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Beer Legislation Brewing in the General Assembly

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Beer Legislation Brewing in the General Assembly

The Ohio General Assembly has spent a lot of time thinking about alcohol in the last year, from the creation of open container entertainment districts to the sale of wine at farmers’ markets. Now let’s take a look at three pieces of legislation currently sitting in the Statehouse concerning everybody’s favorite beverage; beer. We Are […]

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Ohio Legislators Come to the Defense of the Wright Brothers

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Ohio Legislators Come to the Defense of the Wright Brothers

A new battle has opened up in the civil war over which state was really first in flight. The main belligerents are known to most of us; Ohio claims Orville and Wilbur Wright as beloved native sons who built and flew the first airplane, while North Carolina claims the testing ground where the Wright Flyer […]

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Rep. Stinziano Talks Homelessness, Transportation and Transformation in Campaign for City Council

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Rep. Stinziano Talks Homelessness, Transportation and Transformation in Campaign for City Council

Since 2011, Michael Stinziano has served the 18th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Now he is running for Columbus City Council, hoping to replace Council President Andrew Ginther, who will vacate his seat as he campaigns for mayor. In an interview with Columbus Underground, Stinziano said one reason he wants to transition from state to […]

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Tax Breaks for Artists Could be a Reality in Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Tax Breaks for Artists Could be a Reality in Ohio

A state lawmaker wants Ohio’s artists to keep a little more of their money. State Rep. Michael Stinziano, who represents Ohio’s 18th district, plans to propose an income tax deduction on any profits artists make by selling their creations within designated “arts and entertainment districts.” “Artisans love their passions, love what they do, but I […]

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