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Toledo marijuana law abolishing jail time, fines in effect

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Part of a recently adopted ordinance in northwest Ohio that abolished jail terms and fines for possessing small amounts of marijuana is already in effect despite a pending legal challenge.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Records: Homes cited for lead poisoning still pose threat

CLEVELAND (AP) — More than 500 Cleveland homes previously cited by health officials for causing lead poisoning in children over the past six years still pose a threat, according to city and county records.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Family, university reach $5.3M deal in traffic stop death

CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a man shot and killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer who pulled him over for not having a front license plate has reached a $5.3 million settlement with the school.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Ohio concealed-carry permit will be invalid in Virginia

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The attorney general's office says Ohio still will recognize concealed-handgun permits issued in Virginia even after that state stops recognizing Ohio's permits on Feb. 1.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Police officer placed on leave after sexual assault claim

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in central Ohio is on paid administrative leave after a woman said she was sexually assaulted by an off-duty officer.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Ohio children's fund awards anti-human trafficking grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio children's agency has awarded $90,000 in grants to nine organizations around the state to support anti-human trafficking prevention programs.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Cincinnati wants to use human waste to fertilize farms

CINCINNATI (AP) — City officials in Cincinnati say they have an outstanding idea for human waste: use it as farm fertilizer.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Probe launched after Ohio skeletal remains turn up human

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northwest Ohio are proceeding with a homicide investigation after determining some recently discovered skeletal remains contain human bones.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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