Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Rick Jackson / Statehouse News Bureau

Changes are under way to make it easier for people to hunt and fish in Ohio. The changes simplify the licensing process.  

Starting this week, Ohioans can get hunting and fishing licenses that last 3, 5 or 10 years. 

Or, for $450, a lifetime license that never expires.

Republican Senator Joe Uecker of southwest Ohio says this will create a big convenience for hunters.

“One less thing to worry about when they’re planning their trip, sometimes it’s one of the littlest things that you forget and you’re like ‘oh yeah, and my license.’”

photo of Rolling Acres Mall

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, July 17:

  • Akron issues warrants for three shooting suspects;
  • Rolling Acres Mall property sells for $600,000;
  • Ben Carson to visit Family Promise of Greater Cleveland;
  • Former Cuyahoga County Auditor seeks reduced sentence;
  • Belmont County Republican Party Chairman resigns;
  • Gov. John Kasich to dedicate wildlife area to Olympian Jesse Owens;

Akron issues warrants for three shooting suspects

photo of RTA blue line train

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 23:

Photo of bobcat

Animal advocates are applauding the state’s decision to postpone a proposed trapping season for bobcats. The state Wildlife Council voted 6-1 Thursday to put the proposal on an indefinite hold.

Corey Roscoe with the U.S. Humane Society applauds the decision. She says the science does not back up harvesting bobcats.