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In Ohio, it's not a crime to sneak an Apple AirTag or other tracking device inside someone's car. Read Full Story
Tue, May 2, 2023
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio House has passed House Bill 33, which will be the operating budget for 2024 - 2025 once passed by the Senate and signed by the Governor. Read Full Story
Wed, Apr 26, 2023
CLEVELAND â¿" Two new bills targeting unwanted electronic tracking with devices like Apple AirTags were introduced this past week in the Ohio General Assembly after similar legislation expired at the end of the last legislative session. Read Full Story
Mon, Apr 3, 2023
COLUMBUS - State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) has announced $706,786 that will be awarded to local school districts for safety and security. The initiative was made possible through legislation Patton cosponsored and supported to strengthen school security. The funding stems from House Bill 687, which allocates $100 million for this grant program. Read Full Story
Wed, Aug 17, 2022
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Four local school districts will be receiving state money to strengthen their school security. Read Full Story
Mon, Aug 15, 2022
COLUMBUS - State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announces Ohio's Annual Sales Tax Holiday will run this upcoming weekend, Aug. 5-7. The holiday marks the weekend where Ohioans will not have to pay state sales and use taxes on clothing items, school supplies and school instructional materials up to a certain price. Read Full Story
Wed, Aug 3, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio â¿" A new bipartisan bill in the Ohio House would make tracking another person or their property without their consent, like with an Apple AirTag, a crime. Read Full Story
Tue, May 17, 2022
Providence House broke ground April 8 on its new 20-bed East Campus Crisis Nursery at 11801 Buckeye Road in Cleveland with representatives from the state, county and city in attendance. Read Full Story
Thu, Apr 14, 2022
LINNDALE, Ohio (WJW) - The FOX 8 I-Team now has found a big secret kept by town leaders in Linndale, the tiny village notorious for traffic camera tickets sent to drivers. Read Full Story
Thu, Feb 24, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio â¿" Drivers who hit Ohio roads with mattresses, ladders or whatever else on top of their cars or in the beds of their trucks â¿" and don't strap them down securely â¿" could soon face tougher penalties and bigger fines. In a unanimous vote Tuesday morning, the House Criminal Justice Committee approved House Bill 27 to head to the floor for a vote. Read Full Story
Wed, Feb 16, 2022