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Why did 77 Ohio prisoners die of COVID-19, but just 10 PA inmates? A look at how overcrowding and poor design contributed to two of the worst national outbreaks

Why did 77 Ohio prisoners die of COVID-19, but just 10 PA inmates?  A look at how overcrowding and poor design contributed to two of the worst national outbreaks by Cid Standifer and Brie Zeltner This article was provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join our free mailing … Continue reading

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout  This story is provided by Ideastream as part of special community coverage of COVID-19 and funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement. by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, August 2020)                  CLEVELAND, Ohio — State shutdown orders meant to prevent the spread of … Continue reading

HB 6 repeal would address only part of Ohio lawmakers’ recent actions to slow renewables But a complete repeal is needed as a minimum to undo the bill’s gutting of the clean energy standards, advocates say.

by Kathiann M. Kowalski This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit Energy News Network. Please join our free mailing list or the mailing list for Energy News as this helps us provide more public service reporting. (Plain Press, August 2020)     Both Republican … Continue reading

Ohio Supreme Court green lights fast-track process that gives homes to developers, but fails to compensate owners and taxpayers

Ohio Supreme Court green lights fast-track process that gives homes to developers, but fails to compensate owners and taxpayers In 2019, Taxpayers lost at least $11.25 million, While Homeowners and Banks lost up to $77 Million, But Title to Revamped Houses Remains Sound by Lucia Walinchus (Plain Press, July 2020)    This article provided by Eye … Continue reading

Ohio job seekers face uphill battle on uneven playing field

Ohio job seekers face uphill battle on uneven playing field COVID-19 exacerbates trends; Women and young workers hit particularly hard by Kevin Williams Graphics by Cid Standifer This public service journalism article provided by nonprofit nonpartisan Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism. (Plain Press, June 2020)   Carmine Ballard (prefers use of … Continue reading

Work Share Ohio offers an option to help employers and employees adjust to difficult times

Work Share Ohio offers an option to help employers and employees adjust to difficult times (Plain Press, June 2020)   Policy Matters Ohio released information on a voluntary program, called Work Share Ohio, that says it, “allows employers to avoid layoffs and workers to receive unemployment benefits proportionate to the time they don’t work.” Policy … Continue reading

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services can do more to stabilize Ohio families

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services can do more to stabilize Ohio families  Plain Press, May 2020      Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) have taken steps to get resources to families dealing with financial hardship and insecurity due to the economic slowdown. A new brief from Policy Matters … Continue reading

Ohioans facing eviction urge Gov. DeWine to issue a statewide eviction moratorium for residential tenants

Ohioans facing eviction urge Gov. DeWine to issue a statewide eviction moratorium for residential tenants Plain Press, May 2020      In March, the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) and a group of 80 organizations delivered a letter to Governor DeWine calling for a statewide residential eviction moratorium. Since then, over 700 people have signed the letter, … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education conducts last business meeting prior to governor’s order to close the schools

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education conducts last business meeting prior to governor’s order to close the schools (Plain Press, April 2020)          At the February 25th 2020 Cleveland Board of Education business meeting, it was business as usual, there was no indication that in only a few short weeks Governor Mike DeWine would … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services receives guidance to extend food and cash assistance recertifications and postpone Medicaid renewals

Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services receives guidance to extend food and cash assistance recertifications and postpone Medicaid renewals (Plain Press, April 2020)     New guidance from the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Medicaid, issued because of the Coronavirus pandemic, will allow Cuyahoga County to extend … Continue reading

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