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The sponsors of the Senate resolution, Sen. Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) and Sen. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus) offer proponent testimony. The lone Republican who signed on, Sen. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton, bottom left) is among those looking on.

Resolution Declaring Racism A Public Health Crisis Gets First Hearing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — More than 50 people were signed up to speak out at the first hearing in the Ohio Senate for a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. They were some of the more than 130 people and groups who provided written testimony in support of the proposal backed by eight Senate… Read More

Cincinnati Police Department officers in full riot gear stand across the sidewalk and barricade from protestors as demonstrators continue to rally and protest the murder of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Cincinnati.

DeWine Wants Standards On Law Enforcement Response To Protests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — As demonstrations continue in honor of George Floyd and many cities in Ohio and elsewhere have come under fire for police response to such protests, Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced he is asking Ohio’s Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board to develop minimum standards on law enforcement response to mass protests. They… Read More

Some Police Attack Journalists During Demonstrations: Why are They Targets?


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Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police, demonstrations against police violence have traversed the nation. Yet, during these demonstrations, there have been 383 press freedom incidents including some 173 assaults on journalists 78 physical attacks (50 by police) —49 tear gassings —27 pepper sprayings —89 rubber bullet / projectiles injuries… Read More

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WATCH: Pandemic Increases Workload, Health Risks For Postal And Delivery Employees

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans are relying on mail carriers and delivery workers for essential supplies. The workload for many of these employees has increased significantly with so many consumers ordering from home. Stress and fatigue are at high levels, as workers worry about virus exposure —… Read More

Land Grant is among the many Ohio breweries impacted by COVID-19.

Craft Brewers Statewide Scrape By With Creative Solutions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Though Ohio never closed down breweries, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly all sides of the beer industry. According to a recent survey, 99% of brewers nationally say they’ve impacted by COVID-19. Those with taprooms, the most profitable and sustainable source of revenue, had to shutter them. Sixty percent of brewers say they’ve… Read More

Investigation Into Columbus Protester’s Death Continues

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Protesters have seized on the death of a recent college graduate in Ohio in their fight against excessive force by police, though how the woman died remains undetermined. Sarah Grossman, 22, of Dayton, died May 30 after participating in Columbus demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. An early theory that… Read More

RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT

“RECORDER: The Marion Stokes Project” Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS, Monday, June 15


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RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT PREMIERES ON INDEPENDENT LENS MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG Acclaimed documentary explores the strange life of a radical activist-turned- recluse who videotaped everything on TV for thirty years in the name of truth   A fiercely intelligent, radical activist who became a fabulously wealthy recluse in her… Read More