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Plans to change the logo the state uses on handicap accessible signs are on hold after a warning from the federal government.

Sen. Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) shakes hands with Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) as Rod and Jennifer Blough of Dublin look on. Rod has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia and Jennifer is his caregiver.
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Two state senators say Ohio needs to join all other states in developing a comprehensive plan to deal with rising numbers of residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia that are likely to come in the next few decades.

While Ohio blew past the deadline Saturday for rolling out its medical marijuana program, the pot industry is confident greener days are coming soon.

Medina Republican Larry Obhof
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union dues caused a national stir, and sent a shock wave to labor groups in Ohio.

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The state’s medical marijuana program is not going to be ready for patients on the scheduled start date on September 8. And there's no clear idea on when it will begin.

Eric Gay / Associated Press

Ohio’s medical marijuana program is supposed to be fully operational on September 8. But there are several court battles over problems with the process of choosing cultivators, and some fear it might delay the start of the program. 

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Ron Schwane / AP

Akron-based FirstEnergy Solutions has filed for bankruptcy, just days after announcing it would close nuclear power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. New legislation that could impact at least the plants in Ohio.

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Ron Schwane / AP

FirstEnergy says it’s starting the process of shutting down its two nuclear power plants in northern Ohio, saying it can’t compete with lower natural gas prices. The company says it’s willing to work with lawmakers to find ways to keep them operating.

Eric Gay / Associated Press

Even amid lawsuits and concerns over Ohio’s medical marijuana program, advocates are pushing for the program to be ready as scheduled this fall.

Gov. John Kasich rolls out official prescription drug rules for acute pain at the Ohio Statehouse.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio health officials said on Wednesday that more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses in Ohio in 2016. That death toll was up by 33 percent over the previous year.

As Gov. John Kasich rolls out more ways to crack down on painkiller prescriptions, critics believe there’s an obvious resource that’s not being utilized in the opioid crisis.

Kenny Yuko

Senators are expected to come back to the Statehouse on Tuesday and vote on at least one overrides that the House approved last month on 11 of Gov. John Kasich’s 47 budget vetoes.

Jo Ingles

The leader of Democrats in the Ohio Senate is stepping down but he’ll be replaced with a familiar face.