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Minor Earthquake Hits Ohio; No Injuries or Damage Reported

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal geologists say a small earthquake hit Ohio in the middle of the night with no injuries or damage reported. Tuesday morning’s 2.6 magnitude quake struck about 1:25 a.m. in Madison about 40 miles east of Cleveland. Cleveland.com reports the quake was felt in several cities around northeast Ohio. The quake was much… Read More

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Jury Selection Begins in Opioid Trial Despite Delay Request

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Jury selection began Wednesday in the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic despite a last-minute request from lawyers to delay it because of news reports on a settlement offer. Two Ohio counties claim drug companies that made, distributed and sold prescription painkillers engaged in a deadly conspiracy that has inflicted massive… Read More

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Deadline to File to Overturn Controversial Nuclear Bailout Law a Week Away

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On October 21, the group that wants to overturn Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout law is required to submit nearly 266,000 valid signatures to halt that law and put it before voters next year. But supporters of the bailout are waging an unrelenting fight to stop that. The pro-bailout Ohioans For Energy Security has been… Read More

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Medicare Changes Allowed During Ohio Open Enrollment Period

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s next open enrollment period for Medicare is underway. It began Tuesday. Ohioans have until Dec. 7 to sign up or make changes to their coverage under the government health insurance plan. The state’s Department of Aging and Department of Insurance urge all Ohioans with Medicare to review their coverage options… Read More

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How Planned Parenthood’s Exit from Federal Program is Affecting Ohio

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An estimated 99 ,000 low income Ohioans who want birth control and reproductive health care services have fewer options now that Planned Parenthood nationwide has pulled out of the federal Title X program. Planned Parenthood objects to a new rule that it says restricts the doctor-patient relationship. And In nine counties, it’s the only provider that accepted Title X funds. Athens… Read More

President Trump touted coal’s “comeback” at a WV rally.

Is Ohio in Play? GOP Tilt Working Against Democrats

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Gagin says he hasn’t changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were detrimental to the area’s coal mining and fracking industries. As an anti-abortion-rights, pro-gun conservative, he… Read More

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DeWine Stands Strong On Gun Violence Package, Even After Mixed Reviews

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Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s confident his STRONG Ohio gun violence package will be enacted into law, in spite of the chilly reception he’s gotten from both Republicans and Democrats. DeWine pushed back at Democrats’ criticism that the STRONG Ohio plan is weak, saying it wasn’t written by the gun lobby. He also defends not including required background checks, which he… Read More

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Key Lawmakers Want To Focus On Dangerous People, Not Their Weapons

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Gov. Mike DeWine’s gun plan calls for using the so-called “pink slip” process to separate people thought to be dangerous from their guns. But a top lawmaker is questioning that approach. Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says many Republicans in the House don’t think reducing gun access is necessarily going to deal with the gun violence problem. “We really… Read More