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Holiday spending with credit cards

Using credit cards for holiday spending is neither good nor bad. Buying with credit cards can enable you to take advantage of sales and manage your cash. The danger is that it is very easy to overextend yourself and get into more debt than you can afford to repay. Learning how credit card repayment works will help you avoid paying ... (full story)

Bill offered as solution to unclaimed vehicles overpopulating impound lots

A Harrison County lawmaker has worked with representatives from state and local law enforcement agencies and the towing industry to devise a system to clear out unwanted cars from tow lots and storage facilities.
Rep. Don Jones, a Freeport Republican, introduced recently a bill in the Ohio House of Representatives that would red ... (full story)

Virtual driving assessment added to driving test requirements

The next crop of Ohio student drivers is expected to have a valuable, extra tool at its disposal - a virtual driver assessment program intended to make them better drivers right out of the gate.
The new Ohio - Ready, Test, Drive! program calls for installation of 400 customized virtual driving assessment systems at the state's 5 ... (full story)

Discussing criminal justice reform: One year after defeat of Issue 1

Lawmakers, jurists and other stakeholders recently met to discuss strategies on how Ohio can be on the forefront of criminal justice reform.
The Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, an affiliated office of the Ohio Supreme Court, co-hosted the one-day workshop featuring several panel discussions, which brought proponents and opp ... (full story)

Partnership offers health care for Holocaust survivors

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Dr. Michelle Taylor met several Holocaust survivors during her time in a mobile care unit parked at Jewish Family Services recently.
It was her first time meeting curious, sometimes anxious, survivors and answering their questions before they committed to letting her care for them.
"They have a lot ... (full story)