Summary for Proposed Minimum Wage Amendment Certified

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today certified a summary of a petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would increase the state minimum wage rate.

On Jan. 17, 2020, the attorney general’s office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution, entitled “Raise the Wage Ohio Amendment” from legal counsel for the petitioning committee.Read full story

New Projects Expected to Create More Than $5 Million in Investments

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the approval of assistance for four projects set to create 277 new jobs and retain 1,019 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners.Read full story

Brown, Alexander Call for Hearing on Legislation to Create National Network of African American Burial Grounds, Ahead of Black History Month

Senators’ Bipartisan Bill Would Help Identify, Preserve Historically Black Burial Grounds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of Black History Month, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) are calling for a hearing on their bipartisan legislation to create a voluntary, nationwide network of African American burial grounds and to provide federal assistance to ensure the burial sites are preserved and maintained for future generations.… Read full story

Danville/Brinkhaven Police Report – Jan 27, 2020

Danville/Brinkhaven Police Report – Jan 27, 2020
(Information courtesy of The Danville Police Department)

Jan. 23
Vandalism to two separate vehicles – Mohican Street & Pine Street, Brinkhaven

Jan. 24
Responded to Domestic Violence – Mickley Street
Wayne E. Hess age 19 was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence and transported to the Knox County Jail
Threats – North Street
Vandalism to vehicle – Main Street, Brinkhaven

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Genomics Experts Dispute Nine Genes Linked to Congenital Heart Condition

NIH-funded ClinGen panel also validates three genes believed to be associated with Long QT syndrome.

Geneticists and heart specialists around the world had previously reported 17 genes to cause long QT syndrome, a little-known inherited heart condition. However, the Clinical Genome Resource’s (ClinGen) expert panel has critically reevaluated the scientific evidence for all 17 reported genes, disputing nine of the genes and revealing only three of the genes to be definitively associated with the most common form of the disease.… Read full story