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New Data Show Opioid Deaths May Have Peaked, And Reveal Scale Of Past Pain Pill Sales

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Two newly released sets of government data show that the death toll from the nation’s opioid crisis may finally be dropping and also reveal the scale of the pain pill sales that help set the crisis in motion. The data for the Ohio Valley show how hard the region was hit and how hard people… Read More

A Planned Parenthood clinic on the west side of Columbus

Some Ohio Planned Parenthoods Are Getting Help To Serve Low-Income Women

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Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio is tapping into the national organization’s emergency funds to be able to provide birth control and other health care services to low income women. This move allows the organization to comply with a Trump administration order that bans federal dollars from going to clinics that refer clients for abortions. Planned… Read More

Lawmakers Send Belated State Budget to Governor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the two-year state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent Wednesday to the governor. The Republican-led Legislature passed a $69 billion spending plan… Read More

US Government Sues for Land of Embattled WV Health Site

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – The federal government is suing a West Virginia mental health and substance abuse facility for the homeless, citing failures to provide documentation and numerous unanswered communications. The Gazette-Mail reports a lawsuit filed recently in federal court shows lawyers with U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart’s office want ownership of Integrated Community Services’ property… Read More

Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Bevin, Beshear Clash on Several Issues at Farm Bureau Forum

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear have clashed on education and health care policies during a forum before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group. Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters in Louisville, Beshear said Wednesday that a push to bring charter schools to Kentucky will hurt public education. Beshear… Read More

Ohio State Reviewing Past Donations from Jeffrey Epstein

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University says it is reviewing donations it received from financier Jeffrey Epstein who’s now facing sex trafficking charges involving underage girls. The university said in a statement Tuesday that Epstein’s private foundation anonymously donated $2.5 million to Ohio State in 2007. The money along with a donation from the… Read More

The Ohio House in voting session

Lawmakers to Vote on Belated State Budget as Deadline Looms

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio lawmakers are expected to vote on a proposed two-year state budget Wednesday, hours before the extended deadline to pass the $69 billion spending plan. The latest version , approved Tuesday by a conference committee, includes a 4% personal income tax cut and $550 million for educational wraparound services such as… Read More

PBS Honored with Five Emmy® Nominations


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On July 16, 2019, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. PBS programs received five nominations including for the critically acclaimed documentaries INDEPENDENT LENS “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” and POV “Minding the GAP.” AMERICAN MASTERS also received a nomination for Outstanding Documentary or… Read More