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Smoking ban nets zero fines in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Columbus Dispatch wrote Smoking ban nets zero fines in region Monday, September 17, 2007 By James Nash More than four months after state health authorities began enforcing a tough new anti-smoking law, not one business in central Ohio has been fined for violating it. Just 34 warning letters have gone out to bars, veterans […]

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Khat legislation worries Somali community

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Columbus Dispatch wrote Khat legislation worries Somali community Friday, September 7, 2007 By Sherri Williams Efforts to further criminalize khat, an illegal stimulant used here by some Somalis, should wait until East Africans are more educated about its penalties. Though some Somalis gathered at the meeting said the leafy substance is not harmful and […]

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