Ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft will now be regulated in Ohio by the state's Public Utilities Commission, The Toledo Blade reported.

Gov. John Kasich (R) signed House Bill 237 into law earlier this week.

The ride-hailing bill, sponsored by state Reps. Mike Duffey (R) and Bob Hackett (R), substitutes statewide regulation by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for locally enacted rules. The rules would apply to so-called "transportation network companies" that are typically hailed via cellphone applications or the Internet, The Blade said.

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