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Protests have put the spotlight on community review boards, but is it enough?

BY: - July 29, 2020

The United States has had a rough summer. Ohio has, too. Aside from COVID-19 wreaking havoc on our state, the death of George Floyd has galvanized thousands of people to protest and demand a more egalitarian treatment of citizens concerning policing in our communities. Ohio has not been immune to the now-ubiquitous videos and images […]

Unionized fast-food, janitorial, nursing home workers picket for Black Lives Matter in Toledo, Cleveland

BY: - July 20, 2020

Unionized fast-food, nursing home and janitorial workers in Toledo and Cleveland picketed Monday in solidarity with the Strike for Black Lives, a national day of action confronting systemic racism.  SEIU District 1199 — a union that represents workers in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio — was one of more than 50 major national labor organizations that […]

Ohio cities desperate for federal funding to save jobs, local economies

BY: - July 20, 2020

City officials from across the state say federal funding is the only way their previously thriving municipalities can survive the pandemic and its accompanying recession. City mayors and city council members are trying to push U.S. Sen. Rob Portman to support funding through the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), saying […]

Four of top five cities with budgets most vulnerable to pandemic located in Ohio

BY: - May 27, 2020

An analysis from the national think tank Brookings shows four out of five cities in the U.S. with the most immediate fiscal impacts from COVID-19 are located in Ohio, including Columbus and Cincinnati and Nos. 1 and 2, and Toledo and Cleveland at Nos. 4 and 5. “To understand when cities can anticipate the brunt […]

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Man fishing on Cuyahoga River with Cleveland in background

Ohio is flat, rural, red and boring. Except that it’s not.

BY: - February 10, 2020

Ohio is flatland corn country. It’s rural and red and full of white people who drink mass-produced American lager and like football. Oh, and it’s boring, painfully boring. It’s not that these statements are entirely inaccurate, but the massive generalizations they represent are wildly off base.  In reality, while Ohio boasts plenty of flat corn […]

Jobs in Ohio cities, free speech on college campuses, and History Thursday on impeachment

BY: - January 30, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: History Thursday. Did you know that Steubenville’s Edwin Stanton, Lancaster’s William Tecumseh Sherman, […]

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Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus sets 2020 goals for reproductive rights, health

BY: - January 14, 2020

Just weeks after the birth of her twin daughters in 2004, state Rep. Erica Crawley, D-Columbus, went to an emergency room with severe abdominal pain. At the time, she was breastfeeding her girls, and was still recovering from the trauma of their emergency C-section. She sat in the waiting room for hours in pain. She […]

Democratic Ohio House member looks to introduce automatic voter registration bill

BY: - January 10, 2020

A new proposal to require voters to be automatically registered to vote could be filed in the Ohio House by the end of the week, according to its sponsor. State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland, is pushing forward with a move that has been supported by Secretary of State Frank LaRose in the past, and […]

New year, new court fight over Down syndrome abortion

BY: - December 30, 2019

The new year will bring new discussions on a law that prohibited abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. A panel of judges for the 6th United States Circuit Court of Appeals set a new hearing date for March 11, and a briefing schedule starting Jan. 13 in the case pitting a Cleveland women’s health clinic […]