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New Ohio Residents License Issue

John Born, director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, responds to questions from reporters about a provision in the biennial transportation budget requiring people who declare Ohio residency to register their driver’s licenses and car titles in the state within 30 days. Opponents say the law change could dissuade out-of-state college students from voting…

College Student Voting Issue

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) voices opposition to a provision added to the biennial transportation budget that would require college students and others to register for Ohio’s driver’s licenses — a move she says amounts to intimidation of voters. Other speakers at Statehouse press conference include Peg Rosenfield from the League of Women Voters of…


A new group, United Charities of Ohio, announces its formation to advocate on behalf of nonprofits that use charitable bingo to raise funds. Speakers include Jenny Rukenbrod Pike of the Humane Society of Columbiana County, Bobby Kortsen of the Youth Sports Foundation, Jason Bogavitch of the Children’s Toy Fund in Stark County and Nikki Reiss.

Community-Police Relations

Gov. John Kasich addresses his Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations. Other speakers during the event included Ohio Public Safety Director John Born, state Rep. Alicia Reece, the Most. Rev. George Murry, Oregon Police Chief Michael Navarre, Commerce Director Andre Porter, state Sen. Cliff Hite and Judge Tom Roberts.