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Ohio lawmakers OK bill overhauling charter school oversight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After years of emotional public debate, Ohio lawmakers passed an overhaul of the embattled charter-school system with new performance, accountability and reporting requirements, which supporters say should assure federal officials that millions of dollars in charter funding headed to the state will be wisely spent.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Woman awarded $1.6 million over DuPont chemical in water

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman was awarded $1.6 million Wednesday in the trial of a lawsuit that alleged a chemical from a DuPont Co. plant contaminated drinking water and contributed to her contracting kidney cancer.

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Ohio Senate passes bill to expand treatment for STDs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill that seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases has cleared the state Senate.

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Janet Jackson, Chicago, The Cars nominated for rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson, Steve Miller, Chicago and The Cars are among the first-time nominees being considered for induction next year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Charges dropped against woman said to run over husband

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a second-grade Ohio teacher charged with running over her husband while their two daughters were inside the car.

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Man gets 2 years for defrauding credit union out of millions

CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeastern Ohio man was sentenced to two years in federal prison for conspiring to defraud a credit union out of more than $3.7 million.

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Fired Ohio island police chief not guilty on 2 of 3 charges

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A fired Ohio island police chief has been found not guilty of blocking a sexual assault investigation involving one of his former officers.

Former Put-in-Bay chief Ric Lampela was cleared on two of three charges against him on Wednesday.

The judge who issued the not-guilty verdicts is expected to rule later this week on a remaining menacing charge against the former police chief. The charge stems from allegations that Lampela was involved in a confrontation with a former officer.

He was cleared on dereliction of duty and falsification charges.

State and county investigators had accused Lampela of refusing to look into sexual assault claims from two employees against a former officer. Investigators said the chief wanted to prevent negative publicity for the department.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Central Ohio to get marijuana facility if Issue 3 passes

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say a new marijuana advocacy group will build a $24 million research facility in central Ohio and offer medical marijuana insurance if voters pass a constitutional amendment legalizing pot.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

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