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In this July 18, 2016 file photo, Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Ohio GOP Sets Course To Remove Speaker Accused Of Bribery

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state representatives in Ohio signaled their intent Tuesday to remove the disgraced House speaker arrested last week in connection with a $60 million federal bribery probe, in a secret vote prompted by Larry Householder’s refusal to voluntarily give up the seat. The House will meet Thursday to consider a resolution… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Will Expand Day Care Capacity, Prohibits Full County Fairs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says county fairs will be reduced to junior fair events like livestock exhibitions going forward for this year. DeWine calls the decision difficult but says it’s clear fairs can’t go on normally because of the coronavirus. His announcement Tuesday allows harness racing without spectators but prohibits rides,… Read More

A packet of unsolicited seeds received by an Ohio citizen in the mail.

Ohio Department Of Agriculture: Don’t Plant Mysterious Seeds

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYSO) — Unsolicited packages of seeds have been showing up on some Ohioans’ porches. Late last week, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) started getting reports of citizens receiving packages of seeds in the mail that they never ordered. Authorities think the packages appear to be sent from China, and they are urging anyone who… Read More

Then-Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) walks journalists through the latest changes to a bill that rolled back clean energy mandates in 2016.

Lawmaker Says HB6 Benefits Ratepayers With ‘Lower Electric Costs’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As the calls for a repeal of the state’s nuclear power plant bailout grow louder, there are legislators who are standing by the law that made sweeping changes to Ohio’s energy policy. One vocal supporter says the bailout is still what’s best for Ohioans. The laws created through HB6 set up nuclear and coal subsidies paid for by new charges… Read More

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Oversight Office: MSHA Should Do More To Protect Miners In Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (OVR) — The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has not done enough to protect coal miners during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from an oversight agency released Tuesday. Through interviews with MSHA officials and union representatives, as well as reviews of state and national policies, the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Confirms Seven New COVID-19 Cases For July 28

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 326 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after seven additional cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the case in a press release sent July 28. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the case. An analysis… Read More

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The Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival to Take Place Aug. 21-22


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The Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival will take place on the Stuart’s Opera House official YouTube channel on August 21-22 at 8 p.m. EST. Each night will feature a different lineup of performers including CAAMP, Mandolin Orange, Hot Tuna, Shovels & Rope, Todd Snider, Haley Heynderickx, Bedouine, Joan Shelley, Tre Burt, Vieux Farka Toure, Cedric Burnside,… Read More