Sign outside the former Hocking Correctional Facility
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Shuttered Prison Could Get New Life As Jail For Women With Addiction

Hocking Correctional Facility is at the top of a steep hill, surrounded by tall pine trees and the sloping mountains of Appalachia

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For older Ohioans, there’s some good and some bad news.  A new shingles vaccine is markedly better than previous options, but the drugmaker is having a hard time keeping up with demand.

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Ohio State University officials say football player Nick Bosa is withdrawing from school and focusing on his upcoming career in the NFL.

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Ohio’s secretary of state keeps track of business filings and campaign finance records. But that office is best known for its role as the state’s elections chief – and it’s one of the five statewide executive offices that will have a new occupant in January.

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Ohio officials have added 11 more counties for exemptions from work requirements under the food assistance program known as SNAP.

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The federal deficit ballooned to $779 billion in the just-ended fiscal year — a remarkable tide of red ink for a country not mired in recession or war.

The government is expected to borrow more than a trillion dollars in the coming year, in part to make up for tax receipts that have been slashed by GOP tax cuts.

Corporate tax collections fell by 31 percent in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, despite robust corporate profits. That's hardly surprising after lawmakers cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21.

When it comes to buying art, it can be difficult to know where to begin and seem like it's only for people with great wealth. 

The Akron Art Museum wants to make the process simpler and point out affordable options for collecting art in Northeast Ohio.

“We of course want people to come to the museum and enjoy and be inspired by the artwork there, but we want to encourage people to experience what it is like to live with art in their homes,” said Ellen Rudolph, chief curator at the museum.

Pastor Greg Delaney, who previously supported Issue 1, works to help drug addicts.
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A Southwest Ohio pastor who was speaking out in support of Issue 1, the state ballot issue that would provide drug users and possessors with treatment instead of jail time, is changing his mind.

Sign outside the former Hocking Correctional Facility
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Hocking Correctional Facility is at the top of a steep hill, surrounded by tall pine trees and the sloping mountains of Appalachia

Rural Americans are preoccupied with the problems of opioid and drug addiction in their communities, citing it as a worry on par with concerns about local jobs and the economy, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The battle for the Senate is being fought on Republican-friendly turf, and with three weeks until Election Day the GOP is increasingly optimistic that the upper chamber will remain in the party's grasp.

Fears that a fiery Democratic opposition could turn the map upside down have abated some, now that the GOP base is more tuned in following the confirmation fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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