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Beware of Traveling Scam Artists

As summer reaches its official end, beware of lingering traveling scam artists that come to your door to offer roof repair, driveway paving and sealing, or tree trimming.


Text Message Scam: ‘You’ve Won a $1,000 Gift Card!’

You’ve been a loyal customer for years, and now, unexpectedly, you receive a text message saying you’ve won a $1,000 gift card for one of your favorite stores. Is it too good to be true? You bet.


High School Student Contest Launches Sept. 17

Ohio high school students in grades 9 through 12 can enter to win up to $2,500 in college scholarships by participating in the fourth annual Take Action Video Contest, which will accept submissions from Sept. 17, 2012, to Dec. 14, 2012.


Attorney General Sues Water Treatment Seller

In August, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sued Larry Foster, an Indiana man who went door to door selling water treatment systems to consumers throughout Ohio.