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Ohio News

Ohioans among those headed to ‘Shawshank’ reunion celebration

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio contributed more than just locations for “The Shawshank Redemption,” a film that has risen in popularity every year since its September 1994 release. Many actors from across the state were cast in roles important enough to win them on-screen credit. The most ...

9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens, authorities say, in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours. Dayton police patrolling the area responded in ...

Lawmakers fail to meet deadline for passing budget

COLUMBUS — State lawmakers failed this weekend to meet a statutory deadline for agreement on a two-year operating budget for Ohio for the first time since 2009. With time running out to meet Sunday’s deadline, the Ohio Senate late Saturday night approved a 17-day stopgap measure to fund ...

Bill mandates valedictorians in all districts

COLUMBUS — A state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require school districts in Ohio to name a valedictorian and a salutatorian. The House bill introduced by Republican state Rep. Niraj Antani, of Miamisburg, comes after Mason High School in southwestern Ohio decided that it ...

State Briefing

State warns of timber theft COLUMBUS — State officials in Ohio say timber theft has increased due to high prices for white oak and black walnut. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry is offering tips to help residents prevent thefts on public and private land. ...

Bill legalizing hemp, hemp product approved by Senate

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to legalize hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, a move that could create an industrial hemp industry in the state. The bill, which was unanimously approved on Thursday, would allow for cultivation of hemp as long as it contains less than ...