State Rep. Young Applauds Passage of Bill Strengthening Transparency in Ohio’s Processing System for Sexual Assault Examination Kits

COLUMBUS—State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Twp.) announced passage of legislation yesterday by the Ohio House of Representatives that would require Ohio’s Attorney General to create, operate and maintain a statewide tracking system for the processing of sexual assault examination kits. House Bill 719, sponsored by Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville), ensures that if an Ohioan suffers such an assault, he or she can utilize online tools to follow their personal examination kit, helping them gain peace of mind and closure during a traumatic time.

DriveOhio launches strategic plan for the advancement of drone technologies

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Smart mobility doesn’t start and end on the roadways, it’s taking off in the skies as Ohio recognizes the need to advance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology, known commonly as drone technology. As a result, DriveOhio, the state’s center for smart mobility, and the Ohio UAS Center today announced a new strategic plan to support UAS research and development, facilitating the state’s ongoing leadership position in this transformation technology.

Analysis: Ohio Medicaid expansion supports 54,000 jobs

As Ohio waits for permission from the federal government on new rules making it harder to access Medicaid expansion, new analysis shows that thanks to the health insurance program, the state will have almost 54,000 more full- and part-time jobs in 2019 than it would have if the state had not expanded Medicaid.

Farm Bureau to celebrate centennial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau will hold its 100th annual meeting Dec. 6 and 7 in Columbus. The centennial event’s theme is Celebrating our Past, Creating our Future.