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Advocates Call For Unemployment Compensation System Reform

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A collection of health and human services advocates are urging state leaders to immediately work on revamping the unemployment compensation system in order to avoid another backlog in the future. The groups, which include the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Ohio Organizing Collaborative, and Policy Matters Ohio are calling on… Read More

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New Study Says Lack Of Good Childcare Is Hurting Businesses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A new report from a group of business leaders shows many Ohio companies cannot get back on their feet because their employees no longer have affordable day care options. Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Jed Metzger says businesses in his area of the state are telling him… Read More

Chloe Kunkel,12, looks inside the pawpaw fruit costume in PawPaw festival in Albany, Ohio on Sep. 16, 2017.

2020 Ohio Pawpaw Festival Canceled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

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ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) — Another event in southeast Ohio has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Organizers announced Tuesday that the 22nd Ohio Pawpaw Festival will not happen this year. A social media post cited health concerns for guests, staff and others who would attend the event held at Lake Snowden in Albany…. Read More