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Ivanka Trump Visits Kentucky Toyota Plant, Touts Training

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) – Ivanka Trump toured the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in central Kentucky, viewing several stages of the manufacturing process. The White House says in a release that Ivanka Trump, an adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, has focused on workforce training. The Georgetown plant’s CEO Jim Lentz says the company is… Read More

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Kentucky Called A “Warning Signal” On SNAP Work Requirements

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The federal government is considering a work requirement for some people who get food assistance through SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. A new study uses Kentucky as an example of what that change could mean for the country. The SNAP rules require 80 hours of work a month and cap assistance at three months… Read More

Christian Co., Kentucky, farmer Kendall Clark is betting big on these fields sown with hemp.

Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp And CBD Oil In Ohio

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The Ohio Senate has voted unanimously to legalize hemp and related products, including CBD oil. Sen. Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) said hemp is used in some 25,000 commercial products including clothing, biofuels and plastic. Hill’s bill allows hemp, CBD oil and other products to be sold legally in Ohio. And it creates an industrial hemp program… Read More

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Woman Charged in Pike County Massacre Probe Will Face Trial in July

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PIKETON, Ohio (AP) – A judge has rejected a request to dismiss charges against a woman accused of lying to authorities investigating the killings of eight family members in Ohio. The ruling Thursday means 76-year-old Fredericka Wagner will remain on house arrest. The judge set her trial date for late July. Wagner’s son, daughter-in-law and… Read More

Lawmaker Sponsors Bill To Keep Ohio On Daylight Saving Time Permanently

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A state lawmaker wants this to be the last year Ohioans spring forward and fall back. The plan would be to go to Daylight Saving Time year-round. Sen. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) said right after the time change on March 10, she asked her Facebook friends if Ohio should stop changing clocks twice a year. “I… Read More

The LGBT Center at Ohio University

National LGBTQ Org. ‘Investigating’ bautista Removal

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ATHENS (WOUB) — A national organization that ranks universities on their LGBTQ friendliness is looking into the termination of the former LGBT Center director, and assessing whether or not Ohio University administration’s actions should impact their ranking. In a letter sent March 15 notifying OU President Duane Nellis of their plans to “investigate,” Shane Windmeyer, executive… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

Yost Jumps Into Obamacare Suit, Saying People With Pre-existing Conditions Should Be Protected

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Ohio’s Republican attorney general is asking a federal court not to strike down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional. He’s filed a brief in a lawsuit over the ACA, or Obamacare, after the Trump administration asked for the entire law to be thrown out. AG Dave Yost said he agrees with a December ruling from… Read More

State Senate OKs Bill on Burial, Cremation of Fetal Remains

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican-controlled state Senate has approved a bill requiring Ohio abortion clinics to arrange for fetal remains to be buried or cremated. Legislation sponsored by Republican Sen. Joe Uecker, of Miami Township, mandates that abortion providers inform women prior to the procedure of those two choices. The bill, which passed 24-7… Read More

Mount Carmel West

After Patient Deaths, Hospital Addresses Pharmacy Concerns

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio hospital where dozens of patients died after receiving potentially fatal doses of painkillers says it has fully addressed concerns about its pharmacy services that jeopardized its Medicare participation. Mount Carmel West hospital in Columbus says a review done for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed that,… Read More