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Ohio Unemployment Down In October

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November 21, 2014

State labor officials say Ohio employers added about 1,000 workers in September, and about 14,000 people left state unemployment roles.

The Cost Of Ohio’s Ebola Scare

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November 19, 2014

A panel of public health and law experts says the cost was likely worth it, but improvements can be made.

Major Change Coming To Execution Drug Bill

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November 19, 2014

A fast-moving bill would shield the names of companies whose drugs are used for lethal injections in Ohio, but its Republican sponsor says he’s open to allowing the secrecy provision to expire at some point in the future.

Health Care Advocates Race To Meet ACA Deadline

Groups like Enroll America are using social media to get people signed up for coverage ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline.
17, 2014

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are knocking on doors and using social media to get people signed up for health plans ahead of the December 15 open enrollment deadline.

State Program Helps Vets Transition To Farm Fields

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November 13, 2014

This Veterans Day, amid the parades and ceremonies, a new agricultural initiative was launched in Ohio. It strives to give a marketing edge to soldiers who’ve exchanged their uniforms for farm boots.

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Appeal From Former Death Row Inmate

Dale Johnston spent seven years on Ohio's death row to two murders he didn't commit. Another man later confessed to the killings.
November 13, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in the case of Dale Johnston, a Grove City man seeking compensation for serving seven years on death row for two murders he didn’t commit.

Senate Panel Approves Kasich’s Pick To Lead Health Department

Rick Hodges is a Republican former state lawmaker and the former head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission.
November 13, 2014

The nomination of Rick Hodges, who’s not a doctor, moves on to the full Senate after clearing a committee on Wednesday.

Family Homeless On The Rise In Central Ohio

Officials say they plan to research local homeless families and the system currently in place to help them.
November 10, 2014

Figures released last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed the number of homeless families across the country had decreased by 15 percent since 2010. But estimates show family homelessness in the Columbus area increased by 7.6 percent during that time.

Appeals Court Upholds Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban

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The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Ohio's ban on gay marriage.
6, 2014

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.

Polls Open For Election Day

Election sites opened their doors at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after nearly a month of early voting. Polls remain open until 7:30 p.m.
November 4, 2014

Polls have opened in Ohio as Gov. John Kasich appears poised to clinch a re-election victory to lead the state for another four years.