Dayton's police, fire departments seek minority recruits

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Dayton say the western Ohio city remains committed to improving diversity among its police and fire departments, as it begins accepting recruit applications.

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Food pantries closing amid high demand from Ohio residents

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 40 food pantries have closed or merged since June 2014 around Ohio, a state that a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report ranked as among the worst in the nation for food insecurity.

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Pot legalization effort in US heartland takes many paths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — So a few states out West and a couple cities on the East Coast have voted to legalize marijuana. Does that mean legal pot can fly in the heartland?

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

Columbus art museum ready to reopen after major expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Museum of Art is reopening after a $37.6 million expansion and renovation that includes a new, modern-designed addition and a focus on openness throughout the facility.

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