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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is looking at the finances of Youngstown Thermal.  The privately owned steam plant supplies heat and cooling to about 50 buildings in Youngstown’s business district. 

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The Senate has unanimously approved a bill called, “Judy’s Law.” It increases penalties and adds times onto sentences if an accelerant is used to intentionally disfigure a victim by setting that person on fire.

Judy Malinowski died just hours before the bill named for her passed the Senate.

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Ohio’s state lawmakers want to push U.S. lawmakers to put the three-and-a-half billion dollar Eastern U.S. Missile Defense Base at Camp Ravenna.  The location in Portage and Trumbull counties is one of three sites being considered

State Senator Sean O’Brien of Bazzeta is co-sponsor of a resolution that the Ohio legislature is voting on Wednesday asking for help from Congress in getting the big base for Ohio.  And he says, its impact would extend beyond Camp Ravenna and the immediate area.

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Mayor Dan Horrigan’s nominees to the new Akron Civil Rights Commission were approved this week by City Council. Now the group, with the authority to investigate and mediate complaints and enforce the city’s new anti-discrimination ordinance, has to organize itself. 


Violinist Jennifer Koh began her career at the age of 11 when she debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

She has since performed with the world’s major orchestras, recorded more than a dozen albums, and had over 50 original works written for her.

Last year Musical America named Jennifer Koh instrumentalist of the year.

As an Oberlin grad she comes back to Ohio periodically, and this week Koh is teaching master classes at the Kent Blossom Musical Festival, and performing a solo concert tonight at Kent State.

Just a few years ago, Koh came perilously close to losing all of this after suffering a concussion.