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Behemoth $2T COVID-19 response bill signed into law

WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic became law following its passage in...

Chamber releases business resources as Small Business Administration loans open up

As small businesses navigate the complicated environment of the coronavirus pandemic, local agencies and national companies are providing resources to guide owners through the...

State applies for federal program to provide loans to small businesses

The state of Ohio has started the process of enlisting the U.S. Small Business Administration for monetary assistance amid the COVID-19 closures. Gov. Mike DeWine...

Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

WASHINGTON — A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill...

Census vital to rural infrastructure, services, mayors say

From a McDonald’s parking lot to a Ferris Wheel on West Union Street in Athens, mayors across the state are pushing every method of...

Federal bill seeks more sick days for workers as coronavirus cases...

A federal bill co-sponsored by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to extend the sick day policies for all workers in light of continuing reports...

Paid family and medical leave supporters say statewide program good for...

The effect of a lack of paid family leave on small businesses and women of color were significant issues brought up in the second...

Congress is talking about paid family leave. Will they do anything?

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to agree on expanding access to paid family leave.  But they disagree on how to do it.  U.S....

Ohio Fairness Act fills hearing room with advocates, business groups

It wasn’t the many hordes of people that crowded into a Statehouse hearing room that got people’s attention on Tuesday. It wasn’t even the...

Progressives take dueling approaches to lift Ohio’s minimum wage

Ohio progressives are waging a two-pronged war to hike the minimum wage to among the highest of any state in the nation.  On one front,...
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