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Charter school changes, student grants on House GOP's agenda

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Students seeking in-demand jobs in nursing, manufacturing and other industries could be eligible for grants up to $5,000 under a proposal Republicans in the Ohio House announced Wednesday as part of their legislative agenda.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Divided court rejects sealing criminal records after pardon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges don't have the authority to seal the criminal records of offenders purely on the basis of a pardon by the governor, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Ohio company fined for illegal discharges into Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland metal plating company has been fined $50,000 for making illegal discharges with high concentrations of metals into Lake Erie.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Advocates push for maintaining Medicaid expansion in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of behavioral health groups say an extension of Medicaid has benefited low-income Ohioans living with mental health disorders and addictions, and lawmakers should continue it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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GOP legislative caucuses in Ohio spent more than Democrats

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republicans in each of Ohio's legislative chambers spent more in direct donations to candidates and other causes in 2014 than the state Democratic party spent on all its candidates combined, according to a new analysis by the Center for Public Integrity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Majority GOP to discuss priorities for legislative session

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Water quality issues are expected to be among the topics that Republican leaders of the Ohio Legislature hope to address this session.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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Insurance group: Ohioans' rates expected to rise in 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio insurance industry trade association says homeowner and auto insurance costs for most Ohioans are expected to increase this year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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