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A look at Ohio GOP legislative ideas for this session

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republicans who control the Ohio Legislature announced a slew of legislative priorities Wednesday as Gov. John Kasich prepares to release his two-year budget next week. A look at some of the plans of the House and Senate GOP caucuses:

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Ohio's senators back Columbus' bid for Democratic convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio's two U.S. senators are urging the Democratic National Committee to have its 2016 convention in the state's capital.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Appeals court: Ohio school can deny student's medical degree

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a university in Cleveland can deny a medical degree for a student if the school decides the student lacks professionalism.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Business, labor groups file brief in support gaming industry

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A group of business, labor and education officials have filed a brief in support of Ohio casinos and racinos.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Democratic Ohio Rep. Ryan makes public switch on abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly declared a position switch on abortion, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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House committee passes ban on plastic beads polluting lakes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sale and manufacture of soaps and cosmetics containing tiny plastic particles that environmentalists say are polluting water resources.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Charter school changes, student grants on House GOP's agenda

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Students seeking in-demand jobs in nursing, manufacturing and other industries could be eligible for grants up to $5,000 under a proposal Republicans in the Ohio House announced Wednesday as part of their legislative agenda.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Divided court rejects sealing criminal records after pardon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges don't have the authority to seal the criminal records of offenders purely on the basis of a pardon by the governor, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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