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Housing advocate: Worker crunch due to a lot more than federal supplements

BY: - May 25, 2021

Federal unemployment supplements are not the sole reason Ohio employers are having a hard time finding workers, an Ohio housing advocate said Monday. Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this month announced that on June 26 he would end Ohio’s participation in a federal program that provided $300 a week in additional unemployment pay. The money was […]

For hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, the pandemic isn’t over. Is anybody thinking about them?

BY: - May 24, 2021

For hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, the pandemic isn't over. Is anybody thinking about them?

COVID-19 upended Americans’ sense of individualism and invited us to embrace interconnectedness – an idea from Greek philosopher Epicurus

BY: - May 19, 2021

By Kristin Girten, University of Nebraska Omaha The ability to lift oneself up by their own bootstraps has long been celebrated in the United States. This admiration of self-reliance derives from the 17th-century English philosopher John Locke, who argued that individuals are fully accountable for themselves because they alone own their bodies — a kind […]

Turning the page: After 15 months Ohio starts to move on from pandemic

BY: - May 18, 2021

Turning the page: After 15 months Ohio starts to move on from pandemic

Reports: Drug manufacturers and middlemen both responsible for rising consumer costs

BY: - May 17, 2021

The world of prescription drug pricing can be bewildering — intentionally so, some critics of the industry claim.  Whether that’s true or not, several reports this year show that the supply chain’s alchemy of list prices, rebates and net prices hurts consumers. And a U.S. Senate report says drugmakers and middlemen share the blame. The […]

Bill would let Ohio health orders expire without legislative approval

BY: - April 28, 2021

In about two months, Ohio lawmakers will gain the power to strike down public health orders they disagree with through a majority vote. Some Republican legislators are continuing to seek other ways to curtail the authority of the state health department. A new bill proposes to let health orders expire without lawmakers having to necessarily […]

The NFL is asking for vaccine proof at Ohio event, but the governor won’t recommend other businesses to do likewise

BY: - April 28, 2021

When the NFL draft opens in Cleveland on Thursday, people will have to show proof that they’ve been fully vaccinated to be in most rooms where the action is taking place and to attend part of the fan event. Also, the league is requiring team employees who are medically eligible to get vaccinated or lose […]

Drugmaker on rising prices: Don’t look at us

BY: - April 27, 2021

A subsidiary of a leading U.S. drugmaker is reporting that the net cost of its products has been falling. If that’s true, it would appear that drug middlemen and insurers are driving increases in the overall cost of medicine and in consumers’ out-of-pocket costs at the counter. The report, by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen […]

Congressman Tim Ryan to run for U.S. Senate seat

BY: - April 26, 2021

Tim Ryan, the 10-term Democratic congressman from northeast Ohio, announced Monday he will campaign for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Rob Portman. Ryan, 47, is the first Democrat to jump in the race. Portman announced earlier this year he would not seek reelection in 2022. Ryan’s campaign said he would soon embark on […]

As in other states, Ohio might be running out of people who want shots

BY: - April 22, 2021

Some county health departments in Ohio are again telling state officials this week not to send them any more coronavirus vaccines. That’s because they haven’t been able to use up the supplies they already have. It might be part of a national phenomenon. The news organization Axios reported this week on a paper by the […]

Loosened zoning could cut housing costs, economists say

BY: - April 21, 2021

Less-strict residential zoning standards, such as those limiting an area to single-family housing, would make homes cheaper in the future, according to a survey of Ohio economists published on Monday. A poll of the Ohio Experts Panel by Scioto Analysis, found that 22 of 26 economists agreed that such a move would reduce housing costs. […]

DeWine rules out additional restrictions as covid variants spread

BY: - April 16, 2021

Even with rising levels of vaccination, coronavirus cases are starting to surge in Ohio. The increase seems largely due to a faster-spreading variant spilling over the border from Michigan, but Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday wouldn’t call for increased restrictions in either state. The faster-spreading B.1.1.7 variant is playing a big role in fueling […]