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Ohio 4th-graders score 3 points above national average on reading

Ohio 4th-graders score 3 points above national average on reading

The National Assessment of Educational Progress uses the academic results of such tests to improve public education in the U.S.
Ohio Department of Aging offers tips to prevent illness from flu, coronavirus

Ohio Department of Aging offers tips to prevent illness from flu, coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated current flu activity in Ohio as “widespread.”
Ohio farmers cautiously optimistic about hemp industry

Ohio farmers cautiously optimistic about hemp industry

According to Hemp Industry Daily, crops that exceed the total THC requirement are subject to disposal under USDA rules, resulting in farmers potentially losing most of their investment.
Ohio lawmakers consider legislation to legalize fireworks

Ohio lawmakers consider legislation to legalize fireworks

The bill is sponsored by state Reps. Don Manning of New Middletown and Michael O’Brien of Warren.
State Dems urge congressional delegation to protect workers’ right to organize

State Dems urge congressional delegation to protect workers’ right to organize

Reps. Gil Blair of Weathersfield and Brigid Kelly of Cincinnati introduced a resolution in October that called on leaders to pass the PRO Act.
Push for Ohio constitutional amendment on minimum wage passes hurdle

Push for Ohio constitutional amendment on minimum wage passes hurdle

The “Raise the Wage Ohio Amendment” would increase the minimum wage in Ohio to $9.60 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2021. Under the proposal, the rate would increase annually until it reaches $13 per hour on Jan. 1, 2025.
Report: Ohioans’ financial security lags behind other states

Report: Ohioans’ financial security lags behind other states

Ohio ranks 44th overall.
O’Brien, Rulli testify in support of electric vehicle tax credits

O’Brien, Rulli testify in support of electric vehicle tax credits

“Considering the rapid advances in electric vehicles and battery technology over the past few years, it is clear that the future of automobiles is all electric,” state Sen. Sean O’Brien said.
Ohio bill would limit unelected officials from taking private land for recreational trails

Ohio bill would limit unelected officials from taking private land for recreational trails

State Reps. Don Manning, R-New Middletown, and Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, introduced House Bill 476, which would restrict unelected government officials from using eminent domain to take private property.
New transmission of coronavirus reported in U.S.;  State Dept. bans China travel

New transmission of coronavirus reported in U.S.; State Dept. bans China travel

Two Miami University of Ohio students who recently returned from China have been isolated and tested.