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Ohio Supreme Court Upholds State School Takeover Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Supreme Court has let stand the law that allows the state to take over failing school districts, starting with the Youngstown City Schools in 2015. By a 5-2 vote, the court disagreed with the Youngstown City Schools, which said the addition of a 67-page amendment on the… Read More

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Mid-American Conference Scales Back Postseason Tournaments in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Mid-American Conference is eliminating postseason tournaments in eight sports, including baseball and softball, and men’s and women’s basketball are among nine sports that will have postseasons scaled back. The MAC’s announced the cost-cutting move in response to the financial crisis being brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Postseason tournaments will also… Read More

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Child Care Operators Say Ohio Needs to Reopen Centers Now

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DAYTON, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As retail stores throughout Ohio reopen after closing under state order for the coronavirus pandemic, some employees are scrambling to find a way to work without having reliable child care available. Dayton area child care provider Karen Lampe says the state needs to allow facilities like hers to open so parents… Read More

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“Will It Be Enough?”: Meatpacking Workers Fear for Safety as Coronavirus Cases Mount

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — It’s the uncertainty that gets to Darlene Davis. The uncertainty of when she’ll see her 87-year-old mother in person again. The uncertainty of her co-workers’ health. The uncertainty that comes with the novel coronavirus. When a co-worker of hers at the JBS Swift meatpacking plant in Louisville died from COVID-19, she… Read More

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Washington Coping with Fear on Multiple Fronts says TIME Correspondent


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Almost every aspect of government and certainly the legislative and executive branches are addressing multiple aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic from medical protocols and providing medical supplies to economic devastation. Some view the partisan pull about this issue in Washington as a battle between science/medicine and ideologies. However, TIME Washington Correspondent Philip Elliott says that… Read More