Ohio, Ohio, which is struggling to recover from the devastating effects of the opioid crisis, had the highest unemployment rate in the nation last month.
The number of jobless in the area reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.8 percent, the U.S. Labor Department said Wednesday.
OHIO ISSUES STATE: Gov.
John Kasich says he’s still looking into how much more federal help Ohio can receive from the federal government.
John Kasich says the federal response to opioid addiction in Ohio has been a success and that he has ordered additional resources for Ohio and other states.
In a statement Wednesday, Kasich said: I appreciate the efforts of our federal partners and continue to support the recovery efforts.
OHION ISSUED TAX: Kasich says it would take about $40 billion more to address the opioid problem, and the state would be responsible for another $5 billion.
Kasich says Ohio is in a “very difficult position.”
OHIO’S HIGHEST JOB LABOR MARKET SHARES: The Ohio economy, which grew 1.6 percent last month, is still in the red, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.
The unemployment rate for Ohio’s manufacturing workers was 11.2 percent in December, down from 15.6 in November.
The state also has the lowest rate of private-sector workers in the country at 2.9 percent, according the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
The manufacturing industry contributes more than $10 trillion in annual economic output to Ohio, according a report by the Economic Policy Institute.
OHIBIA WANTS MORE ASSISTANCE: Ohio Gov.
Kasich wants to see a new federal law to help the state’s struggling opioid crisis.
He has called for a new program to help pay for the cost of drug testing for addicts.
OHINO STATE: OHIO POLICE SAY THEY ARE ON THE CASE: The police department in Ohio is investigating a report of a woman who was assaulted and robbed.
The incident happened in front of a home where a woman was attacked by a man.
The police report says the man stole the woman’s wallet, keys and cellphone.
The woman, who is still recovering from her injuries, was also assaulted.
The man was charged with robbery, aggravated battery, robbery, resisting arrest, and harassment.
He was released from jail.
OHIA’S FIRST OFFICER REPORT: The state is seeking the resignation of the first officer on the police force after a video was released on Tuesday showing an officer punching a man during a traffic stop.
OHIPOLIS POLICE REPORT: An officer at a McDonald’s in the Ohio city of Toledo has been placed on administrative leave, according, NBC News.
Police say the officer was called to the restaurant on Saturday after the owner’s daughter reported that her daughter had been assaulted.
Authorities say the man was arrested and the victim was treated and released.
The McDonald’s posted a statement to its Facebook page saying that it had been made aware of the incident and was cooperating with police.
The Ohio Department of Transportation said Wednesday that it is investigating the incident.
OHIVE IS NOT THE ONLY STATE WITH A HIGH JOB MARKET: The unemployment numbers were released Wednesday by the Ohio Department for Human Services, which tracks jobless claims in the state.
OHIVING OFFICE HAS NOT REPORTED: The office of Gov.
Josh Mandel, who had a two-week leave of absence following a suicide attempt, did not respond to requests for comment.
OHIIIS OFFICIAL IN AHEAD OF STATE CHIEFS MEETING: State officials say the governors of New Hampshire and New Jersey are scheduled to meet later this month to discuss efforts to help Ohio recover from opioid addiction.
NEW HAMPSHIRE IS NOT REAPING AT THE NUMBERS: The number in Ohio for opioid overdose deaths has dropped sharply over the last two years.
The rate of opioid overdoses killed an estimated 13,000 people in 2016, according The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NEW JERSEY IS NOT SAFE FOR WOMEN: New Jersey is the only state in the union that does not require women to wear a seatbelt while driving.
But the state is one of several that does.
NJ HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF LESS-PRESSED CERTAINTY: New York has the highest rate of people who say they are not in fear of violence because of the rise of Trump and other conservative politicians, according an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday.
New York, which has seen the rise in violent crime, has seen a sharp increase in assaults and murders in recent months.
The New York City Council has approved a measure that would require police to check the driver’s license of anyone who suspects they may be a criminal.
NEW YORK STATE SAYS LESS PRESSURE ON DEPARTMENT TO DEAL WITH ONLINE VOCABULARY PROBLEMS: New Yorkers are worried about the online licensing process, and they say the state