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Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Countryside Conservancy names new director

Tracy Emrick as its new executive director at Countryside Conservancy in Peninsula. "We are delighted to announce that the Countryside Conservancy Board of Trustees has approved the new Executive Director to replace the late Darwin Kelsey," said Ernie Estep, Countryside's board chairman.

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

League of Women Voters of Hudson sponsors Great Decisions discussions

The League of Women Voters of Hudson invites citizens to discuss important topics of U.S. foreign policy at Laurel Lake on Tuesday mornings next on March 14 and lasting one more week. Sessions run from 10 11:15 a.m. The Hudson group has been sponsoring these discussions for 35 years.

Anchorwoman Danita Harris visits Valley Christian Academy
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Anchorwoman Danita Harris visits Valley Christian Academy

AURORA -- Students at Valley Christian Academy enjoyed a visit from WEWS News Channel 5 anchorwoman Danita Harris Jan. 25. Harris shared with students her personal story which culminated in her television position.

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Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio attorney general reports on concealed carry licenses

COLUMBUS -- Ohioans secured record numbers of licenses to carry concealed firearms last year, according to statistics released by Attorney General Mike DeWine March 1. A total of 117,953 new licenses were issued, well above the 71,589 issued in 2015.

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Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Battle of Shiloh topic of next roundtable

Sydney Overall will speak on "The Battle of Shiloh" on March 8 at the Peninsula Library. Sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table, the 7:30 p.m. event is free and the public is welcome.

Girls on the Run kicks off spring season
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Girls on the Run kicks off spring season

AKRON -- Registration for the Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio spring season is open. The gotrNEO program is offered each spring and fall throughout Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties. Enrollment is limited to 15 girls per team.

Annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Volunteer Center was filled with the energy of more than 300 community members as the 26th annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicked off during a sold-out breakfast on March 1.

Mar 7, 2017 11:32 AM

Findlay republican announces candidacy for state treasurer

COLUMBUS -- Another lawmaker has announced intentions to seek statewide office in 2018. In a video posted online over the weekend, state Rep. Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) said he is running for state treasurer.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 7, 2017 10:08 AM

Enter lottery to see State of State in Sandusky

COLUMBUS -- A few lucky Ohioans will get to see Gov. John Kasich's State of the State speech in Sandusky next month in person, thanks to an online drawing for tickets launched March 7. Anyone interested in attending can submit their names via the governor's website (governor.ohio.

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Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Worth Noting

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad names new president The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has announced the appointment of Joe Mazur as its president and chief executive officer, effective March 21, according to a Feb. 23 release from the non-profit.

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Feb 28, 2017 5:15 PM

Victims of dating violence could seek protection orders under new measure

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House moved legislation Feb. 28 that would enable victims of dating violence to seek protection orders against their attackers. HB 1 passed on a unanimous vote and heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. In tearful comments from the floor, Rep.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 24, 2017 12:11 PM

Pilot program would halve commercial vehicle registration costs

COLUMBUS -- The cost of commercial vehicle registrations would be halved in Stark and several other counties, under language added to the biennial transportation budget Feb. 23.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 24, 2017 12:11 PM

GOP's Mary Taylor launches gubernatorial campaign

COLUMBUS -- Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor filed paperwork Feb. 23 forming a gubernatorial campaign committee -- the first to do so among a handful of Republicans expected to jump into that race.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Cuyahoga Falls hospital unveils germ-zapping robot
Feb 24, 2017 10:39 AM

Cuyahoga Falls hospital unveils germ-zapping robot

Cuyahoga Falls -- It felt like a scene from a science fiction movie.

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Feb 23, 2017 11:30 AM

Lawmakers OK Sandusky road trip for Kasich's 2017 State of State

COLUMBUS -- On a split vote in the Ohio House, state lawmakers gave their approval Feb. 22 for Gov. John Kasich to take this year's State of the State address on the road to Sandusky.

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Feb 23, 2017 11:30 AM

Elections officials could accept online campaign finance filings, under legislation

COLUMBUS -- Local elections officials would be allowed to accept campaign finance reports electronically, under legislation being considered in the Ohio Senate. Sen.

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Feb 23, 2017 11:30 AM

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad names new president

PENINSULA -- The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad announces the appointment of Joe Mazur as its president and chief executive officer, effective March 21, according to a Feb. 23 release from the non-profit.

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Hudson native straps into Ohio National Guard's new Black Hawk helicopter
Feb 22, 2017 11:13 AM

Hudson native straps into Ohio National Guard's new Black Hawk helicopter

COLUMBUS -- Take a peek into a circa-1986 Black Hawk helicopter and you'll see a lot of gauges and low-tech-looking buttons and levers. "We lovingly referred to them as 'steam gauges,'" said Maj. Will Chadwick, an operations officer at the Ohio National Guard based in suburban Columbus.

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Feb 22, 2017 11:13 AM

Ohio House considers changes to transportation budget

COLUMBUS -- Boaters would be allowed to keep tabs on water skiers using rearview mirrors, under an amendment added to the biennial transportation budget Feb. 21.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Getting down into the details of the biennial budget

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

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief