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Ohio attorney general rejects medical marijuana initiative

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has again rejected a petition for a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for medical use, faulting the summary of the petition language.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 October 2015

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News Guide: Ohioans to decide how to redraw political maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal on the fall ballot seeks to overhaul how Ohio draws its legislative districts after state lawmakers struck a bipartisan deal last year to change the long-criticized process.

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Punitive damages possible in suit against DuPont over cancer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ruled against a motion by DuPont and said punitive damages were possible for an Ohio woman who says she got kidney cancer after drinking water contaminated by a chemical discharged from a company plant.

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Ohio authorities searching for toddler reported missing

NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Search teams in northeastern Ohio are out looking for a toddler after her family says she wandered away while staying at her great-grandmother's house.

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4 sentenced in bribery case linked to Ohio charter school

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four people have been sentenced in a federal bribery case linked to an Ohio charter school, including the school's former superintendent.

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Michigan: progress made to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Efforts in Michigan to cut down on the pollutants feeding algae in Lake Erie have been showing signs of success, state officials say.

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Ohioans make extra cash selling homegrown ginseng

RUTLAND, Ohio (AP) — To the unpracticed eye, the cluster of green leaves poking up from the forest floor looked like any other plant.

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Lobbyist agrees to plead guilty in traffic-cameras scandal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lobbyist has agreed to plead guilty to extortion in a scandal involving the bribery of Columbus public officials by a traffic-camera company trying to keep its contracts with the city.

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