Ohio Prescription Monitoring Program Connects with Pennsylvania

All Five States Bordering Ohio Now Connected With OARRS
Ohio prescribers and pharmacists can now request patient prescription information from Pennsylvania through Ohio’s prescription monitoring program, known as the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS).

Proposed Medicaid Changes Could Jeopardize Self-Reliance

Ohio Senate Medicaid Provision Deepens Benefit Cliff

CLEVELAND, June 23, 2017 - The Ohio Legislature is poised to adopt a new biennial budget. Included in the Senate version of the legislation are changes to the Medicaid program which would impact eligibility for low-income Ohio adults.

Brown, Murray, Scott, Takano ahead of deadline for overtime rule appeal: overtime rule would give millions of workers greater economic security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Patty Murray (D-WA), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced a resolution June 29 in support of the 2016 federal overtime rule, which would help ensure low-wage workers are being paid fairly by making 4.2 million workers eligible for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week.

Farm Bureau celebrates more accurate taxes for farmland

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio’s farmers and rural communities will benefit from reforms to the state’s farmland tax policy, culminating a three-year effort led by Ohio Farm Bureau. The reforms were included in the new state budget signed by Gov. John Kasich.

M&L Farms, LLC Issues a Voluntary Recall

GROVE CITY, July 4, 2017 - M&L Farms, LLC of Grove City, OH announces a voluntary recall of approximately 383 beef, goat, and lamb carcasses with offal that were produced with a non-potable water supply that failed to meet the Ohio Department of Health’s requirements in the Ohio Administrative Code for a private water system.

Officials discover hemlock pest in Scioto County

COLUMBUS, July 5, 2017 - The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) today announced the discovery of a hemlock-killing pest in Scioto County in southern Ohio.