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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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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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Columbus starts to see results from anti-blight program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Columbus say they're starting to see results from a land bank program aimed at reducing neighborhood blight.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Judge sentences Ohio man who hanged dog to 6 months in jail

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Ohio man convicted of animal cruelty to six months in jail for hanging his dog.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Judge rules against UNU appeal in wind farm case

A U.S. District Court judge ruled against citizens group Union Neighbors United (UNU) in its appeal against the issuance of an incidental take permit in the Buckeye Wind project.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Senate committee votes to extend time for rape prosecution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Senate committee has approved a proposal to extend the 20-year statute of limitations for rape and sexual battery.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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