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WHOLE FOODS

Long-time Whole Foods shoppers will see a different store than they're used to coming to Akron.  The new "365 by Whole Foods" location is slated to open in 2017.  It's a smaller, lower-cost version of the full-size stores.

The Akron store is on the site where the West Point Market once stood.  Grocery industry analyst David Livingston says Whole Foods typically does not compete on price, but on service.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The Stark, Portage and Summit County transit agencies are holding public meetings on plans to coordinate service across county lines.  The latest was today in Canton.

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ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

A new system that prevents absentee students from being thrown out of Ohio schools is moving forward.

The Ohio House has passed a bill requiring schools to create intervention teams that would step in when a child is consistently absent. That team will meet with students and their parents to try to fix the situation to avoid going to court.

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U.S SENATE

Northeast Ohioans are being urged to voice their opinions on the proposal to make many residents pay premiums for some state Medicaid services that are now free. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown says residents of this region have not had the same chance to make public comments as people in other parts of the state.

 

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

 A state lawmaker wants to change the way votes are counted in elections, saying her bill could save more than tens of thousands of ballots from being thrown out. 

Democratic Representative Kathleen Clyde of Kent says more than 13,000 provisional ballots were rejected during the last presidential election because people voted at the wrong precinct, had issues with signing, had issue printing their name, or didn’t have an ID.

Clyde wants to pass a bill that would count all these votes and only reject ballots filed by people who aren’t registered voters.

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