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Ohio House Democrat resigns seat amid campaign finance probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The longest-serving Democrat in the Ohio House is resigning his legislative seat as he faces allegations of violating state campaign finance law.

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Michigan lawmakers seek study on Canadian nuclear waste plan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress from Michigan announced a new effort Monday to prevent the burial of Canadian nuclear waste near the Lake Huron shore, calling for a study by an agency that represents both nations in boundary waters disputes.

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Sales tax holiday popular with Ohio back-to-school shoppers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's first sales tax holiday appears to have been a hit with back-to-school shoppers.

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Cincinnati campus police cited more blacks in recent months

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati police chief has expressed alarm after a newspaper found a recent surge of citations against black motorists and pedestrians before an officer's fatal shooting of a black driver after a traffic stop.

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Board: Ohio judges can't choose marriage type they perform

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges who perform marriages in Ohio can't refuse to marry same-sex couples on personal or moral grounds or because of religious beliefs, according to a state judicial conduct board.

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Ohio State Fair again draws record crowd

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A record number of people attended the Ohio State Fair this year.

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Put-In-Bay fires police chief who's facing charges

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — The police chief in the Lake Erie island resort town of Put-in-Bay is out of a job nearly six months after he was charged with blocking an investigation into sexual assault claims against an officer.

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Ohio board working on statewide deadly force standards

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio police standards board plans to hold its next meeting as it studies rules for law enforcement on the proper use of deadly force.

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