Biz & Labor

Amid other challenges, Medicaid department conducting massive overhaul

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is working on a complete revamp of the lion’s share of the $27 billion program amid complaints that it...

Hundreds support Ohio Senate public health crisis declaration on racism

A state Senate committee heard hours of testimony Tuesday supporting the declaration of racism as a public health crisis. Cosponsors Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland; and...

Minority Strike Force Town Halls: Infant mortality, underlying conditions at heart...

Medical professionals and minority advocacy groups came together last week to give their input on recommendations from the state’s coronavirus Minority Strike Force. In three...

Police organization slams Ohio AG over training cuts

Protests have consumed U.S. cities since a black man died May 25 after Minneapolis police knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. And...

A new federal agency to revive the Great Lakes region?

WASHINGTON — The Great Lakes region took a beating last decade with the collapse of its manufacturing sector.  The region’s economy has been in recovery...

DeWine wants to help minorities and the poor, but he hasn’t...

As he deals with the twin challenges of civil unrest and a global pandemic, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine spoke passionately Tuesday about the need...

Yearning to breathe free, or just to breathe

Millions of Americans, it seems, feel as if they can no longer breathe. Through the first months of 2020, the novel coronavirus has choked the...

Governor says pharmacists should test for COVID-19, but Ohio Medicaid won’t...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine last week said that he wants to include pharmacists in the coronavirus fight, but he still didn’t offer details on...

House passes bill to shield businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that offers health care providers and general businesses a powerful shield from lawsuits related to...

Proposed law would renew funding to clean, redevelop industrial sites

A proposal put forward Tuesday by two Ohio House Republicans would renew a source of funding to clean and reuse abandoned industrial sites known...
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