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Cleveland suburb upgrades recording system after jail death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland suburb has upgraded its jail recording system after questions were raised about gaps in video of a woman who was found dead in a holding cell.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2015

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Man pleads guilty to possessing military explosives

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who police say had a collection of explosives when he was arrested has pleaded guilty to a count of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance.

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Buckeye Lake businesses put hopes on highway signs

MILLERSPORT, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Transportation is installing highway signs advertising some of the businesses that are remaining open while a deteriorated dam and low water keeps tourists away.

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Melissa Etheridge sings for inmates at Ohio women's prison

 

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A video of female inmates singing one of her songs led to Melissa Etheridge performing with the group at an Ohio prison.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2015

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Report: Lawmakers undermine efforts to lower prison numbers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are undermining attempts to reduce the state's prison population by continuing to introduce tough-on-crime bills that have the opposite effect, policy groups on the left and the right said Wednesday.

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Cleveland police take gun from boy, 7, seen loading ammo

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say they confiscated a gun, a stun gun and a knife from two boys after a woman spotted a 7-year-old trying to load bullets into a gun magazine outside a home.

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Monitor: Cleveland police must undergo cultural shift

CLEVELAND (AP) — The entire Cleveland police department must undergo a cultural shift to earn the community's trust and any real change may require a financial commitment from the city, a member of the team hired to monitor a police consent decree said Wednesday.

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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.

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