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Attorney General Dave Yost

Creditors Cannot Seize Stimulus Checks From Ohioans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Most Ohioans will soon be getting a stimulus check as part of a federal aid bill signed into law last month. Banks and creditors might see this as an opportunity to collect. But, Ohio’s law enforcement chief is putting them on notice that they can’t touch that money. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says the stimulus checks are protected… Read More

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Ohio Supreme Court Reinstates Democratic 94th House District Candidate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Supreme Court has determined a democratic candidate running in the 94th House District is eligible despite the Athens County Board of Elections disqualifying her over questions of residency. Votes cast for Katie O’Neill, a Nelsonville resident who is running unopposed, will be valid in the Democratic Primary that was extended… Read More

Treyton Oak Towers, a senior living facility in Louisville where at least nine residents have died from coronavirus.

Coronavirus Takes a Terrible Toll on Ohio Valley Nursing Homes

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — The coronavirus is taking a terrible toll on nursing homes in the Ohio Valley. Well over a thousand residents and staff at nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia have tested positive for coronavirus, and dozens have died from COVID-19. Residents in these facilities are already… Read More

Gallia County

Gallia Co. Authorities Help Replace Girl’s Alpaca After Fatal Shooting

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PATRIOT, Ohio (Gallipolis Daily Tribune) — A young girl who lost her pet alpaca after the animal was killed during a drive-by shooting in Ohio has been gifted another one from local authorities. The Gallipolis Daily Tribune reports 5-year-old Josie Blazer, of Patriot, was surprised to find a six-month old alpaca Easter morning. The alpaca… Read More

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Five Conferences, Including the MAC, Ask NCAA for Relief Due to Pandemic

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Five FBS conference commissioners have asked the NCAA to relax some requirements to compete in Division I for the next four years, including the minimum number of sports a school must sponsor. The letter from the commissioners of the Mid-American Conference, American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Conference USA… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Seeks to Loosen Some Medicaid Requirements

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced he is submitting a waiver application to the federal government asking for flexibility in Medicaid specifications in order to better combat the coronavirus. That includes such measures as allowing services to be provided at alternative locations and removing staffing level requirements. If approved, the… Read More

Car washes in Ohio are allowed to stay open if they operate under certain rules.

Business Dispute Panel Issues First Rulings on “Essential” Businesses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The panel set up to settle disputes over what are essential businesses that can operate during the state’s stay at home order has delivered its first set of rulings. Four cases before the Dispute Resolution Commission involved pet groomers. The panel ruled that county health departments were correct in determining groomers… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks to reporters

DeWine says Ohio is Collaborating with White House on Plans to Reopen State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Part of Ohio’s response to COVID-19 is planning how to begin allowing businesses to reopen after the Stay At Home order is set to expire on May 1. As Gov. Mike DeWine has been discussing how those plans look in Ohio, President Donald Trump suggests the decision comes from… Read More

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Jorma Kaukonen to Stream Live Performance From Fur Peace Ranch April 25


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Jorma Kaukonen’s third free live stream concert is coming to you through the excellent acoustics at the Fur Peace Station Concert Hall. It will start at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, April 18. There will be a Q&A and some Fur Peace Ranch memorabilia give-aways! The link is:  https://youtu.be/_bV3AKkEPW8 Tune in! Jack Casady does and he… Read More

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Critically Acclaimed Documentary “THE HOTTEST AUGUST” on INDEPENDENT LENS, Monday, April 20 at 10 pm


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BRETT STORY’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY THE HOTTEST AUGUST PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG Interviews with a Variety of New Yorkers in One of the Hottest Months on Record Paints a Portrait of Collective Anxiety on a Warming Planet   A film about climate change disguised as a portrait… Read More