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Judge rules Ohio city's rental inspections unconstitutional

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a southern Ohio city's inspections of rental properties without a warrant are unconstitutional.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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Suspect arrested in theft of Christmas jar from Ohio library

DOVER, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man suspected of stealing a jar of cash meant to be a Christmas gift for a needy family has been arrested in Ohio on a probation violation.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2015

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Ohio court rejects killer's death sentence over evidence

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death sentence of a man convicted of killing a college student 30 years ago is invalid because prosecutors failed to prove he committed aggravated burglary during the crime, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Common Cause, ACLU in Ohio oppose anti-monopoly ballot issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio chapters of Common Cause and the American Civil Liberties Union are opposing a fall ballot issue aimed at preventing monopolies from being inserted into the state constitution.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Ohio report on fracking tax misses deadline, work continues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group studying Ohio's oil-and-gas severance tax will miss a state budget-imposed deadline for releasing its report even after the state Senate president initially called it a "hard deadline" and told reporters it was likely coming this week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Ohio high court accepts condemned killer's DNA test appeal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal involving a death row inmate who sought DNA testing on a cigarette butt found near the scene of the 1990 double murder that led to his sentence.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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Cleveland hires monitoring team to oversee police reforms

CLEVELAND (AP) — A nonprofit organization overseeing police reforms in Seattle has been hired to oversee a court-approved agreement between Cleveland and the U.S. Justice Department aimed at curbing police abuse and improving officers' relationships with the people they serve.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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'Christmas jar' cash theft at library spurs aid by author

DOVER, Ohio (AP) — The cash donations stuffed into the large glass container on the circulation desk at Dover Public Library were meant to be an anonymous holiday gift to a needy family, a gesture inspired by the book "Christmas Jars." Now its author is extending that charitable spirit to the thief who swiped the cash, some of which was found the next day in the book drop with a handwritten apology.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015

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