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Lawmakers propose abolishing state's death penalty

Lawmakers propose abolishing state's death penalty

Several states, including Ohio, have had trouble procuring drugs used in an execution. In January, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued three reprieves to death row inmates after the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction could not secure the drugs.
Long-term care facilities urged to take action to protect against COVID-19

Long-term care facilities urged to take action to protect against COVID-19

“Exercising good hand-washing, cough etiquette and other preventive measures can significantly reduce the risk of contracting any respiratory illness,” ODH Director Amy Acton said.
Ohio convenes advisory group to consult on coronavirus

Ohio convenes advisory group to consult on coronavirus

“Ohio stands prepared, and we have taken a very aggressive approach to make sure we are ready if a case does happen in Ohio,” Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, said.
132,385 concealed-carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2019

132,385 concealed-carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2019

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office compiles an annual report, as required by law, about the number of licenses issued each year.
Ohio attorney general introduces new unit, tool to battle robocalls

Ohio attorney general introduces new unit, tool to battle robocalls

“Ohioans are tired of playing defense against annoying robocalls. Now it’s Ohio’s turn to play offense — and we need your help,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said.
Bill would require paid family leave in Ohio

Bill would require paid family leave in Ohio

“The threat of a coronavirus outbreak underscores yet another reason why having a paid family leave program is critical,” state Rep. Kristin Boggs, D-Columbus, said in a news release.
Could federal climate investments bolster rural Ohio?

Could federal climate investments bolster rural Ohio?

Rural Ohio has what it takes to protect its way of life, and federal climate policy needs to take rural voices into account, one senior policy analyst says.
A pair of Ohio lawmakers want to ban transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports

A pair of Ohio lawmakers want to ban transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports

“It is not my desire to hurt anyone or punish those who may be affected by this legislation in some way, but to protect fair competition,” state Rep. Reggie Stoltzfus said.
This is who faces the worst access to the digital world in Ohio

This is who faces the worst access to the digital world in Ohio

Ohio attorney general offering training, grants to help prevent school violence

Ohio attorney general offering training, grants to help prevent school violence

“When a shooter attacks a school, we often learn afterward there were people who knew this person posed a threat. But nothing was done,” Attorney General Dave Yost said.