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Clemency Project gives female prisoners a second chance

Clemency Project gives female prisoners a second chance

"This is the first time any had attempted to organize a clemency project on behalf of battered women in Ohio," said Nancy Grigsby, a director at the Ohio Domestic Violence Network.
Ohio bills seek universal occupational license reciprocity

Ohio bills seek universal occupational license reciprocity

“As long as you have a license in good standing from another state, you should be able to practice your profession here in Ohio,” Rep. Jena Powell, R-Arcanum, said in a news conference.
All sides weigh in on Ohio criminal justice reform

All sides weigh in on Ohio criminal justice reform

Gary Daniels, the chief lobbyist of the ACLU of Ohio, told committee members that the state’s prisons are overcrowded and “The blame for this falls squarely on the Legislature."
Gun safety group wants background checks on ballot in 2021

Gun safety group wants background checks on ballot in 2021

“We've decided that, for a variety of reasons, we believe moving forward with 2021 as our goal will put us in the best position to close the current loopholes in Ohio's laws and save lives,” a spokesman said.
Life expectancy ranges 18 years between Canfield and Youngstown's North Side

Life expectancy ranges 18 years between Canfield and Youngstown's North Side

The average resident of Canfield will live to be close to 83, a new study indicates. In a section of Youngstown's North Side, however, average life expectancy is younger than 65.
Ohio, Michigan attorneys general lead coalition in fentanyl fight

Ohio, Michigan attorneys general lead coalition in fentanyl fight

The attorneys general want  fentanyl-related substances classified as Schedule I drugs.
Views and Brews: City Club panel discusses Ohio's capital budget

Views and Brews: City Club panel discusses Ohio's capital budget

How does the city appropriate billions in funding for brick-and-mortar projects every two years? How do those dollars work at the local level? A Monday panel hosted by the City Club of the Mahoning Valley discussed Ohio's capital budget process.
Ohio bill would tie homestead property tax exemptions to inflation

Ohio bill would tie homestead property tax exemptions to inflation

More than 800,000 homeowners take advantage of this tax credit annually and the average person saves about $500 each year.
Ohio lands among states with lowest taxes on cellphones

Ohio lands among states with lowest taxes on cellphones

An Ohio resident who has a $100 monthly cellphone bill pays about $210 in taxes a year. That’s about $50 less than the national average and $94 less than what their neighbors in Pennsylvania would pay.
Ohio spends less per inmate, but imprisons more than many states

Ohio spends less per inmate, but imprisons more than many states

Indiana spends less than Ohio at $159 per capita, while Pennsylvania ($289), Michigan ($249), Kentucky ($213) and West Virginia ($195) outspend the Buckeye State.