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The state has authorized nearly two million dollars to be spent to set up the new medical marijuana program – which is supposed to take effect in less than three weeks. 

A panel of lawmakers has authorized more than $1.8 million to establish the state’s medical marijuana program, which is supposed to start September 8.

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OHIO SENATE

A proposed change in a rule on how charter school sponsors would be measured on their compliance with state laws has been delayed for now. 

On a party line vote, a Republican-dominated panel of lawmakers sent the charter schools rule back to the state office that reviews regulations for their impact on business. But that office has already done a report on this rule.

JEFF ST.CLAIR / WKSU

A new report details how Northeast Ohio could become a hub for additive manufacturing – technology better known as 3-D printing.

One of the first steps is teaching workers and business owners just what additive manufacturing can do.

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CANTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Canton Health Department is set to open the city’s Recycling Center Tuesday.

The center is the only household hazardous waste disposal site in Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties, and the only one in the state run by a local health department.

Mark Adams, the environmental health director for the department, says the center will the center will accept products including pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, and items containing mercury.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The 32nd annual conference of the Airport Minority Advisory Council is in Cleveland this week, encouraging airport officials from around the country to seek diversity in their staffing and partnerships.

The airport council chose Cleveland for this year’s meeting due to the city’s economic opportunity and increasing number of start-ups. Council CEO Krystal Brumfield says she hopes that participants leave with a renewed focus on what’s available in the airport industry.

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