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New legislative report on education, poverty offers recommendations

A legislative task force charged with taking a deep look at poverty's impact on the education of Ohio's children and any resultant achievement gap between rich and poor students has wrapped up its work and filed a report.
Rep. Bob Cupp, R-Lima, announced the report's release this week - the culmination of four months' work examin ... (full story)

Panel refuses to separate baby cases from other opioid suits

NEW YORK (AP) — A panel of judges says lawsuits filed on behalf of babies born in withdrawal from opioids should be considered by the same judge who is presiding over hundreds of claims from local governments against the drug industry.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ruled on the matter last Thursday, just on ... (full story)

Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it inflamed nationwide.
A sta ... (full story)

GOP standoff in Ohio over abortion, gun measure averted

GOP standoff in Ohio over abortion, gun measure averted

COLUMBUS (AP) — A brewing standoff between legislative Republicans in Ohio and their same-party governor over some big-ticket policy issues was averted — perhaps permanently — during a whirlwind week at the Statehouse.
Proposals restricting early abortions and a gun owner's "duty to retreat" that outgo ... (full story)

Union Terminal to open museum center studying Holocaust

CINCINNATI (AP) — Her parents never spoke about it. And Lilly Kurtz's only memory from that time?
It's of her mother spreading garlic on bread.
She was a toddler then and she ate that bread as she traveled on a boat from war-ravaged Germany, the horrors of the Holocaust that had just taken the lives of most of the people ... (full story)