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Bill Would Provide Greater Savings for Low-Income Homeowners in Ohio

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About 800,000 Ohioans take advantage of the homestead exemption credit that reduces their property tax burden. Now, a bill has been introduced that would reduce it even further for low-income and disabled veterans. As a former Lawrence County Auditor, Republican Rep. Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) says he often spoke to homeowners who simply couldn’t afford to stay in… Read More

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Coal Bankruptcy Judge Asks Company to Explain Attorney Costs

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A judge is telling a bankrupt coal company to provide more information about over $73,000 in expenses accrued by its attorneys while miners awaited back pay. Attorneys for Blackjewel want U.S. District Judge Frank Volk in West Virginia to approve reimbursement for a range of expenses including meals, transportation and hotel… Read More

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Push for Paid Family Leave Bill Underway; Advocates Say Ohio Needs it More Than Ever

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ohio Capital Journal) — Debates are frequent surrounding the legitimacy of baby boomer life advice and the struggle of the millennial, but public policy analysts say there’s another demographic facing a struggle right now: the “sandwich” generation. The term represents a group in the state and country that are caught in the middle,… Read More

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Top Tunes ’19: Cutler Station


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Every year WOUB Culture spotlights what music-centric folks in the region have been listening to all year round right in time for the holidays in our annual Top Tunes feature.  Cutler Station is not a convenience store — they’re an oddball Appalachian powerpop/rock ‘n’ roll band! Made up of Steve Lipscomb, Jason Swiger, and brothers… Read More

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy Seeks Re-election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy says she will seek re-election next year. In a statement shared by the Ohio Republican Party, the 57-year-old Kennedy noted she has worked in the justice system for over three decades, including as a police officer and magistrate in Butler County. She was elected to the state’s… Read More