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Nursing homes spent at least $6 million on Ohio politics in five years

BY: - April 19, 2021

Ohio’s nursing home industry poured at least $6.1 million into state politics and an array of dark money political groups between 2016 and 2020, an Ohio Capital Journal investigation has found. The surge in spending comes as the state has steadily increased its payments to nursing homes through Medicaid, a state and federally funded insurance […]

Fifth Ohio House rep this week announces COVID-19 diagnosis

BY: - December 8, 2020

A member of the Ohio House of Representatives announced Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19, the fifth lawmaker to do so this week. Rep. John Rogers, D-Mentor-on-the-Lake, shared news of the diagnosis Tuesday. A House Democratic spokeswoman said she didn’t have further detail on when he took the test. His case is the latest of […]

Pandemic historian to DeWine, leaders: ‘Just tell the truth’ 

BY: - September 18, 2020

John Barry’s advice to officials responding to COVID-19 starts simple. “Just tell the truth,” said Barry, who wrote “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” and has advised two U.S. presidents on pandemic preparedness. President Donald Trump admitted last week he downplayed the threat posed by the coronavirus in February to […]