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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Of 132 state legislators, 24 responded to a survey by Columbus Exchange: Politics in Question. The question involved legalizing marijuana in Ohio. The post Few state lawmakers willing to talk about marijuana legalization appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two plans to legalize marijuana may make it on the November ballot. Matt Hawout of The News Outlet tells us why these groups are making the push in an off election year. The post Pro-pot groups gamble on off-year ballot initiatives appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The new Project PASS program, pairing Youngstown State students and second-graders in Youngstown city schools, consists of weekly tutoring session to help students with the upcoming third-grade state reading assessments. The post YSU students tutor second-graders in reading skills appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Officials at shopping malls have been discussing security at their facilities as early as Sept. 11, 2001. Since, then a recent threat has brought those concerns back into the news. The post Don’t expect security checkpoints at local malls appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mitch Lynch and Patricia Tinkler have taken over the café at Fellows Riverside Gardens. For the next three years, Friends Specialty of the Garden Café will offer a menu reflecting plants at the gardens. The post Café offers new flavors at Fellows Riverside Gardens appeared first on The News Outlet.

Monday, February 23, 2015

AAA, the nation’s largest travel organization, offers tips to keep you safe while driving this winter. The post Keep your car running smoothly in cold weather appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine’s Day may be about love, but it’s also about candy – especially chocolate. While most Americans will nibble on chocolate-covered caramels and nuts, residents in the Mahoning Valley prefer their chocolate on the healthier side. Here’s Nicolette Pizzuto. The post Strawberries reign as supreme sweet for Valentine’s Day appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Irving Roth, a survivor of the Holocaust, spoke to 600 people at Youngstown State University. He warned about the power of hate speech and murder being used as a political tool. The post Holocaust survivor warns of hate speech’s power appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We’ve all seen them – distracted drivers using a cellphone. National and state traffic safety officials say it’s a problem. So, The News Outlet decided to find out how much of a problem. Here’s Billy Ludt with the first of a three-part series. The post Youngstown drivers nearly triple expected rate of cellphone use appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Despite a state law banning the practice, there are still some Ohioans who text while driving. Even more will talk on their cell phones while behind the wheel. Reporters with The News Outlet wanted to see how many – so, they went on a ride with a driving instructor. Here’s Jay Jackman with more. The post During short ride-along, expert spots 14 drivers using cellphones appeared first on The News Outlet.

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