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Man Who Sued State Over School Funding Optimistic About New Formula

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The man who filed the 1991 lawsuit that led to Ohio’s school funding system being ruled unconstitutional four times says a new funding formula from two state lawmakers is on the right track. But his optimism comes with a caveat. Bill Phillis said he thinks the formula from Reps. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) and John Patterson… Read More

🔈#457SEO: Can Marijuana Grow the #457SEO’s Economy?

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Ohio’s medical marijuana program is still in its infancy as dispensaries continue to open their doors. Some around the region are working to make sure the #457SEO gets in on the money that can be made at grow operations, testing facilities, processing facilities and dispensaries. In this episode: Hemp Industry Daily’s Kristen Nichols discusses the… Read More

Tennessee Push Wants State Book to Cover Appalachian Dialect

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – It’s pronounced “app-uh-latch-uh,” not “app-uh-lay-sha.” Tennessee lawmakers give the pronunciation lesson in a resolution calling for the state’s Tennessee Blue Book to discuss how people in Appalachia talk. A Senate panel advanced the proposal Tuesday. The push by Republican Sen. Steve Southerland says Appalachian people are often misrepresented and misunderstood by… Read More

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Cleveland Clinic Says Accused Doc’s Prescribing There Was OK

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CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Clinic says its internal review found no concerns with the prescribing practices of a former doctor there who is now accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of painkillers for dozens of patients at a different Ohio hospital. William Husel was a supervised resident at the Cleveland Clinic from 2008 to… Read More

Gov. DeWine Says Ohioans With Pre-existing Conditions Will Keep Their Health Care

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President Trump’s administration wants the federal courts to do what Congress didn’t – overturn all parts of the Affordable Care Act. But Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohioans with pre-existing conditions don’t need to worry. A federal court decision in December ruled Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act invalid, a move Trump supports. If that sticks,… Read More

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Wriston Appointed Acting W.Va. Highways Commissioner

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Jimmy Wriston has been appointed acting West Virginia highways commissioner. Gov. Jim Justice announced Wriston’s appointment Tuesday. Wriston also will serve as deputy transportation secretary. Wriston has spent the past 12 years as the department’s chief transportation engineer and special program manager. Earlier this month Justice fired state transportation secretary and… Read More