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  • Voinovich warns Medicaid will be costly to states in health reform bill

    As a former governor of Ohio, former chairman of the National Governors Association and past chairman of the National League of Cities, one gimmick I am particularly concerned with is the one that puts 14 million additional individuals into the Medicaid program and then asks the states to pick up a portion of the tab. I am very familiar with what unfunded mandates can do to state and local governments, and want to highlight some of the potential consequences of the Medicaid expansion for my colleagues.
  • Brown announces more than $35 million for defense-related technologies
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced that the Senate passage of more than $35 million in federal funds for Ohio projects that support the research and development of technology for military use. Brown helped secure the funds included in the Fiscal 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which passed by a vote of 88 to 10.
  • Nearly all large rivers have met Water Quality Standards; Ohio EPA seeks comments on 2010 Impaired Waters List
    Ohio’s large rivers showed continued improvement over the last two years, with just over 93 percent of monitored miles i
  • Brown announces $465 million for GE engine program in Cincinnati
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  • CMH Foundation Board of Trustees honors outgoing members, welcomes new one
    WILMINGTON - Five retiring members of the CMH Regional Health System Foundation Board of Trustees were recognized and a new member welcomed during the board’s final quarterly meeting in December at the Clinton Memorial Hospital Conference Center.
  • Winter weather advisory in effect
    A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday for Highland and surrounding counties. Much of the region has received 2-3 inches of snow, with additional accumulations of 1-2 inches possible through Saturday. Crews from District 9 of the Ohio Department of Transportation have been clearing and treating primary roadways.
  • Strickland comments on retirement of DRC Director Terry Collins
    Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has accepted the retirement
    decision from Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director
    Terry Collins, effective January 31, 2010.
  • Adena Health Foundation honors late radiologist
    At a Luncheon on December 16, the Adena Health Foundation honored Mrs. Eileen Manchester and her family for establishing the James R. Manchester Radiology Education Endowment in memory of the late Dr. James R. Manchester, the first radiologist for Chillicothe Hospital. The fund was made possible by a very generous gift of JP Morgan Chase stock.
  • Commission hears plan for Leesburg annexation
    The Highland County Board of Commissioners and Frank Leone of Environmental Engineering Services met Wednesday with Leesburg Mayor Jim Cook, Leesburg Solicitor Fred Beery and Leesburg developer Harold Roberts regarding a proposed annexation of property along High Rock Road.
       “We are hoping to do an annexation by agreement,” Beery told commissioners. “This is a meeting to advise you of our wishes. We have to meet with township trustees, too.”
  • Even with levy, HCCS facing deficit
    In spite of its recent levy passage, Highland County Children Services expects to see significant financial problems for at least another year, HCCS director Wendy Jacobs said this week.
       Jacobs, along with HCCS board members Arlene Cole and Christopher Lewis, met with the Highland County commissioners Wednesday morning to inform them of ongoing budget issues.
  • KNO B4 U GO: ODOT Winter Warnings are now on Twitter
    When winter weather hits Ohio's highways, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) wants drivers to "know before the
  • Strickland Releases Statement on Bipartisan Education Budget Compromise
    Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today issued the following statement after achieving a bipartisan agreement on H.B.
  • Former church secretary faces charges
    On December 17, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. Nancy M. Williams, 55, Greenfield, was arrested on an indictment from the Highland County Grand Jury for grand theft and tampering with records.  The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Greenfield Police Department and Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and alleges the embezzlement of over $40,000 from St. Benignus Catholic Church, 218 S. Second St., Greenfield, where Williams worked as church secretary from 2004-2009.  Williams was taken to the Highland County Justice Center in lieu of bond and will appear for arraignment in Highland County Common Pleas Court, Hillsboro. 
    On December 17, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. Nancy M. Williams, 55, Greenfield, was arrested on an indictment from the Highland County Grand Jury for grand theft and tampering with records.  The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Greenfield Police Department and Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and alleges the embezzlement of over $40,000 from St. Benignus Catholic Church, 218 S. Second St., Greenfield, where Williams worked as church secretary from 2004-2009.  Williams was taken to the Highland County Justice Center in lieu of bond and will appear for arraignment in Highland County Common Pleas Court, Hillsboro.
  • Two arrested after robbery, car chase
    On December 16, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. the Greenfield Police Department received a report that a green and silver 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck had been stolen from the parking lot behind the Greenfield VFW Hall, 214 Jefferson St.  The keys had been left in the vehicle according to the owner.
  • Merchants National Bank employees donate to Greenfield Food Pantry
    Pictured are Lisa Grismley, Barbie Sims, Kim Oiler and Tiffany Penwell of Merchants National Bank in Greenfield, as they
  • ODJFS urges Congress to take action to help unemployed Ohioans
    Unless Congress acts in the coming days, tens of thousands of unemployed Ohioans will begin losing unemployment benefits each week, starting the week of Christmas and increasing week by week. An extension by Congress of the deadlines for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program will ensure that Ohioans continue to receive these benefits uninterrupted.
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