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Talking Nick Lowe, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and ‘Easy Way’ With The Cactus Blossoms

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The Cactus Blossoms will bring their brotherly rock ‘n’ roll sounds to Stuart’s Opera House (52 Public Square, Nelsonville) on Tuesday, October 22. The duo, made up of Page Burkum and Jack Torrey, is fresh off of the release of Easy Way, the first album that the band has self-produced. The group wrote several of the… Read More

Chris Damron of Columbus got his license back during the last round of amnesty, and is encouraging others who are eligible to apply.

State Starts Another Round of Amnesty for Drivers’ Licenses

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Over 340,000 people could get back on the roads legally – sometimes after many years of not being able to pay reinstatement fees. After a six-month pilot period that ended in July, the state is restarting a shortened amnesty program for Ohioans who’ve lost their drivers’ licenses. Most are low-income Ohioans who’ve fallen behind in paying… Read More

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill Prohibiting LGBTQ Discrimination

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill to forbid employment and housing discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community. The latest iteration of the Ohio Fairness Act was introduced by Democratic Rep. Michael Skindell and Republican Rep. Brett Hillyer on Wednesday. The Columbus Dispatch reports the bill’s unveiling comes about two weeks after a… Read More

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Opioid Industry Presses for Settlement as Trial Looms

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CLEVELAND (AP) — With a trial looming, major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation’s persistent opioid crisis. The companies are negotiating with state attorneys general as jury selection is expected to wrap up on Thursday in the first federal trial over an overdose epidemic… Read More