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Aug 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Memorial service for Summit County Executive is Aug. 13

A memorial service in honor of Summit County Executive Russell M. "Russ" Pry, who passed away at the age of 58 on July 31, will be Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.A celebration of Mr.

By Steve Wiandt | Reporter
Jul 31, 2016 12:00 AM

Around Ohio for July 31, 2016

Ohio adds almost $30 million to rainy day fundColumbus -- The state budget office says it has deposited $29.5 million in Ohio's rainy-day fund, taking its total to more than $2 billion.

Mar 27, 2016 12:00 AM

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Ohio to launch ad campaign to attract visitorsColumbus -- Ohio officials are launching an advertising campaign aimed at attracting visitors to the state's tourist destinations.

Mar 20, 2016 12:00 AM

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Lab to do initial Zika testing to speed up results Columbus -- Ohio's Department of Health says its laboratory has started doing initial testing in suspected cases of Zika virus to more quickly get initial results to the patients anxiously awaiting them. The department said

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Feb 28, 2016 12:00 AM

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State House OK's 'right to try' bill Columbus -- The Ohio House moved legislation Feb. 23 that would allow terminally ill residents access to experimental medical treatments that have not been fully OK'd by federal regulators. HB 290, referred to by proponents as "right to try"

Jan 17, 2016 12:00 AM

Around Ohio: State to spend $900,000 to test newborns for Krabbe Disease; University of Akron campus

State spends $900,000 to test for Krabbe DiseaseColumbus -- The state Controlling Board OK'd $900,207 on Jan. 11 to purchase supplies needed for new disease testing of newborns.

Sep 6, 2015 12:00 AM

Panel creates first Ohio standards for police on use of deadly force

Minimum standards OK'd by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board Aug. 28 include lim

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Aug 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Around Ohio: Northeast Ohio man gets 10 years for vehicular assault; Police officer accused of selli

Man gets 10 years for vehicular assaultCanton -- A Northeast Ohio man will serve 10 years in prison for severely injuring two people when he crashed into a vehicle while trying to evade police.

Aug 2, 2015 12:00 AM

Letter: Closing E.J. Thomas is 'a colossal mistake'

One step closer to "polytechnic."What's the quickest way to change the direction of a university? Cut those programs that don't fit your vision.Closing E.J. Thomas and eliminating its talented and experienced staff is a colossal mistake.

May 3, 2015 12:00 AM

Capital News: Anything can happen between now and July 1

Columbus -- Take a deep breath.We're midway through the biennial budgeting process in the legislature, following the passage of the $71.5 billion legislation by the Ohio House.

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Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM

Around Ohio: Flashers may have to register as sex offenders; Memorial park for victims of Chardon Hi

Flashers may be labeled sex offenderColumbus -- Adults who expose their privates to children could be required to register as sex offenders, under legislation being considered in the Ohio House.Rep.

Mar 22, 2015 12:00 AM

Around Ohio: Court rules 911 dispatcher outgoing calls are public records; Ohio Senate to broadcast

Court: 911 dispatch call is public recordColumbus -- The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a recording of an outgoing call by a 911 dispatcher is a public record.

Mar 15, 2015 12:00 AM

Capital News: The faces behind all of those disease-related designations

Columbus -- Lawmakers excel at designations.Each session, they produce dozens of bills designating official state this or honorary state that. There are new road signs and license plates and days and weeks and months set aside to prompt residents to think about various issues.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 15, 2015 12:00 AM

Around Ohio: Report shows heroin still popular, widely available across state; Cleveland residents a

Senate bill would ban sale of powdered caffeine Columbus -- The Ohio Senate began deliberations Feb. 11 on legislation that would ban the sale of pure caffeine products in the state.SB 7 was offered by Sen.

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM

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Senate committee assignments madeColumbus -- The state senator representing Portage County will return as head of a legislative panel that considers legal matters.Sen.

Jan 25, 2015 12:00 AM

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Ohio BWC wants to cut rates for private employers Columbus -- The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has proposed cutting rates for private employers by 10.8 percent.BWC Administrator Steve Buehrer announced the move Jan. 22 during a committee hearing in Columbus.

Dec 28, 2014 12:00 AM

Change to how pay raises for Ohio public officials determined goes nowhere

Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) voiced disappointment that a proposed constitutional amendme

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau
Dec 28, 2014 12:00 AM

Ohio flu hospitalizations top 1,900 so far this season

Ohio health officials say 935 patients with the flu required hospital care last week, nearly doublin

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Nov 16, 2014 12:00 AM

Around Ohio: New Speaker of Ohio House selected; State considers ban on powdered alcohol; Legislator

New Speaker of Ohio House selectedColumbus -- A Republican lawmaker from southwestern Ohio has been selected as the next Speaker of the Ohio House.Rep. Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), from Clinton County, was picked for the leadership post behind closed doors Nov. 12. Rep.

Two justices won't step down in death penalty case
Nov 16, 2014 12:00 AM

Two justices won't step down in death penalty case

Columbus -- Two Ohio Supreme Court justices say they won't step down from a death penalty case despite an attorney's allegation of potential bias.