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Some ideas for Gov. DeWine on how to help struggling Ohioans

BY: - September 4, 2020

In his Aug. 25 news conference Gov. Mike DeWine outlined some good work the state is initiating to expand COVID-19 testing in underserved communities — presumably including neighborhoods of Black and Latinx Ohioans and people with low incomes. He indicated he’s open to ideas about how to help all Ohioans — no matter where they […]

Lotto and toll drop-offs show people are staying home

BY: - April 22, 2020

Are you feeling lucky? Even if so, you might have a tougher time finding a lottery ticket these days with some retailers closed during the pandemic-caused shutdown.  This is leading to smaller lottery payouts — just one example of the way COVID-19 has affected the government’s coffers in recent months. The Ohio Capital Journal looked […]

State project to test self-driving cars still rolling forward

BY: - April 15, 2020

A project to test self-driving cars in rural parts of Ohio is still going forward as planned. The work is led by DriveOhio, public-private collaboration created by the Ohio Department of Transportation which researches transportation and mobility issues around the state. Organizers earned millions of dollars in federal grant money last year toward its driverless […]

Distracted Driving the focus for highway patrol as holiday travel increases

BY: - December 26, 2019

Ohio’s governor says he is directing the highway patrol to focus on distracted drivers this holiday season. Gov. Mike DeWine cited highway patrol numbers that showed an increase in traffic fatalities in five of the last six years. Distracted driving, he said in a release, is a “major contributing factor” in those fatalities. “As we […]