Astronaut, Ohio State coach among 1000s of ballot write-ins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An astronaut, a college football coach and possibly a reality television "bad girl" are among the non-contenders that certain exasperated Ohioans voted to send to the White House in last week's election.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

City votes to decriminalize marijuana but it's still a crime

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Officials in a central Ohio city where residents voted to eliminate criminal penalties for having small amounts of marijuana say they'll continue to charge and prosecute violators under state law instead.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS