NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. AP checked these out; here are the real facts:

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio House sidelines bailout of 2 FirstEnergy nuclear plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents are praising a decision to suspend deliberations on a proposed bailout of Ohio's two nuclear plants, even as Akron-based FirstEnergy continues to push for the deal.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Ohio puts 28 prison farm workers on layoff notice

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons department announced Thursday the possibility of more than two dozen layoffs as the state phases out its prison farm program, while signaling its interest in quickly placing affected workers into new positions.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Shootings by man who was freed early prompt changes at court

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio court says lapses in protocol and judgment led to a domestic violence suspect being released early from jail weeks before he killed his alleged assault victim, a police chief and a third person.

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