Ohioans facing issues with cemeteries can file complaint

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and many Ohioans will visit cemeteries during the holiday weekend to pay their respects to loved ones and our nation’s veterans. The visits sometimes lead to unwanted family frustrations when the cemetery is not well kept, and often people do not know where to turn for help. That […]

May is Mental Health Month – Mental Health Affects Us All

One in five adults experiences mental health issues in any given year. Thus it is highly likely that most of us know someone who struggles with such concerns.  For some, the problems may be relatively minor, but for others, they can contribute to the onset of more serious long-term conditions such as major depression, bipolar […]

Expanded foster care assistance, guardianship laws reform approved by Ohio lawmakers

Dorothy Pelanda

During Thursday’s session, the Ohio House of Representatives approved Senate changes to legislation that increases the age for which persons are eligible to receive foster care and adoption assistance. The bill also addresses issues associated with caring for the more than 67,000 juvenile and elderly Ohioans subject to guardianship in the state. House Bill 50 […]

Sheriff’s Office increases patrols for holiday weekend

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey is announcing that deputies will be conducting a traffic enforcement blitz to correlate with the Click It or Ticket Campaign. Extra patrols will be working through the Memorial Day weekend to ensure the safety of our community during weekend activities. In an effort to ensure the safety of the motoring […]

Safety and travel info for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day Weekend was the second-deadliest of all major holidays on Ohio roads between 2010 and 2014. Many of those deaths could have been prevented if drivers and passengers wore seat belts. ”Unfortunately, as a state, we rank high in the number of unbelted traffic deaths,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “Ohio’s seat belt use […]

Government services altered for 2016 Memorial Day holiday

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that City Departments will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Departments in City Hall will be closed on May 30, 2016. Offices will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, May 31. The Sanitation department will not collect trash, recycling, or yard waste […]

Current concealed carry holders no longer need background check to purchase guns

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that Ohioans who have a valid concealed handgun license have now had background checks sufficient to purchase firearms without the red tape of another background check. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have agreed to Attorney General DeWine’s request for an exemption […]

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