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On Jan. 24, 2019 photo students listen as social studies teachers Judi Galasso, center, and Jonathan Duffy, left, lead the introductory class of their American Thought and Political Radicalism course.
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A progressive-leaning coalition of health and human service organizations and labor unions says Ohio is falling behind the rest of the nation in some key areas. The One Ohio Now report says the state has not invested enough in schools, health and community safety.

First African-American Selected To Lead Ohio Highway Patrol

Feb 8, 2019
Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Richard Fambro is announced as the patrol's new superintendent by Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in Columbus.
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For the first time in state history, the Ohio Highway Patrol’s two highest ranking leaders will be an African-American and a woman. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has promoted two veteran Ohio State Highway Patrol officers to superintendent and assistant superintendent.

Esther Honig

At Stew's Barber Shop on Sullivant Avenue, Armando McKnight is giving a client a cut.

“Right now, I'm giving him a line-up,” McKnight says. “This is like detailing a car. The cut is done and now I'm just perfecting the edges.”

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Ohio Homeland Security is launching a free credentialing system meant to make it easier for certain private-sector partners to deliver resources and services in restricted areas during emergencies.