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Senate panel OKs tougher prison terms for Ohio gun crimes

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans who repeatedly use guns to commit crimes would face tougher penalties under a proposed law approved by a Senate committee.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Ohio bill would require meningitis immunization for students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state Senate committee is considering legislation to require Ohio students to be immunized against meningitis.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Board fires high school principal who altered grades

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Board of Education has fired a former principal who altered grades at a city high school.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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2 finalists withdraw from Ohio State band director search

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is still looking for its new band director after two finalists dropped out of the search.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (http://bit.ly/1Ert4Yl ) Auburn University's associate director of bands withdrew from the search Tuesday, and the marching band director at the University of Illinois took himself out of the running April 13.

The national search was announced in August after the firing of director Jonathan Waters and was supposed to be completed by February. But officials say the band will remain under an interim leadership team as they continue to look for a director.

Waters was fired after an internal investigation concluded he knew about but failed to stop, a "sexualized culture" within the band.

He filed suit against the university and also applied for the director position.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Ohio gun rights group challenges Cleveland's new legislation

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio gun rights advocacy group has filed a lawsuit challenging legislation recently passed in Cleveland that requires gun offenders to register with the city.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Ohio crash sends authorities searching for loose cows

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A highway in northeast Ohio has reopened after authorities spent hours rounding up cattle that escaped when a tractor-trailer overturned.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Ohio Senate committee begins its review of state budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's budget director says he had hoped the Ohio House would have seized on more dramatic tax changes in its version of the two-year state budget as he continues to review representatives' revisions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Nonprofit urges anti-racism training at Ohio school district

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Members of a community nonprofit organization urged school officials in a suburban Cincinnati school district to implement anti-racism training for students and start a larger conversation about racism within the community.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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