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Bill would provide grants for small, medium-sized manufacturers

Legislation pending in the Ohio House of Representatives would establish a grant program to support the modernization and growth of small and medium-sized manufacturers throughout the state.
The Manufacturing Technologies Assistance Grant Program, or MTAP, calls for an appropriation of $12 million from the Department of Developm ... (full story)


Law banning foreign nationals from donating to campaigns challenged

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new law banning foreign nationals and green card holders from contributing to state ballot campaigns in Ohio curtails the constitutionally protected rights of free speech and association, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court.
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed the measure June 2, a ... (full story)


The brutal killing of a Detroit man in 1982 inspires decades of Asian American activism nationwide

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Two white autoworkers bludgeoned 27-year-old Chinese American Vincent Chin to death with a baseball bat during his bachelor party in Detroit in 1982, but his loved ones' cries for justice fell on deaf ears.
Twelve days passed before any media outlets reported Chin's killing by men who blamed Asian manufacturers for the downfall ... (full story)


Republican JD Vance journeys from 'Hillbilly Elegy' memoirist to US senator to VP contender

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COLUMBUS (AP) — It was March 2022 and Senate candidate JD Vance was standing under hot lights in a Cleveland television studio debating four fellow Republicans on whether the U.S. should support a no-fly zone over Ukraine, not a month into its grinding war with Russia.
"Absolutely not," Vance said.
"I'm ... (full story)


The Republicans who want to be Trump's VP were once harsh critics with key policy differences

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to refer to someone as "Hitler" and end up in their good graces, let alone potentially become the person they choose to help lead the country.
But Ohio Sen. JD Vance's shifting position on Donald Trump over the years from onetime critic of the former president to staunch ally is a meta ... (full story)