Police chief quits, won't work with acquitted comedian mayor

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — The police chief in a small Ohio city says he can't, in good conscience, continue to work with the mayor, who moonlights as a stand-up comedian and was recently acquitted on charges alleging he abused his power.

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State rejects execution delay for man who raped, killed girl

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state has rejected a proposal to temporarily delay the January execution of a man set to die for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Ohio smoking rate barely changed 10 years after indoor ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Since Ohio voters approved a statewide indoor smoking ban in 2006, experts can point to a host of resulting benefits — but a significantly reduced adult smoking rate isn't one of them.

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