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Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton) introduces the G.R.O.W. Act geared towards growing and retaining Ohio’s college student population.

Lawmaker wants Ohio’s workforce to grow with scholarships and tax breaks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton) said the G.R.O.W. Act — Graduating and Retaining Ohio’s Workforce — is a multi-pronged approach to ramp up the state’s population. Cross said the state needs to work on policies that bring more people to Ohio and keeps them in the state. The concern is partially… Read More

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Ohio reports more deaths than births as experts cite pandemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first time in state history, Ohio recorded more deaths than births last year, a development experts say was expedited by COVID-19. The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday that roughly 143,000 Ohioans died last year while about 129,000 were born. That’s according to data from the Ohio Department of Health. So… Read More

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Census: Most Ohio Cities Lose Residents, But Rural Counties Shedding Population Too

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Columbus continues to be the largest city in Ohio, with Cincinnati growing but Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown all getting smaller. Those are just some of the factoids from Thursday’s release of 2020 US Census data. Ohio’s population grew by just 2.3%, making it one of seven… Read More

West Virginia Population Drops For 6th Straight Year

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The U.S. Census Bureau says West Virginia’s population has dropped for the sixth straight year. Estimates released Wednesday show West Virginia’s population shrank by 11,216 residents. It was among nine states to lose population. As of July 1, the state’s population was estimated at about 1.81 million residents. West Virginia’s population… Read More