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Dogs: State Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, and Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, are joining fellow Republican state Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, in the effort to add teeth to Ohio's vicious dog laws. Rezabek and Huffman are sponsoring a companion bill in the House to the one Beagle is pushing in the Senate. The move comes four years after Dayton resident Klonda Richey was mauled to death by her neighbors' two mixed-mastiff dogs, despite making repeated complaints to local authorities.
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Child marriage: Rezabek says the Ohio House will soon begin considering a bill to raise the legal age for marriage to 18 for both males and females and allow marriage at age 17 with court approval. Current law sets the age at 16 for girls and 18 for males but allows children to marry at any age as long as they secure judicial and parental approval. The bill is in response to an investigation by the Dayton Daily News on the number of child marriages in Ohio. A similar bill is pending in the Ohio Senate.
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