Ohio lawmakers have approved measures aimed at making it easier for ex-offenders who can prove their rehabilitation to find work after prison.
The bills approved by the House and Senate Thursday would reduce current restrictions on felons for working as cosmetologists, optical dispensers, salvage-yard dealers, construction-trade workers, hearing-aid dealers and fitters and security guards.
The two chambers must reconcile certain differences in the bills before sending their proposal to Gov. John Kasich.
The state is awaiting water quality test results to determine whether it needs to post additional advisories about potential hazards at Ohio's largest inland lake, which has been plagued by toxic algae in recent years.
Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal announced Wednesday that the Boston Bruins have been selected as Professional Sports Team of the Year. The Dayton Dragons were one of five finalists for the award and the first minor league team ever selected as a finalist.