Ohio

Ohio made it legal in 2016 for local wines to be sold at farmers markets. Craft beer could be next.

State Reps. Steve Hambley of Brunswick and Cleveland’s Martin Sweeney drafted the Ohio Proud Craft Beer Act.

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Prosecutors in New Jersey are charging a group of seven men with buying guns in Ohio, driving them to Camden, and selling them illegally.

State and federal authorities seized 17 firearms as part of the operation, which pales in comparison to the thousands of guns taken during gun buybacks.

But New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says these weapons run a higher risk of doing more harm.

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A new report finds that Ohio is among the weakest states in the nation when it comes to driver safety.

Cathy Chase is president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. She suggests that Ohio upgrade its seatbelt law to a primary offense and require both front and backseat passengers to wear a seatbelt.

She also recommends passing a ban on texting while driving.        

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As Ohio lawmakers wind up their work for the end of the year, lobbyists, organizations and sectors are focusing n policies that can be addressed starting in January. Tech companies are one of them.

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A California company has dropped its plan to buy the old Packard Electric plant in Warren.  However Autoparkit, which builds robotic parking garage systems, is still planning to set up operations in the city. 

West  Coost entrepreneur Christopher Alan grew up in Warren. When he decided the old Packard plant back home would be a good place to make his automation he tried to buy it. Last month the deal fell through.

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