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'We're Fighting Here': Behind Ohio's Stalled African Immigrants Commission

Despite the fast growth of Ohio's African community, Seleshi Asfaw says one thing has remained constant: "At a state level, we are not represented. Our voice is not heard."

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Hundreds of mourners are celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma.

A new report on the health of the Great Lakes is out this week, and it shows a grim outlook for Lake Erie.


A new analysis from the Associated Press shows Medicaid expansion accounted for 43 percent of total Ohio Medicaid spending on substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Advocates for the poor worry a proposed amendment in the state Senate budget that would end Medicaid expansion enrollment would be a disaster for Ohio’s opioid crisis.

It’s now up to legislative leaders to come together and knock out a final budget agreement with just a little over a week before the fiscal year ends. The Senate debated its version for hours before passing it.

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Despite the fast growth of Ohio's African community, Seleshi Asfaw says one thing has remained constant: "At a state level, we are not represented. Our voice is not heard." 

Democratic finger-pointing has begun after the party's loss in Tuesday's closely watched special election in Georgia, and for some members, the blame partly belongs to their House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi.

Columbus And Franklin County Metro Parks

A former limestone quarry along the Scioto River, just west of US-33, will be the site of the newest Columbus and Franklin County Metro Park. But for the first time, Metro Parks will develop the park in collaboration with a private company.

After about 18 hours of deliberating, jurors in the Ray Tensing retrial are expected to return to the discussion room Thursday.

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The Columbus police chief has recommended a three-day suspension for officer Zachary Rosen, who was placed on non-patrol duty after appearing to kick a restrained suspect in the head in April.

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After more than 20 years, Jim Quigley left his job at a Wall Street investment firm for a smaller market. He got elected town supervisor in Ulster, New York, about 100 miles north of Manhattan. Population: 12,251.  

“My family's been in this community since 1849,” Quigley said.

These days, Quigley is working 60-hour weeks, trying to keep the town’s budget in the black. He’s been preparing for a drop in tax dollars from Ulster’s largest taxpayer, the Hudson Valley Mall.

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