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Bald eagles return to nest on Cuyahoga River
Feb 13, 2017 4:42 PM

Bald eagles return to nest on Cuyahoga River

BRECKSVILLE — A pair of bald eagles has once again returned and is actively tending to its nest within the Pinery Narrows area in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Summit County Public Health: Not too late to get flu immunization
Feb 13, 2017 4:22 PM

Summit County Public Health: Not too late to get flu immunization

Summit County Public Health warns Summit County residents that Summit County is in the midst of the 2016-2017 influenza season.Just like the rest of Ohio and the nation, the number of influenza cases in Summit County has been increasing, according to a Feb.

Feb 10, 2017 1:40 PM

Ten things that happened in the Ohio Statehouse this week

COLUMBUS — The executive budget was formally introduced, there was ample talk about President Donald Trump and lawmakers got down to work on other legislation during a busy early-in-the-session week in Ohio’s capital city.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Dozens dead from fatal overdoses in Cuyahoga, medical examiner reports
Feb 7, 2017 3:03 PM

Dozens dead from fatal overdoses in Cuyahoga, medical examiner reports

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson today announced Cuyahoga County suffered at least 46 confirmed fatal overdoses in January due to heroin, fentanyl, or a combination of the two.

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Man passes note, robs Bedford bank
Feb 7, 2017 12:21 PM

Man passes note, robs Bedford bank

On Feb. 6 at approximately 3:50 p.m., a lone black male entered and robbed the U.S. Bank located at 680 Broadway Ave.

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Feb 7, 2017 12:12 PM

State Democrats counter Republicans, seek to make Ohio a 'sanctuary state'

COLUMBUS — Democratic state lawmakers have proposed making Ohio a “sanctuary state,” providing protections to undocumented immigrants.Reps. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) said the state should be welcoming of immigrants.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 6, 2017 3:22 PM

Legislators discuss 'Right to Work' legislation

COLUMBUS — The head of the Ohio House’s Finance Committee expects backers of Right to Work to reintroduce legislation this session implementing the policy in the state.But Rep.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 6, 2017 3:20 PM

Legislation would protect underage human trafficking victims from prosecution

COLUMBUS — A Democratic state lawmaker wants state law changed to protect more human trafficking victims.Rep.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 6, 2017 3:18 PM

State legislators move to block 'sanctuary city' attempts in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Elected officials who move to designate their communities as sanctuaries for immigrants in the country illegally could face criminal charges or civil penalties if those immigrants commit crimes, under legislation being drafted in the Ohio House.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Jan 26, 2017 11:37 AM

Federal court blocks three Ohio executions, rules state's lethal injection process unconstitutional

COLUMBUS — A federal court on Thursday blocked three executions scheduled through April, determining the new lethal injection process adopted by the state was unconstitutional. U.S.

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Jan 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Group says up to 1 million Ohioans could lose coverage if ACA is repealed

COLUMBUS — Between 900,000 and 1 million needy Ohioans could lose coverage if President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is repealed outright, according to a report released Jan. 11 by a liberal think tank.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Roegner sworn in as state representative of 37th House District
Jan 10, 2017 10:57 AM

Roegner sworn in as state representative of 37th House District

COLUMBUS—State Representative Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) was sworn in Jan. 3 as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 37th Ohio House District, which includes portions of northeastern Summit County.

Jan 6, 2017 11:41 AM

Ten things that happened the first week of the 132nd Ohio General Assembly

COLUMBUS — Lawmakers were back in town, Gov. John Kasich had his first press conference of the year, and more than two dozen bills were signed into law during a shortened first work week of the new year.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Gov. John Kasich comments on Obamacare, signs bill to fight opiate epidemic
Jan 5, 2017 9:58 AM

Gov. John Kasich comments on Obamacare, signs bill to fight opiate epidemic

COLUMBUS — Gov.

By Mark Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Jan 4, 2017 2:22 PM

Ten things about the new Ohio General Assembly

COLUMBUS — There were ample hugs and handshakes and complimentary speeches Tuesday as lawmakers returned to the Ohio Statehouse for the official start of the new session.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Ohio residents can now register to vote online
Jan 3, 2017 1:36 PM

Ohio residents can now register to vote online

The state’s new online voter registration system is now ready for use.“Raise a glass of champagne, offer a toast, get online and register to vote,” said Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted in a Jan.

Dec 28, 2016 9:12 AM

Gov. Kasich vetoes more bills, targeting energy bill, other measures

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich vetoed legislation Dec.

By Mark Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 21, 2016 1:01 PM

Man convicted of 1990 murder granted additional appeal

COLUMBUS — A man convicted of killing an elderly Portage County couple 26 years ago will be permitted an additional appeal in his case, a split Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
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Dec 15, 2016 1:29 PM

Ohio pastors call on legislature to override heartbeat bill veto

COLUMBUS — A group of pastors urged members of the Ohio House Thursday to override Gov. John Kasich’s veto of legislation that would ban abortions within weeks of conception.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 14, 2016 2:37 PM

Gov. Kasich signs bills on student athletes, drunken drivers, estate law and hypoparathyroidism

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich has signed the first batch of bills sent to his desk after passage by state lawmakers during their final voting sessions of the year.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief