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Lobbyist had Hand in Bill Sparking Ectopic Pregnancy Flap

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio lawmaker who proposed legislation extending insurance coverage to a procedure considered medically impossible as a way of fighting abortion worked closely on the bill with a conservative lobbyist, newly released emails show. State Rep. John Becker, a southwestern Ohio Republican, got help from Barry Sheets, a lobbyist for the… Read More

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

U.S. Senator Says Impeachment Isn’t Preventing Important Legislation from Moving

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says progress is being made in Washington D.C. while two articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump are being brought forward in the Democratic dominated U.S. House. Sen. Portman says he’s seeing a shift in Washington right now, despite impeachment proceedings. “If you had asked me yesterday, I might have… Read More

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A New Life for People and Products Through Makerspace

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What is Athens MakerSpace? MakerSpace, the newest addition of ReUse Industries in Albany, Ohio, is set to expand. MakerSpace encourages economic development and sustainability by providing tools and space to artisans in the Athens area. Through a variety of workshops, MakerSpace gives members the opportunity to learn new skills, expand their business or simply develop… Read More