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Bill would ban sexual conduct between school staff, students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to add school employees to the list of those who could face criminal charges for engaging in sexual conduct with minor students.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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Death penalty opponents walk to protest capital punishment

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Death penalty opponents have begun a walk from the Ohio prison where inmates are executed to the Statehouse as part of a capital punishment protest.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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University of Findlay gets $611K for derailment training

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A training center at the University of Findlay has received a $610,000 federal grant to train emergency responders on how to deal with train derailments involving hazardous materials.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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Dayton gears up for LGBT Film Festival's 10th anniversary

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton is gearing up for events celebrating the 10th anniversary of the LGBT Film Festival in October.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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Ohio's AG: About 9,000 rape kits tested for DNA matches

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's forensic scientists have tested about 9,000 rape kits submitted by law enforcement agencies around Ohio to check for possible DNA matches.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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2 authors win Dayton's literary peace prizes

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Books on unfairness in the U.S. criminal justice system and about twin Russian brothers divided over ideology have won awards in an Ohio city's annual honors celebrating the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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Cleveland officials make plea for tips after baby's death

 

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 5-month-old girl in a car with her mom is shot dead in Cleveland; a 5-year-old boy playing football is killed by crossfire police blame on two teenagers; and a 3-year-old boy riding in a car is fatally wounded during a drive-by.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 October 2015

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News Guide: Key elements of ballot question to legalize pot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans will decide in the Nov. 3 election whether to legalize marijuana for medical reasons and recreational use, a vote that could shift the state from entirely outlawing pot to allowing it for all uses.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015

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