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Board Cites 25 Nurses Over High Doses for Patients Who Died

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio officials are pursuing potential disciplinary action against 25 nurses accused of failing to question an intensive-care doctor’s orders for excessive doses of painkillers given to dozens of hospital patients who then died. Attorney General Dave Yost says those nurses in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System should have questioned orders… Read More

Lawmakers Call For LGBTQ Protections In Ohio’s Anti-Discrimination Policy

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A group of Ohio legislators are trying to add sexual orientation and gender identity or expression into the state’s anti-discrimination law. The bill known as the “Ohio Fairness Act” would make those additions a protected class in employment, housing and other public accommodations. Right now, a person in Ohio could be fired from their job,… Read More

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US Prosecutor Concludes W.Va. Supreme Court Corruption Probe

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A federal prosecutor has concluded a corruption investigation into the West Virginia Supreme Court. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said in a news release Thursday he is “hopeful that the period of uncertainty and taint” of the state Supreme Court has ended. Former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was sentenced last month… Read More

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Senate Expected To Reduce Gas Tax Increase Below House Proposal

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Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed 18 cents gas tax increase was dropped to 10.7 cents by the House. Now the transportation budget is in the Senate, where it’s likely to get changed again. DeWine has said his gas tax hike is the bare minimum needed to maintain and repair Ohio’s roads and bridges. Republican consultant Mike… Read More

Toyota Revs Up Hybrid Vehicle Production In Ohio Valley

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The automaker Toyota announced Thursday major new investments in facilities in Kentucky and West Virginia to increase production of hybrid vehicles. Toyota plans to invest about $750 million in facilities in five states with almost half of that going to its plants in Kentucky and West Virginia. Toyota’s plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, already the largest… Read More

Ohio’s Congressional Map in Hands of Federal Judges

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CINCINNATI (AP) – The future of Ohio’s congressional district map is in the hands of three federal judges. Testimony concluded Wednesday about a lawsuit charging that the GOP-controlled redistricting resulted in an unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. After considering post-trial legal briefs from attorneys, Judges Timothy Black, Karen Nelson Moore and Michael Watson are expected to rule… Read More

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio to Spotlight Tella Kitchen’s Art March 17

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On Sunday, March 17, starting at 2 p.m., the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (145 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH) will feature a special presentation by Ed Kitchen, the grandson of Tella Kitchen, an acclaimed folk artist whose work is currently on display in the Decorative Arts Center’s lower gallery. Attendance costs $5 for members… Read More