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Kent Patch​.com
Owls Can Now Be Used For Hunting In Ohio
New legislation allows Ohioans to use owls for the sport of falconry -- effectively the hunting of small game.

A new law allows licensed Ohioans to hunt using owls. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)...

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Beachwood Patch​.com
Ohio Will Begin Vaccinating Children 12-15 Thursday
Children in Ohio can begin receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this week.

Ohio will begin vaccinating kids as young as 12 on Thursday. (Lauren Ramsby/Patch)

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio will begin vaccinating...

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wcpo​.com
Ohio to open lottery offering $1 million or free college tuition to anyone who's been vaccinated
Ohio to open lottery offering $1 million or free college tuition to anyone who's been vaccinated

10 winners to be selected over 5 weeks

Posted at 8:04 AM, May 13, 2021

and last updated 2021-05-13 08:22:50-04...

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Cleveland Scene
Bill Barring ‘Divisive Concepts’ Targets Race Discussions in Ohio Schools
A bill in the works in the Ohio legislature would prohibit "teaching or advocating divisive concepts" on race, color, nationality, or sex, according to the sponsor of the bill.

In an email request for...

05/13/2021 Online
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Youngstown Business Journal Daily
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Ohio New Unemployment Claims Tick Up Slightly
COLUMBUS, Ohio - There were 19,926 new unemployment claims in Ohio last week, up about 1,300 from the previous week.

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, there were also 231,915...

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Elyria Chronicle Telegram
Ohio's million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations
May 12, 2021 8:28 AM

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled a lottery system Wednesday to entice people to get COVID-19 shots, offering a weekly $1 million prize and full-ride college scholarships in...

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Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Following 3-week vaccine blitz, Gov. Mike DeWine plans to end coronavirus health orders: Capitol Letter
Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday all coronavirus-related public health orders will end June 2. (The Ohio Channel)

By Laura Hancock, cleveland.com

Rotunda Rumblings

Million-dollar idea: Gov. Mike...

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Cleveland WEWS-TV
DeWine’s removal of Ohio health orders comes amid legislative pressure
The Ohio Channel.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants students to return to in-person instruction my March 1 because Ohio teachers will be able to get the first shot of the COVID vaccine in February.
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By: Tyler Buchanan
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Stow Patch​.com
What Changes Ohio Elections Officials Do — And Don't — Want To See
The organization representing elections officials throughout Ohio sees a bill proposing numerous elections changes as a mixed bag. The o ...

A ballot drop box is seen outside the Athens County Board of...

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WFIN 1330 (Findlay)
Why vaccine incentives may not be as effective as states hope
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(NEW YORK) — With vaccination numbers declining across the country, leaders in various states are scrambling to put a stick and carrot in front of the millions of residents who have yet...

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Elyria Chronicle Telegram
Ohio Auditor Keith Faber speaking tonight at GOP meeting in Avon
May 13, 2021 5:00 AM

Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber will speak at 6 p.m. tonight at the Avon-Avon Lake Republican Club meeting at Red Tail Golf Club, 4400 Lear Nagle Road in Avon.

Faber will discuss...

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WKBN Fox 27 Youngstown
Local shoppers react to Gov. DeWine’s decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions
BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) - "Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud will remove all pandemic health orders, except those for nursing homes and assisted living facilities, effective three weeks...
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Columbus Daily Reporter
Legistative change sought of permits for homebrewers
Senate lawmakers at the Ohio Statehouse this week considered the testimony of a homebrewer who is in favor of codifying into the state law the rules that govern his hobby and its related activities.

Homebrewing...

05/13/2021 Online
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WBNS CBS 10 Columbus
According to John Barker with the Ohio Restaurant Association, restaurants and bars will finally be able to recover once the health orders are lifted on June 2.
Author: Richard Solomon (WBNS)

Published: 10:54 PM EDT May 12, 2021

Updated: 10:54 PM EDT May 12, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — After more than a year since the pandemic began, a path toward normalcy is finally...

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Canton Repository
Ohio's plan to distribute an anti-OD drug triggers questions, claims of racial bias
Terry DeMio
Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio is launching a targeted deployment of naloxone, sending 60,000 doses of the antidote for an opioid overdose to 23 counties. The idea is to get ahead of a usual summertime...

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Bryan Times Online
Portman wants bipartisan infrastructure bill
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) believes Republicans and Democrats can come together and agree on an infrastructure bill.

Earlier this year, President Joe Biden announced a planned $1.9 trillion infrastructure...

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