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Major Health Study In OH

Ten Ohio counties will be among the first wave of communities participating in the National Institutes of Health’s HEALing Communities Study. About $66 million dollars will be channeled for the study through Ohio State University. The study will also look at communities in Kentucky, New York and Massachusetts, as well. …

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GM Sells Lordstown

General Motors is selling the assembly plant it shut down earlier this year in Lordstown…a closing that drew threats and some scolding from President, Trump, to a newly formed company that intends to begin making electric trucks by late 2020. Lordstown Motors Corp. plans to hire 400 production workers at …

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New Econ Numbers For IN

The Kelley School of Business’ annual economic forecast for 2020 expects Indiana to see about 1.25% growth, trailing the 2% national rate. The economists say that’s because Indiana remains the state with the highest percentage of jobs in manufacturing and those companies are having trouble hiring more workers. Finance professor, …

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Towns Found Guilty

Williams County Sheriff, Steve Towns is found guilty on a misdemeanor charge of public dissemination of confidential information. Prosecutors say he posted confidential child abuse reports to the Sheriff’s department’s website and Facebook page. Special prosecutor, Mark Weaver told the court Towns recklessly posted confidential reports about suspected child abuse …

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New Rules For Voters In Jail

A federal judge rules inmates awaiting trial must be given the same voting rights as other Ohio citizens…this, in a 2018 lawsuit filed against Ohio’s secretary of state by two Montgomery County inmates. The lawsuit argues state law violates the U.S. Constitution by treating pre-trial inmates differently than other voters. …

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Resistance To Duke Increase In IN

An Indiana agency advises regulators to deny Duke Energy’s request to increase average monthly charges by as much as $23 per customer, countering that fees should instead be lowered. Indiana’s Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, Bill Fine has recommended the utility reduce its average charges by nearly $8 a month. …

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Hot Market In Fulton Co

It’s been a bullish housing market in Fulton County in 2019, and local realtors say sellers should jump into the fray while the getting remains good. In all, 286 homes have been sold in Fulton County in 2019, at an average of $153,574. The county currently has 82 active listings, …

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Election Nearly Went Off Without A Hitch

With the exception of an issue with ballots in 10 precincts in Bryan and Montpelier…quickly fixed, it didn’t affect results…Election Day in Williams County went smoothly, county election officials say. A total of 6,553 of the county’s 24,290 total registered voters cast ballots in the off-year election, a 27 percent …

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New Visions For Edgerton

Edgerton will be getting several capital improvement projects throughout the next several years. A draft budget presented during the village council’s meeting this week, shows spending outpacing revenue while still keeping close to a year’s worth of budget in the reserves for most departments. In 2020 the village is expected …

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This Is For Tyler

Gov., DeWine signs a measure, aimed at strengthening Ohio’s amusement ride safety program. The bill seeks to increase safety inspection standards, define qualifications for ride inspectors and outline ride owner responsibilities, among other things. It also will provide for a professional engineer on the state panel that makes recommendations to …

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