Ohio village fights class-action status in speed camera case

NEW MIAMI, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio village's attorney said he will ask the state's high court to overturn an appeal court's approval of class-action status for motorists who paid nearly $2 million in fines before a judge ordered New Miami to turn off its traffic cameras.

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ACLU suit: Akron panhandling law is abused, unconstitutional

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is suing a northeast Ohio city over an ordinance that forces panhandlers to register with the city, wear identification badges and restricts the activity to daylight hours.

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EPA: 2 square mile toxic blob nearing Cleveland water plant

CLEVELAND (AP) — State environmental regulators say sludge material dredged from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) River and dumped into Lake Erie in the 1970s might be moving toward a Cleveland water treatment plant.

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