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Treasury sends $12B in COVID-19 relief to Ohio governments

May. 10, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Treasury Department on Monday said Ohio will receive nearly $5.4 billion in aid as part of Democratic President Joe Biden's larger $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with another nearly $6.6 billion going directly to counties, cities and townships. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 10, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. May 9, 2021. Editorial: $20 million can’t reduce Akron’s gun violence without innovation, clear plan Guns remain at the heart of America’s political divide. On the streets of Akron and most large...

Democratic senator praises Ohio's Republican governor

May. 07, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has gotten criticism from within his own party for his aggressive anti-coronavirus measures, but the state's Democratic senator had praise for him Friday. “I think the governor has had a steady hand in this,” Sen....

Ohio making another play at legalizing sports betting

May. 06, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The latest proposal for legalizing sports betting in Ohio calls for bringing it to casinos, betting shops, sports bars, computers, mobile phones and maybe even pro sports stadiums. After months of listening to ideas, Republican lawmakers in the...

Pureval, Mann advance to Cincinnati mayor general election

May. 04, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval and long-time City Council Member David Mann will advance to the November election and vie for Cincinnati mayor. Pureval received 39% of the votes and Mann had 29% with all of the city's precincts reporting...

Ohio proposal would ban drivers from holding phones, devices

May. 04, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Holding a cell phone or other electronic device while driving in Ohio would be illegal under legislation introduced Monday that takes aim at distracted driving by targeting not just texting but scrolling through social media and other hands-on phone uses. ...

Gov. Whitmer among 7 awarded for courage by JFK Foundation

May. 04, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and six other people who risked their own health and safety to help and protect others during the coronavirus pandemic will receive Profile in Courage awards next month, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced Tuesday. ...

Ex-consumer watchdog tapped to manage federal student aid

May. 03, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former federal consumer watchdog and Democratic nominee for Ohio governor has landed his next job. The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday that Richard Cordray has been selected as its chief operating officer of federal student aid. ...

Nursing home workers can skip COVID-19 tests if vaccinated

May. 03, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fully vaccinated employees in Ohio's nursing homes and assisted living facilities will no longer have to undergo twice-weekly testing for the coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday in an effort to boost worker vaccination rates. A person is...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 03, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 30, 2021. Editorial: H2Ohio needs assured funding to protect Ohio’s precious water resources The H2Ohio fund created by Gov. Mike DeWine and legislators in 2019 is a critical long-term work in progress. It aims, most...