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Democrats urge veto of portion of $7B transportation budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's transportation budget is headed to the governor amid criticism from Democrats who claim a portion of the bill would discourage out-of-state college students in Ohio from voting in the swing state.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Ohio teacher indicted on charges of sexually assaulting kids

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A former central Ohio elementary school teacher has been indicted on 32 charges involving the sexual assaults of five students.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Contractor extradited from Iraq pleads guilty in bribes case

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man extradited from Iraq in a military contract bribery case has pleaded guilty in Ohio to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Judge orders new trial for 3 men convicted of '95 slaying

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland has ordered new trials for three men convicted of a 1995 slaying because of what she says was "malicious suppression of evidence" by an assistant prosecutor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Ohio House OKs bill banning abortions after 1st heartbeat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that would ban most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat again cleared the state House on Wednesday following a startlingly emotional floor debate in which a veteran female lawmaker revealed she'd been raped and had an abortion and a male legislator shed tears as he recounted praying his stillborn child would take a breath.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Group starts collecting signatures for Ohio pot amendment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of an effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio for medicinal and recreational use have started collecting the thousands of signatures needed to get the proposal before voters.

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Agreement reached over lethal injection information request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An agreement has been reached over death row inmates' subpoenas of Board of Pharmacy information about drugs used for lethal injection in Ohio.

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Republic Steel announces 200 temporary Ohio layoffs

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Republic Steel has announced it is temporarily laying off 200 workers from its Lorain plant in northeastern Ohio.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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