As COVID-19 cases surge, ACLU urges release of misdemeanor offenders from jail

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio is urging state criminal justice officials to eliminate money bonds and release eligible people from Ohio’s jails amid a resurgence of...

Trump visit to Clyde a reminder of what gets lost when a local newspaper closes shop

We began our reporting adventure at the local history museum, traveled to an ice cream parlor and ended up at a diner across the street from the newsroom.  The year...

Axne prods Congress to help teachers as worries spread over going back to school

Teachers were feeling stressed out even before the pandemic began, and their anxieties have exploded as lawmakers and school leaders debate whether to launch in-person classes this fall. U.S. Rep....

DeWine tests positive, and then negative, for coronavirus

After earlier testing positive for coronavirus, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's office Thursday night said he had tested negative for the novel coronavirus. DeWine, 73, received a routine test that morning...

School nurses battle old buildings, lack of resources, along with COVID

In her nearly 40 years as a school nurse, Patricia Gunter has had to prepare for diseases like swine flu, H1N1, West Nile Virus, SARS, and even HIV, all...

With federal unemployment insurance lapsed, Ohio senators urge action

A $600 weekly federal supplement to unemployment insurance lapsed last week, leaving many of the 32 million unemployed Americans staring into a financial abyss. The Democratically controlled U.S. House of...

Mailbag: Answering reader questions about Householder and the bribery scandal

Clad in camouflage from head to toe, Larry Householder aimed his weapon at a television screen across an empty field. That box had it coming, a Householder voiceover intimated, what...

‘Crime rings’ targeting federal unemployment, hurting jobless workers in need

“Sophisticated crime rings” are filing fraudulent claims targeting Ohio’s coronavirus pandemic relief programs and pocketing millions of dollars in benefits, according to the state’s unemployment offices.  The Ohio Department of...

Trump isn’t serious about delaying the election. He’s deadly serious about destroying its legitimacy.

Abe Lincoln didn’t do it. And he was busy trying to hold the Union together. FDR didn’t do it. And he was leading the nation through the most violent days...

Top Homeland Security official vows federal agents ‘will not back away’ from violent protests

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s number two at the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday defended federal law enforcement officers’ intervention in protests in Portland, Oregon, and other cities...

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