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Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Kent State police receives a grant for body cameras

Alton Northup Senior Reporter February 9, 2022

Kent State University Police Services will equip its officers with body cameras after receiving a $23,780 grant from the state of Ohio.            “I think the cameras are a great investment,”...

Ohio State University clinic manager Paige Blankenship, left, administers one of the first Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to Osvaldo Campanella Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio lawmakers debate anti-vaccination bill as Ohio State mandates COVID-19 vaccine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit employers from requiring workers to receive vaccinations descended on the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday as lawmakers...

Ohio lawmakers override Gov. DeWine‘s veto on Senate Bill 22

Alexandria Manthey TV2 Reporter March 24, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine has issued a stay at home orders, mask mandates, regulations on restaurants and more. Ohio legislators are now looking to take that power away. As of Wednesday,...

This Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 file photo shows Ohio State Representative Larry Householder (R), of District 72, stands at the head of a legislative session as Speaker of the House, in Columbus. FBI agents were at the farm of Householder on Tuesday morning, hours ahead of a planned announcement of a $60 million bribe investigation by federal prosecutors. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Ohio House speaker, 4 others arrested in $60M bribery case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful Republican speaker of the Ohio House and four other people were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery investigation, a person briefed on the matter said,...

Our View: Keep concealed carry at a minimum

April 27, 2016

In November 2015, the Ohio House passed House Bill 48 to be approved by the Senate that same month. While the bill remains there, the contents of the bill are controversial to many.The bill would allow...

Our View: Extend the age to receive foster care services

KS Editors December 1, 2015

On Tuesday, the Ohio House passed a bill in a 91-2 vote that wishes to extend the age for people to continue receiving foster care services from 18 to 21.People who receive the extension are required to...

Hector Casanova illustration of suburban with images of heroin paraphernalia.

Ohio House approves legal selling of opiate reverser

Candace Monacelli March 5, 2015

The Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would legalize selling a prescription drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose with drugs such as heroin.This bill, which...

Calamity days bill heads to Ohio Senate, districts anxious for results

Grace Murray February 23, 2014

Local school district officials are keeping a close eye on the Ohio Senate as members determine whether Ohio students will have to make up school days due to this year’s extreme winter weather.The Ohio...

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