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Wrestling coach accused of ignoring hazing pleads not guilty

by Associated Press on April 22, 2019 at 12:18 pm

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a youth wrestling coach in Ohio accused of knowing about hazing among wrestlers but not stopping it has pleaded not guilty to charges of child endangerment and hazing. Franklin police say 58-year-old Bart Freidenberg turned himself in last week and was released after making his initial court appearance. Freidenberg… Continue Reading

Police: 2 dead, 2 injured in shooting outside social club

by Associated Press on April 22, 2019 at 9:28 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a shooting in the parking lot of a social club has left two men dead and two people other injured in Cleveland. Cleveland police say a fight apparently led to the shooting in the parking lot around 1 a.m. Monday. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a… Continue Reading

School district ditches logo with Native American imagery

by Associated Press on April 22, 2019 at 5:40 am

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Cleveland school district whose sports teams are known as the Warriors is replacing their logo to stop using Native American imagery. Cleveland.com reports Fairview Park City Schools will now use an image of a caped fighter with a helmet and shield instead of the logo that showed the… Continue Reading

Ohio lawyers’ group boosts diversity push with new hire

by Associated Press on April 22, 2019 at 5:39 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state’s largest network of lawyers and legal professionals is increasing its efforts to diversify the legal field. Ohio State Bar Association CEO Mary Augsburger says the organization “has significant work to do” to get more people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and demographics into the legal profession. Augsburger says it’s important… Continue Reading

State saw record number of new business filings in March

by Associated Press on April 22, 2019 at 5:38 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio set a record last month for most new business filings in a single month. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said 13,747 new entities filed to do business in the state in March. That was 848 more than the previous record, set in April 2018. LaRose credited a business environment… Continue Reading

State saw record number of new business filings in March

by Associated Press on April 22, 2019 at 2:05 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio set a record last month for most new business filings in a single month. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said 13,747 new entities filed to do business in the state in March. That was 848 more than the previous record, set in April 2018. LaRose credited a business environment… Continue Reading

Ohio lawyers’ group boosts diversity push with new hire

by Associated Press on April 22, 2019 at 1:35 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state’s largest network of lawyers and legal professionals is increasing its efforts to diversify the legal field. Ohio State Bar Association CEO Mary Augsburger says the organization “has significant work to do” to get more people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and demographics into the legal profession. Augsburger says it’s important… Continue Reading

School district ditches logo with Native American imagery

by Associated Press on April 22, 2019 at 1:05 am

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Cleveland school district whose sports teams are known as the Warriors is replacing their logo to stop using Native American imagery. Cleveland.com reports Fairview Park City Schools will now use an image of a caped fighter with a helmet and shield instead of the logo that showed the… Continue Reading

HUD grants state $6.2M to be spent on affordable housing

by Associated Press on April 21, 2019 at 4:48 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is set to receive nearly $6.2 million in affordable housing grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money awarded through the Housing Trust Fund is intended to help create and preserve safe, affordable housing for low-income households and those who are homeless. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod… Continue Reading

State budget proposal seeks licensing for tattoo artists

by Associated Press on April 21, 2019 at 3:11 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed two-year budget seeks to require tattoo artists and body piercers to register with the state and pay a $250 fee. Cleveland.com reports the proposal also links licensing to training standards the state would develop. Some of those standards currently exist but are enforced by local health… Continue Reading