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The Confluence Cast: Empowering Students Through Songwriting

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Empowering Students Through Songwriting

How can students be empowered? The Dick & Jane Project thinks they have a solution: songwriting. Their literacy program partners middle schools students with professional musicians to create radio-ready songs; and a little confidence in the process. Follow the Confluence Cast: Web | iTunes | Facebook | Twitter

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Obesity Rate Declines Sharply in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Obesity Rate Declines Sharply in Ohio

In 2014, Ohio was the 8th fattest state in the nation. In 2015, it was the 26th fattest. According to the latest information from the annual “State of Obesity” report compiled by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ohio was one of only four states that saw a decline in […]

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Drug Price Relief Act Pushed to Next Year’s Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Drug Price Relief Act Pushed to Next Year’s Ballot

Months of litigation will keep a measure aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs off the November ballot this year. The Drug Price Relief Act, facing opposition from several groups, might make it to next year’s ballot if all goes well this time. The act is simple in intent — address the inflated drug […]

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Sriracha Pickles, Bacon Salsa, and 10 Other Things You Didn’t Know Were Made in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sriracha Pickles, Bacon Salsa, and 10 Other Things You Didn’t Know Were Made in Ohio

When you think about supporting local businesses at your grocery store of choice, you might know to reach for some of the more obvious Ohio-made products like Marzetti Salad Dressings, Snowville Creamery Milk or White Castle sliders in the freezer section — but there’s actually a whole lot more to be found if you know […]

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Ohio Guidelines for Medical Marijuana Handling and Use

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Guidelines for Medical Marijuana Handling and Use

With a month left before medical marijuana is officially legal, much of the process – from growing the drug to getting it in the hands of patients – is still pending. The timeline established by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP), the group overseeing the implementation of the law (House Bill 523), requires the […]

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Ohio Automotive Industry Moves Toward Lighter, Cleaner Cars

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Automotive Industry Moves Toward Lighter, Cleaner Cars

Ohio’s composites industry is getting some investment in hopes that research will give domestic car makers the technology to build lightweight cars that take alternative, cleaner fuel. The investment comes from a partnership between JobsOhio, the state’s non-profit corporation aimed at wooing outside businesses to bring jobs and money to Ohio, and Tennessee’s Institute of […]

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Clinton Beating Trump in Ohio in Latest Quinnipiac Poll

Walker Evans Walker Evans Clinton Beating Trump in Ohio in Latest Quinnipiac Poll

The latest polling data from Quinnipiac released yesterday shows that Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead of Donald Trump in the battleground state of Ohio in a 49-to-45 lead for the presidential election in November. Similar leads have been calculated in other states including Florida and Pennsylvania. “This Swing State Poll shows a mixed result for the […]

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