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Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill goes to House for 3rd time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state representatives are getting their third chance in as many sessions to approve a bill effectively banning abortions after the first detectable heartbeat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Transportation bill, minus 75-mph speed limit, set for vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators plan to give final approval to Ohio's transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal that would have raised the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways and the turnpike.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Memorial park for victims of Ohio school shooting in works

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A committee is working to raise funds and finalize design plans for a memorial park to honor the victims of a 2012 northeast Ohio school shooting.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Trial begins for officer charged in K-9's heatstroke death

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — The trial of a northeast Ohio police officer charged with animal cruelty after a police dog died from heatstroke in his cruiser is set to begin.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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More charges expected in rash of Ohio shelter burglaries

MT. GILEAD, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff's detective in north-central Ohio says two men arrested recently in a break-in at a county animal shelter are expected to be charged with burglarizing other shelters around the state.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Algae bill revised to allow some farmers a limited exemption

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Changes to a bill designed to reduce the toxic algae in Lake Erie would give some farmers a way to avoid penalties for a year or two if they violate a proposed ban on spreading manure.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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Ohio committee slated to vote on 'heartbeat' abortion bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio legislative panel has scheduled a possible vote on a proposal to effectively ban abortions after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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Ohio bills would extend rape cases' statute of limitations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's 20-year statute of limitations for prosecuting rape cases could be extended under legislation being considered this week by lawmakers in the House and Senate.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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