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Alexandra Nicholis Coons is the president of the Ohio Museums Association and the executive director of the Massillon Museum.
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The Ohio Museums Association held its annual conference in Akron this week centered on ways to make museums more welcoming for all communities.

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Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Backers of new federal tax changes promised they would make taxes fairer for everyone. But Statehouse Democrats say that’s not what happened. The minority party in state government has a tax reform plan of their own.

House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes said many Ohioans are not happy with the new federal tax reform.

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The city of Akron and several local agencies have joined forces to use a multifaceted approach to curb youth violence.

The Youth Violence Prevention Strategic Plan calls for a 20 percent reduction in violent crime among young adults 15-24 in Akron by 2023.

The plan was created through research, data collection and community conversations over the past two years. It can be amended as needed going forward, said Summit County Health Commissioner Donna Skoda.

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Ohio lawmakers have been considering legalizing sports betting ever since the US Supreme Court ruled last year that states are allowed to do that. But there are two very different ideas on how to make that happen. 

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Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

The plan to overhaul Ohio’s energy policy would get rid of the state’s green energy standards and would likely bailout nuclear power plants. The utility company, FirstEnergy, has been strongly advocating for those two things to happen for years now.

Republican House Speaker Larry Householder has a connection to FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy donated more than $150,000 to House Republicans during the 2018 election.

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