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Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM

New laws Ohioans should be aware of as 2017 begins

This is the first in a five-part series. COLUMBUS -- Into every even-year holiday season, a few Christmas trees must fall, courtesy of state lawmakers scrambling to finish their work during their general assembly-ending lame duck session.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

'Hidden in Plan Sight' exhibit to help adults look for warning signs

Looks can be deceiving. That's the message behind a unique traveling exhibit created by the Bath and Copley Township Police Departments. The display is called "Hidden in Plain Sight." The departments constructed what appears to be at first glance the bedroom of the average teenager.

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

The tragic story of Columbus' first homicide victim of 2017

COLUMBUS -- I don't know a whole lot about Tarak Andrew Underiner. Reading the incident report posted by the Columbus Police Department a few day back, I know he was 20 years old and probably an Ohio State University student. And around 12:30 a.m. on Jan.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Shapiro takes reins as first female county executive
Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Shapiro takes reins as first female county executive

AKRON -- Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro was sworn in to office Jan. 5, becoming the first female executive in the county's rich history. Shapiro, the fifth Summit County executive since 1981, was sworn in by Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer.

By April Helms Reporter
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Summit County Common Pleas Court judges to serve as administrative, presiding judges
Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County Common Pleas Court judges to serve as administrative, presiding judges

The Summit County Court of Common Pleas General Division judges nominated and approved Judge Amy Corrigall Jones to serve as Administrative Judge in 2017.

Cleveland bishop retires; Toledo bishop to oversee his area
Jan 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Cleveland bishop retires; Toledo bishop to oversee his area

CLEVELAND -- The leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland said Dec. 28 he is retiring because of health concerns. Bishop Richard Lennon said he asked to step down in a letter sent to Pope Francis about a month ago after being diagnosed with dementia.

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Kasich vetoes energy bill, cabinet reviews
Jan 1, 2017 12:01 AM

Kasich vetoes energy bill, cabinet reviews

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich vetoed legislation pushing back renewable energy and efficiency mandates, requiring regular review of cabinet-level agencies and solidifying in state law sales tax breaks for pipeline and other equipment related to the oil and gas industry. The moves on Dec.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Capital News: Is Husted setting a tone for possible gubernatorial bid?
Dec 28, 2016 12:01 AM

Capital News: Is Husted setting a tone for possible gubernatorial bid?

COLUMBUS -- In what could be considered one of the first salvos of the 2018 gubernatorial contest, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted announced this month that he doesn't want any taxpayer money in the next biennial budget cycle to pay for his office expenses.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Issues still pending in case between Summa, Western Reserve Hospital
Dec 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Issues still pending in case between Summa, Western Reserve Hospital

The dispute between Summa Health System and Western Reserve Hospital Partners and Western Reserve Hospital, over the operation and ownership of the hospital at 1900 23rd St. in Cuyahoga Falls, continues.

By Phil Keren Cuyahoga Falls News Press Editor
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Real estate company hits $1 million milestone in donations

Total donations made by associates of the Clevelandbased brokerage RE/MAX Crossroads Properties recently surpassed $1 million in support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals°, according to a press release from RE/MAX.

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Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Summit County 2017 dog licenses on sale

A shiny new 2017 dog license tag to adorn your dog's collar is a gift that may help your pet return home if they are ever lost. If a lost dog is brought into Summit County Animal Control wearing a license tag, staff can find the owner quickly and reunite the family and pet.

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM

A holiday challenge that will transform your business

One of the reasons I love the holidays so much is that I take some time to think. Everything slows down. Everyone is usually a bit kinder. That's the way I articulate "the magic" of the holidays. It's a bit idealistic. But if you look for it you'll see it, too.

By Josh Gordon
Dec 19, 2016 10:31 PM

Governor Kasich warns of economic slowdown

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich voiced concern Dec. 15 about the economic slowdown affecting Ohio and other states and continued to warn that the next biennial will be tight. "There's a lot of people now beginning to talk about the fact that they think the economy's going to perk up," he said.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Kasich vetoes Heartbeat Bill, OKs bill banning abortion at 20 weeks

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich signed one abortion-restricting bill Dec. 13 but used his line-item veto on another, drawing praise and criticism from both sides of the debate. Kasich OK'd SB 127, which would ban abortions about 20 weeks after conception, when an unborn child could feel pain.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau Chief
Overdose death is Macedonia man's gift of life
Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Overdose death is Macedonia man's gift of life

Dale Mihocik is going to live. It's something that was in doubt for the past four years, as the Macedonia man watched fellow patients on dialysis die while waiting for a kidney transplants.

By Eric Marotta Newsleader Editor
What special holiday event do you look forward to most each year?
Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

What special holiday event do you look forward to most each year?

Every year, we spend an entire day in downtown Cleveland as a family at Tower City and other city sites to see decorations. Then we take a trip to the Westside Market for sweets.

Kim Deltorto, Real Estate Agent
Dec 14, 2016 12:18 PM

Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer announces Probate Court Holiday Giving Event.

Akron, OH - Summit County Probate Court Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer announces the kick-off of the Court’s annual holiday giving event. This year, the Court is requesting donations of gently used clothing for indigent seniors living in long-term care facilities.

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Gov. Kasich to consider abortion bills

COLUMBUS -- Separate bills that would restrict the timing of abortions are headed to Gov. John Kasich's desk, after the Republican-controlled chambers moved SB 127 and HB 493 during the final days of their two-year legislative session.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Salvation Army Barberton Kettles need help after Corps Officer injured in Barbershop shooting
Dec 13, 2016 3:54 PM

Salvation Army Barberton Kettles need help after Corps Officer injured in Barbershop shooting

The Salvation Army needs the Barberton area to step up and help with Red Kettles. With Corps Officer Captain James Jones recovering from gunshot wounds from the barbershop shooting in Akron Dec. 1, his campaign leadership has been sorely missed and kettle income is down significantly.

State officials mourn astronaut, former Senator John Glenn
Dec 11, 2016 12:01 AM

State officials mourn astronaut, former Senator John Glenn

COLUMBUS -- State officials are mourning the passing of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn, praising his public service, his longtime marriage to his wife, Annie, and the example he set for others in his home state and nation. Glenn died Dec.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief