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Senate Republicans introduce another bill to limit health orders during pandemic

Two state Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday that would allow local health districts to opt out of orders issued by the state health director. Senate...

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,...

‘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...

Republican senator presses reluctant GOP leadership for billions in state, local...

WASHINGTON – GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy is making a strong push to rescue ailing state and local governments in a fifth coronavirus relief bill —...

Records: Ohio Medicaid leaders showed little enthusiasm to support coronavirus testing...

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is struggling to implement a system to reimburse community pharmacists to test millions of the state's poorest people for...

A brutal July leaves 535 Ohioans dead from COVID-19

At least 535 Ohioans died of COVID-19 and 35,500 residents contracted the disease in July, state data shows.  More than 2,400 Ohioans were admitted to...

Voting rights groups recommends health safety measures for election

The Ohio Voting Rights Coalition urged state leaders on Monday to adopt its recommendations for safe in-person voting procedures leading up to the November...

As lawmakers squabble over unemployment, jobless workers face a big hit

Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much. But as they...

U.S. House passes package to rescue child care industry

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House stepped in Wednesday to try to rescue the nation’s child care system from collapse under the weight of the...

Southeast Ohio spells out critical needs for funding

Southeast Ohio is a place known for being rural, independent, and unafraid to ask for what it needs.  The COVID-19 crisis hasn’t changed that, especially...
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