Mike DeWine

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Tim Rudell / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, June 19:

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A task force of eight health insurers convened by the Ohio Attorney General’s office has come up with 15 recommendations on how they can help with Ohio’s deadly opioid crisis. Their list includes proposals on prevention, intervention and treatment of opioid addiction.

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio sheriffs are criticizing the Republican candidate for governor over expired body armor. They spoke on a call organized by Democrat Richard Cordray’s campaign.

A Bureau of Criminal Investigation officer has filed a labor grievance alleging more than 50 agents are using expired bulletproof vests.

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TANA WEINGARTNER / WVXU

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray brought his campaign to Springfield and Cincinnati Monday. In Cincinnati he met with Hamilton County health-care professionals largely focused on reducing infant mortality.

"We have an infant-mortality crisis in the state of Ohio where we are one of the worst states in the nation and particularly bad in the African-American community for newborn babies dying at rates far exceeding the national average," he said.

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MARK URYCKI / WCPN

In what could be a close gubernatorial race this year, Republican nominee Mike DeWine  picked up a labor union endorsement Wednesday. A nod for a Republican is not unusual for the International Union of Operating Engineers.

IUOE Local 18 represents about 15,000 members in Ohio.  They’re the heavy equipment operators who build roads and bridges. President Obama came to Ohio to promote an infrastructure bill but Congressional Republicans rejected it.

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