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Joshua Jamerson

(January 8, 2013) — Joshua Jamerson is a sophomore studying journalism at Ohio University. He is a Statehouse News Bureau fellow at the Columbus Dispatch, where he will also be interning this summer on the paper’s City Desk. A Detroit native, he has worked for the Detroit Free Press as a metro reporting apprentice, and his analysis of culture in Detroit has been published by TIME Magazine on While at OU, he has worked for The Post, Athens’ independent, student-run newspaper, serving as a Staff Writer, copy editor, columnist and most recently as Assistant Local News Editor. Jamerson enjoys movies, traveling, reading about the revival of the city of Detroit, and most music produced by Kanye West. Follow him on Twitter @JoshJame.

Don’t be in big rush to file state tax return

(February 16, 2013) — For those considering filing state income-tax returns within the next week, the state Department of Taxation says that to do so could be a disservice to your pocketbook.

Denying Ohio driver’s licenses to immigants in dispute

(February 8, 2013) — For Omar Rodriguez, being pulled over by police meant more than getting a speeding ticket it could mean deportation.

Consumers unsure about broader sales tax

(February 6, 2013) — Sitting in a salon chair with her hair over her face, Sylvia Stevens wondered if Ohio consumers would win or lose should Gov. John Kasich get the tax overhaul he wants.

Brown wants more pediatric-research funding

(January 29, 2013) — When Madison Reed was 7 months old, doctors told her parents she wouldn’t live past 2.

Eat while learning? No objection

(January 27, 2013) — There used to be something unacceptable although the Ohio Supreme Court can’t quite put its finger on what about lawyers eating and learning at the same time.

3 bogus hunting guides sentenced

(January 23, 2013) — Three New Albany men received prison time, fines and hunting-license suspensions last week for operating an illegal hunting-guide service on property they didn’t own in the Columbus suburb.

Ohio’s nursing homes get favorable ratings again

(January 17, 2013) — Families of nursing-home residents across the state reported overall satisfaction with the care being provided to their loved ones in 2012, according to results of a state study released yesterday.