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ODOT Spending Nearly $2 Billion on Highway Projects in 2021

Walker Evans Walker Evans ODOT Spending Nearly $2 Billion on Highway Projects in 2021

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will spend a total of $1.92 billion during the 2021 construction season, spread across 956 individual projects in Ohio. The funding will primarily go toward maintenance, safety and repairs for existing bridges and roads. “Ohio’s ability to safely and easily move people and goods is vital as we continue […]

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Shine the Light of Kindness this Giving Tuesday

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Shine the Light of Kindness this Giving Tuesday

Originally published on The Columbus Foundation’s blog. Today, donate to the Gifts of Kindness Fund to see your dollars doubled! For many in our community, a single financial hardship can set into motion a series of events that can create negative long-term consequences. The Gifts of Kindness Fund provides an immediate financial boost to prevent […]

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As Ohioans Stay Home, Telemedicine Soars

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal As Ohioans Stay Home, Telemedicine Soars

By Susan Tebben With Ohio’s stay-at-home order extended to May 1, more and more people are utilizing telemedicine as a way to get their care while reducing their risk of contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. That now includes those who have not yet seen a provider, but need to see someone […]

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Gun Sales Surging in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Gun Sales Surging in Ohio

By Jake Zuckerman Federal data shows Ohioans made a run on gun stores in March as COVID-19 caseloads in the state exponentially grew. It was Ohio’s second busiest month for gun sales for as long as data has been available since 1998. Sales hit their peak in Ohio in December 2015, after 14 people were killed […]

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The Confluence Cast: Ohio Capital Journal

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Ohio Capital Journal

How should news outlets negotiate the changing digital landscape? David Dewitt, the editor of the newly-launch Ohio Capital Journal, sat down to discuss their nonprofit news model, the importance of non-partisan news, how to deal with commenters, and more. Shownotes for this episode Connect with the Confluence Cast:Web | Patreon | iTunes | Facebook | Twitter

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New “Inspector General” Positions Could Root Out Corruption in Ohio County Governments

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New “Inspector General” Positions Could Root Out Corruption in Ohio County Governments

By Tyler Buchanan Lawmakers are considering a plan to establish a county inspector general system in Ohio, with the hopes of rooting out corruption, theft and other administrative problems in local governments.  Ohio currently has a state inspector general’s office, which conducts investigations of state entities. House Bill 311, sponsored by Rep. Dave Greenspan, R-Westlake, would […]

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Ohio’s Problematic Track Record on LGBTQ+ Rights

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio’s Problematic Track Record on LGBTQ+ Rights

By Jocelyn Rosnick When most of us are little, we learn about the “Golden Rule.” This is the basic principle that you should treat others the way you’d like to be treated. This maxim is taught across different religions and cultures, and usually, it’s used to help children learn about empathy. Unfortunately, Ohio’s children are learning […]

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