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Ohio Medicaid Wellness Initiatives To Include Quitting Smoking

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Gov. Mike DeWine is revealing more about the wellness initiatives that he wants to implement for the 2.8 million people on Medicaid in Ohio, including the 677,000 in Medicaid expansion. DeWine says he’ll make quitting smoking one of his Medicaid wellness initiatives. “If we can help them get healthier, it’s going to be better for… Read More

Federal Opioid Strikeforce Indicts More Than A Dozen Ohio Valley Doctors

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday more than a dozen indictments against doctors in the Ohio Valley on charges relating to the illegal distribution of opioids. These are the first major indictments from the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, which started work in December. “The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in… Read More

Larry Householder

Energy Bill Achieves Two Big Goals For FirstEnergy

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The plan to overhaul Ohio’s energy policy would get rid of the state’s green energy standards and would likely bailout nuclear power plants. The major utility company, FirstEnergy, has been strongly advocating for those two things to happen for years now. FirstEnergy gave more than $150,000 to House Republicans in 2018 leading up to the… Read More

The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

Inmate Who Stabbed 4 on Hunger Strike, Alleges Mistreatment

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An inmate who stabbed four fellow prisoners and a guard in separate bloody attacks is on a hunger strike inside Ohio’s toughest prison, alleging mistreatment. Greg Reinke is housed at the state’s supermax prison in Youngstown. He says he’s being harassed by guards, denied proper recreation time and lives in a… Read More

House Speaker Rolls Out Plan To Overhaul Ohio’s Energy Policy

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A new proposal in the Ohio House would do away with renewable and efficiency standards, drawing a new fund to reward not only solar and wind production, but also nuclear power. The plan, HB6, would create the Ohio Clean Air Program and grant credits to any energy source that doesn’t emit carbon. House Speaker Larry Householder… Read More

Colten Polyniak with hemp

CBD Uncertainty: Sales Soar But Science Lags On Hemp Health Effects

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Inside the Bluegrass Hemp Oil store in Lexington, Kentucky, the CBD oils and lotions lining the walls have an origin story — a story of a family’s struggle. “We took a huge risk, to be perfectly honest, because we didn’t know. We weren’t trying other people’s CBD products that were out there,” Bluegrass Hemp Oil… Read More

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Outreach To Re-Register Voters Gets Only 540, Costs Almost Twice What Was Expected

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A project to reach out to 270,000 people deleted from the voting rolls only brought in a few hundred of them. And it also cost a lot more than expected. In February, Secretary of State Frank LaRose said his office would send registration forms to thousands removed for six years of not voting and not responding to… Read More