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Ohio's Republican US senator hopeful on anti-drug bill

Ohio's Republican US senator hopeful on anti-drug bill

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's Republican U.S. senator said recently he expects the nation's opioid abuse crisis to transcend election-year politics as Congress tries to work out compromise legislation on the problem.
Rob Portman toured First Step Home, which provides residential treatment and out-patient programs for addicted mo ... (full story)


Legislature mulls new conditions to extend polling hours

House committee members this week heard further testimony in support of a Senate bill, requiring any Ohio elector who desires a polling place remain open beyond the standard 7:30 p.m. closing must file a petition with a county court and post bond, among other requirements.
Senate Bill 296 was introduced as a countermeasure to the ... (full story)


Bill would expand cancer care coverage for low income women

A Senate measure introduced late in its current session secured a first hearing before members of the Health and Human Services Committee recently.
Senate Bill 313 would lay the groundwork for the state’s continued participation in a national breast and cervical cancer project aimed at creating a safety net for low-income a ... (full story)


Woman who scammed $360,000 from unemployment agencies loses appeal

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected arguments from a woman who challenged the prison sentence she received after she pleaded guilty to numerous charges of mail and wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering.
Darnell Nash was sentenced by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to 175 mon ... (full story)


Bill designed to reduce regulatory burdens on dental hygienists

Senate Bill 330 would bring dental practitioners and oral health care to underserved communities, according to Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering.
Ohio has 84 dental health professional shortage areas, and SB 330 would reduce regulatory burdens on dental hygienists and allow dental therapists to provide basic restorative care such as ... (full story)