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Bill would delete 'mental retardation' from Ohio laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that seeks to delete the term "mental retardation" from the state's laws has cleared the Ohio House.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Cleveland firing 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage

Cleveland officials said Wednesday they're terminating six police officers who fired during a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed chase.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Ohio seeks to boost early childhood mental health services

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio initiative seeks to boost access to mental health consultants in an effort to curb the number of children expelled or suspended from kindergarten, preschool and other early childhood education settings.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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CORRECTION: Justices side with energy firm on Ohio drilling leases

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Jan. 21 about an Ohio Supreme Court decision on Beck Energy Corp. oil-and-gas drilling leases, The Associated Press erroneously reported the ruling's effect on the leases. Justices deemed the leases valid; they didn't void them.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Slain Ohio police dog's partner gets new K-9 from Texas

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio officer whose police dog died after being shot during a burglary investigation has a new canine partner from Texas.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Ohio agency seeks criminal probe into water plant problems

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio is sending pallets of bottled water and testing kits to several communities after environmental officials said the operator of a small water system failed to notify the public for months that unsafe levels of lead had been found in some homes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Ex-chief who called criminals 'mopes' convicted of 4 charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former small-town Ohio police chief who developed an outsize Facebook following for blunt, humorous commentary about the criminals he calls "mopes" found himself grouped with them Monday as he was convicted of four misdemeanors, including assault of a female officer who accused him of sexual harassment.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Huntington to buy FirstMerit creating largest bank in Ohio

NEW YORK (AP) — Huntington Bancshares said Tuesday that it will pay about $3.4 billion to buy rival FirstMerit, creating the largest bank in Ohio.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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