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Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)

DeWine Adding Gun Regulations Into Budget Proposal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is bringing back his proposal to create more gun regulations which he says will reduce crime around the state. These were measures that failed to gain traction with lawmakers last year. DeWine’s so-called “Strong Ohio” plan expanded the ability to perform background checks on gun sales,… Read More

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Ohio Valley States Will Reap $45M From Opioid Suit Settlement With McKinsey Consulting

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LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia will collectively receive roughly $45 million as part of settlement agreements announced Thursday resolving lawsuits against consulting giant McKinsey & Company related to the opioid epidemic. States had sued McKinsey because the company had advised opioid medication makers and distributors for several years during the height… Read More

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Kentucky Panel Takes No Action On Impeachment Petitions

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A legislative panel has taken no action on impeachment petitions against Kentucky’s governor and attorney general. The House panel met behind closed doors for more than 3 1/2 hours Wednesday. Once the lawmakers reconvened, the committee chairman said that motions filed in conjunction with the petition seeking the ouster of GOP… Read More

A pharmacist labels syringes in a clean room where doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be handled, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York.

Ohio Expects Increase In Vaccine Supply; Curfew May Be Lifted

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — Ohio’s effort to vaccinate citizens against COVID-19 has been hampered by a lack of supply. During his briefing Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine said there is hope that the state will begin receiving more doses from both Pfizer and Moderna, whose vaccines have so far been approved for use. He also hopes… Read More

Dr. Amy Acton

Amy Acton Stepping Down From Columbus Foundation To Consider U.S. Senate Run

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Former Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton is exploring a run for the U.S. Senate. Acton announced Thursday that she would step down from her role at the Columbus Foundation in order to “carefully consider” her future plans. “In recent weeks, there has been much speculation about my possible… Read More

A banner over Court St. in Athens urges people to wear masks.

Athens County Confirms 42 New COVID-19 Cases For Feb. 4, Remains Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,169 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 42 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 4, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 18 involved… Read More

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GOP Struggling to Chart the “Right” Course Post Trump Presidency


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/PhilElliott_210204.mp3 After President Joseph Biden’s inauguration and the attack on the Capitol on January 6, the Republican Party has undergone a struggle to chart the future of the party. Will it still be the party of Trump and his zealous base or will more traditionally mainstream Republicans take the party’s helm? Will Trump’s appeal fade?… Read More

Body camera footage from Columbus Police officer Adam Coy just after the fatal shooting of Andre Maurice Hill on Dec. 22, 2020.

Columbus Police Officer Charged With Murder In Andre Hill Death

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A white Ohio police officer has been charged with murder in the latest fallout following the December shooting death of 47-year-old Andre Hill, a Black man, the state’s attorney general says. Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy was indicted Wednesday by a Franklin County grand jury following an investigation by the Ohio… Read More

Ohio Women's Basketball CeCe Hooks

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats hold off late Kent State push; escape with 85-70 win

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Bobcats (10-5, 8-4 MAC) continued their dominance as they won their fifth game in their last six matchups as they defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes (5-3, 4-1), 85-70. Ohio held a 14-point lead over the Golden Flashes late in the fourth quarter.  Kent State heated up and made… Read More