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Columbus police board up South Linden home that was site of drug, gun activity

Columbus police have boarded up a home in South Linden that has a lengthy documented history of gun violence, drug activity, stolen vehicles and other disturbances. The two firearms, multiple rounds of ammunition and 50 grams of suspected fentanyl that police reported recovering on July 15 after executing a search warrant at 1487 Kenmore Road was just the latest drop in the bucket for a property that has long been on law enforcement's radar.
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Trump faces another primary test in Ohio House race

(CNN) — Donald Trump has a lot on the line in suburbs and small towns south of Columbus, Ohio. After the Trump-backed candidate in Texas' 6th Congressional district runoff election lost this week, the pressure is now on the former President to prove his endorsement -- one of his most powerful tools within the Republican Party -- still holds significant sway in GOP primaries.
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Hamilton County woman loses Ohio suit over $300/week unemployment benefits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WXIX) - An effort by several Ohio plaintiffs to force the payout of extra federal unemployment benefits has failed. The case concerns the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, which increased the amount a worker could receive in weekly benefits by $300 until Sept. 6, 2021. Gov. Mike DeWine...
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Judge refuses to reinstate $300 federal unemployment in Ohio

An Ohio judge ruled the state will not reinstate the extra $300 in additional federal pandemic unemployment payments that Gov. Mike DeWine ended early. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Michael J. Holbrook rejected the attempt Thursday. The ruling stated that the governor did in fact have the power to cut...
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Ohio COVID cases surge above 50-case benchmark Gov. Mike DeWine set as goal for lifting restrictions: The Wake Up for Friday, July 30, 2021

Subscribe to the Wake Up, cleveland.com’s free morning newsletter, delivered to your inbox weekdays at 5:30 a.m. Forecasters are calling for mostly sunny skies today, but it will be noticeably cooler, with highs around 70 degrees. It also will be windy, with gusts around 25 mph. Highs will reach the mid-70s Saturday with mostly sunny skies, but chances of showers and thunderstorms return Sunday. Highs will be in the mid-70s. Read more.
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DCCA announces cast for MCT’s Sleeping Beauty

Darke County Center for the Arts will present two performances of Missoula Children Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty starring local students at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Saturday, July 31; the matinee starts at 3 p.m. and the evening show begins at 7 p.m. A rock’n’roll fable for the ages, the production will take audiences of all ages to a magical kingdom in a fantastic adventure filled with humor and wisdom.
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Ohio residents get ready to celebrate tax-free weekend

As August approaches, State Rep. Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta) is reminding Ohioans to take advantage of the state's annual Tax-Free Weekend from Aug. 6-8. During Tax-Free Weekend, all clothing items priced under $75 will be exempt from all sales and use taxes. School supplies and instructional materials $20 and under will also be exempt from sales tax during this time. Online vendors will also waive sales taxes on designated items.
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Democrats call for sweeping voter reform

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Today State and Federal Lawmakers joined forces, calling for Congress to pass voting rights legislation. Today, Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes was joined by other state lawmakers and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as they urge federal lawmakers to pass the For The People Act, a sweeping voter reform bill.
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Ohio House Dems Call for DeWine to Fire Staff Members

Democrats in the Ohio House want Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) to fire two members of his staff in response to new information to come out related to the nuclear bailout bribery case. But DeWine's office says that's not going to happen. Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson)...
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Ohio COVID Cases Climb To Highest Number In Two Months

Ohio’s COVID numbers are higher than they’ve been in two months, as the number of new vaccinations inches up only slightly. Confirmed cases dropped a bit on Thursday to 789 new cases. That's down from 1,067 new confirmed cases the day before. That was the highest number of confirmed cases seen since May 7, when there were 1,080 new confirmed cases reported.
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Group Takes Step Toward Legal Marijuana in Ohio

A group pushing for legalizing marijuana in Ohio began the formal process to send proposed legislation to the General Assembly. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted the language of its plan to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. The submission of the first 1,000 signatures, according to group spokesman and attorney Tom Haren, will require Yost to review and approve the petition language within 10 days.