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Because of the COVID-19 crisis, 47% of adults say their households have lost employment income and close to 40% have delayed getting medical care, according to early results of a Census Bureau survey.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Deloitte, a consulting company contracted by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), is investigating a data breach in the system launched last week to pay benefits to 1099 and self-employed workers. A mass message was sent to applicants letting them know that their personal information was left unconcealed for… Read More
Elections are run by state and local governments, and it’s unclear what legal means the president would have to withhold funds from the states.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — With a state budget deficit of three quarters of a billion dollars and just two months left in the fiscal year, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered huge cuts to schools, Medicaid and other areas. He says he’s considering other options going forward, but he has ruled out one possibility. It’s hard to… Read More
WHITESBURG, Ky. (OVR) — Just 15 percent of Kentucky counties meet minimum recommended coronavirus testing levels, according to a new report from health care company Castlight. Sixty-seven percent of West Virginia counties and 31 percent of Ohio counties met the threshold. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that states have the capacity to test 1 percent… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Ohio to allow groups pursuing voting law changes, a minimum wage increase and marijuana decriminalization more time and flexibility to qualify for ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic. Judge Edmund Sargus Jr.’s ruling Tuesday gives campaigns until July 31 to gather required signatures and allows them to… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There have been at least 674 deaths from coronavirus at nursing homes in Ohio, which is 43% of the state’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths. After saying for weeks that nursing home residents who have symptoms are tested but limitations prevented mass testing, there’s a plan for more tests in long-term care facilities…. Read More
Quality involvement! Join us as Jorma Kaukonen performs his 8th solo free Quarantine Concert from the Fur Peace Ranch this coming Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. EDT. For seven weeks Jorma has been performing, telling true-life tales and talking about his songs, often playing them on the very guitar he wrote the song on…. Read More
Examine the Rise and Infectious Spread of Antisemitism in the U.S. and Europe in a Powerful New Documentary VIRAL: ANTISEMITISM IN FOUR MUTATIONS Premieres Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS From Emmy-winning Director Andrew Goldberg Mass murders, vandalism, social media abuse, propaganda, assault – by virtually every yardstick, antisemitism in the U.S. and… Read More
Colleges and universities and average families are all feeling the financial pinch from the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts are dramatic. Dr. Richard Vedder, emeritus distinguished professor of economics at Ohio University, outlines, for the Spectrum Podcast, how these loses will really be felt. He notes that higher education was already under financial distress before… Read More