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Senate panel weighs measure that could block legalizing pot

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Senate panel is weighing potential changes to an anti-monopoly proposal that potentially could block marijuana legalization in Ohio this fall. more »»

Man convicted of rape wants to play football in college

June 29, 2015

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Steubenville High School football player found delinquent in the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl wants to play at the community college level. more »»

Ohio senator eyes redistricting changes after court ruling

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio senator says he's planning to introduce legislation soon to overhaul how the swing state draws its congressional districts.

Republican state Sen. more »»

Trial for 5 white police supervisors moving to black suburb

June 29, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — The trial for five white Cleveland police supervisors charged with failing to control a high-speed car chase that ended in the deaths of two unarmed black people is moving to a... more »»

Police announce crackdown in Ohio city where women missing

June 29, 2015

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Police in a southern Ohio city where four women have died in just over a year and two are still missing have announced a crackdown on drugs and prostitution. more »»

Prosecutor: Trial for 5 police supervisors moving to suburb

June 29, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutor says the trial for five Cleveland police supervisors charged with misdemeanors for failing to control a high-speed chase that ende... more »»

Ohio announces rules for testing lethal injection drugs

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has announced rules for testing lethal injection drugs ahead of executions if it obtains specialty batches of the drugs. more »»

Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches

June 29, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related. more »»

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the... more »»

University of Akron football drew worst attendance in NCAA

June 29, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Among all 125 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams, the University of Akron had the worst home attendance this past season.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bi. more »»

Hillsdale, 4 other schools switching to new sport conference

June 29, 2015

HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — Hillsdale College says it and four other colleges will compete in a different athletic conference starting in two years. more »»

Ohio, Indiana, Michigan divide money to help Lake Erie

June 29, 2015

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will get much of the $17.5 million in federal money going to farmers to help reduce the algae problem in Lake Erie. more »»

Man convicted in sledgehammer slayings is sentenced to death

June 29, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's parents by beating them with a sledgehammer has been sentenced to death.

A Summit County jury convicted Shawn Ford J. more »»

A look at 13 states using redistricting commissions

June 29, 2015

The Constitution requires boundaries for U.S. House districts to be redrawn after each census. more »»

Groups seek changes to Cleveland police consent decree

June 29, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — Civil rights groups are asking a federal judge to change an agreement aimed at reforming the Cleveland police department. more »»

Editorials from around Ohio

June 29, 2015

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, June 29

The bighead and silver carp keep swimming. more »»

Senate panel nears vote on measure to block pot from ballot

June 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate panel is nearing action on a fast-moving anti-monopoly proposal that could block a marijuana legalization amendment headed for this fall's ballot. more »»

Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. more »»

Armed man in custody after lengthy Ohio standoff

June 29, 2015

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A standoff with an armed man that began Sunday evening has ended at a southwest Ohio home.

West Chester Township police say the man is in custody. more »»



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