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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Ohio

The Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Ohio, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Ohio earns grade of B for manufacturing health

Ohio received a grade of B on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Hocking County’s $3,020-per-month cost of living is the highest in Ohio

Residents of Hocking County need to make $3,020 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Ohio.

Ohio’s public pensions are 57.8% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Ohio’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 57.8 percent of the total, the ninth lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Ohio disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Ohio is $29,723, study finds

College graduates in Ohio have an average debt burden of $29,723, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 25.6% of total state, local levies in Ohio, study finds

State income tax revenues in Ohio represent 25.6 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Ohio scores 67.7 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Ohio earned a score of 67.7 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for L

Ohio ranks 20th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Ohio finished 20th lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Ohio pension plans are 80% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Ohio public pension plans stands at 80%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Adams rated least livable among Ohio counties, study finds

Adams was ranked Ohio’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

Ohio ranks 12th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in Ohio ranked 12th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$331,200 in annual income gets you into Ohio’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $331,200 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Ohio, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Ohio ranks 39th highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Ohio ranked 39th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Ohio ranks 21st highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Ohio ranked 21st in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Ohio ranks 34th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Ohio ranked 34th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Ohio has 30th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Ohio finished 30th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

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