes July 1. Davis says on average about 500 veterans each… Read More

Kentucky Governor Signs Concealed Carry Bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Legislation allowing adults to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training has been signed into law by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. The Republican governor signed the bill Monday. Under the legislation, Kentuckians age 21 and up who are able to lawfully possess a firearm can conceal their weapons without… Read More

Ohio’s Auditor Wants More Sunshine

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Many local and state government records must be provided, upon request, to the public. When there is a dispute over whether records are public, parties involved participate in a mediation program. Now, a state officeholder wants to expand that program. State Auditor Keith Faber says he wants to expand the mediation program so it includes… Read More