Executive Order Signed

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed the following Executive Order:

Executive Order 2021-01D: Implementing Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Reductions to Balance the Biennial Budget While Partially Restoring Fiscal Year 2021 Education Payments

Additionally, Governor DeWine issued the following statement:

“In the springtime, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, and on Ohio’s revenues, was dire. 

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Mount Vernon Municipal Court Weekly Warrants

Warrants were issued this week by the Mount Vernon Municipal Court for the arrest of the following individuals. If you have any pertinent information about someone on the list, please contact law enforcement. Thank you. #WeeklyWarrants
Not Pictured:
Jeremy Russell
Brian Baker
Heather Mele
Joseph Heins
Kara Bricely
Nathan Landis
Ryan Smith
Seth Dowell
William Kirkman

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Husted Announces Pilot Project in SE Ohio Aimed at Broadband Expansion

Project spurs public-private partnerships to bring broadband to unserved households

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of InnovateOhio, today was joined by Matt Damschroder, Director of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services; John Carey, Director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia; and community business and economic leaders to announce a new pilot project aimed at expanding broadband using existing technology through MARCS towers located in Scioto and Jackson Counties, in Southeastern Ohio.Read full story

Full-Dose Blood Thinners Decreased Need for Life support and Improved Outcome in Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients

In a large clinical trial conducted worldwide, full dose anti-coagulation (blood thinner) treatments given to moderately ill patients hospitalized for COVID-19 reduced the requirement of vital organ support—such as the need for ventilation. A trend in possible reduction of mortality was also observed and is being further studied.… Read full story

Stranger Than Nonfiction

As writers, we make things up, invent, lie, contrive, exaggerate, understate—whatever it takes to get the job done. But nonfiction is supposed to be true, isn’t it? Unlike fiction, shouldn’t nonfiction always be realistic? Believable? Factual? No. Nonfiction can be just as full of magic, imagination, and impossible beings and phenomena as the most fantastic fiction.… Read full story