Biz & Labor

Lawmakers announce $2 trillion coronavirus response deal

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate leaders announced a compromise with the White House on a massive $2 trillion spending package that would send checks to Americans...

New federal sick leave law – who’s eligible, who’s not and...

On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. The legislation is an emergency intervention to provide paid leave...

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...

Lawmakers debate paid sick leave as COVID-19 closes businesses, schools

State and federal legislators are criticizing the lack of action on paid leave policy as the COVID-19 pandemic causes the closure of schools, sporting...

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...

As coronavirus threat evolves, DeWine plans to force leagues to block...

Twenty-four hours prior, he was asking. On Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine was telling. Speaking at the latest of what has become a daily briefing of...

Bill prohibiting mandatory nurse overtime moves on to Senate

A bill prohibiting overtime as a condition of employment for nurses is headed to its second hurdle to passage. A Senate committee will now consider...

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...
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