New gun-control bill could bring extra measures for Ohioans purchasing a firearm

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF) -- The long-stalled issue of gun regulation was discussed at a hearing conducted by the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. Republican Senator Matt Dolan believes Senate Bill 357 could bring safety measures to gun laws. Dion Green, who lost his father in the Oregon District Mass Shooting in 2019, is a supporter of the bill.
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Ohio House passes bill blocking politicians from curtailing gun access during states of emergencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — State lawmakers took a precautionary vote Thursday to block a rarely-used Michigan practice from bleeding into Ohio’s borders: curtailing firearm access during a state of emergency. In 2020, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s move to pause nonessential business, including the sale of firearms, during the coronavirus pandemic incensed Ohio legislators and gun […]
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Feds arrest three more Ohioans for Capitol riot

Three people from Northeast Ohio have been arrested for their alleged actions during the January 6, 2021 incursion at the U.S. Capito to stop congress from certifying votes cast to elect President Joseph Biden. Federal prosecutors say 28-year-old Ryan Swoope of Perry Ohio is accused of assaulting law enforcement officers...
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Ohio will contribute $25 million towards Gorge Dam removal

Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the state will contribute $25 million towards the Cuyahoga River Gorge Dam Removal Project. The project will remove the last remaining dam on the lower Cuyahoga, restore more than a mile of river access for community use, while also reestablishing fish and wildlife habitat. An estimated 900,000 cubic meters of contaminated sentiment from the river will need to be removed from behind the dam before it's dismantled according to a news release.

Two Orange Township Grade Crossings To Close

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved a joint petition of CSX Transportation (CSXT) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSRC) to close the Franklin Street grade crossings in Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio. The closure will primarily route traffic to alternate crossings that have active gates and warning...

Buckeye Hills helps older adults prevent falls, one step at a time

MARIETTA – Buckeye Hills Regional Council staff and partners distributed more than 700 pairs of socks across southeast Ohio to raise awareness about falls prevention and protect older adults from injury in their homes. The effort got underway in September, which is designated as Falls Prevention Awareness Month to raise awareness about older adults’ falls and how to reduce fall-related injuries. The non-slip socks were distributed with helpful information on preventing falls in the home, informational brochures about the Home Energy Assistance Program, Medicare savings...

10,000 freed mink roaming the Ohio countryside now pose a threat to ecology and public health

The North American Animal Liberation Press Office says they do not know the identity of the vandals who illegally released 40,000 mink into a populated area, but they definitely see the act as a righteous one. As Joseph Buddenberg told Salon, the fur industry's end "can not come soon enough." Buddenberg, who has been convicted of illegally releasing mink from commercial farms, and who identifies as a press officer for the North American Animal Liberation Press Office and a former member of the Animal Liberation Front, said that "laws and the corporate state have failed these animals. The Animal Liberation Front will continue to break the law until the fur industry is eradicated."

Caesars Ohio promo code: How to get the best sign up offer this month

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Saturday Essay: Clean-energy tech is electrifying Toledo’s economy

Toledo has always been a city that embraces innovation, particularly when it comes to supporting successful businesses that build thriving communities. As the nationwide push to transition to less carbon-intensive, more sustainable forms of energy continues at a fast clip, we must ensure we are making the right investments in renewable and clean-energy technologies to stay ahead of the curve and continue to attract forward-thinking businesses and industries that will help keep us competitive with larger metropolitan areas throughout the state and the nation. That is one of the many reasons why the recent approval of Ohio’s electric vehicle infrastructure plan is such exciting news for our city and region. As one of 35 state plans to recently be approved by the Biden-Harris Administration, Ohio’s EV infrastructure plan will bring roughly $100 million worth of investments to build out a network of EV chargers across the state. Altogether, the new EV charging stations will cover a span of nearly 2,000 miles of federally designated EV Alternative Fuel Corridors.

How to safely warm up your vehicle this winter

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As the temperature drops, it's common to wait a bit for a vehicle’s engine and heater to warm up before leaving for work. The colder it gets, people may find themselves sitting in their car a few minutes longer before backing out of their driveway.

Gender disparity at the Ohio Statehouse to grow in '23

Data: Center for American Women and Politics; Note: 2023 data reflects women anticipated to serve in the Ohio General Assembly as of January 2023; Chart: Axios VisualsMen already greatly outnumber women representing Ohioans in the Statehouse — and the disparity is growing more uneven in January.State of play: Women will hold 29% of seats in the upcoming 135th General Assembly — just eight of 33 in the Ohio Senate and 30 of 99 in the House of Representatives. That's down from the current term's record-high of 31%.Why it matters: Ohio's setback contrasts with a record level of women serving...

State Fire Marshal says deck the halls but do it safely

COLUMBUS – With stockings hung by chimneys with care, the State Fire Marshal reminds all Ohioans to stay safe during this holiday season. Many are decorating for the holidays, and that could increase the likelihood of a fire in your home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, one of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. Christmas tree fires are more serious than typical home fires with one of every 31 reported Christmas tree fires resulting in a fatality. On...