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About 61,000 Ohioans Poised To Lose Medicaid Health Benefits

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Ohio Medicaid official says recipients must verify income for benefit eligibility
11:38AM
February
27, 2015

Ohio’s Medicaid director says roughly 61,000 residents on the federal-state health program are poised to lose their coverage the end of this week.

Parents Upset State Law Prevents Security Barricades

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8:23AM
February 27, 2015

Parents of students in the Southwest Licking Schools district say they’re frustrated with the state’s decision to keep schools from using security barricades intended to stop a gunman.

Fewer Ohioans Got Concealed Carry Permits In 2014

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8:13AM
February
27, 2015

For the first time in several years, there was a drop in the number of people getting or renewing concealed carry gun permits in Ohio last year.

Schools Cancel, Delay Classes As Temperatures Plummet

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It was the coldest February 24 ever in Columbus, as temperatures dipped to -10 degrees early Tuesday.
7:38AM
February
24, 2015

After bitter cold on Monday, temperatures plummeted even more overnight. In the northern Union County village of Richwood, the National Weather Service reported an overnight low of -18 degrees.

Columbus Police Host First Forum On Improving Community Relations

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Tamir Rice (left), 12, was killed by police who say he reached for his waistband as officers were responding to reports of someone waving a gun. He had what turned out to be a toy air pistol. John Crawford was killed by police in a Dayton-area Walmart while holding an air rifle he picked up off a store shelf.
11:34AM
February 23, 2015

The forums come after some highly-publicized police-involved deaths in Ohio, including the shootings of two young black males who were holding what turned out to be air guns.

Cold Front Tracks Behind Weekend Snow

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Many school districts north of Columbus delayed class or canceled classes Monday, while Columbus City Schools and districts south of the city were mostly running on time.
8:57AM
February 23, 2015

Forecasts call for a Monday high near 10 degrees in Columbus, with temperatures sinking to -5 Monday night and Tuesday morning.

State Reports Continued Drop In Ohio Flu Hospitalizations

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The flu season continues to wind down as fewer Ohioans are sent to the hospital.
10:52AM
February 20, 2015

Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations continued to fall last week as an unusually severe season winds down.

Attorney General Wants Rebate From Anti-Overdose Drug Maker

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Some Ohio agencies say prices for naloxone doubled during 2014.
11:52AM
February
18, 2015

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking the maker of a drug used to combat overdoses to send money back to local police departments and other agencies that administer the drug.

Ohio Abortion Foes Introduce ‘Heartbeat’ Bill For 3rd Time

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Ohio lawmakers again consider the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
11:44AM
February 18, 2015

For the third time in as many legislative sessions, Ohio abortion opponents have introduced a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Ohio Senate Committee Approves Bill Aimed At Lake Erie Algae

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
3:14PM
February
17, 2015

A committee of lawmakers in the Ohio Senate has approved legislation that’s designed to cut down on the amount of algae in Lake Erie.