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Foster Care, Kinship Care, & the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

In 2017, Ohio ranked second in the country for opioid-involved overdose deaths at 39.2 deaths/100,000 persons—only falling behind West Virginia at 49.6 deaths/100,000 persons. The state’s overdose rate is more than double the national average of 14.6 deaths/ 100,000 persons. Heroin-related deaths peaked across the state in 2016 at 1,478, falling to 1,000 the following…

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Distracted Driving Becomes Priority Issue for Governor DeWine

Under Governor DeWine, the conversation around distracted driving has grown both in and around the Statehouse. Legislators, policymakers, and community members are voicing concern over the devastating impact of distracted driving on the safety of all Ohioans. However, the dangers of distracted driving are nothing new. In 2017, the Dayton Daily News published an article…

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Regional Policy Conferences Planned for Fall 2019

In the coming months, Impact Ohio plans to hold four regional conferences where key government officials, business leaders, and community members will discuss issues important to different regions of the state. After successful regional conferences in Akron and Toledo, where attendees heard first-hand from government leaders, political analysts, and policy experts, our focus now turns…

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Ohio House Unveils Priority Bipartisan Legislation

Impact Ohio is known for bringing together Republicans and Democrats to discuss paths forward on issues facing all Ohioans. Each conference is co-sponsored with the Ohio Democratic and Republican Parties, allowing for a bipartisan look into the future of policy making. Recently, the Republican and Democratic members of the Ohio House of Representatives united on several…

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Northeast Ohio’s Economy in the Post-Industrial Age

GM’s decision to end production at the Lordstown Plant has been the recent topic of discussion at local, state, and national levels. Elected officials and business leaders are working to mitigate the effects that the closure will have on local workers and Northeast Ohio’s economy. The Lordstown Plant was built in 1966, providing stable employment…

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Find Yourself in our Akron Regional Photos

If you haven’t tagged yourself in our photos yet, you still can! You can find all the photos from the 2019 Impact Ohio Akron Regional Conference on our Facebook Page. Check out the album here: 2019 Akron Regional Conference Photos. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and like our page on Facebook…

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2019 Akron Regional Recap

The 2019 Impact Ohio Akron Regional Conference was a successful one with elected officials, policy professionals, and those interested in business and government in attendance. Nearly 200 people attended the conference at Quaker Station at the University of Akron on Tuesday, April 23.   Speakers covered issues relating to civility in politics, early childhood experiences, and…

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Impact Ohio 2019 Akron Regional Panels Announced

At the Impact Ohio 2019 Akron Regional Conference, attendees will hear from three panels of experts on issues important to the Akron area. The first policy session of the day, Effective Economic Development and Elevating the Regional Economy, will begin at 12:45 p.m. A panel of experts will focus on the importance of economic development…

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