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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

Portman: We Need “A More Calming Tone” From Trump

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — As protests continue across Ohio and the country, the state’s Republican U.S. Senator says President Trump could be doing more to help those demonstrations from spiraling into violence. As criticism poured in for police use of gas and smoke to remove protestors from in front of a church so… Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine: Indoor Movie Theaters, Museums, Zoos and Certain Other Entertainment Venues Can Reopen Next Week

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Indoor movie theaters, museums and zoos are among the entertainment venues Gov. Mike DeWine said can reopen next week under new health and safety restrictions to minimize the spread of coronavirus. “We can continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 while we safely reopen our economy. It is up to each of… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

West Virginia Governor Says He Welcomes All, Except Obama

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he would welcome any president to the state besides former President Barack Obama. The unprompted comment on Wednesday came during a coronavirus news conference in which the Republican governor took a phone call from President Donald Trump and sought to highlight his relationship with the… Read More

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WATCH: What’s Behind Racial Disparities In American Policing?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Widespread protests over George Floyd’s death and the treatment of black Americans by police more broadly have dominated the U.S. in recent days. For analysis of the issues at the heart of the unrest, NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz talks to Art Acevedo, Houston’s chief of police, Tracey Meares, professor and founder of the… Read More

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Food Stamp Recipients Can Now Use EBT Cards For Online Payment For Groceries

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Shortly after COVID-19 shut down much of Ohio, Gov. DeWine announced food stamp recipients would be allowed to use the drive-up grocery shopping service provided by many stores. Now, there’s another option available to those who want it. Bret Crow with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said… Read More

Kari Gunter Seymour

Kari Gunter-Seymour’s ‘A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen’

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WOUB Digital · Kari Gunter-Seymour’s ‘A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen’ In late April Kari Gunter-Seymour’s A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen was published by Sheila-Na-Gig. Gunter-Seymour is a recently retired instructor for Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the Immediate Past Poet Laureate of Athens,… Read More