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AG Dave Yost Targets Deceitful Home-Improvement Contractors

Reinforcing his pledge to hold unscrupulous business owners accountable, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed six consumer-protection lawsuits in five counties against businesses accused of ripping off Ohioans who wanted to make home improvements. The legal actions coincide with National Consumer Protection Week – being observed March 3-9 this year — a nationwide initiative to arm consumers with information about …

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Husted Announces Ohio Career Navigator

Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the launch of the Ohio Career Navigator, a new tool on OhioMeansJobs.com designed as a one-stop-shop for Ohioans to find resources that will help them obtain in-demand skills, advance their education, and achieve their career goals. The career navigator brings resources from across multiple state agencies into one place, making the process of finding relevant …

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Don’t Let Your World Go Up in Smoke: Understanding Ohio’s Burn Ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As Ohioans await the first day of Spring, the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal and Ohio Department of Natural Resources remind residents of the importance of adhering to the state’s burn ban regulations, which take effect today, March 1, and last through May. Enacted approximately 70 years ago to safeguard property, the environment, and lives, the …

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TRAC signs off on funding for 18 major projects

$127.3 million being invested in 13 counties COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has approved investing $127.3 million for 18 major transportation projects in 13 counties over the next four years. The approved list includes $21 million in new construction funding, $35.5 million in additional funding for construction, $33.4 million in new funding for preliminary engineering, and $28.4 million …

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STEMfest! at The Works14th Annual Celebration of STEM

NEWARK, Ohio, February 27, 2024—The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology is celebrating 14 years of STEMfest! a weekend-long free event beginning Saturday, March 2, through Sunday, March 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day at The Works. STEMfest! provides youth and families the opportunity to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,Math) by interacting with local community …

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Vermilya makes State History in Loudonville win

Loudonville Girls Basketball crushed Lowellville 65-17 Loudonville is now 23-2 on the season and they will take on Mogadore in the District Finals at Norwayne at 1:00 on Saturday. This is our 4th District Finals appearance in 8 years.  Corri Vermilya – 25 points, 17 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 steals  Mya Vermilya – 17 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals …

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FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GRANT $4 MILLION FOR LOCAL ARTS

This morning, the Franklin County Commissioners approved their annual grant to the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) to the tune of $4 million.  Last year was GCAC’s 50th anniversary, and the commissioners have supported the organization and the artists with which it works for many years, including to provide access to the arts for people of all cultural backgrounds, economic status, …

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West Holmes sweeps Ohio Cardinal Conference Girls Awards in Basketball

Ohio Cardinal ConferenceAll ConferenceGirls Basketball 2023-2024 Player of the Year Keegan Uhl Sr. West HolmesCoach of the Year Lindsy Belden West Holmes 1st Team 2nd TeamMonetta Hillory Sr. Mansfield Ava Brown Soph. LexingtonGrace Kostohryz Sr Wooster Briar Cline Soph. West HolmesKennedy Lacey Frosh. Ashland Natalee Back Sr. MadisonKiersten Bradley Sr. Mansfield Camryn Cox Soph. AshlandAllie McMillen Sr. West Holmes Tori …

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Newark Police Respond to Stabbing and make Arrest

NEWARK, OHIO – The Newark Division of Police is currently investigating a stabbing thatoccurred at a Newark residence. Newark Police have a suspect in custody and are continuing togather information about what led to the assault. On Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 4:42pm, Officers with the Newark Division of Policewere called to a home in the 300 block of Woods …

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Ohio Veterans Conference Set for August 3

The Ohio Veterans Conference is expanding in 2024. Previously held primarily for women veterans across Ohio, this highly anticipated biennial event returns to a familiar location, but will be open to all veterans, who will be given the opportunity to learn about pertinent resources, listen to expert speakers, attend veteran-specific workshops, find avenues to key information, and network with other …

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