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State redistricting lands back on the ballot

The Ohio electorate will have the opportunity to pass a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would create a new format for redistricting state elections following the 2020 census.
The effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent redistricting decision on Ohio law, however, is not yet clear, according to experts in ... (full story)

Summit County IT board appoints new chief information officer

AKRON––The County of Summit IT Board recently appointed Mark G. Petit to serve as the County’s new Chief Information Officer. He will oversee the newly created Office of Information Technology. Petit will earn an annual salary of $140,000.00.
Mark Petit brings with him over 25 years of management experience in ... (full story)


New bike tour takes riders through Lake Leelanau vineyard

New bike tour takes riders through Lake Leelanau vineyard

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Biking and vineyard touring are two of the area's most popular summertime activities; combine them and you get "Cycle the Vineyards" by Grand Traverse Bike Tours.
It's not mere tasting room hopping. Most of the tour is off-road, offering an up-close look at Forty-Five North Vineyard &am ... (full story)

MLB teams increase international spending, seeking edge

MLB teams increase international spending, seeking edge

CINCINNATI (AP) — For all the talk about big-money contracts for major leaguers, the New York Yankees spent nearly $18.1 million on international amateurs during the last signing period.
"All of our top guys really felt that this crop of young kids was the best they've seen in years and years and years, so we went out ... (full story)

Former basketball standout now has passion for ministry

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — It was 2012, and Shanna Zolman's meteoric rise in the basketball world had come crashing back to earth.
From her days of thrilling sold-out crowds at Wawasee High School as Indiana's all-time leading girls scorer to playing under legendary coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee to becoming the 16th pick in the ... (full story)


Ohio Gov. Kasich brings the Republican field to 16

COLUMBUS (AP) — Saying "big ideas change the world," Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Tuesday.
Kasich, 63, launched his campaign at Ohio State University before a crowd of 2,000. The event marked the entry of a strong-willed and sometimes abrasive governor into a nominatio ... (full story)

Convictions upheld for man who bilked millions through bogus military charity

For the second time this year, the 8th District Court of Appeals recently considered the case of John Donald Cody, also known as Bobby Thompson, a man who organized a fake charity through which he procured millions of dollars in donations.
Cody appealed from the judgment of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, which denied ... (full story)

Proposed legislation would ask other states to remove their Confederate flags

In the wake of renewed debate over the Confederate flag, a pair of Ohio senators have drafted a resolution focused on the controversial symbol.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 7 would urge the powers of the governments that continue to make issuances containing the flag to discontinue this practice and urge the powers of the governm ... (full story)