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Boehner's decision surprises folks back home in Ohio

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — People in the Ohio district that House Speaker John Boehner has represented for decades were stunned Friday by his decision to step down, 35 years after he first won election there as township trustee.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015

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Ohio lawsuit seeks to block new subpoenas in pot issue probe

CINCINNATI (AP) — An updated federal lawsuit seeks to block Ohio's elections chief from issuing any new subpoenas in his investigation into the ballot signatures gathered by a group supporting a marijuana legalization effort.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015

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Sex offender status reduced in ex-football player rape case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Friday reduced the sex offender status of a former high school football player found delinquent in the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

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Deep-sea treasure hunter still must answer for missing gold

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who pleaded guilty to contempt of court after spending years as a fugitive will have to testify before his sentencing about gold he discovered in a historic shipwreck.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015

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Man pleads not guilty to intimidation at Ohio mosque

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to making intimidating comments outside a suburban Cleveland mosque.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015

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Ohio again sees new record number of drug overdose deaths

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A record number of Ohioans died from drug overdoses last year thanks in part to abuse of a synthetic painkiller far more powerful than heroin, the Department of Health said Thursday.

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Ohio's deadline approaches for DNA testing of rape kits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office is reminding state law enforcement agencies that they have six more months to submit untested rape kits to the state to check for possible DNA matches.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015

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More than 100 local Ohio governments put checkbooks online

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio treasurer says more than 100 local governments have put their spending information online through a treasurer's office website.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015

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