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Starting over: Women emerging from prison face formidable challenges to resuming their lives

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COLUMBUS (AP) — On a cold and dreary October day, Heather C. Jarvis packed everything she had into a pink duffle and a plastic trash bag and waited for the rest of her life to begin.
Sitting in the lobby of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio, she smiled anxiously as her longtime therapist told her she'd be ... (full story)


Bill would restrict use of AI-generated images

Republican sponsors of a bill designed to shield Ohioans from the potentially harmful uses of artificial intelligence made their case to committee members in the Ohio Senate recently.
Sens. Louis Blessing III, of Colerain Township (Hamilton County), and Terry Johnson, of McDermott, told members of the Judiciary Committee that it ... (full story)


Ohio's DeWine focuses on children in his State of the State address

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Improving access to child care and kids' health care form the core elements of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's agenda in 2024, as the second-term Republican rolled out a slate of policy priorities focusing on children to state lawmakers.
DeWine, speaking in the House of Representatives' chamber in the Statehouse, d ... (full story)


Lawyers want East Palestine residents to wait for details of $600 million derailment settlement

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The lawyers who negotiated a $600 million settlement with Norfolk Southern over that railroad's disastrous 2023 derailment in Ohio want residents to talk with them before deciding the historic deal isn't enough.
They said Wednesday that the settlement for everyone within 20 miles (32 kilometers) of the East Palestine disaster is ... (full story)


Biden administration sets first-ever limits on so-called 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

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The Biden administration recently finalized strict limits on certain so-called "forever chemicals" in drinking water that will require utilities to reduce them to the lowest level they can be reliably measured. Officials say this will reduce exposure for 100 million people and help prevent thousands of illnesses, including ... (full story)