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Bill would allow Ohio cities to have outdoor drinking areas

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill passed in the Ohio House would allow bars and restaurants in Ohio's larger cities to designate outdoor areas where people would be allowed to drink alcohol.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015

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Loose police horse briefly on patrol in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — A loose police horse conducted an unscheduled patrol through downtown Cleveland before officers recaptured it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Judge, not jury, to hear Cleveland policeman's manslaughter case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge instead of a jury will decide the case of a Cleveland policeman charged with voluntary manslaughter after a car chase that ended in 137 gunshots and two deaths.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Democrats urge veto of portion of $7B transportation budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's transportation budget is headed to the governor amid criticism from Democrats who claim a portion of the bill would discourage out-of-state college students in Ohio from voting in the swing state.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Ohio teacher indicted on charges of sexually assaulting kids

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A former central Ohio elementary school teacher has been indicted on 32 charges involving the sexual assaults of five students.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Contractor extradited from Iraq pleads guilty in bribes case

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man extradited from Iraq in a military contract bribery case has pleaded guilty in Ohio to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Judge orders new trial for 3 men convicted of '95 slaying

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland has ordered new trials for three men convicted of a 1995 slaying because of what she says was "malicious suppression of evidence" by an assistant prosecutor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Ohio House OKs bill banning abortions after 1st heartbeat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that would ban most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat again cleared the state House on Wednesday following a startlingly emotional floor debate in which a veteran female lawmaker revealed she'd been raped and had an abortion and a male legislator shed tears as he recounted praying his stillborn child would take a breath.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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