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Distress Grows For Ohio Valley Farmers As Trade Deals Stall

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West Kentucky Farmer Barry Alexander doesn’t have an answer on when the Trump administration will reach a trade deal with China, now a year into tariffs that have hamstrung some Ohio Valley industries. Alexander is optimistic these continued negotiations will be worth it, but his plan in the meantime lies in massive, silver storage bins on Cundiff… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Erica Johnson saving her best ball for the MAC tournament

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Erica Johnson is playing like anything but a freshmen. She has back-to-back double-double’s in the MAC tournament and she’s a big reason why Ohio is headed to the MAC Championship game on Saturday against Buffalo. Johnson followed up her 18-point, 10-rebound performance in Ohio’s 72-56 win over Northern Illinois in the MAC… Read More

Ohio Gets Go-Ahead For Work Requirements For Medicaid Expansion

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The federal government says Ohio can join the eight other states that have been given permission to impose work requirements on people in Medicaid expansion. When it’s implemented, recipients who aren’t over 50, disabled or caregivers will have to prove they’re working 20 hours a week, or are in job training or college, or doing… Read More

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Kentucky Lawmakers Target Solar power, Felony Expungement

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – People who put solar panels on their homes will likely get less credit for the power they generate after Kentucky lawmakers OK’d new rules for the fledgling industry in one of the country’s top coal-producing states. The legislation was one of 119 bills Kentucky lawmakers finished on Thursday, an explosion of… Read More

Group Gives DeWine Report On Mental Illness, Drug Addiction Needs

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Gov. Mike DeWine has said repeatedly that mental health and drug addiction are two areas he’ll focus on in his first budget. The group that he appointed to study the needs in those areas has delivered to him a report, just hours before that budget comes out. The RecoveryOhio Advisory Council’s report includes 75 recommendations,… Read More

Ohio Budget Plan Targets Funding for Kids, Workforce, Water

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Efforts to support Ohio’s vulnerable children and adults, prepare more skilled workers, and address water-quality concerns would get targeted funding increases under Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s first state operating budget proposal. Officials say the spending plan unveiled Friday doesn’t raise taxes, instead relying on anticipated slow, steady economic growth from existing… Read More

Ohio Board: Give Teens More Ways to Prove Skills for Diploma

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state school board is recommending that Ohio lawmakers give high school students more flexibility to earn a diploma through options not relying on standardized tests. The latest recommendation would give students more ways to prove their skills in five categories, including math, English, and leadership and social development. The state… Read More