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12:11 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Protests Filed Over New Medicaid Contracts in Ohio

Five of the six managed care organizations that lost bids for state Medicaid contracts have filed protests with Ohio officials.

This month, Ohio chose the contract winners that will provide health care services for more than 1.5 million poor and disabled people.

The Columbus Dispatch reports companies that lost out on the billions of dollars in work say the Department of Job and Family Services made errors in awarding the contracts. Several companies allege scoring on bid applications was miscalculated.

A department spokesman says the protests will be reviewed.

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Environment
8:45 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: April 17 - 23, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user Beedle Um Bum
Honeysuckle

Poor Will’s Almanack for the fourth week of Middle Spring, the week of Cross-Quarter Day, April 21st.

Surely, there is a great Word being put together here, writes Wendell Berry, "I begin to hear it gather in the opening of the flowers and the leafing-out of the trees.... in my thoughts, moving in the hill's flesh.

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drug drop-off
5:46 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Day to Turn in Unused Prescription Drugs

If you've got unused prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet, Ohio doctors, pharmacists, businesses, and police are hoping you'll turn them in April 28. 

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proposed budget amendment
4:26 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Ohio Democrats to Propose Amendment to Budget Plan

Ohio House Democrats say they want to use surplus taxpayer money to offset budget cuts to schools and local
police and fire services.

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Statewide News
2:00 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Crashes Rise After Ohio Turnpike Gets 70 mph Limit

The State Highway Patrol says the number of crashes reported along the Ohio Turnpike increased about 5 percent during the first year of its higher 70 mph speed limit compared with the previous year.

The speed limit for the 241-mile toll road increased from 65 mph to 70 mph in April 2011.

There were 2,539 crashes from April 2011 to March 2012. That's 134 more crashes than the number reported from April 2010 to March 2011.

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