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Akron's New Food Hub Links Farmers, Producers, Consumers, and Disabled Adults

Farmers, food producers, and Akron shoppers have found an oasis in what used to be a food desert. As WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports in today’s Quick Bite, disabled adults are benefiting, too. John Luby works the register at Hattie’s Food Hub, the new corner market on Douglas Street, with his job coach Kimberly Purnell by his side. “Do you remember what the amount was, John?” she asks. “Ten,” John replies. “Awesome. Good job,” says his coach. “Ask her...” And before she can finish the sentence,...
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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohioans who are in drug abuse recovery programs and organizations that provide drug abuse prevention and treatment came together today at the Ohio Statehouse for the annual Rally for Recovery.

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman was there to talk about his proposed legislation aimed at stopping the flow of drugs being shipped in from other countries.

He says there are some key issues that are being addressed.

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The U.S. Attorney General is recognizing an effort by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Cleveland for its efforts to fight the heroin epidemic. The honor is for its community partnership for public safety. 

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An official with the Ohio Republican Party has been named the volunteer chair of the Donald Trump for President Campaign in Mahoning County after the former chair stepped down due to controversial racial comments. 

But, the newly named volunteer chair didn’t support Trump until recently.

 

Tracey Winbush made no bones about her feelings for Trump at the Ohio Republican Party’s statewide meeting in April.

“No, I don’t like Trump.”

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The Cleveland Teachers Union goes back to the drawing board, after a Thursday vote tally showed members rejected a tentative contract with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. 

51-percent of union members voted down the tentative agreement.

CTU President David Quolke says he has a few ideas as to why members defeated the contract by a narrow margin.

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OHIO SENATE

After months of being away to campaign, the Ohio Senate is coming back to the Statehouse next week to vote on a bill that tackles the state’s poor infant mortality rate. 

The legislation would streamline infant death statistics in order to gather that data to be used more effectively.

As Republican Senator Shannon Jones of Warren County explains, Ohio has many programs to help achieve better birth rates, but the data could be used to improve the overall system to see better results.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the process Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is using to remove voters from the rolls is illegal. 

Husted’s office has removed nearly 1.4 million voter registrations from the voter rolls. Some were dead, were thought to have moved or were inactive voters.

The century old Gorge dam on the Cuyahoga River could be coming down in the next few years if federal regulators agree to fund the project.

Local officials are putting together what they believe is a strong case to tear down the dam.

The Gorge dam in Cuyahoga Falls is the largest dam on the Cuyahoga River and it’s one of the main factors impeding the river’s recovery according to the U.S. EPA.

The head of the Trump campaign in Mahoning County has stepped down after she made comments blaming racism in the US on President Barack Obama.  Former campaign chair Kathy Miller, a real estate broker from Boardman, has apologized for that and other comments made this week to the British newspaper the Guardian that Democrats have called racist and bigoted.  Youngstown radio host , Tracey Winbush, who is African-American, has been named the new GOP campaign chair in the predominantl

customers at register
TANIA SANTOS / Hattie Larlham

Farmers, food producers, and Akron shoppers have found an oasis in what used to be a food desert.

As WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports in today’s Quick Bite, disabled adults are benefiting, too.

John Luby works the register at Hattie’s Food Hub, the new corner market on Douglas Street, with his job coach Kimberly Purnell by his side.

“Do you remember what the amount was, John?” she asks. “Ten,” John replies.

“Awesome. Good job,” says his coach. “Ask her...”

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Some of the state’s highest ranking Republicans are coming out to support the oil and gas industry and its impact on Ohio in an effort to counter rhetoric in the presidential race. 

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said she’d like to crack down on the use of fossil fuels and create sanctions on the natural gas drilling practice known as fracking.

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As officials in Charlotte, N.C., consider when, if, and how to release video of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week, lawyers for the family have released what they say is eyewitness video taken by Scott's wife.

When Harry Selker was working as a cardiologist in the 1970s, clot-busting drugs were showing great promise against heart attacks. But their life-saving properties were very time sensitive. "If you give it within the first hour it has a 47 percent reduction of mortality; if you wait another hour, it has a 28 percent reduction; another hour, 23 percent. And people were taking about 90 minutes to make that decision," he recalls. "So they were losing the opportunity to save patients' lives."

It was 1995. Bill Clinton was president. His wife Hillary had been through a bruising political defeat after leading a charge to reform health care. And Forrest Gump won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Congratulations are in order, kind of, for a few exemplary researchers and one massive multinational corporation.

This year's Ig Nobel awards — the rather-less-noble-than-the-Nobel awards for "improbable" research and accomplishments — were announced Thursday night.

The honorees included a man who lived as a goat, a man who lived as a badger, a man who put tiny pants on rats and tracked their sex lives, a team who investigated the personalities of rocks, and Volkswagen.

Who Is Responsible For That Pile Of Poop?

Sep 23, 2016

A group of villagers walks through Jiling, in the Nuwakot district of central Nepal, with eyes glued to the ground. They cut narrow paths around rice fields and yield to goats until they find what they are looking for: A brown, stinky, fly-covered pile.

"It's poop," laughs 40-year-old Chandra Kumari. Human poop.

Leading the expedition is Sanjaya Devkota, who works for the U.N. Habitat through the Global Sanitation Fund. He asks who's responsible for the offending pile.

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