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a photograph of Mike DeWine
DAN KONIK / Statehouse News Bureau

A large rebate is likely in the future for about 200,000 employers in Ohio. The state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation hopes to send $1.5 billion back to companies that paid premiums. 

a photograph of Ohio State University
DAN KONIK / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order, establishing a group to look into how the state medical board handled allegations of sexual abuse by former Ohio State University professor and athletic team physician, Dr. Richard Strauss.  

DeWine said he wanted this working group to provide answers about what the medical board knew, when they knew it and how they handled it. And DeWine called on lawmakers to lift the statute of limitations for victims of rape.

Photo of Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper
JO INGLES / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

The clock is ticking toward the deadline for Ohio lawmakers to redraw a new congressional district map that can be used for the 2020 election. A federal court has given the state until June 14th to do that, but Republican Attorney General Dave Yost’s office is appealing the decision.

Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant in Ottawa, Co., OH
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Ohioans are being bombarded with an ad campaign focused on an energy bill—House Bill 6—that’s being debated in the state legislature.

Who's behind the campaign and just what will HB6 do? Learn more in this conversation with Dayton Daily News reporter Laura Bischoff.

aphoto of the Freedom Trail
SUMMIT METRO PARKS

A property dispute is forcing Summit Metroparks to rethink the path of the Freedom Trail through downtown Akron. The park system had planned to locate a portion of the trail near CSX railroad tracks at East Market Street and College Avenue. It thought the land was owned by a public transit agency. Before the final construction began, CSX claimed the land was owned by them and for safety reasons, it will not allow a trail near the tracks.

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