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New Ohio Certificate Of Title Implemented

3 Jan , 2019  

A new year often brings changes in government operations, big and small.

Beginning this month, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), in collaboration with county Clerk of Courts Title offices, will implement a new Ohio Certificate of Title for motor vehicles and watercraft. More…

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Kasich Signs 31 New Measures Into Law

20 Dec , 2018  

Ohio has several new laws on the books, each of which will become effective at some point in the coming months.

Each was signed by Governor Kasich after passage during the lame duck session of the Ohio General Assembly. More…

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First Two Weeks Of Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Statistics Released

19 Dec , 2018  

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has activated the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Patient & Caregiver Registry. The Registry is the online portal where physicians with a certificate to recommend medical marijuana will register patients and caregivers, and also issue recommendations. Patients and caregivers will also complete their registrations, and update their registration details, using the Registry. More…

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All Ohioans Are Invited To Celebrate At The Statehouse

1 Dec , 2018  

It’s that time of the year again to grab your entire family, friends and bring some holiday cheer to celebrate the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting.

This year’s celebration will take place Thursday, December 6 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. This free family-friendly event is open to the public. More…

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Behind The Wheel: Will Mansfield Join Other Ohio Cities In Embracing Driverless Cars?

28 Nov , 2018  

The State of Ohio has announced an expansion of the Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program, created earlier this year by Governor Kasich. That program links private industry with cities interested in serving as testing sites for autonomous and connected vehicle technology.

While Mansfield has not been publicized as expressing an interest, Athens, Columbus, Dublin, and Marysville have signed agreements with DriveOhio, the state’s center for smart mobility, to test autonomous and connected vehicles along with other smart mobility infrastructure. More…

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From Storage To Showcase: Ohio Constitution Exhibit First Of Its Kind In The Country

23 Nov , 2018  

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF), in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, will unveil the Ohio Constitution Exhibit in the Statehouse Museum on Wednesday, November 28 at 10 AM in the Museum Gallery.

The $850,000 exhibit will permanently house the state constitutions of 1802 and 1851, as well as a major series of amendments added in 1912 so sweeping that many consider it to be a third constitution. Ohio will now be the first state capitol in the country to publicly display their state’s constitutions. More…

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Ohio Implements Bold New Law To Deter Against Distracted Driving

1 Nov , 2018  

Having become law on October 29, House Bill 95 establishes Ohio’s unique approach of combating distracted driving by enhancing existing moving violations.

For example, law enforcement officers no longer will need to prove a driver is texting, but only that a moving violation has occurred and the driver was distracted at the time. More…

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Ohio Gets A New Online Home

31 Aug , 2018  

Recent visitors to the State of Ohio’s website at ohio.gov – a place where even frequent visitors could sometimes get lost and have difficulty locating information they need – have discovered a pleasant surprise in recent days.

What was dated and somewhat unwieldly is now brand-new, easy to navigate, and full of great features. More…

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Nine Bills To Become Law After Governor’s Signature

13 Aug , 2018  

The office of Governor John Kasich recently announced that he has signed nine bills into law. These measures cover a wide range of matters, including community schools, public records requests, the flying of flags at state buildings, and others.

The Governor also allowed another bill to become law without his signature, and vetoed another piece of passed legislation. More…

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From Child Support To High Volume Dog Breeders: Fifteen Bills Signed Into Law

2 Jul , 2018  

This past Friday, Governor John Kasich signed fifteen bills into law which had been passed and presented by the Ohio General Assembly. A quick synopsis of each follows. More…

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Secretary Of State Husted Announces Local Office Hours

26 Jun , 2018  

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced office hours for the month of July which include a visit to north central Ohio.

A representative from the Secretary of State’s office will be available in 17 counties around Ohio next month including Ashland, Athens, Carroll, Champaign, Cuyahoga, Fayette, Franklin, Geauga, Guernsey, Highland, Hocking, Lorain, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Tuscarawas, and Van Wert Counties. More…

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Interested in Becoming a State Wildlife Officer?

18 Mar , 2018  

Applications are being accepted now through Monday, April 2, for the next wildlife officer cadet training school, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The ODNR Division of Wildlife is seeking to fill 11 state wildlife officer positions throughout Ohio. More…

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New Program To Help Former Foster Youth Achieve Independence

3 Feb , 2018  

A new program launching this week will help former foster youth more successfully transition to independence, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio announced. The voluntary program, called Bridges, extends housing and other supportive services to eligible young adults who leave foster care on or after their 18th birthday but are not yet 21. More…

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Richland County Ends 2017 With Slight Unemployment Uptick

31 Jan , 2018  

There’s little question that the local unemployment rate remained historically low in Mansfield and Richland County in 2017. According to numbers recently released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the County’s rate saw a slight uptick as the year ended but still ended up with a rate below the December 2016 figure.

Overall, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December 2017, down from 4.8 percent in November 2017. More…

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