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February 28, 2014

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ASHLAND — Concealed carry licenses up in Ohio

COLUMBUS

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Friday issued a report indicating that more than 145,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2013, the largest number since licenses were first issued in 2004.

According to statistics reported to the Attorney General’s office, county sheriffs in Ohio issued 96,972 new licenses and 48,370 renewal licenses in 2013, or 145,342 total licenses. The number of licenses is also the largest in a single year since licenses were first issued in 2004. The previous record for new licenses issued and total licenses issued was in 2012, when 64,650 new licenses and 76,810 total licenses were issued.

The previous record for renewal licenses was in 2008, the first year licenses could be renewed, when 31,139 licenses were renewed.

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Housing Authority of Catlettsburg Board, 4:30 p.m., recreation room at Grandview Manor.

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