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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, July 9:

County fairs around Northeast Ohio are debating whether to ban sale or display of the Confederate flag. The grass-roots movement comes after state legislators killed a proposal that would have banned the flag across all fairs last month.

Portage County is the latest to face calls to remove the Confederate flag from its county fair. A petition from Portage County Young Democrats urges the fair board to take the “necessary steps” of banning the sale and display of the flag at the Portage County Randolph Fair.

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UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, July 1:

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The Wayne County Fair continues this week, and so do sales of the Confederate flag there. And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, the flag may be less of an issue than other merchandise.