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Ohio lawmaker wants tougher penalties for wastewater dumping

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state senator wants increased penalties and stiffer permit rules for improperly disposing of gas-drilling waste and toxic brine in Ohio.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Ohio Supreme Court weighs exceptions to sex offender label

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether the state's sex-offender labels amount to cruel and unusual punishment if the classification is a significantly harsher punishment than an offense warrants.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Ohio bill would allow workers' compensation for police PTSD

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers' compensation benefits even if they don't have physical injuries under proposed legislation being considered by an Ohio Senate panel.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Advocates to push vaccine legislation at Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The father of a boy killed by bacterial meningitis and an expert in infectious diseases are among advocates coming to the Ohio Statehouse to promote new vaccine legislation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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New judge to hear Ohio highway slaying case

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A new judge has been assigned to hear the case of an Illinois man charged with killing a Kentucky woman found dead in a vehicle in southwest Ohio.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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2 suspects indicted in slaying of elderly Ohio couple

CLEVELAND (AP) — An indictment released Monday indicates that an elderly Ohio couple whose bodies were found in their burned-out car last month had been shot by one of the suspects in the slayings.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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Sherrod Brown backs Strickland over Sittenfeld for US Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is endorsing former Gov. Ted Strickland as the Democrat best suited to challenge fellow senator Rob Portman next year.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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Fate of Lake Erie algae legislation in Ohio isn't clear yet

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's next move to cut down the algae that has been fouling Lake Erie in recent summers may be hitting a snag.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015

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