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Ohio Protects Updates

August 25, 2016 Northwest Ohio - we know that strong storms and tornadoes came through your area last night. If you're in the unfortunate situation of having to rebuild or make repairs, check out how to avoid storm-repair scams.

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August 19, 2016 With the recent floods in Louisiana, you may want to open your heart to various charities. But before you open your wallet, make sure the organizations seeking your donations are legitimate.

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August 11, 2016 Did strong storms leave damage to your house or property? Learn how to steer clear of home repair scams and choose the right contractor.

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August 10, 2016 Your credit history can affect your ability to get a loan, a car, or a house. Paying your bills on time is one of the best ways to improve your credit. For more information, check out the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs’ new video, “Recipe for Good Credit.”

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August 4, 2016 Ohio’s sales tax holiday is Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, 2016, when certain clothes and school supplies are exempt from sales tax. Whenever you plan to shop, we’re offering tips to help you understand your rights and make the most of your purchases. During the sales tax holiday, the following items generally are […]

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