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Update: Heartbeat Bill officially signed into law

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Update: The Heartbeat Bill has officially been signed into law, meaning abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat is now illegal in Ohio.

The law, that makes no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, was signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday evening. Ohio’s previous governor John Kasich, had vetoed the bill twice.

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Doctors say a fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as five weeks into pregnancy, before many women even know they’re pregnant.

CBS News calls this “one of the nation’s strictest anti-abortion bills.”

Supporters of the Heartbeat Bill see this as a step in the right direction to overturning Roe v. Wade. Opponents, like ACLU and Pre-Term Cleveland, are already building a case to challenge the law.

04/11/2019: The controversy abortion legislation known as the “Heartbeat Bill” has been passed by the Ohio House and Ohio Senate and will now move on to Governor Mike DeWine’s desk.

If signed into the law, the heartbeat bill would outlaw abortions after the first fetal heartbeat has been detected, which is possible in as few as five weeks, but could take as many as 12.

Back in January, DeWine told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that he will “absolutely” sign the bill and predicts having to face lawsuits for doing it.

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“…once it’s passed in Ohio, once we sign it, once it becomes law, Planned Parenthood is going to be in the next day, or that day, filing a lawsuit,” DeWine said, per The Hill. 

DeWine added that he sees the bill making its way to the Supreme Court.

This bill has passed through the state house for the third time in five years, reports NBC4i.

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“#NoPlaceForHate” Sawmill Rd marchers fly messages of hate

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A group of people marched down Sawmill Road over the weekend waving a flag considered to be an iteration of the Nazi Germany war banner.

State Representative Beth Liston posted photos to Facebook of several individuals walking on a sidewalk, some carrying American Flags, others carrying Trump 2020 flags, and one carrying a bright green flag that she says is used by the alt-right to represent hate.

Another person pictured is waving a "Proud Boys" banner which represents a far-right organization that only admits men.

"We must all unequivocally condemn this message. #NoPlaceForHate," wrote Liston

https://www.facebook.com/Liston4Ohio/posts/2743348539010928

According to the SPL Center, the green flag carried by one of the men in the photo is the “national flag of Kekistan” that mimics a German Nazi war flag.

"Alt-righters are particularly fond of the way the banner trolls liberals who recognize its origins." —SPL Center website

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Rossi goes ratless, opens after “emergency” rodent activity closure

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Update: After less than 48 hours of being issued a red sticker by the Columbus Public Health Department for "rodent activity in the basement prep area" The Rossi Bar + Kitchen is back open for business.

In an excited post on Facebook, The Rossi thanked their "loyal and wonderful" customers for their support through the closure.

https://www.facebook.com/TheRossiBarandKitchen/posts/2759890094044319:0

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08/15/2019: Someone is getting assigned to some "Charlie Work" after The Rossi Bar and Kitchen was served a red sticker by the Columbus Public Health Department.

The Short North restaurants was issued an emergency order yesterday because of "rodent activity in the basement prep area." Reportedly, inspectors discovered dead rats in traps and excessive rat feces in the bowels of the 895 N. High St. building.

Rossi will remain closed until the facility is cleaned, holes in the basement are repaired, and the rats are under control, according to a post from Tom Sussi, a local licensed and insured Private Investigator.

Sussi added that sources informed him that employees are not being paid on time.

https://www.facebook.com/mrtomsussi/posts/2317071688406214

In an Instagram post, Rossi announced it'd be closed "for the next few days due to emergency repair."

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1KmvTBgsdw/
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Knead a bakery? Former downtown Kroger facility up for sale

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The former Kroger bakery near downtown Columbus has been put up for sale. Offers are now being made on the 10-acre property at 457 Cleveland Ave.

The bakery closed in February after more than 90 years in business. Kroger claimed "the outdated layout and age of the equipment" were inhibiting the company from staying competitive.

Senior Vice President of real estate company CBRE, Joseph Kimener, told NBC4i the property would be very desirable for incoming tech companies.

Final offers are to be submitted by August 28 at 5:00 PM.

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