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State lawmakers looking to revamp cosmetology licensing law

State lawmakers looking to revamp cosmetology licensing law

House Bill 399 would, in part, lower state-mandated licensure hour requirements for cosmetology, hair designer and barber licenses. It would also implement license reciprocity to recognize licenses from other states.
Governor, director warn older Ohioans about phone scams

Governor, director warn older Ohioans about phone scams

“Unfortunately, older adults are one of the most targeted groups for scammers,” Gov. Mike DeWine said.
How Ohio’s marginal income tax rate compares with surrounding states

How Ohio’s marginal income tax rate compares with surrounding states

The 4.79 percent rate is higher than neighbors Pennsylvania (3.07 percent), Indiana (3.23 percent) and Michigan (4.25 percent), according to the report from the Tax Foundation. It is lower than neighbors Kentucky (5 percent) and West Virginia (6.5 percent).
Ohio Facial Recognition Task Force releases recommendations

Ohio Facial Recognition Task Force releases recommendations

The panel was selected to advise the attorney general on how to maintain the system as an effective tool for law enforcement while protecting privacy and civil liberties.
Parents, educators urge clarity on state school voucher program

Parents, educators urge clarity on state school voucher program

“... Taking community tax dollars to fund tuition at a private school exacerbates the very problem we are trying to solve,” said Heather Weingart, president of the board of education for Shaker Heights City Schools. “It’s a tactic that steals money from our public schools that they so desperately need."
Celebrating 100 years of women powering the vote

Celebrating 100 years of women powering the vote

The League of Women Voters of Ohio will use the centennial to highlight the league's history and the obstacles overcome to ensure all women have a voice at the polls.
Ohio House Health Committee considering health care bills

Ohio House Health Committee considering health care bills

HB 469 would force insurance companies to count payments from copay assistance programs toward a patient’s deductible.
Survey: Many don’t realize heart disease is No. 1 killer for women

Survey: Many don’t realize heart disease is No. 1 killer for women

Only 20 percent of millennials correctly identified heart disease as the leading killer.
Register to vote today; vote early Wednesday

Register to vote today; vote early Wednesday

The secretary of state said election officials are working on significant security improvements to ward off possible cyberattacks.
Groups call on state leaders to save safety net programs

Groups call on state leaders to save safety net programs

Some analysts say the president’s budget plan is essentially "dead on arrival" because it won't be taken seriously by congressional leaders.
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