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104 People Accused of Voting, Registering Illegally in Ohio Could Face Prosecution

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 104 People Accused of Voting, Registering Illegally in Ohio Could Face Prosecution

BY: TYLER BUCHANAN  More than 100 non-citizens could face penalties for having cast ballots or being illegally registered to vote during the 2020 election cycle, but it may take years to fully investigate and prosecute them. Secretary of State Frank LaRose recently announced plans to refer 104 cases of non-citizens being illegally registered to vote and […]

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650K Lead Pipes Still Carry Water In Ohio; 2nd Most in US, Report Says

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 650K Lead Pipes Still Carry Water In Ohio; 2nd Most in US, Report Says

By Jake Zuckerman As many as 650,000 lead pipes statewide deliver water to Ohioans, according to a report released last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council. This makes Ohio the second-worst state in the nation as measured by the estimated number of lead pipes (technically known as lead-containing service lines) in the water system, behind […]

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Fatal Overdoses Leapt 22% in Ohio Last Year, According to New Data

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Fatal Overdoses Leapt 22% in Ohio Last Year, According to New Data

By Jake Zuckerman At least 5,215 Ohioans fatally overdosed on drugs last year according to new government data, a nearly 22% increase over 2019 numbers. The data, released Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics, shows the Ohio uptick was more modest than the national rate. More than 93,000 Americans fatally overdosed in 2020, a staggering […]

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Ohio House Health Chair Blames Lawmaker for Inviting Doctor Who Gave Viral ‘Magnetized’ Testimony

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Health Chair Blames Lawmaker for Inviting Doctor Who Gave Viral ‘Magnetized’ Testimony

By Jake Zuckerman After a discredited doctor’s conspiracy theories involving COVID-19 vaccines, magnetics and 5G towers made a mockery of the Ohio House of Representatives, the Health chairman blamed the sponsor of anti-vaccination legislation for inviting the doctor to testify before the committee. House Health Committee Chairman Scott Lipps, R-Franklin, said in an interview that fellow […]

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Legalized Sports Betting Efforts Returning This Fall a High Probability

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Legalized Sports Betting Efforts Returning This Fall a High Probability

By Tyler Buchanan Ohioans will have to hold off from planning their next Buckeyes-Bengals-Browns parlay, but perhaps for not too much longer. Ohio lawmakers did not finalize a proposal on legal sports gambling before departing the Statehouse for a summer break. But it’s a sure bet they will take a close look at the issue upon […]

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The Ohio Budget’s Most Obscure Items

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal The Ohio Budget’s Most Obscure Items

By Tyler Buchanan The new state budget allocates billions of dollars to necessary public services, but you have to flip to page 1,326 to find the part about buying to-go cocktails. Tucked between groundbreaking investments in broadband internet and children’s services, this provision lets Ohioans purchase drinks for “off-premises consumption,” so long as the drink is […]

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Pandemic, Unemployment Impact Women on Many Levels, Say Advocates

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Pandemic, Unemployment Impact Women on Many Levels, Say Advocates

By Susan Tebben The loss of $300 in extra unemployment assistance has hampered recovery from the pandemic for many Ohioans, including women, advocates say. Leah Haenszel was a respiratory therapist before COVID caused her to leave her job to take care of her three kids, something she couldn’t afford to do, even with a full-time job. […]

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