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Ohio safety director continues distracted driving push

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's public safety director is urging the state Senate to restore proposed distracted-driving penalties to a pending transportation budget that he says are part of a package of reforms aimed at protecting Ohio roads.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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Ohio AG certifies petition for marijuana legalization issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A marijuana legalization effort in Ohio cleared a key hurdle Friday when the state attorney general signed off on a petition for the proposed constitutional amendment.

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Flooding watches and warning issued for southern Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — High water has already closed some roads along the Ohio River in southern Ohio and is expected to get worse with forecasters calling for steady, sometimes heavy rain into the weekend.

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Ohio health department reports drop in flu hospitalizations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations fell below 100 last week as an unusually severe season comes to an end.

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Man denies guilt in elderly pair's killing, could face death

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who led authorities on a nationwide manhunt after being charged in the slayings of an elderly Ohio couple has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges.

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Ohio bill seeks ban on lookalike guns after police shootings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation in Ohio prompted by two recent fatal police shootings would prohibit the production, sale and public display of lookalike guns.

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Fatal vehicle fire closes Ohio Turnpike in Portage County

STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Officials say one driver has died after a vehicle fire on the Ohio Turnpike.

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Ohio auditor announces public records audit for disputes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State Auditor Dave Yost has announced a public records audit system aimed at resolving disputes over records before a lawsuit is filed.

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