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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

South Carolina Public Health Director Joan Duwve Named New ODH Director

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(UPDATE 9/11 9:06) Duwve retracted her decision and withdrew from consideration. In a statement, the DeWine Administration says Duwve cited personal reasons for the decision. ____________________________________ COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Gov. Mike DeWine announced the appointment of Dr. Joan Duwve as director of the Ohio Department of Health during his Thursday press conference. Duwve is… Read More

Operation Grant supporters

Some Influential Ohio Republicans Form “Operation Grant” To Elect Joe Biden

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Former Ohio Governor John Kasich has been criticizing President Trump since losing to him in the presidential primary back in 2016. Now, he’s not alone. A new group of Ohioans who have been influential in Republican party leadership say they’re coming together for one purpose – to defeat President… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Remains At Level 2, Confirms 17 COVID-19 Cases For September 10

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County stayed at a Level 2 Public Health Emergency as 17 COVID-19 cases confirmed Thursday brought its total  to 464 since the beginning of the pandemic. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent September 10. Gov. Mike DeWine released this week’s Ohio Public Health… Read More

Perry Nuclear Power Plant

House Committee To Hold 1st Hearing On Repeal Of Bailout Law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House lawmakers planned a Thursday hearing to begin repealing and replacing a nuclear plant bailout law. The law is at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe and which led to the ouster of the former GOP House speaker. Newly elected House Speaker Bob Cupp created the House Select… Read More

Rob Portman

Portman Questions Report That Trump Called Veterans “Losers”, “Suckers”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — The story in The Atlantic quoting anonymous sources saying President Donald Trump referred to American soldiers who lost their lives in service as “suckers” and “losers” is still getting widespread reaction. But Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is casting doubt on whether Trump said what’s been confirmed by several news outlets. President Trump has denied making the comments. So, when Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) was… Read More

Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) speaks to reporters before session on September 1. It was the first time he was back in the House since being stripped of his speakership in July.

State Watchdog Seeks Probe Of Utility Tied To Bribery Scheme

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s consumer watchdog wants a regulatory agency to investigate whether the state’s largest electric utility used customer money to fund an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio’s most powerful politicians. The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel late Tuesday asked the Public Utility Commission of Ohio to seek an independent investigation to… Read More

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

Supporters, Opponents Of HB6 Debate Final Cost On Electric Bills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio House will begin to hold hearings on a possible repeal of a sweeping energy bill that bailed out nuclear power plants, among several other things. Supporters and opponents of the law, which is now at the center of a federal bribery investigation, are fighting over what the… Read More

Jason Crabill

New Decorative Arts Center Director Emphasizes the Importance of Human Stories

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WOUB Digital · New Decorative Arts Center Director Emphasizes the Importance of Human Stories The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio welcomed Jason Crabill as their new executive director earlier this summer. “Taking on a job like this in the middle of a global pandemic — I might have chosen different circumstances around it — but… Read More