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Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

A final look at new state laws taking effect

Editor's note: This is the final installment of a five-part series reviewing new state laws taking effect this year.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Events

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 1 Solo at Sarah's Vineyard: Dolinar Sphaija -- Enjoy the sounds of local musicians in the 1840s post-and-beam tasting room while listening to local musicians perform. Free. Sarah's Vineyard, 7 to 10 p.m.

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Value of urban forests topic of GAINS meeting

Learning from regional best practice models of Urban Forestry will be the topic of the "second Wednesday" GAINS (Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability) meeting March 8 at the Bit Factory on the 5th Floor in the Akron Accelerator, 526 S. Main St. Akron. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Mary Taylor files paperwork to run for governor in 2018

COLUMBUS -- Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor formally filed paperwork Feb. 23 to run for governor, the first of a handful of Republicans expected to jump into that race. Taylor announced that formation of a new committee, "Mary Taylor for Governor," and the designation of a treasurer.

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Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio Senate OKs sales tax holiday for third straight year

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Senate made quick work of legislation extending for a third year a sales tax holiday on back-to-school purchases, passing it Feb. 22, a week after the bill's first committee hearing.

By Marc Kovaccapital Bureau
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Getting down into the details of state's biennial budget

COLUMBUS -- It takes a few weeks to really get to know the proposed state budget.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 20, 2017 11:51 AM

10 Things That Happened Around the Statehouse last week

COLUMBUS — Work on the biennial state budget continued, a couple of new members were announced for the state’s energy regulatory panel and Gov. John Kasich headed overseas to talk economic development and security.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Historian to speak about racial, environmental issues in Cleveland

Brecksville -- Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are teaming up to host historian David Stradling at Happy Days Lodge on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Capital News: Public should be concerned about heroin and fentanyl

COLUMBUS -- Take a penny out of your pocket. Or borrow one from somebody. Heck, look around on the ground, and you'll probably find one. Now go get a salt shaker and carefully remove 32 grains. Yes, grains, as in the tiny specks that you sprinkle all over your french fries.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Another look at new state laws taking effect

Editor's note: This is part four of a five-part series. COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich didn't sign everything lawmakers sent him following their lame duck session.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
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Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Proposed bill would increase penalties for heroin-related crimes

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Senate has relaunched consideration of legislation that would increase penalties for the possession and sale of a powerful opioid that's being added to heroin and leading to more overdose deaths in the state. Sen.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Heart Ball fundraiser benefits lifesaving research

AKRON -- The Akron Heart Ball is one of the premiere American Heart Association/American Stroke Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation. The distinguished 2017 Akron Heart Ball will be Feb. 18 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.

Feb 7, 2017 2:04 PM

State Office of Budget and Management releases projected school funding levels

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich’s budget director is hopeful the legislature will move an executive budget school funding proposal that would send less state money to some school districts that have lost students.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 6, 2017 4:07 PM

10 Things That Happened This Past Week in Columbus

COLUMBUS — It was mostly budget talk at the Statehouse, as Gov. John Kasich offered his proposed two-year spending plan and lawmakers began discussions the resulting legislation.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Donors urgently needed to increase Red Cross blood supply

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments. Blood donations are urgently needed now and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.

Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Real Estate Listings

Cuyahoga Falls Mildredd J Babb, to Betty Mcknight, 401 Hathaway Dr, $310,000 Ryan T Patterson, to Hannah Robson, 2618 Owaisa Rd, $55,835 Sheriff Of Summit County, to Deutsche Bank Na 2007-ch5, 1923 6th St, $95,200

Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Another look at new state laws in 2017

Editor's note: This is part three of a five-part series. COLUMBUS -- Lawmakers moved dozens of bills during their end-of-year lame duck session in December. Some, like one focused on Ohio's concealed firearms laws, drew ample debate.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Summit County Council opposes Trump's executive order limiting immigration
Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County Council opposes Trump's executive order limiting immigration 1

Summit County Council on Jan. 30 passed a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's executive order limiting immigration and refugee resettlement. The resolution was sponsored by County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Council President John Schmidt (D-2) and Council Member At-Large Liz Walters (D).

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Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Legislative leader finally moves to broadcast more committees

COLUMBUS -- Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) deserves public kudos for his decision to allow the broadcast of three additional legislative committees. It's a big step in the right direction.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

GriefCarePlace offers support groups

The GriefCare Place offers support groups that give those grieving the loss of a loved one by death the understanding of the grief process and encourages them that healing will come. All grief support groups are at no cost.