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Governor: Fines to remain for COVID rule-breaking businesses

Governor: Fines to remain for COVID rule-breaking businesses

The newly enacted budget bill also includes a provision offering Youngstown schools administrators a means to win back local control of the district from its state-run academic distress commission, as well as a provision that may settle eminent domain battles in the Valley.
'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance joins race for Portman’s U.S. Senate seat

'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance joins race for Portman’s U.S. Senate seat

“We have to send people to Washington who are willing to shake the system up, to fight, to fight smart and to make our country a little bit better,” the venture capitalist and author said.
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ COVID-19 extensions end Thursday

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ COVID-19 extensions end Thursday

Failure to renew in time could result in fines up to $150.
UPDATE | MetroParks' eminent domain issue could be resolved by state budget provision

UPDATE | MetroParks' eminent domain issue could be resolved by state budget provision

“I came to the statehouse to fight for the Valley and fight for my constituents and that’s what this legislation is about: Taking a stand and fighting for what is right,” said state Rep. Al Cutrona of Canfield, R-59th.
Ohio's final budget bill keeps $250M broadband expansion and 'escape hatch' for state-controlled schools

Ohio's final budget bill keeps $250M broadband expansion and 'escape hatch' for state-controlled schools

Two provisions kept in Ohio lawmakers' final budget proposal have big implications for the Mahoning Valley.
Kayaker picking up trash spots plastic bin — with a human leg inside, Ohio police say

Kayaker picking up trash spots plastic bin — with a human leg inside, Ohio police say

It led to an even more grisly discovery.
Marijuana, mood disorder and self-harm — a troubling connection?

Marijuana, mood disorder and self-harm — a troubling connection?

Adolescents and young adults with mood disorder who use marijuana are at a significantly higher risk of self-harm, suicide and overall mortality, research says.
GOP lawmakers move to pass transgender girl sports ban in Ohio

GOP lawmakers move to pass transgender girl sports ban in Ohio

Gov. Mike DeWine issued a rare statement Friday against the legislation.
WATCH LIVE | Gov. DeWine to speak with final Vax-a-Million winners

WATCH LIVE | Gov. DeWine to speak with final Vax-a-Million winners

Esperanza Diaz and Sydney Daum are the final winners in the lottery that was launched as an incentive for more Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Husted: Ohio will be a 'backwards-looking state' without broadband funding

Husted: Ohio will be a 'backwards-looking state' without broadband funding

During the lieutenant governor's visit to the Valley, business leaders unveiled a big-ticket proposal for alleviating the region's digital divide.