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Combating financial anxiety during a pandemic

(BPT) In the face of a global pandemic, financial anxiety is an everyday reality. Concerns surrounding personal finances, businesses shutting down and market volatility have us navigating new waters, experiencing more acutely than ever before how our financial lives are intertwined with our mental health. Amanda Clayman, financial therapist and Prudential's financial wellness advocate, works with people to better understand the emotional connection we have with money. Read More of "Combating financial anxiety during a pandemic"

Ohio man sentenced to prison for distributing opioids on behalf of interstate drug ring

Another member of the Atlanta-to-Dayton drug trafficking organization known as “Diamond Cut” that is responsible for distributing large quantities of fentanyl and heroin in the Dayton area was sentenced in U.S. District Court today for selling opioids. Read More of "Ohio man sentenced to prison for distributing opioids on behalf of interstate drug ring"

State awards UToledo $613,436 to lead harmful algal bloom research projects

The University of Toledo is among four Ohio universities to receive a total of $2.08 million from the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative in this year’s round of state funding to address Lake Erie water quality and find solutions for algal bloom toxicity. Read More of "State awards UToledo $613,436 to lead harmful algal bloom research projects"

Christine Billau, University of Toledo

Former Cleveland Clinic employee and Chinese “Thousand Talents” participant arrested for wire fraud

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman of the Northern District of Ohio, and FBI Cleveland Special Agent in Charge Eric B. Smith announced a former Cleveland Clinic employee was arrested yesterday without incident by law enforcement and had his initial court appearance recently. Read More of "Former Cleveland Clinic employee and Chinese “Thousand Talents” participant arrested for wire fraud"

Worrisome trends affecting representative democracy

We’ve seen plenty of evidence lately of the deep polarization in this country. Even in the midst of this crisis, national politicians, the political parties, and their adherents are finding plenty to fight over—even as, for the most part, ordinary Americans have been remarkably united and many governors and mayors have worked hard to handle the coronavirus pandemic competently and guided by expert advice. Read More of "Worrisome trends affecting representative democracy"

Lee Hamilton, Center on Representative Government

Pandemic EBT benefits to support children during the COVID-19 emergency

About 850,000 Ohio children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school will soon receive money to buy food through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced recently. This funding was made possible by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. ODJFS worked with the Ohio Department of Education to submit Ohio’s plan, which just received federal approval. Read More of "Pandemic EBT benefits to support children during the COVID-19 emergency"

UToledo electrical engineer leading charge to build ventilators in the Congo

Feeling powerless to help her native country in Africa amid the coronavirus pandemic, an electrical engineer at The University of Toledo found a way for people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to build their own breathing machines from scratch using equipment and materials accessible to them. Read More of "UToledo electrical engineer leading charge to build ventilators in the Congo"

Christine Billau, University of Toledo

Auto policy can be cancelled if policyholder misstated information when applying

Nationwide Insurance’s warning to a Mahoning County auto policyholder that making a misstatement in the application could result in cancelling her policy was sufficient to void the policy and not cover an accident caused by her sister, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. Read More of "Auto policy can be cancelled if policyholder misstated information when applying"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

COVID-19 study: Consumer behavior had greater impact on economy than state responses to pandemic

The larger national and international implications of the coronavirus pandemic had the greatest impact on the nation's economy more so than any individual action by any state government, according to the findings in a pair of new studies. Read More of "COVID-19 study: Consumer behavior had greater impact on economy than state responses to pandemic"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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