Suburbia registered strongest opposition to Ohio pot issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Final election results show that opposition was strongest in suburbia to Ohio's first-in-the-nation effort to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in a single vote.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

Ohio man gets 56 years for recording students in bathroom

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A former teacher in northeast Ohio was sentenced Monday to 56 years in prison on charges related to allegations that he used a spy camera to record his kindergarten students using a bathroom next to their classroom.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Panel: $650M in untaxed Ohio gambling freebies need review

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Failing to tax more than $650 million worth of promotional freebies at casinos and racinos has been a direct hit to Ohio's school districts and local governments, and the practice should be reconsidered, a legislative panel recommended Monday.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent