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LEGISLATIVE MATTERS | Bill would establish Electric Vehicle Commission in Ohio

LEGISLATIVE MATTERS | Bill would establish Electric Vehicle Commission in Ohio

In other legislative action, the Ohio House on Thursday passed the Business Fairness Act.
Ohio GOP censures 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump

Ohio GOP censures 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump

U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a former college and professional football player, has stood by his decision in favor of impeachment in the face of fierce pushback from his party’s conservative wing.
Ohio is latest state to see GOP-backed voting law rewrite. Here’s what to know

Ohio is latest state to see GOP-backed voting law rewrite. Here’s what to know

The bill's author and sponsor said the sweeping overhaul isn’t an effort to suppress voters.
Tayana Smith withdraws as candidate for Youngstown mayor

Tayana Smith withdraws as candidate for Youngstown mayor

Tayana Smith filed as an independent candidate on Monday.
LEGISLATIVE MATTERS | Lawmakers testify in support of bill to expand ballot drop boxes

LEGISLATIVE MATTERS | Lawmakers testify in support of bill to expand ballot drop boxes

“Secure drop boxes will strengthen democracy in Ohio by making voting more accessible and safer,” state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan said.
Thomas Hetrick wins Democratic primary for Youngstown city council president

Thomas Hetrick wins Democratic primary for Youngstown city council president

According to the final unofficial write-in results, Hetrick had 1,347 votes, 49.23 percent; incumbent DeMaine Kitchen had 1,092 votes, or 39.91 percent; and Lee David Pupio had 92 votes, or 3.36 percent. 
Trump Facebook suspension to continue, but platform must review penalty, board says

Trump Facebook suspension to continue, but platform must review penalty, board says

Trump was indefinitely suspended from the platform following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Incumbent Mayor Brown wins Democratic primary

Incumbent Mayor Brown wins Democratic primary

"First of all, my biggest thanks is to the voters of Youngstown. Their support was very evident tonight, and I think it's because I've talked about where we were, where we are and where we want to go as a city," Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said.
PRIMARY ELECTION | Update: Key Trumbull County results with all precincts reporting

PRIMARY ELECTION | Update: Key Trumbull County results with all precincts reporting

Incumbent Warren 1st Ward Councilman Larry Larson handily defeated challenger Amanda Powell-Herbert.
PRIMARY ELECTION |  Update: 3 incumbent Democratic Struthers council members win

PRIMARY ELECTION | Update: 3 incumbent Democratic Struthers council members win

Incumbent Dallas Bigley earned 474 votes, or 33 percent; incumbent Megan Pingley earned 398 votes, or 28 percent; and incumbent James Baluck earned 325 votes, or 23 percent.