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Redistricting, fireworks bills on tap in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Bills legalizing consumer fireworks and requiring parental permission for teen tanning were among those poised for final action as Ohio's two-year legislative session neared its end.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Judge to decide on testimony in police shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge is expected to decide whether tainted grand jury testimony was used to indict six Cleveland police officers in the aftermath of a deadly police shooting in 2012 and whether the indictments should be dismissed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Ohio House to consider lethal injection drug bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The names of companies that provide Ohio with lethal injection drugs would be shielded under a proposal the Ohio House is poised to vote on.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Judge postpones order to cut jail population

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has postponed his demand that a sheriff reduce the population in the overcrowded jail in Toledo by month's end.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Indictments target 17 in Ohio drug conspiracy

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — State and local officials say a 126-count indictment targets 17 people who took part in a northeast Ohio drug ring.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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State details arrest in Ohio football rape case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have outlined details of alleged probation violations by a volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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Family files lawsuit over fatal shooting at Ohio Wal-Mart

CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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Tenn. opposes Supreme Court gay marriage hearing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let a ruling stand that upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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