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John Glenn’s widow, Annie, dies at age 100

John Glenn’s widow, Annie, dies at age 100

She died from complications of COVID-19 at a nursing home in Minnesota.
Ohio continues to reopen, but some lawmakers want a faster pace

Ohio continues to reopen, but some lawmakers want a faster pace

State Sens. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, and Rob McColley, R-Napoleon, introduced a bill to immediately end Ohio’s shutdown.
Ohio Senate committee debates bill to protect businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits

Ohio Senate committee debates bill to protect businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits

Robert Wagoner, president of the Ohio Association for Justice, said while most businesses will adhere to guidelines, some may use immunity to act in an unsafe manner.
Ohio House passes local government immunity legislation

Ohio House passes local government immunity legislation

The bill would provide immunity to municipalities and counties for the actions of hospital police departments.
Pandemic EBT program to help low-income families with children buy groceries

Pandemic EBT program to help low-income families with children buy groceries

The funds can be used to buy groceries anywhere that accepts an Ohio Directions EBT card. 
Audit of hospital bailout money highlights need for reform, health officials say

Audit of hospital bailout money highlights need for reform, health officials say

At a time when hospitals are receiving federal bailout money, Marty Markary, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health professor, surgeon and author, argues it’s time to evaluate medical billing practices.
Ohio Department of Aging launches free check-in service for older citizens

Ohio Department of Aging launches free check-in service for older citizens

The Staying Connected service is open to Ohio residents age 60 or older who have a valid phone number.
Ohio reports sharply lower tax revenues in April

Ohio reports sharply lower tax revenues in April

General Revenue Fund personal income tax receipts in April were $635.7 million, or 50.5 percent, below the budgeted estimate, while non-auto sales and use tax collections were $146.2 million, or 17.7 percent, below the forecast, officials said.
Ohio Controlling Board approves $132 million in funding for COVID-19 battle

Ohio Controlling Board approves $132 million in funding for COVID-19 battle

“The Democratic Caucus is working hard to support vulnerable Ohioans. I’m encouraged by this financial support for small businesses and manufacturing, which we need in Youngstown,” state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan said.
$500 liquor rebate available to Ohio bars and restaurants

$500 liquor rebate available to Ohio bars and restaurants

There are more than 13,600 eligible permits in Ohio, totaling $6.8 million in potential rebates available to bars and restaurants.