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Proposal would update local health boards in Ohio

A bill championed by a Republican duo in the state’s upper chamber is intended to update local boards of health and introduce the practice of collaborative consultation with the state department.
Sens. Tim Schaffer of Lancaster and Kristina Roegner of Hudson introduced this week legislation that would allow local boards of ... (full story)

USPS official: Mail-in ballot surge will not impact service

COLUMBUS (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is prepared to handle an unprecedented influx of absentee ballots this November and any reports of the agency being overwhelmed or incapable are false, a senior postal elections official said Thursday at an event sponsored by Ohio's elections chief.
Justin Glass, director of the post ... (full story)

Report: Many suspects in mass attacks experienced stressors

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released last week.
The cases highlight the importance for law enforcement that peopl ... (full story)

One year after mass shooting, frustration in Ohio city

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tormented by mind-scarring memories and questions without answers, Dion Green has dedicated his life after the death of his father and eight other people in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, to memorializing them and trying to bring helpful change.
"That purpose is my 'Why?'" said Green, whose ... (full story)

Religious freedom in America: popular and polarizing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The principle of religious freedom is important to most Americans. But as President Donald Trump touts his support for it during his reelection bid, there are notable fault lines among people of different faiths and political ideologies over what it truly means.
About 8 in 10 Americans said religious free ... (full story)