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Union membership in Ohio continued to decline in 2019

Union membership in Ohio continued to decline in 2019

Ohio still remains one of the most popular states for unions in the country.
Ohio legislation would require local jurisdictions to comply with ICE

Ohio legislation would require local jurisdictions to comply with ICE

State Rep. Don Manning, R-New Middletown, has signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill.
Ohio Senate considers bills aimed at school safety

Ohio Senate considers bills aimed at school safety

“Our school administrators have been educated in best practices for what to teach and how to teach, not what are best practices for school safety,” said Joe Charles, co-owner of 360 Safe Solutions.
Report: Black, Latino students shut out of advanced learning

Report: Black, Latino students shut out of advanced learning

Youngstown City School District CEO Justin Jennings plans to start preparing students as early as third grade.
UPDATE | Ohio bill to ban underage patrons from bars amended

UPDATE | Ohio bill to ban underage patrons from bars amended

Under current law, people under 21 years of age may enter such an establishment, but businesses are barred from serving them.
Ohio EMA offers rebates to homeowners for tornado safe rooms

Ohio EMA offers rebates to homeowners for tornado safe rooms

More than $1.5 million in rebates have been awarded to homeowners for the construction of more than 200 safe rooms across the state.
House committee looks at bill raising Ohio’s minimum wage

House committee looks at bill raising Ohio’s minimum wage

The minimum wage in the state would increase to $15 per hour by 2023.
Foundation thanks outgoing board chairman Sylvester Patton for years of service

Foundation thanks outgoing board chairman Sylvester Patton for years of service

“Sylvester’s steady hand has helped to put the foundation in the position to be a strong voice in advancing the black community,” Barbara Sykes, the foundation’s president and CEO, said.
Drop in Ohio drug overdose deaths met with cautious optimism

Drop in Ohio drug overdose deaths met with cautious optimism

Reports from some areas showed that overdose deaths ticked back up in 2019.
Health care advocates track Ohioans’ perceived harm of marijuana

Health care advocates track Ohioans’ perceived harm of marijuana

The executive director of the Prevention Action Alliance cautioned that there are many misconceptions about marijuana that are not based on research.