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DeWine signs bill expanding school choice to low-income students

DeWine signs bill expanding school choice to low-income students

Senate Bill 89 will expand the state’s EdChoice Program, which allows students to apply for vouchers for private schools if they are in low-performing schools or low-income districts.
Expiration date of driver licenses, ID cards and vehicle registrations extended

Expiration date of driver licenses, ID cards and vehicle registrations extended

If a customer’s expiration date is March 9, 2020, to April 1, 2021, the expiration date has been automatically extended and will remain valid until July 1, 2021.
Experts warn many apps described as educational fall short

Experts warn many apps described as educational fall short

Some schools are relying on the links on students' tablets.
Ohio Education Association wants new voucher options vetoed

Ohio Education Association wants new voucher options vetoed

A number of public opinion polls show growing support for school choice programs, particularly among Black and Latino families.
Here's a look Ohio’s hospital capacity data in 10 charts

Here's a look Ohio’s hospital capacity data in 10 charts

The Ohio Department of Health released records of staffed hospital capacity to the investigative team Eye on Ohio from March 16 to Oct. 30, and again from Nov. 16 to Nov. 20. Eye on Ohio is still waiting for records for the dates that are missing. 
Ryan, other lawmakers seek extension of Health Coverage Tax Credit

Ryan, other lawmakers seek extension of Health Coverage Tax Credit

“As we face a pandemic and a struggling economy, we have to ensure that retirees and others who have faced trade-related and business disruptions are able to access affordable premiums for the health care they need,” U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said.
Ohio reporting 7,250 new coronavirus cases; 351,304 total

Ohio reporting 7,250 new coronavirus cases; 351,304 total

Since yesterday’s report, there have been 208 new cases in Mahoning County; 146 in Trumbull; and 77 in Columbiana.
State Controlling Board approves $77M in COVID-19 funding

State Controlling Board approves $77M in COVID-19 funding

“The numbers coming out of the governor’s office [Monday] and words from our regional medical leaders paint a scary picture about where we are in the fight against COVID-19,” state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan said.
DeWine sees growing criticism from fellow Republicans

DeWine sees growing criticism from fellow Republicans

Statehouse Republicans pushed forward a series of bills last week that would limit the governor’s authority to issue orders in response to the pandemic, and they sent a letter criticizing him for telling businesses to act as “mask police.”
SOUNDING THE ALARM | Here's a look at hospital bed and ventilator availability in the Valley

SOUNDING THE ALARM | Here's a look at hospital bed and ventilator availability in the Valley

"We have more patients now in the hospitals than we had in the spring. To me, that emphasizes the point that the time for the community to act is now," said Mercy Health's Dr. James Kravec.