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Artist reflects on Strawberry Shortcake's 40-year birthday

Artist reflects on Strawberry Shortcake's 40-year birthday

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Strawberry Shortcake — the character, not the dessert — is 40.
Unveiled in 1979, Strawberry Shortcake has a local connection.
Artist Muriel Fahrion, who created Strawberry Shortcake, is an Ohio transplant who has lived in Tulsa for three years.
"I always thought what I did was insi ... (full story)


Ohio's nuclear plants could get financial rescue from state

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — In a last-ditch attempt to give a financial lifeline to Ohio's two nuclear plants, lawmakers announced a plan Friday that would add a surcharge to every electric bill in the state.
Backers of the plan said it would generate $300 million each year for clean energy production, but they also think it should ... (full story)


Single-payer health insurance is in the cards

Dear Mr. Berko: I strongly object to "Medicare for everyone." Can you explain to me how it makes economic sense? -- C.L., Jonesboro, Akansas
Dear C.L.: "Medicare for all," snappy shorthand for a single-payer health care system, may be a huge plank in the Democratic Party's platform, and it's not a fantasy for ... (full story)


Local


New Mahoning County Area Court judge discusses goals

New Mahoning County Area Court judge discusses goals<BR>

From starting a suspended license intervention program (SLIP) to ensuring that people on probation have access to the most effective treatment programs— those are just two of the items on the agenda of Mahoning County Area Court Judge JP (Jonathan Paul) Morgan.
Judge Morgan was sworn in on March 11 after being appointed to ... (full story)


State


Lawmaker wants all employers to provide detailed paystubs to workers

It's not uncommon that the typical employee goes weeks, if not months, without examining his paystub or logging on to a payroll service provider's website to verify his deductions or gross pay.
Most employees, however, can do so with relative ease when the mood strikes.
That's not the case for all Ohio workers, though, and a b ... (full story)


Ex-President Clinton's remarks center on Hope's past, future

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton's past in Hope, Arkansas, as well as his hometown's future prospects, were the main topics of his recent remarks.
Clinton was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting and banquet of the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds braved drenching rain to attend t ... (full story)


50 years on, friends still recall Ohioan's Vietnam death

50 years on, friends still recall Ohioan's Vietnam death

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — Fifty years will have passed this Saturday since Gary Detrick was killed by enemy fire in Vietnam.
He was 20 years old.
It is a date — April 13, 1969 — that has always stuck in the mind of Larry Elsass, a boyhood friend of Detrick. They grew up on the Auglaize County farmlands of West ... (full story)


Sanders promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured

Sanders promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday, promising to build a coalition that will defeat President Donald Trump as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020.
Sanders, speaking to a crowd o ... (full story)