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House Again OKs ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban; Senate Fate Dim

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A ban on most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat has once again cleared the Ohio House, leaving the rest of the two-year session for advocates to lobby the bill’s opponents in the Ohio Senate. Wednesday’s approval followed a startlingly emotional floor debate in which one veteran female lawmaker revealed she’d been raped and… Read More

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Ohio Bill Would Allow Workers’ Compensation For Police PTSD

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Emergency responders with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if they don’t have physical injuries under an Ohio proposal. The legislation considered Tuesday by an Ohio Senate committee would apply to police, other peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians with PTSD arising from work. One sponsor, Democratic Sen. Edna… Read More