House Bill 404 Extends Expiration Date of Driver Licenses, Identification Cards and Vehicle Registrations

COLUMBUS –   Due to the ongoing pandemic, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed Ohio House Bill 404, which extends the expiration date of driver licenses (DL), identification cards (ID), and vehicle registrations beyond December 1, 2020. Now, if a customer’s expiration date on their DL, ID, or vehicle registration is March 9, 2020, to April 1, 2021, the expiration date has been automatically extended and will remain valid until July 1, 2021.Read full story

Village of Bellaire Law Enforcement Trust Fund Owed over $23,000

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Office released the 2019 audit of the Village of Bellaire in Belmont County. The report included a finding for recovery totaling more than $23,000 in favor of the Village’s Law Enforcement Trust Fund.

The Auditor’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) noted undercover drug buys and other miscellaneous law enforcement expenditures either did not have supporting documentation to substantiate the purchase or did not have sufficient documentation to support the purpose or amount of the expenditure.… Read full story

Brown Joins Brookings Institute Panel as He Continues Fighting for Essential Workers to Receive Hazard Pay, Other Support

Brown has been a Leader in the Senate Fighting for Essential Workers

Recording from the Panel Discussion Is Available Here

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program for a virtual panel discussion examining the need for frontline essential workers to receive hazard pay and other support.

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Statement from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Cincinnati Councilmen

(CINCINNATI, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today issued the following statement today regarding Cincinnati City Councilmen Jeffery Pastor and P.J. Sittenfeld:

“While allegations of public corruption are resolved in the courtroom, a suspension is the right course of action as even the appearance of corruption has no place in government.”

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USDA Launches AskUSDA, Improves and Streamlines Customer Experience

(Washington, D.C., November 18, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the official launch of the AskUSDA Contact Center program. The AskUSDA Contact Center will serve as the “one front door” for phone, chat, and web inquires, transforming how the public interacts with USDA and providing an enhanced experience for the public.… Read full story