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Backers Of Background Checks For Gun Sales Aim To Pass It

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It looks like Ohio voters might get to vote on a proposed law that would expand background checks for firearm sales after all. A previous version of a petition that would start the process of putting it on the ballot to begin had been rejected last month. The Attorney General’s office has certified a revised petition that would be… Read More

The Wood Brothers II Gladden House Sessions 2019

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The Wood Brothers joined the Gladden House Sessions for one of two unannounced “secret” sets during the festival. Appearing on Sunday afternoon, the trio delivered a compelling performance, combining fervent American-folk with dexterity and soul. Combining a mix of funk, jazz, and bluegrass, it was no surprise that The Wood Brothers kept the sizable crowd… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Ready To Sign Nuclear Subsidies Bill, Awaits House Vote

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Gov. Mike DeWine says the proposed law that creates subsidies for nuclear, coal, and solar energy hits his main energy priorities. The sweeping energy bill, HB6, is stuck in limbo until August 1. House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) said his chamber was one vote short of passing it this week, but several members who he considered “yes”… Read More

Living Wage: Ohio Valley Workers, Employers React As House Votes For $15 Minimum Wage

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than double the current $7.25 rate, which has not changed in a decade. The bill is unlikely to clear the Republican-controlled Senate, where Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has said he will not take it… Read More

Ohio-Based Drug Company, 4 People Indicted in US Painkiller Probe

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A wholesale drug distributor linked to the flood of opioids into Appalachia and two of its former executives were charged with conspiring to illegally distribute millions of painkiller pills, federal authorities said Thursday. The former executives of Ohio-based Miami-Luken — the president and compliance officer — along with two pharmacists in West… Read More

Buried in Opioids, Sickened Community Eyes Drugmakers’ Role

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JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county. The newly released federal data is shocking even to people who live here in Jackson County, where nearly everyone seems to have known someone who died… Read More

Mount Carmel West

Ohio Hospital System Gets New Leader After Drug-Dose Deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system where excessive painkiller doses were given to dozens of patients who died has named an interim replacement for the CEO resigning after that scandal. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System says its interim leader will be Michael Englehart, a senior executive from Mount Carmel’s parent company, Trinity… Read More

PBS Announces SOUTH BY SOMEWHERE, A New Series with Award-Winning Television Host and Chef Vivian Howard


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The six-part series, slated for the Winter/Spring 2020 season, delves into the people and dishes defining the New American South Celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Vivian Howard, who previously hosted the award-winning series A CHEF’S LIFE, returns to PBS in SOUTH BY SOMEWHERE. The new six-part series is a culinary tour, exploring dishes that are… Read More