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Motorcycles were parked behind Peden Stadium after an escort of the replica Vietnam War Memorial wall on September 13, 2017.

Bill to Protect Motorcyclists from Hearing Loss is on its Way to the Governor

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It’s now up to Gov. Mike DeWine to decide whether to sign a bill passed by the Ohio Legislature that would allow motorcyclists to wear earplugs while driving their bikes. Up to now, motorcyclists have not been allowed to wear earplugs. Republican Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) says that’s because drivers need to be able to… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. DeWine Likes What He’s Hearing About Proposed Opioid Settlement

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he is cautiously satisfied with the terms of a potential massive settlement against drug companies and distributors who have been accused of enabling the opioid crisis. Counties could get 30% and the state 15%, with the rest going into a trust. DeWine says he likes the idea of putting 55% of… Read More

Gov. DeWine with supporters of bill

State Leaders Support “Hands Free Ohio” Bill

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports fatalities on the state’s roads have increase in five of the last six years with 2019 being the second-deadliest year in the past decade. And that’s why state leaders are backing a new bill to crack down on distracted driving. Gov. Mike DeWine says the bill will ban the… Read More

Michelle Wilcox, Ohio Assn. Of Election Officials

Focusing on Cybersecurity in Campaigns and Elections

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Voting rights advocates, computer security experts and some county elections officials gathered at the Ohio Statehouse for in a cybersecurity initiative. And some say they feel like they have the information they need to protect Ohio’s upcoming primary. Franklin County Board of Elections Deputy Director David Payne says he’s not worried so much about the election… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Governor Urges Lawmakers to Take a Closer Look at His Plan to Curb Gun Violence

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he wants state lawmakers to pass his plan on gun violence by the end of this year. And he is urging lawmakers to take a good look at his proposal. DeWine says it’s been about eight years since he shot a gun, but he says he supports the second amendment…. Read More

Aaron Baer, President, Citizens for Community Values

Lawsuit Filed Against State Over Recent Changes to EdChoice Program

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A suit has been filed in the Ohio Supreme Court by families who are affected by the legislature’s recently imposed 60-day moratorium on vouchers for the state’s EdChoice private school program. The President of Citizens for Community Values, Aaron Baer, says he represents parents and private schools who have been harmed by the law pushing… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine, in a sit-down interview at the Governor's Residence.

Governor DeWine Warns Ohioans About A Virus More Deadly Than Coronavirus

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Two Miami University students are quarantined for possible Coronavirus. The state’s top health officials are watching for more possible infections. But Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says there’s another deadly virus that people should be concerned about. The World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency. The virus, which originated in China, is… Read More

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Report: Ohio’s Dialysis Patients Are Getting Good Care

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More than 17,000 Ohioans depend on dialysis treatments multiple times each week. And a new report shows Ohioans who need that care are largely getting it. The Ohio Collaborative Dialysis Coalition’s report shows the state has an exceptional reputation for offering quality and locally-accessible dialysis services. Dr. Robin Shah says the key is making sure dialysis is… Read More

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Cities and Counties Have Given the State Their “Wish Lists” for Capital Budget

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The deadline has passed for communities throughout the state to submit their requests for Ohio’s capital budget, which is expected sometime near the end of March when Gov. Mike DeWine will deliver his State of the State speech. Here are some of the items being requested by cities and counties. Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder says he expects the state… Read More