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Poll: Most Ohioans support a bipartisan infrastructure package. Will it get done?

BY: - July 28, 2021

A majority of Ohioans support a bipartisan infrastructure package being considered in Washington, D.C., according to a new poll commissioned and touted by a state environmental group. Around half of the 800 Ohioans polled offered support for the infrastructure bill, with approval rising to 64% after hearing some of the specific proposals in it, such […]

Latest increase in cases, hospitalizations has Ohio health officials pushing vaccines

BY: - July 22, 2021

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff acknowledges that as the public face of the Ohio Department of Health he is repeating himself a lot these days. But the message is important enough to continue repeating in simple terms, ODH’s chief medical officer said Wednesday. “It really comes down to, are you vaccinated and safe or are you unvaccinated […]

Biden meets with Whaley, other mayors and governors on infrastructure package

BY: - July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON —  President Joe Biden met with a group of governors and mayors on Wednesday as he seeks to build support for a massive federal infrastructure package awaiting action from Congress. Among the state and local leaders meeting with Biden was Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor. Others joining Biden in […]

Anti-poverty advocates urge Congress to act on voting rights, filibuster

BY: - July 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Poor People’s Campaign announced on Monday the beginning of a weeks-long push calling on Congress to end the Senate filibuster and pass voting rights legislation. The anti-poverty campaign, “A Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action,” will run each Monday until Aug. 2. Advocates are urging Congress to enact the sweeping “For the People […]

Biden and bipartisan senators clinch a deal on $1.2T infrastructure plan

BY: - June 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — The White House and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators said Thursday they’ve struck a deal on the outlines of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, marking a breakthrough on federal dollars for road and bridge projects after weeks of negotiations — but with significant hurdles still ahead. President Joe Biden stood with the […]

Advocates see Biden’s families plan as step forward

BY: - April 30, 2021

As part of his plans post-State of the Union, President Joe Biden introduced the “American Families Plan,” targeting low-income families, child care and paid leave. Ohio advocacy groups say these steps would help move the country forward post-pandemic, and address issues they’ve been fighting for in the state for a long time. “For decades, state […]

Relief funding will make big difference in Ohio cities, leaders say

BY: - April 14, 2021

Every incorporated community in Ohio, from Aberdeen to Zoar, is set to receive at least some relief funding through the American Rescue Plan. The largest chunks are headed to metropolitan areas, whose leaders say the relief will play a major role in helping big cities navigate the pandemic recovery while dealing with other crises such […]

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Proposals call for expanded passenger rail service in Ohio

BY: - April 2, 2021

Biden administration, Amtrak proposing new passenger rail connecting Ohio’s “Three-C” cities The possibility of expanded passenger rail service in Ohio has some residents brainstorming how it might impact their lives. A Columbus resident imagines being able to take a train to Chicago, a place they haven’t been “in ages.” A baseball fan from Dayton thinks […]

Coronavirus cases in Ohio, neighboring states might be inching back up

BY: - March 30, 2021

After a disastrous January, coronavirus cases in Ohio steadily marched downward. Then in recent weeks, they hit a plateau. Now, even as greater numbers of Ohioans get vaccinated, case numbers might be inching back up. Ohio might be part of a disturbing national trend. The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center published a set of […]

COVID-19 relief aid headed to Ohio; Here’s what your community will receive

BY: - March 17, 2021

The village of Bloomdale is getting stimulus money from the American Rescue Plan, as are the Ohio villages of Bloomingburg, Bloomingdale and Bloomville. Billions of dollars are being allocated throughout Ohio as part of the COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden a week ago.  There are billions […]

Ohio dramatically expands vaccine eligibility while other numbers go up

BY: - March 16, 2021

Ohio dramatically expands vaccine eligibility while other numbers go up

A year into pandemic, DeWine says Ohio on the right path to lift restrictions but can’t ease up yet 

BY: - March 5, 2021

A year into pandemic, DeWine urges Ohioans not to ease up