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State Public Awareness Campaign Launched To Promote Foster Care And Adoption

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Ohio has nearly 16,000 children in the custody of county children’s services agencies. Gov. Mike DeWine wants to increase the number of foster care families available to meet that need. Here is one effort that’s designed to recruit more foster parents. The state has a new foster care and adoption website that gives Ohioans information on requirements and… Read More

More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Be Open For Business Soon

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Four more medical marijuana dispensaries have been awarded licenses from the state. And these businesses are now close to opening their doors. The Ohio Pharmacy Board has awarded certificates of operation to planned medical marijuana dispensaries in Canton, Wickliffe, Sandusky and Wintersville. That Wintersville dispensary is the second for that eastern Ohio town to be awarded a… Read More

Bill Spells Out What Public Can See On Police Body Cameras

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Among the bills Gov. John Kasich is still considering whether he’ll sign is one that will allow some video from body cameras worn by police agencies to be hidden from the public. Cosponsoring Republican Rep. Niraj Antani says there are exceptions when police body cameras are not subject to public records laws. Those include images of victims in some cases, such as… Read More

What Happens Now To An Ohio Bill Meant To Protect Embryos?

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Though lawmakers didn’t address the issue after a set of lawsuits against a Cleveland hospital, one outgoing legislator is hoping his bill will move forward after he’s gone. In March, University Hospitals in Cleveland announced some 4000 embryos at its fertility clinic were likely nonviable due to a problem with its cryofreezer. Some of those families are… Read More

Ohio Legislature Fails To Pass ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Over Kasich’s Veto

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The “Heartbeat Bill” has once again failed to overcome Gov. John Kasich’s veto. Legislators returned to session after Christmas to reconsider the controversial abortion ban, and while the Ohio House managed to reach a two-thirds majority to overturn the veto, the bill did not pass the Ohio Senate. The so-called “Heartbeat Bill” would end abortion… Read More

Kasich’s Take On Why “Blue Wave” Was Weaker In Ohio

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In what’s being billed as his last public appearance as governor, John Kasich says there’s a reason why Ohio Republicans held the state’s top offices and many legislative seats when their colleagues in other areas of the country didn’t. Kasich says this November’s election was good for Republicans because Ohioans don’t want change. “Why change?… Read More

Ohio’s General Revenue Fund Gets A Boost From State Office

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The incoming lieutenant governor says the office he now holds has saved so much money that he wants to give some back to the state. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted didn’t request any money in the current state budget, saying online operations are helping him keep costs and staff levels low. Here he is in December of 2016. “We have cut… Read More

Committee Formed To Draft Sherrod Brown To Run For President In 2020

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This campaign is part of a new effort to get the three term senator to consider taking on President Trump. Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is one of the chairs of a committee circulating a national petition to convince Brown to run for president in 2020. Whaley says Brown would bring a needed change to the White House…. Read More