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Signs reading "We're all in this together" decorate the windows of a nursing home facility in northeast Columbus.

Proposed Budget Gives Ohio Department Of Health More Power To Shutter “Unsafe” Nursing Homes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — More than half of the state’s COVID-19 deaths coming from nursing homes. So those and other long term care facilities are getting a lot of attention in the new state budget. The Patient Protection proposal in the budget would give the Ohio Department of Health the power to shut down nursing… Read More

This Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 file photo shows Ohio senate candidate Cecil Thomas arriving at the Hamilton County Board of Elections, on the first day of early voting in Cincinnati.

Ohio Democratic Senator Leaves Hearing Over Lack Of Masks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Democratic state senator says he left a committee hearing because so many members of the public weren’t wearing masks. Sen. Cecil Thomas is a second-term senator from Cincinnati. He tweeted a picture of the largely unmasked crowd Wednesday in the state Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee. Thomas says… Read More

NorthStar Online NA’s first meeting using online support, in 2018

Addiction In The Pandemic: An Interview With A Member Of Narcotics Anonymous

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (OVR) — Terrance D. is the father of two daughters and lives in Lexington. He’s a carpenter and owns a small construction company. More than 15 years ago, Terrance walked into his first Narcotics Anonymous meeting at age 27. He spoke to the Ohio Valley ReSource about addiction, sobriety and how the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Proposes $10 Million For Police Body Cameras

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement agencies in Ohio will be able to buy body-worn cameras through a $10 million grant Gov. Mike DeWine proposed in his budget. DeWine said Wednesday that just over 180 of the state’s about 900 law enforcement agencies both have body cameras for officers and are following the… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

Nearly 200 Show Support For Lawmakers’ Panel That Could Strike Down Health Orders

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Nearly two hundred people offered testimony in an Ohio Senate committee in support of a Republican-backed bill that would allow a panel of lawmakers to reject a health order from the governor, and to limit states of emergency to 30 days. Rishanne Golden has blamed her 20-year-old daughter’s death in… Read More

Coronavirus

Athens County Confirms One Death Related To COVID-19, 38 New Cases For Feb. 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 10 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was confirmed Wednesday. The county now also has had 4,127 total cases of COVID-19 after 38 new cases were reported the same day. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and… Read More

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Kahane Cooperman and John Hoffman, Producers of “The Antidote”


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/TheKindnessPodcast/mp3/135TheAntidoteMovie.mp3 Kindness is making a comeback in the new documentary, The Antidote, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Nicole talks with the award-winning producers, Kahane Cooperman and John Hoffman, about the film that explores how intentional kindness can transform society. Learn more at https://theantidotemovie.com.

Arts West

Athens Municipal Arts Commission Debates Creation of 501c3 To Support Arts West

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ATHENS, OH (WOUB) – Does Arts West need the support of a 501c3 nonprofit organization to support its programming? Could that potential support be only financial, or also managerial in nature? Late last year, the Athens Municipal Arts Commission (AMAC) appointed an ad hoc committee to explore the long discussed possibility of creating a 501c3… Read More

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

DeWine Previews Change Coming For Unemployment Filing System

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — People around Ohio are lodging complaints about the state’s unemployment compensation filing portal. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says an unprecedented influx of people applying for benefits continues to weigh down the system. DeWine says the state will soon be entering into a partnership with the private sector to help run… Read More