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  • Q&A: Your most common unemployment questions[Ohio]

    04/07/2020 4:53:10 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 2 replies
    Portsmouth Daily Times ^ | April 7, 2020 | Mackenzi Klemann
    PORTSMOUTH— The novel coronavirus has put so many Ohioans out of work that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has received more than 1 million calls in March, overwhelming the system’s servers and phone lines — and creating untold frustration for newly jobless Ohioans struggling to apply for unemployment. Here are some brief answers to your most common questions. Why can’t I reach the unemployment office? Too many people are calling or using the website at once. If you’re unable to get through, the only recourse at this time is to keep trying until your application is submitted....
  • Judges dismiss state’s appeal of ruling allowing abortions to continue in Ohio during coronavirus emergency

    04/06/2020 2:58:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | April 6, 2020 | Andrew J. Tobias,
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A federal appeals court in Cincinnati, for now, has declined to get involved with a lawsuit over how abortion providers in Ohio can continue to provide their services amid a public-health order restricting non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic. A three-judge panel from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday issued an order dismissing Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s appeal of a ruling from Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett issued last week. The ruling temporarily blocked Ohio officials from using Health Director Dr. Amy Acton’s health order to completely bar women from access to...
  • Ohio lawmaker says she'll press crimes against humanity charge against Trump over Hydroxychloroquine promotion

    04/06/2020 7:29:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/06/2020 | Zack Budryck
    Ohio state Rep. Tavia Galonski (D) said that she will make a "referral for crimes against humanity" over President Trump's promotion of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for novel coronavirus, despite its unproven benefits and lack of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. "I can't take it anymore. I've been to The Hague. I'm making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow," Galonski tweeted late Sunday. "Today's press conference was the last straw," Galonski added. "I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one." Trump has repeatedly promoted hydroxychloroquine, which is approved to treat conditions...
  • Dem lawmaker wants Trump prosecuted at international court for 'crimes against humanity'

    04/06/2020 6:12:23 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 06 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Democratic state representative in Ohio said she "can't take it anymore" and vowed to refer President Trump to the International Criminal Court for "crimes against humanity" over Trump's promotion of a drug that has not been conclusively proven to fight the coronavirus. State Rep. Tavia Galonski tweeted Sunday after President Trump spoke about hydroxychloroquine at his daily press briefing. The drug, normally used to treat malaria, is one of several that the president has pointed to as showing promise in the fight against COVID-19, but its effectiveness has been a subject of debate. "I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been...
  • Judge Rules: If Abortion Clinics Think Killing a Baby is “Essential,” Then It’s Essential (Ohio)

    04/02/2020 5:38:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | April 2, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    How do you know if killing a baby in an abortion is “essential?” If the abortion clinic says so. That’s akin to letting a rapist determine if his sexual assault truly constitutes rape, but it’s the decision U.S. District Court Judge Michael Barrett just issued in the dispute between the state of Ohio and abortion businesses over whether abortions are medically essential procedures. Ohio is one of several states that included elective abortions in their bans on non-essential medical procedures during the global health crisis. The orders are meant to save lives by conserving medical resources and preventing further spread...
  • The necessary new normal: How the deadly coronavirus pandemic will reshape Ohio, the world and us

    03/31/2020 5:20:14 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 25 replies ^ | 3/31/20 | Evan MacDonald
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – There is a time in the future when Ohio will lift its stay-at-home order to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Residents will emerge from isolation, once again able to see family and friends. Many of the businesses that closed their doors will reopen....Experts say the fallout from the prolonged period of isolation could have a profound and lasting impact on everything from mental health to the way businesses operate. It could cause at least a temporary change in societal norms because many people might be wary of seeing a movie in a crowded theater or even...
  • Ohio Judge Blocks Abortion Ban: Women Will Suffer “Irreparable Harm” if They Can’t Kill Their Babies

    03/31/2020 3:23:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | March 31, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Ohio will suffer more death and destruction after a judge allowed abortion facilities in the state to continue elective abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. Even though there is nothing essential about aborting an unborn baby, Ohio District Court Judge Michael Barrett ruled late Monday that closing abortion facilities would cause “irreparable harm” to women, according to National Review. Ohio is one of several states that included elective abortions in their bans on non-essential medical procedures during the global health crisis. The orders are meant to save lives by conserving medical resources and preventing further spread of the virus. However, Planned...
  • Planned Parenthood sues five states so it can keep aborting preborn children during pandemic

    03/30/2020 7:20:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Live Action News ^ | March 30, 2020 | Nancy Flanders
    Planned Parenthood, along with other pro-abortion organizations, sued government officials in four states on Monday after abortion in those states was deemed a “non-essential” procedure during the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the abortion corporation also sued the state of Texas for its temporary suspension of elective abortions. Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Texas each issued orders that either call for — or appear to call for — abortion to be included in non-essential medical procedures that must be postponed during the COVID-19 crisis. As emergency medical teams and hospitals face a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff members...
  • Federal judge allows Planned Parenthood to continue committing abortions in Ohio

    03/30/2020 7:14:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Live Action News ^ | March 30, 2020 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    A federal judge has blocked Ohio’s ban on abortion during the coronavirus pandemic just hours after Planned Parenthood, Preterm Cleveland, and other abortion facilities made the request. Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett temporarily blocked the ban for 14 days, but he also said he may issue a preliminary injunction to allow abortions to continue while the abortion facilities prepare their legal fight. Earlier this month, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sent letters to abortion facilities ordering them to stop committing “non-essential and elective” surgical abortions. The letters were sent after a request was made by the Ohio Department of...
  • DeWine holds news conference after calling FDA 'reckless,' talking with Pres. Trump

    03/29/2020 11:40:46 AM PDT · by rintintin · 20 replies
    WCPO ^ | March 29 2020 | Zach McAuliffe
    COLUMBUS — After calling the Food and Drug Administration "reckless," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine talked to President Donald Trump on a phone call early Sunday about mask-sterilizing technology and COVID-19 in Ohio. By: Zach McAuliffe items.[0].image.alt Photo by: Julie Carr Smyth/AP COLUMBUS — After calling the Food and Drug Administration "reckless," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine talked to President Donald Trump on a phone call early Sunday about mask-sterilizing technology and COVID-19 in Ohio. WATCH LIVE "We had a good conversation," DeWine tweeted Sunday morning. Governor Mike DeWine ✔ @GovMikeDeWine I have just talked with @realDonaldTrump about this issue, and we...
  • Ohio Health Dept Investigating Abortion Businesses Violating Order to Stop Non-Essential Procedures

    03/27/2020 2:46:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | March 27, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Ohio Department of Health is investigating complaints this week about abortion facilities continuing to abort unborn babies in violation of a state health order. The Columbus Dispatch confirmed the investigation Friday as state leaders work to preserve medical resources and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As reported, abortion facilities are ignoring Ohio Health Director Amy Acton’s mandate to stop non-essential medical procedures, which went into effect last week. People called each abortion facility and confirmed that they still are aborting unborn babies. Last Friday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost ordered two abortion business to stop killing babies...
  • Theft of U.S. research must be stopped (Chinese friends)

    03/27/2020 10:58:56 AM PDT · by jcon40 · 9 replies
    The Times Leader ^ | March 26, 2020 | Sen Rob Portman
    Yet, it has now become clear that our grant-making agencies and law enforcement authorities have allowed our direct competitors, particularly China, to effectively leapfrog America by stealing this research for their own gain. There is no federal requirement for universities and research institutions that sponsor foreign researchers to put policies in place to safeguard federally funded research and sensitive technologies from being stolen. And we’re already seeing the consequences. Most recently, Charles Lieber, chair of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department at Harvard University, was accused of lying to U.S. authorities about his participation in the Chinese government-run “Thousand Talents...
  • Polls: Trump Beats Biden In Ohio And Pennsylvania, Tied In Wisconsin

    03/26/2020 9:40:52 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    Political Polls ^ | Mar 26, 2020
    #Ohio: Trump 47% (+4) Biden 43% #Pennsylvania: Trump 47% (+2) Biden 45% #Wisconsin: Trump 45% Biden 45%
  • Pittsburgh-area newspapers cut staff, suspend print editions as pandemic guts ad revenues

    03/24/2020 2:14:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | Mar 23, 2020 2:03 PM | Joyce Gannon
    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a harsh toll on news media in the Pittsburgh region including layoffs, suspension of print editions and, in at least one case, permanent closure. All of the moves are tied to a significant loss of advertising revenues for publishing outlets in the last couple weeks as businesses were shuttered, and sports and cultural events came to a grinding halt. Trib Total Media on Monday combined its two print editions — the Westmoreland edition based in Greensburg, and the Valley News Dispatch based in Tarentum — into one edition saying it is “confronting serious losses during...
  • Ohio abortion clinics say they will still offer services, despite order from state attorney general

    03/23/2020 1:52:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 23, 2020 | Catherine Garcia
    The attorney general's office in Ohio has ordered all of the state's abortion providers stop offering the procedure, saying it falls under the category of "non-essential and elective surgery." There are six clinics in Ohio that provide surgical abortions, and five of them have pushed back, saying that their services are not only essential, but also time-sensitive. Because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are shortages of personal protective equipment, like masks. The Ohio Department of Health on Wednesday said "non-essential and elective surgeries" would temporarily be suspended so health care workers dealing with COVID-19 cases would have proper gear....
  • BREAKING: Planned Parenthood refuses to comply with OH AG’s order to halt surgical abortions (UPDATE)

    03/22/2020 5:00:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Live Action News ^ | March 22, 2020 | STAFF
    UPDATE 3/22/20: Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio is refusing to comply with the Ohio Attorney General’s order to halt elective surgical procedures in order to ensure vital personal protective equipment (“PPE”) is available to hospital workers dealing with patients who have contracted COVID-19. In a post on their Facebook page, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio claimed it is “complying” with the order to stop providing non-essential surgeries and procedures. However, it then stated: Under that order, Planned Parenthood can still continue providing essential procedures, including surgical abortion […] Our doors remain open. The Ohio Attorney General’s office sent a letter...
  • Ohio Gov DeWine issues state wide “stay at home” order

    03/22/2020 11:37:55 AM PDT · by mmichaels1970 · 66 replies ^ | 3/22/2020 | Self
    Ohio issues stay at home order until at least 4/6/2020
  • Five States Suspend Democratic Primaries Over Coronavirus, Sending Nomination Race Into Chaos

    03/22/2020 8:36:54 AM PDT · by MagillaX · 50 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 3/22/2020 | Emily Zanotti
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has no intention of dropping out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and as the July convention draws closer, his decision to keep his campaign alive may mean chaos for the Democratic party. Five more states have suspended their Democratic primaries amid concerns about coronavirus, and it may soon be impossible for any candidate to win a majority of delegates. The New York Times reports that Indiana, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Maryland have now joined Ohio in postponing their presidential contests, leaving the future of the Democratic presidential nomination uncertain. Ohio, of...
  • Ohio pharmacy board restricts prescriptions for experimental coronavirus treatment drugs

    03/22/2020 8:26:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Mar 21, 2020 | Lucas Sullivan
    Ohio doctors are obtaining so many prescriptions of a possible coronavirus treatment for themselves, their families, their colleagues and their friends that it’s wiping out the supply for everybody else -- including victims of Lupus who will become more susceptible to the virus without their usual medication. As a result, Ohio’s pharmacy board, in an emergency meeting Sunday morning, barred pharmacists from dispensing chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 unless a person has tested positive for the virus or otherwise approved by the pharmacy board’s executive director. In order to get either of those drugs the patient’s positive test must be...
  • Ohio halts procedures at abortion clinics amid COVID-19 outbreak

    03/21/2020 7:18:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 21 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Abortion clinics in Ohio have been ordered to cease abortion operations amid the COVID-19 outbreak as the state government and pro-choice groups spar over the definition of "essential" healthcare. On Friday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) sent a letter to two abortion clinics — Women's Med Center in Dayton and Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio's Cincinnati Surgery Center — ordering them to stop “non-essential” procedures that require equipment such as surgical masks. "You and your facility are ordered to immediately stop performing non-essential and elective surgical abortions. Non-essential surgical abortions are those that can be delayed without undue risk...