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Why Ohio’s Unemployment System Might Not Be Fixed Soon

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s unemployment system continues to be a challenge for thousands of Ohioans who say it is slow and non-responsive. And the system has needed some major updates. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says when he took over, there was a big problem with Ohio’s unemployment system – it was not… Read More

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DeWine Rejects List Of PUCO Nominees

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is asking for a new list of candidates to potentially chair the state’s utilities regulatory agency. The former chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio resigned after the FBI raided his home. DeWine rejected the four candidates named by the PUCO Nominating Council. But he… Read More

KSU freshman Thomas Jahnke is tested for COVID-19 in October at the KSU Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. Health Departments will receive rapid antigen tests that can be administered at home under a deal announced Thursday by Gov. Mike DeWine.

State Launches Partnership to Provide Rapid, In Home COVID-19 Testing; Curfew Will be Extended

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Ohio’s public health departments are getting something Gov. Mike DeWine says they’ve wanted for a long time: rapid, in-home COVID-19 tests. DeWine today announced a partnership the state is entering with Abbott Labs and digital health care company, eMed to administer the rapid antigen tests. The state will spend $50 million CARES… Read More

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Ohio Jobless Claims Rise Again Amidst Pandemic Uncertainty

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of Ohioans filing initial claims for unemployment compensation during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic jumped last week, according to state data released Thursday. The latest figures show Ohioans filed 42,975 initial jobless claims for the week ending Jan. 16, a 15% increase over the previous week, the Department of Job… Read More

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo Kimberly Hall, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, looks over a photo display outside her office, in Columbus, Ohio.

Child Advocates: Ohio State Foster Plan Illegal, Inadequate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Advocates for Ohio children cared for by relative adults say a state plan to address funding disparities for those children is illegal and inadequate. At issue are people who take custody of children they’re related to but who aren’t licensed foster parents. A long-time gap exists in Ohio between payments to… Read More

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Athens County Confirms 30 New COVID-19 Cases For January 21, Remains At Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,737 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 30 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 21, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 10 involved… Read More

New Radicals Reunite to Play ‘You Get What You Give’ at Joe Biden’s Inauguration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — In 1999, alternative rock group New Radicals broke up after the massive success of their hit “You Get What You Give,” frontman Gregg Alexander famously sickened by the excessive promotional interviews and touring the band’s label expected of them. The band’s single release, Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too has since developed… Read More