Court weighs 1st Amendment challenge to Ohio HIV assault law

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio law requiring HIV-infected individuals to tell sexual partners of their status before having sex or risk criminal charges is unconstitutionally based on outmoded stigmas against the gay community and doesn't take into consideration current survival rates for people with HIV, say lawyers challenging the law in a case before the state Supreme Court.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

News organization says photographer shot by sheriff's deputy

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) — The photographer for a small news organization who says he was shot by a sheriff's deputy who mistook his camera for a weapon is uninterested in seeing the officer punished, the newspaper said Tuesday.

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Citizen group to fight Ohio contaminated waste facility

 

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A newly formed citizen group pledges to fight federal plans to store contaminated waste in southern Ohio from the cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium plant.

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Clark County refuses jail grant, fearing overcrowding

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — County officials in central Ohio say they won't accept an $840,000 grant from the state prison department because they fear the requirements could cause jail overcrowding.

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Amazon project receives $7.8 million job creation tax credit

 

NORTH RANDALL, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio board has approved an estimated $7.8 million tax credit for Amazon as the e-commerce giant plans a new fulfillment center outside Cleveland that could employ 2,000 people.

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