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After years of writing, woman publishes 1st novel at 95

After years of writing, woman publishes 1st novel at 95

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Delana Jensen Close was recently honored for a book that she finished last year at age 95.
In 1955, Delana Jensen Close began to write a book.
It's finished now; it just took 63 years.
Close, who turned 96 in February, published her debut novel, "The Rock House," last year, complete wit ... (full story)

Cincinnati-area teens combat suicide, mental health issues

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Jennifer Wright-Berryman looked over a room packed with Southwest Ohio teenagers sharing stories about the tough business of personifying hope in high school.
"Have people made fun of you for being on Hope Squad?" Wright-Berryman asked, and a wave of assent rolled arose. She nodded. " ... (full story)

With goal of reducing opioid use, Medicaid coverage of chiropractic care proposed

A bill before a committee of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives could help Ohioans kick their opioid habit by expanding chiropractic care to Medicaid beneficiaries.
The Health Committee last week heard testimony from the Republican sponsor of the bill, Rep. Scott Lipps of Franklin.
"Chiropractic care is widely ... (full story)

Equality Ohio opens free legal clinic specializing in LGBTQ issues

Maya Simek, managing legal director for Equality Ohio, a group that advocates and educates on behalf of the state's gay and transgender population, said it's common to pick up the phone and hear from a member of the LGBTQ community who is in a legal bind - just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
"Because ... (full story)

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.
The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming se ... (full story)