Police jail Ohio man on bribery charge from cell video crash

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man has been jailed on a bribery charge, after already facing a trespassing count for allegedly opening the door of a crashed car to record cellphone video of the grisly scene inside.

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Ohio to help prescribers boost use of drug abuse database

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is announcing plans to make it easier for pharmacists and medical professionals who prescribe drugs to tap into an Ohio database meant to prevent abuse of prescription painkillers.

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Ohio cases highlight online targeting, 'sextortion' of teens

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — Three federal cyberstalking cases that surfaced within a few days of each other in the Cincinnati area have underscored widening challenges in protecting susceptible youths from wily predators.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

Crews will hunt for leak near sunken barge in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says underwater contractors sent to Lake Erie will search for the source of what appears to be a petroleum leak from a barge than sank eight decades ago.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

A look at state laws addressing LGBT nondiscrimination

 

In the absence of a federal law banning discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, there is a sharp split among the states, with some enacting such protections and a majority opting not to. According to LGBT-rights advocacy groups, here's the latest breakdown:

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