Governor DeWine Announces Statewide Open Enrollment for H2Ohio Agricultural Incentive Program


(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Brian Baldridge announced today that H2Ohio’s agriculture incentive program is now being offered to producers throughout the state.

Governor DeWine launched H2Ohio in 2019 as a comprehensive initiative aimed at addressing various threats to water quality, including harmful algal blooms caused by phosphorus runoff.Read full story

Governor DeWine Calls on President Joe Biden to Withdraw Air Force Proposal to Circumvent Authority of Governors


(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— This week, Governor Mike DeWine called on President Joe Biden to withdraw proposed legislation that would permanently federalize portions of the Ohio National Guard into the U.S. Space Force.  

The U.S. Air Force sent Legislative Proposal 480 to Congress in March.Read full story

Governor DeWine Cuts Ribbon on Re-Imagined Rest Area in Licking County

Ohio Celebrates UNESCO World Heritage Day

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – In recognition of World Heritage Day, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Development (DOD) Director Lydia Mihalik, and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks unveiled the newly re-designed Licking County I-70 westbound rest area, which includes images of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, Ohio’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.Read full story

Brown to Regulators: All of Us Must Work Together to Lower Housing Costs


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, delivered the following opening statement at today’s hearing entitled, “Oversight of Federal Housing Regulators.”

Sen. Brown’s remarks, as prepared for delivery follow:

Home is a lot more than four walls and a roof.Read full story

Stark County Attorney Who Swindled Clients Sentenced to Prison


(CANTON, Ohio) — A former Canton-area attorney was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to stealing from his clients, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier announced today.

“Robbing elderly clients behind their backs is a disgraceful betrayal of trust that warrants stiff consequences,” Yost said.Read full story

Be Ready for Next Year: IRS Tax Withholding Estimator Helps Ensure Withholdings are Correct for 2024


WASHINGTON – The IRS encourages taxpayers to use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to ensure they’re withholding the correct amount of tax from their pay in 2024.

This digital tool provides workers, self-employed individuals and retirees with wage income a user-friendly resource to effectively adjust the amount of income tax withheld from their wages.Read full story

Ohio EPA Awards Four Environmental Education Grants

Ohio EPA Awards Four Environmental Education Grants

COLUMBUS, OH (April 17, 2024) – Director Anne Vogel is proud to announce four organizations have been awarded Ohio EPA environmental education grants to support projects involving wetland education, water quality and biodiversity, habitat restoration, and home drinking water and septic system maintenance.Read full story

Ohio Department of Aging, Scripps Gerontology Center to Launch Statewide Survey of Long-Term Care Facilities

New Scripps studies show Ohio making progress to modernize long-term care service delivery

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) Director Ursel J. McElroy announced today that Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University will soon launch Ohio’s Biennial Survey of Long-Term Care Facilities.Read full story