Biz & Labor

Ohio AG files suit in mammoth bribery scandal

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Wednesday sued the players in a massive scandal that continues to roil state politics. 

State legislature approves ban on local ‘bag bans’

Paper or plastic? That’s a question headed to the governor’s desk. The state legislature has approved House Bill 242 that would prevent local governments from enacting...

Senate Committee passes firearm dealer protection, resolution against police defunding

A bill sponsored by Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof to bar public officials from closing down licensed firearm dealers passed through committee on Tuesday,...

Consumer advocate again demanding independent probe of FirstEnergy

Ohio's official consumer advocate is again asking that regulators mount an independent investigation into whether a Northern Ohio utility improperly used ratepayer funds to fuel what federal prosecutors called the biggest bribery scandal in state history.

Community pharmacy group says CVS, other bigs are unfairly steering patients

A huge majority of community pharmacists have lost patients in the last six months due to unfair practices by much larger competitors, an industry group that represents small pharmacists said last week.

During coronavirus, food insecurity, poverty spiking — and it’s getting worse

New economic research indicates that the economic impact of coronavirus was mitigated to some extent by this spring's robust governmental response. But there are a number of indications that things still were bad and are growing rapidly worse.

National Guard assistance to foodbanks extended into December

Ohio's volunteer-strapped foodbanks are getting help into December, the Ohio National Guard announced Thursday.

COVID-19 lawsuit immunity won’t help economy, might increase spread, poll of...

Covid immunity won't help economy, might increase spread, poll of economists says

Fundamental questions remain as Medicaid revamps drug spending

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is undertaking a massive overhaul of how it pays for more than $3 billion worth of prescription drugs a year. It's planning to implement the changes by March, but so far it hasn't answered basic questions about how it will be done.

Food bank official urges people to lean on Congress for more...

Thursday was national Hunger Action Day and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of food banks said the facilities continue to see record demand.
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