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A promotional photo for BAT, a rock group who performs the music of Meat Loaf made up of The Neverland Express and American Idol Winner, Caleb Johnson.

Meat Loaf guitarist Paul Crook recalls Ohio launching ‘Bat Out of Hell,’ producing final album as Neverland Express carries on

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“Bat Out of Hell” is one of the best-selling albums in world history. Led by Meat Loaf, and backed by the Neverland Express band, Jim Steinman’s magnum opus was rejected by dozens of record labels… until an independent label in Ohio, Cleveland International Records — run by Steve Popovich in Willoughby — took a gamble… Read More

Travelers pass a sign for COVID-19 testing at Logan Airport in Boston.

Starting on Sunday, you won’t have to test for COVID-19 to fly into the U.S.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration is planning to drop the requirement for air travelers coming to the United States to test negative for COVID-19 before departure, starting on Sunday, according to a senior administration official. The official said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had determined the requirement was no longer needed…. Read More

A volunteer prepares an order at the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM) food pantry in December 2020.

Inflation is increasing demand at food banks, leading to a struggle to keep shelves stocked

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As many low-income Ohioans struggle to keep up with the rising price of gas and rent, they are increasingly turning to food banks when they run out of money to make ends meet. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, the executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, said the items on shelves… Read More

The Jan. 6 committee displays testimony on a screen during the committee's hearing on Thursday.

New revelations and 3 other takeaways from the first Jan. 6 committee hearing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It wasn’t clear what the country could expect from the Jan. 6 select committee’s beginning presentation of its findings, but the prime-time, opening hearing Thursday night had lots of new information, and it was presented in a calm and cogent way. The committee transported the audience back to Jan. 6 with… Read More

Felicia DeRosa leads a group of protesters in chanting outside the Ohio Statehouse.

Ohio House Democrats slam language in trans athlete ban as ‘state-sanctioned sexual abuse’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Democratic lawmakers in Ohio are blasting language in a proposed House bill that would require a student athlete to get an invasive exam if someone lodges a complaint questioning their sex. The bill, HB151, was amended to include a ban on transgender athletes from participating in women sports both… Read More

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Ohio State University professor Dr. David Steigerwald to lecture on WPA arts and New Deal culture June 19

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Through August 28 the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (145 E. Main St.) in Lancaster is showcasing images taken by Works Project Administration (WPA) photographers throughout the ‘30s and ‘40s alongside images taken by contemporary photographers over the course of past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in an exhibition entitled “Chronicles: the Great Depression… Read More