Published: Mon, January 1, 2018 @ 12:00 a.m.
Oldest barbershop to close its doors
Ohio’s oldest barbershop hung up its clippers this weekend after more than 2 centuries in operation.
Ron’s Barber Shop in Orrville opened in 1870 and stands as the oldest continuous barbershop in the state. The Wooster Daily Record reported current owner Judy Laurene planned to give the final haircut Saturday to former owner Ron Contini, who owned the business for 43 years.
Jerry Demlow, the owner of Jerry’s Cafe next door to the barbershop, purchased the barbershop to expand his restaurant.
Laurene says she tried to donate the building to the local historical society, but the building itself would collapse if it was moved. She will continue cutting hair two days a week at another barbershop.
9 apply for medical marijuana lab testing licenses in Ohio
Nine public and private entities in Ohio have applied for licenses to test the quality and potency of medical marijuana, with three of the applicants focusing on locations in central Ohio.
According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, Central State University in Wilberforce and Hocking Technical College in Nelsonville were the only two public colleges to apply. Cleveland.com reported the state’s medical marijuana law requires marijuana to be tested by a lab independent from cultivators and dispensaries.
The records released earlier this month included the proposed testing lab location and primary contact for each but did not include information about others who own or have a stake in the companies.
There is no limit to the number of testing lab licenses the department can award.
Ohio minimum wage set to rise by 15 cents an hour in 2018
Ohio’s hourly minimum wage is about to rise again, with the rate going up by 15 cents an