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OH Death Penalty In Debate

Capital punishment would be banned in Ohio, under upcoming legislation announced Thursday…with both Democratic and Republican support…in the latest bipartisan effort to end executions in the state. The backing of some GOP lawmakers to do away with executions in Ohio isn’t new, with numerous abolition bills over the years garnering …

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Fast Internet Gains Traction

Legislation to help expand high-speed internet access in underserved and rural areas of Ohio is getting bipartisan support. A measure that would direct $210 million dollars toward increasing broadband access, passes the House. The total includes $20 million dollars annually, plus another $150 million for the coming year that was …

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Changes On Cable

About 15% of Bryan Municipal Utilities’ cable customers will be losing some channels in the near future, but officials say virtually all will reap the benefits of the change. The Bryan Board of Public Affairs votes to discontinue digital and digital HD cable services. Due to newly implemented government regulations …

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A New Start

The former Colonial Manor Motel on East High Street has new owners and a new name…the Bryan Inn. The 51-room motel on E. High St. was the site of a fatal stabbing in June 2019. The place was also the target of ongoing complaints…as a well-known venue for crime, drugs …

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GOP Health Bill Moves Along

A small committee of legislators could overrule Governor, DeWine’s health orders…under a bill the state Senate passes…that marks the latest response by GOP lawmakers. The bill would create a committee…with the power to rescind executive actions taken by the state government or state health department. The latest draft of the …

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Report…Too Many Crime Bills

Nearly one of every 10 bills, introduced by Ohio lawmakers during the last two-year legislative session…were criminal-justice related…and at odds with efforts to reduce the state’s prison population. That’s according to a report released on Wednesday. It found that 9.4% of all introduced bills either created new crimes, enhanced existing …

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Wintry Weather And You

Heavy snow and a coating of sleet and ice shuts down several COVID-19 vaccination sites in Ohio on Tuesday…along with schools and some universities. State lawmakers stayed home too. The huge winter storm that walloped the South and reached all the way into New England, dumped more than a foot …

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Deadly Accident On 24

One person dies in a solo crash, northeast of Evansport, on County Road 24. Officials tell reporters the vehicle slid off the left side of the roadway, near U.S. 6 and got stuck in the ditch. A fire starts…as the driver tries to get the SUV out of the ditch. …

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A New Way To Get Your Shots

The rollout of an online vaccine appointment scheduling tool is still two to three weeks away…as the state recruits providers, such as pharmacies, hospitals, health clinics and others to participate. Once the tool is live, Ohioans can enter their zip code and find appointments within 20 miles. The state is …

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