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Dec 1, 2016 2:08 PM

Former police officer ordered to pay $15,000 to Shop With A Cop

A former Richfield police officer and Stow resident has been ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to the “Shop With A Cop” program.

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Dec 1, 2016 1:25 PM

Ohio Senate approves bill to increase penalties for fentanyl sales

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate has moved legislation that would up the criminal penalties for the sale of a powerful opioid that is being added to heroin and increasing overdoses in the state.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 1, 2016 11:07 AM

Ohio lawmaker wants to ease rule on missing front license plate

COLUMBUS — A Democratic state lawmaker wants to make the failure to display a front license plate on vehicles a secondary offense.Sen.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 1, 2016 11:06 AM

Bill would end Ohio Legislature lame duck sessions

COLUMBUS — A Republican state lawmaker, in his final term in the Ohio House, tried one last time this week to convince his fellow legislators to end lame duck sessions.Rep.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
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Nov 30, 2016 3:41 PM

Ohio Senate approves anti-bestiality bill

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate OK’d legislation Nov. 30 that would ban people from having sexual relations with animals.SB 195 passed on a unanimous vote and heads to the Ohio House for further consideration.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Nov 29, 2016 4:27 PM

Official: Ohio attacker was angry about treatment of Muslims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Somali-born student who went on a car-and-knife rampage at Ohio State University railed on Facebook against U.S.

By Julie Carr Smyth And Andrew Welsh-huggins Associated Press
Nov 29, 2016 4:23 PM

State panel considers firearm law, after OSU incident

COLUMBUS — A law­maker panel is poised to move leg­is­la­tion that would al­low per­mit­ted in­di­vid­u­als to carry con­cealed firearms in day care cen­ters, on uni­ver­sity cam­puses and at a range of other lo­ca­tions.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Nov 25, 2016 3:23 PM

Area Boy Scout councils approve vote to consolidate by early 2017

Akron – The first quarter of the new year will be the start of an exciting new era for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in Northeast Ohio.

Nov 25, 2016 3:03 PM

State considers change to driving privileges for OVI offenders

Columbus — Legislation that would enable first-time drunken drivers to get behind the wheel of vehicles equipped with breathalyzers is positioned to move through the Ohio Senate before the end of the year.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Nov 25, 2016 2:58 PM

KSU Airport program collects 5,300 pounds of food for humane Society of Summit County

The Kent State University Airport's Props-4-Paws program delivered 6,300 cans of wet food, 400 pounds of dry food, and other various animal care supplies to the Humane Society of Summit County on Dec. 23.

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Nov 23, 2016 3:10 PM

Enjoy sledding, skating, more in Summit Metro Parks this winter

As conditions permit, sledding, ice skating, cross-country skiing and ice fishing may be enjoyed in select Summit Metro Parks locations, and several are lighted for after-sunset fun. Most park areas are open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

Nov 23, 2016 2:15 PM

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad CEO Tallman retiring at end of year

Peninsula — The cry of “All Aboard!” will continue in the valley but with a new conductor. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad President and CEO Craig B.

By Laura Freeman | Reporter
Nov 22, 2016 4:59 PM

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Community Harvest to merge to expand hunger-relief efforts

Akron – The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Community Harvest, a food rescue organization, are merging into one organization with a greater capacity of serving those struggling with hunger in Stark County.

Thanksgiving expected to be busiest driving holiday in years
Nov 22, 2016 4:55 PM

Thanksgiving expected to be busiest driving holiday in years

Law enforcement and transportation officials are urging Ohio drivers to buckle up, slow down and keep their eyes on the road — particularly in work zones — as the state heads into what’s expected to be the busiest travel holiday in more than a decade.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Nov 18, 2016 5:50 PM

Ohio Supreme Court rules out of state retailers may have to pay state's commercial tax

COLUMBUS — Retailers located entirely outside of Ohio that sell goods to residents here may be on the hook for the state’s commercial activity tax, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Nov 18, 2016 5:48 PM

Ohio House speaker Cliff Rosenberger says unemployment reform top priority

Columbus — Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) said he expects action on an unemployment compensation reform package before the end of the year, with a focus on keeping the state system solvent in the future.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Nov 18, 2016 5:46 PM

Certified election results due before Thanksgiving

Columbus — Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted has asked county elections officials to submit certified results of last week’s presidential election to his office before Thanksgiving.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Nov 18, 2016 5:05 PM

Pearl Harbor commemoration planned

Voices of Canton is partnering with the MAPS Air Museum on Dec. 7 for a Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration at noon, honoring the past and bringing inspiration to the future. Artistic Director Dr.

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Nov 17, 2016 6:54 PM

Bill aims to protect student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest

Columbus — The Ohio House OK’d legislation Nov. 16 that would require student athletes who faint during sports practices or competitions to get a medical clearance before returning to the playing field. SB 252 passed on a vote of 86-4.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Nov 17, 2016 6:53 PM

State considers more oversight on games like Queen of Hearts

Columbus — The Ohio Senate launched hearings this week on legislation that would provide increased oversight of pools, online fantasy sports contests and other money drawings. Sen.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief