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Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Confident In Economic Forecasts Behind His Budget

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Gov. Mike DeWine is standing behind the numbers used to create his budget, as Republican House Speaker Larry Householder suggests he’s leaning toward more conservative numbers from the legislature’s economic analysts. Researchers for the Legislative Budget Office or LBO say they think the state will have half a billion dollars less in tax revenue for… Read More

This Aug. 1 2018 photo shows a board at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J., listing the odds on pro football games in the first week of the NFL season. Resorts casino will begin taking sports bets in person on Wednesday, Aug. 15, becoming the fifth Atlantic City casino to do so.

Sports Betting Remains Offline at 2 W.Va. Casinos As March Madness Begins

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Sports wagering will remain offline at two West Virginia casinos at the start of the NCAA Tournament. West Virginia Lottery Director John Myers says in a news release a contractual dispute that caused a shutdown of the sports books earlier this month continues at Delaware North’s Mardi Gras Casino in Nitro… Read More

Report Links Housing To Health

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A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation confirms the significant health challenges in the Ohio Valley, including premature deaths. It also lays out the often overlooked connection between health and housing. The report presents a county-by-county breakdown of health outcomes and reveals significant gaps between the healthiest counties and the least healthy counties…. Read More

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Carter Enters into NCAA Transfer Portal

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Jason Carter, Ohio’s leading scorer and second leading rebounder from this past season, has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal. This move comes fresh off the heels of Ohio’s parting ways with former head coach Saul Phillips and hiring of new bench boss Jeff Boals. Carter mentioned after the regular season finale against Miami that he… Read More

Ohio Lawmakers Propose Halting, Reversing School ‘Takeovers’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Some lawmakers propose reversing a law that shifted operational control of poor-performing Ohio school districts to state-appointed panels and unelected CEOs instead of locally elected boards. Republican Rep. Don Jones, of Freeport, and Democratic Rep. Joe Miller, of Amherst say academic distress commissions already created for the Youngstown, Lorain and East… Read More