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Ohio Medicaid Enrollment Up, Number Of Uninsured Is Down

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A study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation looked at the impact of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on Columbus and 13 other cities. Among the seven where Medicaid expanded, it estimates the rate of people with no health insurance will be cut more than in half by 2016.
9:07AM
July 29, 2014

When Ohio expanded Medicaid last fall, Governor John Kasich estimated up to 330-thousand more people would get health coverage. A new survey says the numbers may not be far off.

Ohio Republicans Renew Push To Repeal Common Core

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The bill from Republican State Rep. Andy Thompson would repeal the standards and replace them with new provisions based on educational benchmarks used in Massachusetts.
9:01AM
July
29, 2014

School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core — which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards.

Dayton Mayor Gets Pushback For Offer To House Immigrant Children

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Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says the numbers of young children coming into the U.S. alone from central America constitute a humanitarian crisis.
8:51AM
July 29, 2014

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is facing off against Congressman Mike Turner and local politicians over her offer to help house some of the immigrant children who recently crossed into the U.S.

Kasich Joins Push To Give Fracking Ingredients To First Responders

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Companies are already required to provide a list of the chemicals used at the site. The only chemicals not on the list are those protected by trade rights, which are reported to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
9:23AM
July 28, 2014

Big changes could be coming to Ohio’s fracking regulations in terms of chemical disclosure. It’s a transparency issue environmental groups have been pushing to advance for years, and it appears another step is in the works following a major chemical spill.

Ohio Gas Prices Down To Start Work Week

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The lowest average in the state was $3.22 in Toledo. The highest was $3.41 in Akron.
9:06AM
July
28, 2014

Ohio gas prices have fallen more than a dime compared to last Monday amid plentiful supplies that have cut wholesale prices.

Bumper Crop Drives Down Corn Prices

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The $4.37-per-bushel price last week was the lowest in five years.
8:18AM
July
28, 2014

The high corn yields from this year and last year are forcing a drop in prices not seen in the past five years.

Ohio CEO Among Two Killed In Findlay Plane Crash

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Media reports said plane was traveling from Holland, Michigan, to Bluffton, Ohio.
7:24AM
July 28, 2014

Hancock County deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine Lancair IV-P plane that crashed early Sunday morning into a ditch along a county road just northeast of the city of Findlay.

Ohio Charity Offers To Take Immigrant Children

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8:54AM
July
25, 2014

A Cincinnati charity says it has applied for a federal grant aimed at bringing to Ohio some of the immigrant children who have flooded across the U.S. border recently.

Ohioans Getting $1.2 Million In Insurance Refunds

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About $1.2 million dollars in refunds were issued for premiums paid in 2013 in Ohio.
8:03AM
July 25, 2014

Ohio health insurers are refunding more than a million dollars in premiums to small businesses and individuals for 2013, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services. The refund is the result of a clause in the Affordable Care Act aimed at limiting the cost of health insurance.

Natural Gas Pipeline Planned For Eastern Ohio

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8:55AM
July
24, 2014

Plans are shaping up for a major pipeline to move natural gas liquids from eastern Ohio to the Gulf Coast.