USDA Reminds Producers of Climate-Smart Opportunities Using Farm Loan Programs

Washington, DC, April 30, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds agricultural producers that Farm Loan Programs can be used to support a variety of climate-smart agriculture practices, which build on many practices that farmers and ranchers already use, like cover cropping, nutrient management and conservation tillage. 

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Governor DeWine Announces $86 Million Investment in Early-Stage, Tech-Based Ohio Companies

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik today awarded $86 million to support early-stage, tech-based companies in underserved communities and populations across Ohio.

The funding is being awarded to 11 professionally managed investment funds through the Ohio Venture Fund and Ohio Early Stage Focus Fund to provide capital to early-stage, tech-focused companies throughout Ohio.Read full story

Scientists Find Cancer-Like Features in Atherosclerosis, Spurring Opportunity for New Treatment Approaches


NIH-supported findings could open up a new field of cardiovascular disease research using cancer therapies to combat the buildup of disease-causing plaque.

Researchers have discovered that the smooth muscle cells that line the arteries of people with atherosclerosis can change into new cell types and develop traits similar to cancer that worsen the disease.Read full story

Brown, Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Leaders Discuss Brown’s New Law to Crack Down on Fentanyl Traffickers


Brown’s Bill to Crack Down on Fentanyl Traffickers was Signed into Law Last Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 29, 2024 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and local law enforcement leaders from the Mahoning Valley discussed the year-long effort to get his legislation to crack down on fentanyl traffickers in China and Mexico signed into law.Read full story

CLEAR Becomes TSA’s Third Official TSA PreCheck® Enrollment Provider

CLEAR will offer TSA PreCheck members additional convenient locations with expanded hours of operation

TSA PreCheck members may renew their memberships online with CLEAR, IDEMIA or Telos

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it is expanding TSA PreCheck® with CLEAR, which is now offering TSA PreCheck enrollment services at participating airports.Read full story

Governor DeWine Announces Increase in Ohio Schools Providing Student Prevention Services

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – April 29, 2024 – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Director Stephen D. Dackin today announced an increase in the number of schools providing prevention-focused programs, services, and supports. The latest Prevention Services Report outlines this progress from school years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.  Read full story