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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...

Obama stimulus watchdog: ‘Bad guys’ will make play for COVID-19 relief...

WASHINGTON — Earl Devaney is feeling déjà vu. Devaney, a former longtime federal watchdog, was hired in 2009 to police the distribution of $840 billion in federal...

Pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and...

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...

Federal funds coming to help state community health centers, seniors

Federal funding will be coming to the state, targeted at helping community health centers during the coronavirus outbreak. Community health centers across the state are...

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...

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...

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...

6th District Senate candidates seek changes to child welfare system, health...

Two candidates in the race to succeed Peggy Lehner in the Ohio Senate are focused on health care and the next generation as their...

‘They’re just going uninsured:’ How the youngest Ohioans are losing health...

The rate of young children in Ohio without health insurance is surging. Health care professionals attribute the rise in children under six years old without...
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