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Ohio State stands by firing of band director

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University officials on Tuesday stood by their firing of the marching band director, who said he wants his job back and another chance to change the cultural issues in the unit that led to his dismissal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal appeals courts covering nearly half the United States will soon hear arguments on whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict.

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Kasich raises more than $2M in July campaign cash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) amassed close to $2.1 million in campaign cash last month.

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Tainted Ohio water coming under increased scrutiny

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor is promising an extensive review of how the water supply for 400,000 people in Ohio and Michigan became tainted with a toxin over the weekend while a high-ranking state lawmaker is planning hearings on the blooms of algae fouling Lake Erie.

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Ohio lawmaker wants to block housing of immigrants

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker has introduced legislation to keep Ohio agencies from agreeing to house immigrants who are in the country illegally.

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Ohioan to be sentenced for drilling-waste dumping

CLEVELAND (AP) — The owner of a northeast Ohio company is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court for ordering workers to dump toxic sludge and brine into a storm sewer that reached a tributary of the Mahoning River.

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Weather helps boost Ohio State Fair attendance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly perfect weather for most of the run of this year's Ohio State Fair helped shatter an attendance record.

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OSU band director says he wants job back

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's fired marching band director says he wants his job back and will keep trying to fix the culture issues that led to his dismissal.

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