It’s Time to Act to Combat the Opioid Crisis


The Commission to Combat Drug Abuse and the Opioid Crisis has come out with recommendations for quick action. They include: Removing the cap on the number of beds at substance abuse facilities that can be covered by Medicaid. Increasing access to medication-assisted treatment. Developing better fentanyl detection devices for law enforcement. Stopping the flow of […]

Sen. Sherrod Brown last week introduced a bill that would allow those between the ages of 55 and 64 buy into Medicare. The bill, cosponsored by seven other Democrats, would allow the 41 million Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 to buy into the federal entitlement program. Those who bought into the health […]

Ohio’s top Democrat is calling for a new approach in the conversation about the federal health care law. Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown was one of the 51 “no” votes cast to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Brown says there’s been too much secrecy and too much attention paid to drug companies and insurance lobbyists. […]

CHILLICOTHE – “Chance it! Chance it!” The chant started with just a couple young voices, then picked up steam until nearly all 30 or so participants Wednesday in a manufacturing camp at Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center were urging fellow participant Donraya Davidson to put one more cup onto what was already a stately tower. […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite a proposal to almost entirely gut $300 million in Great Lakes funding in the 2018 federal budget, Ohio lawmakers are fighting to keep the full amount. Congressional lawmakers David Joyce, R-14th District, and Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, announced this week the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee’s 2018 spending draft defies a 97 percent […]