Portage County

County boards of elections in Ohio are bringing in experts to size up whether their computer systems are vulnerable to hackers.

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The unofficial end of summer is here. But at Berlin Lake in Portage County, many boaters, fishermen and residents say that summer ended weeks ago, and they’re working to change the situation.

A few weeks ago at Les’s Bait on Berlin Lake, staff members were pressure-washing boats and prepping equipment for storage for the season. Usually, they don’t do that until well after Labor Day.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, August 31:

  • ICE raid detainees indicted;
  • Ohio State trustee resigns amid Urban Meyer decision;
  • Officials confirm fentanyl exposure sicked dozens at Ohio prison;
  • Shapiro announces apartments for homeless female veterans;
  • State to begin mailing absentee ballots;
  • New body armor arrives for state agents after grievance;
  • Barberton teen pleads guilty in mansion arson;

13 ICE raid detainees indicted

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, July 26:

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For the first time, a company has been given the go-ahead to start growing marijuana in Ohio. The group just received an official cultivator license from the state. Now more than a dozen other companies are lined up for inspections, though, the state’s medical marijuana program is still behind schedule.

WellSpring Fields in Portage County will start growing marijuana for medical purposes after receiving the state’s first cultivator license.

The state has a whole slate of inspections scheduled, including seven more in July.