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Ohio House Rep. Martin Sweeney of Cleveland resigned his seat on Thursday.
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A two term Democratic state representative from Cleveland has suddenly resigned his seat.

Rep. Martin Sweeney’s announcement that he quit the House as of this past Monday comes with more than two months to go in his term, which was likely to include a busy lame duck session after the election.

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Before this Independence Day, many fireworks retailers in Ohio abandoned the form that buyers were been required to sign, saying they’d take their purchases out of state to set them off.