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Shelia Mendoza says she's not looking for a livelihood out of Liberty Mobility, but a little extra cash and some new friends to talk to. M.L. Schultze/WKSU hide caption

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Ride Hailing In Rural America: Like Uber With A Neighborly Feel

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaking on Feb. 1. Kasich has postponed the state's next eight executions amidst a legal challenge to Ohio's lethal injection protocol. Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP hide caption

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Once a thriving factory town, Lancaster, Ohio is now beset by underemployment and drug abuse. Shelly Metcalf hide caption

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'Glass House' Chronicles The Sharp Decline Of An All-American Factory Town

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The death chamber at the Southern Ohio Corrections Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, as seen in 2005. A federal judge has rejected the state's lethal injection drug protocol, postponing three upcoming executions. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, shown at a White House event in November, met with GOP members of the Senate Finance Committee last week for a closed-door discussion about the health care law. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The Republican Governors Who Don't Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a 20-week abortion ban into law Tuesday, the same day he vetoed legislation outlawing abortions once a fetus's heartbeat is detectable. Above, Kasich in Washington, D.C., last month. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Across the Ohio River from Powhatan Transportation Center — owned by Murray Energy — is a power plant that services mines in West Virginia. Jessica Cheung/NPR hide caption

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In Ohio Coal Country, Job Prospects Lie With Neither Coal Nor Trump's Promises

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A large balloon in support of the Heartbeat Bill flies outside the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, in June 2012. More than four years later, the measure, which would ban abortions as soon as six weeks after conception, has passed the Legislature — after being folded into a widely supported child abuse bill. Ann Sanner/AP hide caption

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Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Students leave school at the end of the day at the Global Impact STEM Academy. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

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People attend the Independents' Day Festival in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. The city has become a nearly recession-proof hub. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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A Diversified Economy Cushions Columbus, Ohio, From Downturns

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Kids bike on Selma Road in Springfield, Ohio. "Springfield is a rather typical small city that has grown poorer over the years," former mayor Roger Baker says. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

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Darren Holly steers coils of steel through Pentaflex, a manufacturer of parts for heavy trucks, in Springfield, Ohio. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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