House backs medical use of marijuana

COLUMBUS — In the biggest shift in state drug policy in decades, the Ohio House voted 71-26 on Tuesday to legalize marijuana for medical use only.

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State board unanimously OKs new Ohio schools superintendent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former adviser to Republican and Democratic governors was named Ohio's new state superintendent Wednesday, in a striking unanimous vote by the state board of education.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

Ohio LGBT Methodist clergy join national letter to church

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of central Ohio Methodist ministers has joined other clergy across the country who came out as LGBT in a letter to the church ahead of the denomination's general conference in Oregon.

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